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Bartelt guilty, faces 18 years for ASU scare

2 threat charges stick; he’s innocent of 5 assault counts

Subscriber onlyBrad Kenneth Bartelt is guilty of making a terroristic threat and terroristic threatening after driving onto the Arkansas State University campus with a shotgun and a propane tank and holding police at bay for over an hour in December, Craighead County Circuit Court jurors decided Friday. Continue reading...

Judge: In Pressly suit, hospital not to blame

Subscriber onlyPulaski County Circuit Judge Leon Johnson ruled Friday that the hospital where murdered TV anchor Anne Pressly died cannot be blamed for the wrongdoing of two former hospital workers who illegally snooped into her medical records shortly after she was hospitalized. Continue reading...

Judge rejects ex-doctor's new-trial bid

Subscriber onlyFormer Russellville physician Randeep Mann, who is serving a life sentence in a Feb. 4, 2009, grenade explosion in West Memphis, received a fair trial, a federal judge said Friday in denying all 20 grounds that Mann cited in a petition seeking a new trial. Continue reading...

For killer at 15, life term cut

Subscriber onlyA 38-year-old North Little Rock man who has been behind bars since he was 15 for killing a teenage mother of two while trying to rob her mother had his life sentence reduced to a 30-year term on Friday. Continue reading...

Shots near home hit Little Rock man below the belt

Subscriber onlyA 25-year-old man had injuries that were not life-threatening after he was shot in the genitals Friday in Little Rock, a police report said. Continue reading...

AG calls on U.S. justices in crash-report dispute

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas attorney general is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide a question that has wound through state courts for more than a year. Continue reading...

Mayor's yes vote puts tax on ballot

PB’s extra 3 mills will build library

Subscriber onlyVoters will get the chance to decide in the November general election whether a new library is built in downtown Pine Bluff. Continue reading...

Agency revising scrap-tire rules

Change would allow trust-fund money for cleanup at dump

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission has started the process to change the state’s solid-waste regulations to allow the Department of Environmental Quality to spend up to $1 million to clean up 1 million scrap tires at a dump in north Arkansas. Continue reading...

Johnson County bid on alcohol faces suit

Subscriber onlyA group opposing the effort to allow alcohol sales in Johnson County has filed a lawsuit challenging the certification of petitions to put the question on the county's general election ballot. Continue reading...

Ex-clerk's bail lowered to $35,000 in theft case

Subscriber onlyPulaski County Circuit Judge Leon Johnson reduced from $200,000 to $35,000 the bail of a fired county clerk accused of stealing from the county's insurance provider after hearing testimony Friday that the 60-year-old woman is in poor health, almost blind and has limited financial resources to afford bail. Continue reading...

Be patient, your turn is coming

Subscriber onlyDear Mahatma: What's up with the delay in opening the second left-turn on Barrow at Markham? Seems like those barrels have been up for months -- about the same time required for a left-hand turn! -- Southside Continue reading...

DHS unit leader fired, held pool event, files say

Broke integrity rule, they say

Subscriber onlyTerri Blanchard, the Greene County supervisor for the Division of Children and Family Services, was fired for violating an integrity and honesty policy, according to documents from the division released Friday. Continue reading...

11 file to run for county district's board

Each of 7 open seats draws at least 1 candidate as system returns to local control

Subscriber onlyEleven people have filed as of Friday for election to the School Board for the Pulaski County Special School District, which has been operating under state control and without a locally elected board since 2011. Continue reading...

State bar forms group to fight issue on ballot

Proposal caps health care suit awards

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Bar Association formed a ballot committee Friday opposing a proposed constitutional amendment to limit attorneys' fees and noneconomic damages in medical care lawsuits, the group said Friday. Continue reading...

3 force way into home, tie up Jonesboro couple

Burglars after ‘guns, money,’ man says

Subscriber onlyA woman and her boyfriend were tied up by three burglars in a home invasion earlier this week in Jonesboro, according to a police report. Continue reading...

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