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Judge urged to reinstate evidence

Prosecutors on Friday asked Pulaski County Circuit Judge Herb Wright to reconsider his order barring them from using evidence obtained from the car used by slaying suspect Arron Lewis. → Read More

Judge hears recordings in Realtor's killing

The man accused of abducting and killing real estate agent Beverly Carter bargained with authorities when he was arrested, promising to confess to her kidnapping if they would guarantee he would be charged in federal court, not state court, according to secretly taped recordings played for a Pulaski County circuit judge Monday. → Read More

Suspect in Realtor's slaying seeks to bar wife’s testimony; hearing today

The man accused of kidnapping and killing real estate agent Beverly Carter last year will try today to keep his wife from testifying against him at his January murder trial. → Read More

Little Rock man is guilty of killing girl, 15, after prank

A 50-year-old Little Rock man who fired into a car full of teenagers, most of them friends of his son, was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday for killing a 15-year-old girl. → Read More

Little Rock 15-year-old to be tried as adult on robbery charge

A 15-year-old Little Rock boy accused of putting a gun to a man's head to steal his cellphone was ordered Monday to stand trial as an adult after prosecutors argued that his juvenile criminal history shows a pattern of escalating violent behavior. → Read More

Award in mall slaying $12.7M

The parents of a murdered Little Rock pizza restaurant manager have been awarded $12.7 million, but about $914,000 is potentially the most that the couple can collect because of the way a Pulaski County jury assessed liability in the killing of Christian Ellis Hayes. → Read More

Arkansas family accused in lawsuit of 'modern day cattle rustling'

Accusations of "modern day cattle rustling" against a Morrilton family of cattle producers have produced a lawsuit, but no criminal charges, in the disappearance of a 466-head herd. → Read More

Little Rock officer fired in 2012 wins job back, $228,187 restitution

A fired Little Rock police officer has been reinstated to the force and will be reimbursed $228,187 in lost wages and legal expenses after a 3½-year court battle. → Read More

Little Rock officer fired in 2012 wins job back, $228,187 restitution

A fired Little Rock police officer has been reinstated to the force and will be reimbursed $228,187 in lost wages and legal expenses after a 3½-year court battle. → Read More

Jury split 11-1 in double-slaying, judge calls mistrial

The murder and arson trial of a Little Rock man accused of killing a couple, then setting their home and bodies on fire to cover it up, ended with a hung jury Wednesday. → Read More

Suspect in blaze in, out of hospitals

A 38-year-old Redfield woman accused of setting fire to a Little Rock library branch over the weekend is enrolled in a monitoring program for people with mental illness who have committed crimes, court records show. → Read More

Decision puts off executions of 8 in state

Arkansas cannot execute anyone until an inmate lawsuit challenging the secrecy over lethal-injection drugs is decided at trial, a Pulaski County circuit judge ruled Friday, 11 days before the first two convicted killers were scheduled to die. → Read More

Phone's map led to arrest in North Little Rock slaying

A map on a slain teenager's cellphone led police to the home of the Jacksonville man accused of killing him -- a man who is also a part of a group of armed robbers calling themselves the Taliban Gang, prosecutors said Wednesday. → Read More

Plea to be insanity in Realtor's murder

Accused killer Arron Michael Lewis will mount an insanity defense, despite state doctors twice finding him mentally sound, his lawyer Bill James announced in court Monday. → Read More

Night of drug use, sex consensual, jury says

A Pulaski County jury Wednesday rejected a 45-year-old Little Rock woman's accusations that a homeless man subjected her to an overnight ordeal of rape, robbery, abduction and forced drug use. → Read More

Defense set to state case in LR rape-kidnap trial

The night of Feb. 25, 2014, was one of either spontaneous passion and "partying" for a 38-year-old Little Rock man or terrifying degradation and sexual violence at a stranger's hands for a 45-year-old woman. → Read More

Teenager to be tried as adult on 2 counts of rape of minor

A Little Rock teenager must stand trial as an adult over accusations he twice had sex with a minor, a Pulaski County circuit judge ruled Monday. → Read More

Out of jail, Jermain Taylor Florida-bound

After almost four months behind bars, Jermain Taylor bonded out of jail on Monday to fly to Florida to pick up the pieces of his boxing career under the tutelage of Pat Burns, the trainer who guided him to a 25-0 record and an undisputed middleweight championship 10 years ago. → Read More

Judge rejects 2 teens' bid to move rape-robbery case to juvenile court

"The protection of society" requires two Little Rock teenagers be tried as adults over allegations they terrorized restaurant workers during the August 2014 armed robbery of a fast-food eatery, a Pulaski County circuit judge ruled Wednesday. → Read More

3 shots out window during LR road-rage face-off manslaughter, jury finds

A 30-year-old man who said at his trial over a fatal downtown Little Rock road-rage encounter that he only fired his gun to protect himself was sentenced to 10 years in prison for manslaughter Thursday night. → Read More