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Getting it straight

Subscriber onlyThe Democrat-Gazette wants its news reports to be fair and accurate. We correct all errors of fact. If you know of an error, write: Kim Christ Deputy Managing Editor P.O. Box 2221 Little Rock, Ark. 72203 or call 501-378-3495 during business hours Monday through Friday. Continue reading...

Arkansas Court of Appeals

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Court of Appeals released opinions Wednesday. The court's ruling and the names of the cases are reprinted here. The full opinions and other court proceedings, including per curiam decisions, orders and submissions, can be found on the Internet at courts.state.ar.us. Continue reading...

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Getting it straight

Subscriber onlyThe Democrat-Gazette wants its news reports to be fair and accurate. We correct all errors of fact. If you know of an error, write: Kim Christ Deputy Managing Editor P.O. Box 2221 Little Rock, Ark. 72203 or call 501-378-3495 during business hours Monday through Friday. Continue reading...

Ex-deputy gets six-year probation on possession, assault

Subscriber onlyA former Carroll County deputy was sentenced to six years' probation after he pleaded guilty last week to charges of aggravated assault, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Continue reading...

Tricking girls online nets term of 2 years for Arkansas photographer

PB photographer rebuked by judge

Subscriber onlyIn imposing a two-year prison term for stalking girls on the Internet from 2005 through 2014, a federal judge on Tuesday called photographer Christian Trey Ashcraft "despicable." Continue reading...

New Arkansas abortion laws challenged; injunctions sought to stop measures from going into effect

Subscriber onlyFour laws passed this year by Arkansas legislators "could effectively end abortion care in the state for many women," abortion-rights advocates said in filing a federal lawsuit Tuesday to challenge the new legislation. Continue reading...

Arkansas inmate working outside prison escapes; man believed to then steal pickup, authorities say

Escapee was part of mowing crew

Subscriber onlyAn inmate escaped while working outside an Arkansas prison Tuesday morning and is believed to have fled in a pickup stolen from a gas station, officials said. The pickup was hauling a tractor. Continue reading...

Little Rock woman accused of stabbing 2 with broken champagne bottle after argument in club

Subscriber onlyA woman was arrested Monday in the May 5 stabbing of two women with a broken champagne bottle. Continue reading...

Witness in fatal North Little Rock shooting recalls victim's last moments

Subscriber onlyWith a gun pointed at his head, 19-year-old Jevon Tyrell Shearer carefully inched a pistol out of his pants, then fired a single shot, a survivor of the February 2016 shooting that killed the Sherwood man testified on Tuesday. Continue reading...

Arkansas driver accused of slamming on brakes, causing fatal motorcycle crash pleads innocent

Subscriber onlyA Pettigrew man has pleaded innocent in Crawford County Circuit Court to a second-degree murder charge accusing him of slamming on his brakes and causing a tailgating motorcyclist to crash. Continue reading...

Pay panel floats 2% raises for all Arkansas elected officials

Justices sought 11% bump; proposal affects state posts

Subscriber onlyThe commission that sets the salaries of elected state officials on Tuesday proposed granting 2 percent pay increases to all of them. Continue reading...

Panel to study licensing rules for child care; 5-year-old’s death in hot van spurs plan for July meeting

Subscriber onlyA legislative committee will review existing rules and regulations for child care licensing after the death of a child at a facility overseen by a state lawmaker. Continue reading...