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Unsealed filings show Arkansas school shooters swapped blame

posted: 08/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

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.

Arkansas native, singer Glen Campbell dies; chart-topping musician succumbs to Alzheimer’s at 81

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

Singer and Arkansas native Glen Campbell, whose distinct voice bridged country and pop music, died Tuesday in a hospice in Nashville. Tenn., after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, family members said.

Arkansas pizza worker kills would-be robber; Domino's 'horrified by chain of events'

posted: 08/08/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 8

A man who was armed with a BB pistol and attempted to rob a Domino's Pizza in Blytheville on Sunday evening was fatally shot by a store employee, Blytheville Police Chief Ross Thompson said.

Site to celebrate Delta's railroad history

posted: 08/07/2017 2:30 a.m. Discuss

A proposed facility at the southern end of the Delta Heritage Trail in Arkansas City will replicate the architecture of an old train depot and embrace the history of the railroad that helped develop the region, state parks officials said.

Boy, 16, claims mental defect in Arkansas officer killing, pleads not guilty

posted: 08/04/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

NEWPORT -- A 16-year-old boy accused in the June 12 fatal shooting of a Newport police officer pleaded innocent by reason of mental defect or disease Thursday during his first appearance in Jackson County Circuit Court.

Teen accused in Arkansas officer's slaying pleads not guilty; mental evaluation ordered

posted: 08/03/2017 1:25 p.m. Discuss

A 16-year-old boy accused in the June 12 fatal shooting of a Newport police officer pleaded not guilty by reason of mental defect and disease in Jackson County Circuit Court on Thursday.

Trial set for 4 Arkansas ex-day care employees after boy, 5, left in hot van

posted: 08/02/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A Crittenden County circuit judge set a November trial for four women charged in the June 12 death of a 5-year-old boy left inside a van for several hours, but an attorney representing one of the accused said the trial will likely be held later.

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