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Toppled-Ten Commandments suspect found unfit for trial, sent to State Hospital

posted: 11/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The Van Buren man accused of smashing Arkansas' brand-new Ten Commandments monument and posting the video on the Internet was indefinitely committed to the State Hospital on Thursday after a diagnosis by state doctors that he is unfit to stand trial at least for now.

Man accused of smashing Ten Commandments monument at Arkansas Capitol found unfit for trial

posted: 11/16/2017 9:38 a.m. Comments 19

The man accused of driving a vehicle into a Ten Commandments monument — destroying it just hours after it was installed outside the state Capitol in Little Rock — has been found unfit for trial.

Suspect in Little Rock murder case facing forgery charges, too

posted: 11/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A 20-year-old Little Rock murder suspect has been charged with 141 counts of forgery after Hope police reported finding him with $2,820 in counterfeit $20 bills.

Judge orders former Arkansas lawmaker to reimburse $26,231 to city where he worked as attorney

posted: 11/10/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Wes Wagner, an ousted state representative who switched political parties to run as a Republican, has been ordered to reimburse $26,231 to the city of Manila, where he has been city attorney for six years.

For 93-year-old widow who lost savings, North Little Rock home, court opens path to builder's wallet

posted: 11/09/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A 93-year-old North Little Rock widow won a significant -- but possibly temporary -- court victory Wednesday in her efforts to get her $60,000 in life savings back from an unlicensed builder who authorities say cheated her out of her money and her home of almost 50 years.

Again, no-show cited for tossed homicide count; judge in Little Rock orders witness’s arrest

posted: 11/09/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Prosecutors dropped manslaughter charges Wednesday against a 22-year-old Little Rock man, the second day in a row that authorities have had to withdraw homicide charges because a crucial witness has refused to testify.

Little Rock woman pleads guilty to fatally stabbing boyfriend

posted: 11/08/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

A 30-year-old Little Rock woman with a history of knife violence accepted a 25-year prison sentence for fatally stabbing her boyfriend almost two years ago.

Court no-show forces prosecutors to drop murder case against North Little Rock man

posted: 11/08/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A murder-trial witness faces arrest after failing to obey a court order to appear in Pulaski County Circuit Court Tuesday, and prosecutors said the man's refusal to cooperate forced them to drop charges against a North Little Rock man accused of beating another man to death with a piece of lumber.

Little Rock teen killed while trying to stop holdup, detective testifies

posted: 11/08/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 11

The older brother of a teenage murder suspect is believed to be the third man involved in a February drug-related robbery that led to the slaying of a Little Rock teen, but authorities don't yet have enough evidence to charge him, police and prosecutors said Thursday.

Bail in Italian's slaying in west Little Rock is $5,000; case full of holes, suspect's lawyer says

posted: 11/08/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Bail for a 23-year-old Little Rock woman accused of setting up an Italian man for a robbery that turned fatal was set at $5,000 Monday after her lawyer described the case against her as so full of holes that "I think a Mack truck could run through this case several times."

Bail unchanged for Little Rock teen charged with murder; victim ID’d suspect before dying, detective says

posted: 11/08/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

A Pulaski County circuit judge has declined to reduce the $500,000 bail of a 19-year-old Little Rock murder suspect after hearing testimony that the victim identified the man as his killer before dying.

Bail set for Little Rock youth advocate who faces gun, drug charges

posted: 11/04/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Little Rock youth advocate Chris Alexander remained jailed Friday, a day after his bail was set at $100,000 on weapon and drug charges and his lawyer argued that police had little concrete evidence to tie him to the contraband.

17-year-old accused in killing of Little Rock toddler seeks juvenile status

posted: 11/03/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 11

One of two young men accused of killing a 2-year-old Little Rock girl is asking Pulaski County Circuit Judge Barry Sims to transfer his capital-murder charges to juvenile court, the 17-year-old defendant's lawyer said Thursday.

Little Rock man cleared in fatal shooting of ex-lover's boyfriend

posted: 11/02/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

A 34-year-old Little Rock man who fatally shot a man in the back and then threw away the gun was cleared of wrongdoing Wednesday by a Pulaski County jury.

Judge rejects Little Rock man's request for reduced bail in murder case

posted: 11/02/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A neighbor recorded video of at least part of the May slaying of a 50-year-old Little Rock man on her cellphone, according to police testimony at a Monday bail hearing for one of the suspects.

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