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Spencer Willems

Day police reporter

Day police reporter

Recent Stories by Spencer Willems

Man dead after blaze, foot chase

posted: 04/19/2014 3:27 a.m. Discuss

A former Little Rock police officer died early Friday after a struggle in a yard belonging to a hot-dog vendor and blogger with whom the former officer had a “history,” police said.

Wife cuts man’s throat, alleges suicide, police say

posted: 04/19/2014 3:06 a.m. Discuss

A man is dead and his wife faces a first-degree murder charge after his throat was cut in a Little Rock apartment early Friday.

Police beat

posted: 04/18/2014 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Assailed in LR lot, woman, 87, says An elderly woman was pushed to the ground in an attempted robbery while unloading her groceries early Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Police say no suspects in LR woman’s death

posted: 04/17/2014 4:42 a.m. Discuss

A day after a longtime Little Rock School District employee was found stabbed to death in her Little Rock home, police officials said they are no closer to identifying a suspect.

Battery charge upgraded to murder

posted: 04/17/2014 4:31 a.m. Comment 1

A Nicaragua native already charged in the shooting of his girlfriend will now face a first-degree murder charge after county coroner’s officials pronounced the victim brain dead Wednesday.

School locks down while man arrested

posted: 04/16/2014 4:38 a.m. Discuss

An elementary school was locked down during the arrest of a robbery suspect late Tuesday morning.

Rule change to speed up LR’s civil-servant appeals

posted: 04/16/2014 4:32 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock police officers and firefighters appealing a suspension or termination will see quicker action on their appeals after a change in Civil Service Commission policy early Tuesday morning.

Police beat

posted: 04/15/2014 3:46 a.m. Comment 1

Police say 1 jailed after car rammed A North Little Rock woman faces a bevvy of charges after her ex-boyfriend told officers that the woman chased and rammed a car driven by his new girlfriend with her car late Friday.

Police say man admits shooting lover in accident

posted: 04/15/2014 3:30 a.m. Comments 3

A Nicaraguan man first lied to Little Rock police officers, then admitted to shooting his girlfriend early Sunday morning but insisted the gunshot was an accident, according to court records.

Chief stands by decision to fire police officer

posted: 04/14/2014 4:23 a.m. Comments 3

Although manslaughter charges were dropped last week against a former Little Rock police officer in the 2012 shooting death of a teen car burglary suspect, the city’s police chief said he stands by his decision to fire the officer.


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