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Mandatory overtime ordered for Little Rock police as part of effort to stop violence in city

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock police announced Wednesday that officers will be required to work overtime in certain areas of the city beginning Friday as part of the department's latest effort to stop a surge in shootings, killings and other violent crimes. Continue reading...

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Rig crashes, spills frozen pizzas on I-30, halts traffic for hours

Subscriber onlyAn 18-wheeler crashed and spilled frozen pizzas on Interstate 30 in Little Rock on Wednesday, closing part of the freeway for more than four hours and causing traffic to back up about 10 miles. Continue reading...

Black officers say Little Rock police chief misses events

Absence noted at anti-violence functions; traveling to aid agency, Buckner replies

Subscriber onlyThe Little Rock Black Police Officers Association on Wednesday criticized Chief Kenton Buckner over his absence at certain anti-violence events in the city, deepening recent tension between the organization and the chief. Continue reading...

Man killed in Little Rock home invasion; intruders also injure boy, victim’s brother, police say

Subscriber onlyPolice are investigating after masked intruders fatally a shot a man at his Little Rock home Sunday morning. Continue reading...

Suspect arrested after Little Rock standoff

Subscriber onlyA man accused of beating his girlfriend was arrested Sunday morning after an hourslong standoff with police at a Little Rock apartment complex. Continue reading...

Little Rock board votes to spend $79,080 for police Tasers

Subscriber onlyThe Little Rock Board of Directors on Tuesday approved a purchase of 31 Tasers for the Police Department, which is replacing broken Tasers and equipping newly hired officers with the electroshock weapon. Continue reading...

Taser can fail, Little Rock data show; gun didn't stun 24% of time

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock police rely on Tasers more than any other weapon, but an Arkansas Democrat-Gazette review of Taser deployments from 2010 to 2016 found that the device was ineffective nearly 1 in 4 times. Continue reading...

Little Rock club where 28 were injured wasn't on city's radar, despite 3 dozen complaints

Subscriber onlyLocal and state authorities responded to at least 37 civil and criminal complaints at Power Ultra Lounge over four years before 28 people were injured after a barrage of gunfire at the downtown Little Rock nightclub, public records show. Continue reading...

Police: Slain North Little Rock bail bondsman under indictment on drug trafficking charges

Victim’s U.S. drug trial set for Oct. 2

Subscriber onlyA bail bondsman under federal indictment on drug trafficking charges was found shot to death Friday morning in North Little Rock, police said. Continue reading...

Police beat

Subscriber onlySuspect is arrested in NLR bank heist Continue reading...

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