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Trial set in shooting death of LR girl, 15

posted: 06/30/2015 4:38 a.m. Comment 1

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Barry Sims on Monday set a Nov. 3 date for the first-degree murder trial of a Little Rock man who police say opened fire on a car full of teenage pranksters, killing one of them on Valentine's Day in 2014.

Trial set in teen's shooting death

posted: 06/30/2015 1:26 a.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK -- Pulaski County Circuit Judge Barry Sims on Monday set a Nov. 3 date for the first-degree murder trial of a Little Rock man who police say opened fire on a car full of teenage pranksters, killing one of them on Valentine's Day in 2014.

Wounded man knew shooter, prosecutor says

posted: 06/24/2015 3:25 a.m. Discuss

A Marvell man shot at a Little Rock restaurant in March recognized his assailant, leading to the defendant's arrest within a day of the shooting, a Pulaski County prosecutor said Tuesday.

LR man gets 6-year sentence for battery in '13 shooting case

posted: 06/23/2015 3:27 a.m. Discuss

A 26-year-old Little Rock man has accepted a six-year prison sentence for shooting a man who later died.

Roommate's killing draws 60-year term

posted: 06/17/2015 3:14 a.m. Discuss

A 34-year-old North Little Rock man who killed his roommate and put him next to a trash can has accepted a 60-year sentence for the slaying.

Boxer's accuser faces possession of meth charge in separate case

posted: 06/16/2015 4:21 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock man whose accusations that Jermain Taylor knocked him out with a face-shattering punch resulted in another felony charge against the boxer has been charged with methamphetamine possession in an unrelated case.

In deal, gunman-stalker gets 80-year term for wounding 2

posted: 06/13/2015 2:33 a.m. Discuss

A 36-year-old Little Rock man who hid in his ex-girlfriend's car and shot her and her boyfriend in an ambush has accepted an 80-year prison sentence rather than face a Pulaski County jury next week.

AG's suit alleges Medicaid fraud

posted: 06/13/2015 2:32 a.m. Comment 1

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is suing a Little Rock home health-care provider over accusations the company has overbilled Medicaid by about $480,000.

NWA chamber leaders don't expect Pulaski County court ruling to hurt economic development contracts

posted: 06/12/2015 1:03 a.m. Discuss

Leaders of the area's largest chambers of commerce don't expect a Pulaski County court ruling to stop their economic development contracts with cities, but it has prompted changes.

Judge files chamber funding-ban ruling

posted: 06/11/2015 3:09 a.m. Discuss

City payments to the chambers of commerce and other private economic development promoters in Little Rock and North Little Rock are illegal "donations" barred by the Arkansas Constitution, a Pulaski County circuit judge has formally ruled.

Judge rules gays legally wed in state

posted: 06/10/2015 4:10 a.m. Comments 8

State marriage licenses issued to gay couples last year are just as valid as those issued to their heterosexual counterparts, a Pulaski County circuit judge ruled Tuesday as Arkansas waits for a higher court to decide the question of whether same-sex couples have a right to marry.

Suspect in Realtor's slaying asks for help

posted: 06/10/2015 3:25 a.m. Discuss

Attorney Bill James was appointed Tuesday to represent accused murderer Arron Michael Lewis, and the defendant's capital murder trial was rescheduled for January after Lewis asked Pulaski County Circuit Judge Herb Wright to get him a lawyer and delay the proceedings.

Suit turns on judge's power

posted: 06/09/2015 2:53 a.m. Discuss

The question of whether Arkansas marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples are legal hinges on how much authority a circuit judge has to act retroactively, lawyers on opposing sides of the issue agreed Monday.

Parolee who battered girlfriend gets 25 years

posted: 06/05/2015 3:19 a.m. Comment 1

Ricky Lewis Neal has robbed. He has raped, and he has killed.

Defendant: Phone data vital to case

posted: 06/02/2015 3:09 a.m. Comment 1

The Jacksonville man accused with his wife of abducting and killing real estate agent Beverly Carter said information stored on his cellphone will clear him of wrongdoing, but he won't give the pass code to authorities because he can't trust they will preserve the evidence.

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