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Charge amended in Arkansas biting attack; caretaker accused of murder

posted: 08/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A prosecutor has increased to second-degree murder a charge against a caretaker accused of biting an elderly Cherokee Village woman who later died.

Unsealed filings show Arkansas school shooters swapped blame

posted: 08/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

The two youngsters convicted of killing four Westside Middle School students and a teacher in 1998 blamed each other for initiating the schoolyard shooting rampage, depositions released Tuesday indicate.

$150M civil judgment issued against 2 Arkansas school shooters

posted: 08/15/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

JONESBORO -- A Craighead County circuit judge awarded the families of the five 1998 Westside School District shooting victims $150 million Monday, but the attorney representing them said he doubts they will ever see any money.

1938 building in Arkansas faces demolition

updated: 08/14/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A downtown Paragould organization has until Jan. 31, 2018, to find a buyer for the 79-year-old City Light and Water building or see it demolished.

Arkansas bomb squad called after angler caught 'suspicious device'

updated: 08/14/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A homemade device designed to shock fish out of the water had a state police bomb squad scurrying Friday after an angler hooked it while fishing in Bull Shoals Lake near the Arkansas and Missouri border.

Arkansas lawmaker to retire from Ascent child care; boy died in hot van during his tenure

posted: 08/12/2017 3:02 a.m. Comments 7

The state representative who runs Ascent Children's Health Services plans to retire at the end of the year, he announced to employees Thursday.

Arkansas man apologized, then fatally shot stepfather, affidavit says

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

Christopher T. Yerbey apologized, then pulled the trigger of a gun held to his stepfather's head, an arrest affidavit filed in Craighead County District Court indicated.

Police cleared in slaying of teen near Arkansas youth center

posted: 08/10/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Two Marion police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old in front of a shelter for juvenile offenders in July were justified in using deadly force, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Mississippi County's top executive dies at 57

posted: 08/10/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Mississippi County Judge Randall Lyn Carney, who in his five years as the county's leader helped attract a $1.3 billion steel company and suggested consolidating the county's two courthouses to save costs, died Wednesday.

VIDEO: Prosecutor finds officers who shot teen outside Arkansas youth center justified in use of deadly force

posted: 08/09/2017 2:05 p.m. Discuss

Two Marion police officers who shot and killed a 16-year-old boy outside the East Arkansas Youth Services facility on July 25 were justified in using deadly force, Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington ruled Wednesday.

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