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Bartelt guilty, faces 18 years for ASU scare

posted: 08/27/2016 5:31 a.m. Comment 1

Brad Kenneth Bartelt is guilty of making a terroristic threat and terroristic threatening after driving onto the Arkansas State University campus with a shotgun and a propane tank and holding police at bay for over an hour in December, Craighead County Circuit Court jurors decided Friday.

Campus standoff trial: Suicide his only plan, Bartelt says

posted: 08/26/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

JONESBORO -- Brad Kenneth Bartelt was looking for a remote area to kill himself Dec. 10 when he drove onto the Arkansas State University campus in Jonesboro, parked his pickup on the student center lawn and then held police at bay for an hour and a half before surrendering, he said.

Campus standoff defendant to Arkansas police: 'Wanted to be dead'

posted: 08/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Frustrated over his inability to get disability benefits from an accident he suffered while taking a truck-driving course at Arkansas State University's Newport campus in 2012, Brad Kenneth Bartelt drove onto the ASU-Jonesboro campus Dec. 10. He had with him a shotgun and his will.

Lawman: ASU alert of shooter necessary; jury hears tape of man’s 911 call

posted: 08/24/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Arkansas State University Police Capt. Jarrod Long called for an active-shooter alert after Brad Kenneth Bartelt drove onto the Jonesboro campus with a shotgun and propane tank Dec. 10, even though Bartelt never fired a shot.

Active-shooter alert by ASU went too far, defense tells jurors as trial begins

posted: 08/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

JONESBORO -- Arkansas State University officials overreacted when they issued an active-shooter alert after Brad Kenneth Bartelt drove onto campus with a loaded shotgun Dec. 10, his defense attorney said Monday in the opening statements of Bartelt's trial in Craighead County Circuit Court.

VIDEO: Jonesboro officer hurt when patrol car flips on way to jail

updated: 08/22/2016 10:08 a.m. Comments 5

A Jonesboro patrol officer was injured Thursday evening in a vehicle accident while transporting a teenager to the Craighead County jail, authorities said.

Monitor: Drought doused by rains

posted: 08/19/2016 2:39 a.m. Discuss

Several days of heavy rain across the state have nearly eliminated drought conditions in Arkansas, with more precipitation forecast through the weekend, meteorologists said.

Killer's confession appeal of Midway couple denied

posted: 08/19/2016 2:30 a.m. Discuss

A Baxter County man who pleaded guilty to the Nov. 7 slayings of an elderly couple was denied an appeal of the confession and his capital murder conviction stands, Baxter County Circuit Court Clerk Canda Reese said.

Prosecutor to recuse; son of Arkansas officer cited

posted: 08/18/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Randolph County's prosecuting attorney has asked to be recused from prosecuting the son of a Pocahontas police officer accused of killing a man during an altercation.

ASU System chief speaks to audit mess; though chancellor’s gone, school still strong, he says

posted: 08/18/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Arkansas State University System President Chuck Welch tried to allay faculty fears Wednesday about fiscal mismanagement and retribution for any involvement in an internal audit that led to ASU-Jonesboro Chancellor Tim Hudson's resignation earlier this month.

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