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Judge: Arkansas must pay attorney who persuaded justices to toss birth-certificate rules that slighted gays

posted: 02/17/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 9

Arkansas must pay $71,214 to the Heber Springs lawyer who got the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the state's discriminatory birth-certificate practices, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox ruled Friday.

Heist bail cut for escort, not boyfriend; 1 robbed after arranging meeting at North Little Rock hotel, cops say

updated: 02/19/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Barry Sims, offered dueling accounts about who was the real victim in a North Little Rock hotel encounter between an escort and her client, agreed Thursday to reduce the 30-year-old Conway woman's bail by two-thirds.

Judge keeps Little Rock teen's robbery case in adult court

posted: 02/16/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A 15-year-old boy who has admitted to police he was the robber in a Spider-Man mask who put a pistol to the head of a Little Rock store clerk will stand trial as an adult, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Barry Sims ordered Thursday.

Little Rock man gets 7 years for groping girl

posted: 02/16/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

In exchange for a seven-year sentence, a 34-year-old Little Rock man admitted Thursday in Pulaski County Circuit Court to molesting a 13-year-old girl.

Paroled killer pleads guilty to razor-blade threat at frat house in Little Rock

posted: 02/15/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 7

A twice-convicted killer accused of threatening a Little Rock college student with a razor blade outside a fraternity house near the University of Arkansas at Little Rock pleaded guilty Tuesday at his first circuit court appearance.

Infant's cranium split in Little Rock, judge finds baby sitter guilty

posted: 02/15/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A 24-year-old Mabelvale man who said he accidentally inflicted head injuries on a 3-month-old infant by falling on her was convicted Tuesday of deliberately injuring the baby girl.

Sherwood man gets 25 years for child porn

posted: 02/15/2018 3:34 a.m. Discuss

A 43-year-old Sherwood* man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after admitting he accessed child pornography over the Internet.

Judge pares bail for heist suspect

posted: 02/15/2018 3:29 a.m. Discuss

A Pulaski County circuit judge on Wednesday halved the $100,000 bail of a armed-robbery suspect accused of clubbing a convenience store owner with a gun, after the defendant's lawyer suggested that what occurred between the men might have been something more personal.

North Little Rock man removed from court after attacking his lawyer

posted: 02/14/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

A 58-year-old mentally ill defendant suddenly attacked his public defender in Pulaski County circuit court Tuesday then tried to bite one of the bailiffs who went to attorney Tim Boozer's rescue.

Suspect accused of killing man, throwing abducted woman into Arkansas River is convicted bank robber

posted: 02/12/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

A 33-year-old Little Rock man accused in a Christmas Eve double-shooting in Lonoke County that killed one man is a convicted bank robber whose testimony about a December 2004 murder in Little Rock helped send a man to prison for 75 years.

Ruling lets lawyer off hook

posted: 02/11/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

Manila City Attorney Wes Wagner does not have to repay the Mississippi County city the $26,231 he earned while simultaneously serving as the region’s state representative, a judge has ruled after considering further arguments.

2-job ruling lets lawyer off the hook

posted: 02/10/2018 2:45 a.m. Comment 1

Manila City Attorney Wes Wagner does not have to repay the Mississippi County city the $26,231 he earned while simultaneously serving as the region's state representative, a judge has ruled after considering further arguments.

State's '17 voter-ID law fatally flawed, suit says

updated: 02/08/2018 1:57 p.m. Comments 35

A lawsuit filed Wednesday claims the state's new voter-identification law is just as flawed as the one the Arkansas Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional almost four years ago.

Paroled killer gets 25 years in rape of Little Rock girl

updated: 02/07/2018 4:03 p.m. Comments 8

A convicted killer will spend the next 25 years in prison for the rape of a 13-year-old Little Rock girl.

Little Rock teen suspect faces adult trial; drive-by shooting was tied to gang feud, police say

updated: 02/05/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 11

A Little Rock teenager accused in a drive-by shooting that wounded a couple last summer, which police say was fallout from a feud between gangs, must stand trial as an adult, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Barry Sims has ruled.

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