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Judge arrested in death of son

Subscriber onlyGarland County Circuit Judge Wade Naramore was arrested Thursday on a charge of negligent homicide in the heat-related death of his 17-month-old son in July 2015. Continue reading...

2 found dead in Lake Maumelle

Water searched after witnesses reported one flailing boater

Subscriber onlyTwo boaters missing since Wednesday afternoon on Lake Maumelle were found dead in the lake Thursday, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission reported. Continue reading...

Gravity waves detected in new win for Einstein; UA physicist says it's time to start digging

Subscriber onlyScientists on Thursday announced the detection of gravitational waves, validating decades of effort and opening a window into outer-space phenomena such as black holes that make up some of the most turbulent elements of the universe. Continue reading...

Attorneys: Drop charge in man's child-abuse case

Evidence lost by state cited

Subscriber onlyTwo Texarkana defense attorneys argued Wednesday that lost crime-scene photos and missing audio recordings of witness interviews are cause to dismiss a felony case against a man accused of seriously injuring a toddler in 2013. Continue reading...

Inmate gets 40 years in Spa City escape

Term joined to one he’s now serving

Subscriber onlyHis escape from custody drew national attention in 2013 and prompted a monthlong manhunt, but Derrick Glenn Estell's guilty plea in the jailbreak was handled quickly late Wednesday afternoon as he avoided a trial set to begin Thursday morning in Garland County Circuit Court. Continue reading...

Shooter's sentence: 3 years in prison

3 women, 7 children escaped injury from shots fired into LR apartment in 2014

Subscriber onlyA 30-year-old Little Rock mother of four was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday for firing a gun into an apartment where three women and seven children had taken refuge. Continue reading...

Little Rock district previews school, staff plans

Subscriber onlyLeaders in the state-controlled Little Rock School District presented student achievement data, touched on plans for cutting staff costs and set an August date for announcing 2017-18 school closings and consolidations during a two-hour session Thursday with the Arkansas Board of Education. Continue reading...

Knife, ax killer gets 22-year term

Subscriber onlyA 56-year-old Jacksonville man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for killing a man in a late-night knife and ax attack on a family of three that had befriended him. Continue reading...

Cash-only bail constitutional, justices decide

Unfair to poor, says dissent that cites Johnny Cash lyric

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that people charged with crimes can be held in jail in lieu of large, cash-only bail amounts. Dissenting justices argued such a rule was unconstitutional and adversely affected the poor. They even invoked the poetry of the Man in Black and his time in the Starkville city jail. Continue reading...

$7.8 million bid to pave way for Arkansas 5 safety upgrades

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department opened a low bid of $7.8 million Wednesday on a project to address safety concerns on a section of Arkansas 5 in Saline and Garland counties. Continue reading...

3rd teen pleads innocent in robbery, slaying of Little Rock mother

Subscriber onlyA teenager charged with capital murder in the robbery and killing of a southwest Little Rock woman last month pleaded innocent Thursday in district court. Continue reading...

Attorneys begin on Lewis appeal in Realtor death

Jury handed him 2 life terms

Subscriber onlyFour weeks after Arron Lewis was sentenced to life in prison for abducting and killing Little Rock real estate agent Beverly Carter, his attorneys have begun the appeal process, an automatic procedure for defendants convicted of capital murder. Continue reading...

Hartford man faces May murder trial

Girlfriend struck by truck, lawmen say

Subscriber only A Sebastian County man accused of killing his girlfriend by running her over several times with his pickup is scheduled to go to trial May 12. Continue reading...

Arkansas escapee nabbed in Texas

Subscriber onlyA Saline County jail inmate who escaped from a work detail last week has been captured north of Houston, Texas, according to the sheriff's office. Continue reading...

Advocates in family cases say money, time too short

Subscriber onlyLawmakers are questioning whether parents and youths have fair representation before judges when the Arkansas Department of Human Services takes a child. Continue reading...

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