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Kauffeld guilty of first-degree murder in deputy killing

A Johnson County Circuit Court jury Friday deliberated six hours Friday before convicting Fred Kauffeld of first-degree murder, the lesser charge of capital murder for shooting a law enforcement officer acting in the line of duty, and residential burglary in the May 2015 shooting death of sheriff's Auxiliary Deputy Sonny Smith. Continue reading...

Sheriff's office: Sex offender breaks into RV in Arkansas, arrested after standoff

Sebastian County deputies arrested a registered sex offender Friday morning after an hour-long standoff in an RV near Hackett, a spokesman for the sheriff's office said. Continue reading...

Arkansas woman killed in hammock accident at state park

WYNNE — Cross County authorities say a Marion woman has been killed in an accident at Village Creek State Park near Wynne. Continue reading...

Twitter, Facebook users fawn over mug shot of Little Rock woman

Hundreds of people on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have posted adoring comments to a mug shot photo of a Little Rock woman arrested last month on accusations of failing to show up to court. Continue reading...

U.S. Senate approves measure to rename Arkansas post office

LITTLE ROCK — The U.S. Senate has approved a bill to name the post office in Perryville after an Arkansas native who was killed while he was a prisoner of war in Vietnam. Continue reading...

Father gets 40 years after pleading no contest in death of toddler Malik Drummond

A Searcy father accused of fatally beating his 2-year-old son, Malik Drummond, has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading no contest in his death, according to White County Circuit Judge Robert Edwards' office. Continue reading...

New Little Rock School District superintendent to begin transitional role in June

Bentonville Superintendent Michael Poore will begin working for the Little Rock School District in a transitional role on June 13, nearly three weeks before assuming superintendent duties, a spokesman for the district said Friday. Continue reading...

Official: Federal agents investigating human trafficking in Northwest Arkansas

Federal agents with the Department of Homeland Security executed nine search warrants across northwest Arkansas Thursday in connection with a human trafficking investigation, a department spokesman said. Continue reading...

Warrant issued after Arkansas woman charged in rape misses court

Woman charged in ’15 assault

Subscriber onlyA Pulaski County Circuit judge has issued an arrest warrant for a female rape suspect who missed a court hearing, two days after her male co-defendant's motion to suppress his recorded statement to police. Continue reading...

$15,000 theft from retirement home draws probation, restitution for Arkansas woman

Retiree home was embezzler’s victim

Subscriber onlyA 35-year-old Sherwood woman has been sentenced to six years of probation for stealing more than $15,000 from her former employer, a Jacksonville retirement and assisted-living home. Continue reading...

Accused of 6 heists in 8 days, Little Rock man says innocent in court

Subscriber onlyA man accused of robbing six businesses in eight days this month in Little Rock pleaded innocent Thursday in Little Rock District Court to multiple felony charges. Continue reading...

Judge denies Little Rock worker's retrial bid, says case on racial bias lacking

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock's diversity manager is not entitled to a new trial in her racial discrimination lawsuit against the city that a jury deemed unfounded earlier this year, a federal judge ruled Thursday. Continue reading...

UA board OKs jumps in schools' tuitions

Subscriber onlyThe University of Arkansas System board of trustees approved tuition and fee rates for all of its schools Thursday. Continue reading...

2 colleges OK'd to become part of UA System

Pulaski Tech joining fold, along with Rich Mountain

Subscriber only The University of Arkansas System voted Thursday to absorb two more community colleges, raising its number of two-year schools to seven. Continue reading...

Public divided over Little Rock bike bid

Parking-spot loss met with concern

Subscriber onlyProposals to remove on-street parking along Seventh Street in downtown Little Rock and replace it with bike lanes were met with mixed reviews from area business owners and commuters Thursday. Continue reading...

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