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Little Rock man declared fit for trial in toddler's road-rage killing

posted: 09/19/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Barry Sims on Monday set February trial dates for a Little Rock man accused of killing a 3-year-old boy in a December road-rage shooting after state doctors found the man is sane.

Arkansas man accepts 25-year prison sentence for 2014 slaying

updated: 09/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A 21-year-old Jacksonville man has accepted a 25-year prison sentence on reduced charges for the 2014 killing of a North Little Rock man after the prosecution's only eyewitness to the slaying, already twice convicted of robbery, picked up robbery and burglary charges.

Drug dealer gets 51 years for shooting business associate at Little Rock home

updated: 09/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A 40-year-old admitted drug dealer was sentenced to 51 years in prison Thursday night for shooting a business associate at the victim's Little Rock home last year.

Arkansas man gets 20 years for robbery of elderly man, wreck that killed sister

posted: 09/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A 27-year-old Pine Bluff man was sentenced to 20 years in prison this week for killing his sister in a car crash after they robbed an elderly Hensley man in June 2014.

Accused Little Rock gang member, wife, father charged with witness bribery; judge says 'sinister' if true

posted: 09/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A 41-year-old accused Little Rock gang member, his wife and father were charged Tuesday with witness bribery, something a Pulaski County circuit judge called "sinister" if true.

Child-rape jury to see suicide-goad message

posted: 09/13/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Prosecutors will be allowed to show a jury a social media message purportedly sent by a rape suspect to his 14-year-old accuser, urging her to kill herself, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Barry Sims ruled on Monday.

Child-rape jury to see suicide-goad message, Arkansas judge rules; didn’t send it, defendant says

posted: 09/12/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Prosecutors will be allowed to show a jury a social media message purportedly sent by a rape suspect to his 14-year-old accuser, urging her to kill herself, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Barry Sims ruled on Monday.

Arkansas man gets 60 years in woman's killing at Little Rock home

posted: 09/12/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A West Memphis man who claimed he shot a woman to protect himself and a friend, the victim's girlfriend, has accepted a 60-year prison sentence for the December slaying.

Lawyer sues for label of lead-off execution dose

posted: 09/12/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Three weeks after Arkansas prison officials revealed they are ready to resume executions by having restocked a required sedative, a Little Rock lawyer is suing to force them to disclose the drug's labeling materials.

Lawsuit claims Little Rock woman, 80, duped out of her home

posted: 09/11/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza has returned -- at least temporarily -- an 80-year-old Little Rock woman's home to her until a trial next month determines whether she gave the 5-acre $100,000 property to a Bismarck couple who had briefly been her caretakers.

North Little Rock man pleads guilty to stabbing friend with golf club after catching him with boyfriend

updated: 09/11/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

A 35-year-old North Little Rock man who fatally stabbed a romantic rival with a broken golf club after catching him in a compromising position with his boyfriend accepted a 25-year prison sentence Thursday.

Lawyer sues Arkansas prison system for label of lead-off execution dose

posted: 09/08/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Three weeks after Arkansas prison officials revealed they are ready to resume executions by having restocked a required sedative, a Little Rock lawyer is suing to force them to disclose the drug's labeling materials.

Treasurer of state, sued over contract, faces trial

posted: 09/08/2017 2:37 a.m. Discuss

A Pulaski County jury will have to decide whether state Treasurer Dennis Milligan had the authority to commit to a $450,000 contract with a company to establish a statewide financial-literacy program for elementary school students, a circuit judge ruled on Wednesday.

$8.4M to settle five-year lawsuit

posted: 09/07/2017 1:01 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox on Tuesday gave final approval to an $8.4 million settlement that ends a 5-year-old class-action lawsuit against Grace Healthcare nursing homes in Maumelle and Benton on behalf of former residents who claimed the facilities were chronically understaffed.

$8.4M to settle five-year lawsuit over claims central Arkansas nursing homes understaffed

posted: 09/06/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox on Tuesday gave final approval to an $8.4 million settlement that ends a 5-year-old class-action lawsuit against Grace Healthcare nursing homes in Maumelle and Benton on behalf of former residents who claimed the facilities were chronically understaffed.

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