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Bail hearing reset in immigration case; Arkansas woman held after calling police for domestic-violence help

Subscriber onlyAn immigration bail hearing for the Salvadoran woman jailed since July after she called police to report domestic violence has been delayed by one week. Continue reading...

Call to police about domestic violence results in possible deportation for Salvadoran living in Arkansas

Illegal’s case snowballed after arrest

Subscriber onlyA 22-year-old Salvadoran woman living in Arkansas has been jailed since July and now faces the possibility of deportation after she called Springdale police to report domestic violence. Continue reading...

Arkansas man gets life without parole in salvage yard slayings, vows to appeal

Subscriber onlyTyler Barefield will appeal his capital murder conviction in the double slaying last year at his family's salvage yard, his attorney said Thursday after Barefield was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Continue reading...

Arkansas man guilty of slaying 2 thieves at salvage yard

Subscriber onlyA Pope County jury found Tyler Barefield guilty of two counts of capital murder Wednesday night in the shooting deaths of two men in his family's scrapyard last year. Continue reading...

Man accused of crushing 2 bodies at Arkansas junkyard won't take stand

Character witnesses testify ahead of today’s closing remarks in junkyard deaths

Subscriber onlyClosing arguments will begin today in the capital-murder trial of the man accused of gunning down two theft suspects last year in his family's junkyard and crushing their bodies in a car compactor. Continue reading...

Vote probe chargeless in Arkansas township

Subscriber onlyA voter-fraud investigation focused on a wet-dry election in the small northeast Arkansas township of Shady Grove has yielded no criminal charges, the prosecutor's office said Monday. Continue reading...

Footage of Arkansas junkyard shows suspect in killings

Subscriber onlyRUSSELLVILLE -- Jurors watched surveillance footage Friday that showed Tyler Barefield carrying two firearms on the night he is accused of killing two men in his Russellville scrap yard. Continue reading...

Arkansas advocates see roadblocks after refugees ban eased

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump has lifted a blanket ban on refugees resettling in the U.S., but many people seeking haven will "still be effectively blocked" from the country, an Arkansas advocate said. Continue reading...

Man suspected in 2 killings welcomed search at junkyard where bodies later found crushed, witnesses say

Subscriber onlyRUSSELLVILLE -- The man accused of shooting two men in the back and crushing their bodies at his scrapyard last year welcomed search efforts while they were missing and explained to the men's families that blood leaking from smashed cars belonged to animals, witnesses testified Tuesday. Continue reading...

Arkansas judge orders ex-dispatcher to pay $17.6M; she is liable for damages in suffering, death of boy

Subscriber onlyA Pulaski County judge found a former Little Rock emergency call taker liable for $17.6 million related to the suffering and death of Le Yang, who in 2013 nearly drowned in an SUV submerged in a pond while he and his mom waited nearly an hour for rescue. Continue reading...

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