posted: 08/29/2014 2:30 a.m.
An effort by Arkansas Republicans to force Gov. Mike Beebe to disclose the documents he receives from applicants for his appointments to state boards and commissions has failed in court, with a Pulaski County circuit judge throwing out a GOP Freedom of Information lawsuit seeking to obtain the materials.
posted: 08/29/2014 2:27 a.m.
A 19-year-old North Little Rock man accused of shooting into a rival's home told police he believed he was doing the Lord's work when he opened fire, a Pulaski County prosecutor said Thursday.
posted: 08/28/2014 4:50 a.m.
Nearly 51 years ago, 59-year-old Ruby Stapleton of Searcy put her son's family's dirty clothes in the car to run down to the nearby washeteria because the washing machine had broken down -- again.
posted: 08/28/2014 3:55 a.m.
A North Little Rock man who fatally burned his girlfriend was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday after a Pulaski County jury rejected his claim that he had meant only to hurt the 38-year-old woman, not kill her.
posted: 08/27/2014 2:28 a.m.
Matthew Wayne Nichols crouched in front of a Pulaski County jury Tuesday to show how he held his fiancee down, doused the North Little Rock woman with gasoline, then set her on fire with a lighter -- an act that killed her but was not murder, Nichols said.
posted: 08/26/2014 3:20 a.m.
A 33-year-old Little Rock man accused of killing a kitten can avoid a felony animal-cruelty conviction if he gets mental health treatment, doesn't buy or adopt any more pets, and stays out of trouble with the law for the next year.
posted: 08/24/2014 2:58 a.m.
A Pine Bluff man accused of killing his sister in a car crash that occurred while police said they were fleeing from a home-invasion robbery saw his $1 million bail cut to $57,500 Thursday.
posted: 08/22/2014 3:54 a.m.
Tristan Duane Lewis was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday for killing his 26-year-old stepbrother in a case where there was no question that the 21-year-old Little Rock man had fatally shot the older man.
posted: 08/21/2014 4:55 a.m.
A Pulaski County jury deliberated about 30 minutes Wednesday before deciding to send the 20-year-old Little Rock man charged in the killing of a restaurant manager during a Park Plaza holdup to prison for life.
posted: 08/21/2014 4 a.m.
A 22-year-old Little Rock man accepted a 35-year prison sentence Wednesday for participating in the murder and armed robbery of a 50-year-old man killed on his own front porch while trying to fight off two masked men, deputy prosecutor Kelly Ward said.
posted: 08/20/2014 4:12 a.m.
Asked Tuesday to recall the minutes leading up to when she was shot and her co-worker killed, Jashonta Thomas covered her eyes with one hand and started gasping for breath.
posted: 08/20/2014 4:07 a.m.
A 27-year-old Pine Bluff man whose blood was found at the scene of a December 2011 murder was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Monday after admitting to participating in the killing.
posted: 08/17/2014 2:53 a.m.
A Little Rock police officer who was fired and then reinstated last year by court order is suing the city for refusing to recognize his seniority when making patrol assignments.
posted: 08/15/2014 2:05 a.m.
Pulaski County Circuit Judge Barry Sims on Thursday cleared prosecutors to use DNA evidence that authorities say places a 27-year-old Pine Bluff man at the scene of the 2011 ambush slaying of a Little Rock drug dealer.
posted: 08/14/2014 4:02 a.m.
A federal lawsuit challenging Arkansas' same-sex marriage ban should be allowed to proceed, its proponents argued Wednesday in pleadings that urge a Little Rock federal judge to follow the example of a Virginia appeals court.