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Donation jars in supermarket fund Saline County constable

Constable Mitchell Wells is asking for handouts.

Inquiry implicates ex-landfill chief, prosecutor says

An investigation into a southwest Arkansas landfill district found that $756,360 was misappropriated in a decade-long scheme perpetrated by the waste district’s former director, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Social Security caller gets seamy response

“Hey there, hot stuff,” the breathy voice says. “I’ve been waiting for your call. Are you ready for some tantalizing fun?” That’s what Mignon Burns of Hensley heard when she dialed the number she thought was the Social Security Administration.

Benton mayor proposes cut

Budget trim would avoid raising employee insurance

Benton Mayor Rick Holland proposes cutting economic development spending to balance the 2010 budget, a plan that would avoid charging city employees more for their health insurance.

Man faces prison term decades after conviction

Chris Zulpo almost got away.

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Convicted ex-Lonoke chief free on bond

Campbell’s 2007 verdicts thrown on appeal; prosecutors weigh retrial

A former police chief who had been convicted of running a criminal gang was released on bond Monday while prosecutors consider retrying him.

Mother, son found dead in home fire

An elderly woman and her son were found dead in their burning mobile home Thursday morning.

Troubled slasher of pal gets life

Jury in Hot Springs rejects defense claim of mental disease

There were no sobs. Or hugs. Or outbursts of indignation.

Defendant’s mental state argued

Prosecutor grills defense psychologist in Hot Springs murder trial

Killing cats, setting fires, urinating on a friend and eventually killing a homeless man and engaging in sexual acts with his corpse are not signs of mental problems that should get Kevin Ray Pearcy out of a prison sentence for murder, a state psychiatrist told a jury Thursday.

Trial in homeless man’s slaying begins

Lawyer warns jury of gruesome photos, testimony about necrophilia

A defense attorney told a jury Wednesday that his client killed a homeless man, likely had sex with the corpse and stuffed the remains in a trash can.

Last of 5 get prison terms in cross-burning case

The last of five men convicted in a cross-burning case were sentenced Tuesday to federal prison terms.

Burnt cross lands 2 more in prison

Final sentencing in case set for today

Two more men were given prison sentences on Monday for their roles in a plot to run a white woman and her biracial children out of a small town by burning a cross in her yard.

Jury to sleep on jail-case verdict

Trial focus: Brain damage of inmate

A federal jury went home Friday evening without deciding whether six Garland County sheriff’s office employees are responsible for the brain damage an inmate suffered after slipping into a druginduced coma in 2007.

Ex-officer gets 100 years for abuse

Jury returns guilty verdict after deliberating child-sex case for 15 minutes

A former Alexander police officer was sentenced to 100 years in prison Wednesday for sexually abusing three children over the course of several years.

3 siblings testify of sexual abuse by police officer

Mom knew about it, they say

Three children took the stand Tuesday and told a jury that a then-Alexander police officer sexually abused them at their home and that their mother knew about it.