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Trial starts for man accused of fatally shooting teen in downtown North Little Rock

posted: 07/27/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

As a Jacksonville man's capital-murder trial began Wednesday, his attorneys attacked police tactics that led their client to admit to the shooting, telling a Pulaski County jury that investigators ignored the man when he was able to tell them about the real killer.

Cellphone records barred from trial; illegal search cited

posted: 07/27/2017 3:08 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock police illegally searched a capital-murder suspect's cellphone, a Pulaski County circuit judge has ruled in an order barring prosecutors from using the defendant's phone records at trial.

Capital counts levied in Little Rock toddler's killing

updated: 07/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 11

A 21-year-old man, warned at age 17 he was not cut out for a life of crime, and a 17-year-old boy who has been a felon since he was 15 have been formally charged with capital murder over accusations they killed a 2-year-old Little Rock girl in November.

Carjacking outside west Little Rock Chick-fil-A, crash cut her lifeline, mom says

updated: 07/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 24

Wednesday morning, life was "manageable" for Adrian Harris. Friday afternoon, the 22-year-old woman was battered, exhausted and worried about keeping a roof over her 1-year-old daughter's head.

Care aide doing time for death adds fraud plea

posted: 07/22/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

A former home health-care aide who by neglect caused the death of his mentally disabled client promised on Thursday to pay more than $31,000 in fines and restitution for cheating Medicaid, which funded his services as a full-time caretaker.

Arkansas care aide doing time for death adds fraud plea

posted: 07/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A former home health-care aide who by neglect caused the death of his mentally disabled client promised on Thursday to pay more than $31,000 in fines and restitution for cheating Medicaid, which funded his services as a full-time caretaker.

Bail reset in deadly Little Rock shooting after suspect arrested with gun while awaiting trial

posted: 07/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A Pulaski County Circuit judge reset a Little Rock man's bail in a fatal shooting after the man's arrest with a gun while awaiting trial.

North Little Rock man convicted on child-porn charges, faces up to 300-year prison sentence

posted: 07/19/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

A 64-year-old North Little Rock man now faces up to 300 years in prison with his conviction Tuesday on child-pornography charges after prosecutors showed a judge portions of 30 videos found in his home that showed children, including toddlers, forced to perform sexually explicit acts.

State fails to stop execution-drug suit

posted: 07/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

A lawsuit claiming that Arkansas prison officials duped a medical supplier into selling them medication used to execute four convicted killers survived another court challenge on Wednesday.

North Little Rock argues to void arbitration pact with firefighters

posted: 07/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock cannot be forced to live up to its promise to negotiate disputes over pay and working conditions with its firefighters, a city attorney said Wednesday.

North Little Rock woman says husband didn't shoot her; 'don't know why' he is jailed, she tells judge

updated: 07/10/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

The wife of a 33-year-old North Little Rock man accused of shooting her told a Pulaski County circuit judge this week that her gunshot wound was self-inflicted, just like he told police who arrested him.

Arkansas treasurer to appeal lawsuit to state high court

posted: 07/07/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A judge's refusal Thursday to dismiss a whistleblower lawsuit against state Treasurer Dennis Milligan will be appealed to the Arkansas Supreme Court, Milligan's attorneys said.

Former Arkansas pastor charged in child porn case says rights violated

posted: 07/06/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 10

A former Sherwood pastor accused of being involved with child pornography is arguing that investigators overstepped their bounds by searching his cellphone and by questioning him before reading him his rights.

Ex-Pulaski County employee celebrated for deeds

posted: 07/04/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Count Casimir Pulaski has greeted visitors to the Pulaski County Courthouse for more than 50 years.

Police chief in central Arkansas removed from post pending outcome of trial

posted: 06/30/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Alice Gray removed Jacksonville's new police chief from the position, at least for the time being, ruling on Thursday that Geoffrey Herweg is barred from holding the job by the Arkansas Constitution.

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