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Judge sets prison term at 7 years for Arkansas man who threatened to post naked pictures unless girl or mother had sex with him

Subscriber onlyA 27-year-old Wynne man was sentenced Wednesday to more than seven years in federal prison for threatening to post a girl's naked pictures on Facebook unless she or her mother agreed to have sex with him. Continue reading...

Parolee shot by officer in west Little Rock gets 15-year sentence in robbery, theft

Subscriber onlyA parolee whose July carjacking attempt ended when he was shot by a Little Rock police officer has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Continue reading...

Arkansas circuit judge's display against death penalty raises impeachment cry

Two legislators weigh in; 1 says Griffen has disgraced office in bid for attention

Subscriber onlyAt least two lawmakers are calling for the removal of a Pulaski County judge after he publicly protested against the death penalty for a second time. Continue reading...

Arkansas car dealer, wife are found dead; sheriff calls shootings 'domestic'

Subscriber onlyThe owner of a Russellville car dealership and his wife were found shot to death in their home Tuesday. Continue reading...

North Little Rock man found guilty in attack on mailman; naked assailant tried to seize truck

Subscriber onlyFor shoving a mailman to the ground and trying to get control of his mail truck while wearing only tennis shoes and a blanket, a North Little Rock man was convicted Wednesday of an assault charge punishable by up to 25 years in federal prison. Continue reading...

Lawsuit asks candidate for Arkansas House to prove he lives in district

Subscriber onlyThe executive director of the state Republican Party on Wednesday asked a circuit judge to rule that Democrat Morgan Wiles doesn't belong on an election ballot because he doesn't live in the state House district in south-central Arkansas to which he is seeking election this year. Continue reading...

6 years after Little Rock woman's death, killer handed 20-year sentence

Subscriber onlyAlmost six years after Alexis Esaw Khabeer was found beaten to death in her former home, the schizophrenic homeless man whom she'd briefly befriended -- who also admitted to killing her -- has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Continue reading...

2nd Little Rock charter looks at using Garland school

Friendship shows interest after Einstein drops plans

Subscriber onlyA recent decision by one charter school organization to terminate its plan to open a campus at the former Garland School in the Little Rock School District has prompted another charter school operator to pursue the use of the site, pending state approval. Continue reading...

In shooting death of Arkansas college student, no juvenile trial for accused teen

Appeals judges affirm ruling case belongs in adult court

Subscriber onlyJames Larail Sharp Jr.'s first-degree murder case won't be moved to juvenile court, the Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday. Continue reading...

State Medicaid count shrinks; Arkansas Works program loses 3,600 enrollees in March

Subscriber onlyEnrollment in Arkansas' Medicaid expansion program, known as Arkansas Works, fell by 3,600 people from March 1 to April 1, the state Department of Human Services reported. Continue reading...

Witness's exclusion voids Little Rock man's murder conviction

Subscriber onlyA Little Rock man who unsuccessfully argued self-defense at his murder trial last year will get another chance to do so, the Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday. Continue reading...

3 men killed, teen hurt in North Little Rock blaze

Subscriber onlyThree men died and a teenager was hurt in an overnight house fire in North Little Rock, a fire official said. Continue reading...

North Little Rock school job gets 15th applicant

Subscriber onlyCharity Smith, a former assistant commissioner for school accountability for the Arkansas Department of Education, is an applicant for the superintendent's job in the North Little Rock School District, a vacancy that will be created by the June 30 retirement of Superintendent Kelly Rodgers. Continue reading...

Hot Springs crash kills motorcyclist

Subscriber onlyA three-vehicle crash Tuesday evening in Hot Springs left a motorcyclist dead and two other people hurt, authorities said. Continue reading...

Fused device in mailbox at hub of inquiry

Subscriber onlyThe U.S. Postal Service and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating an apparent explosive device found Monday in a Garland County man's mailbox, according to the sheriff's office. Continue reading...

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