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Little Rock apartments seek up to $589,692 in damages after city closed complex

The city of Little Rock's decision to close a Colonel Glenn Road apartment complex cost its owners between $414,759 to $589,692 in lost income, an economic analyst told a Pulaski County circuit judge on Monday.

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Arkansas governor sets birth certificate changes; agency restarts issuing documents hours after judge's halt

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has issued a directive ordering the Arkansas Department of Health to resume issuing birth certificates and to "allow female spouses of women who give birth to be listed" on them.

Acquittal ends murder trial after defense argued police got wrong man in North Little Rock shooting

A 54-year-old North Little Rock man accused of killing a teenager in what prosecutors called an "old-school murder" was acquitted Thursday after a three-day trial.

54-year-old acquitted in fatal North Little Rock shooting

A Scott man whose lawyers said he was the victim of mistaken identity was cleared of murder charges Thursday after a three-day trial.

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'Cold' look unforgettable, rape victim testifies; woman burned while escaping attacker in west Little Rock

A Roland woman who was severely burned climbing an electric tower to escape a pursuing rapist said Monday that she will never forget his "cold" eyes as she pointed out the Little Rock man police say was her attacker.

Wrong man is defense at trial in killing of teen in North Little Rock

Attorney: Police cut corners

North Little Rock police detectives were so eager to arrest a man named "Smiley" in the July 2014 slaying of a 19-year-old man that they cut corners in their investigation and ended up with the wrong man -- twice -- defense attorney Bill James told a Pulaski County jury on Tuesday.

Ex-Globetrotter told it's too late for election suit

Smith kept off ballot in 2012

Former state legislator Fred Smith's fifth lawsuit against the Arkansas secretary of state over the way he was removed from the election ballot in 2012 was dismissed Thursday because he waited too long to sue over some issues and because other courts already decided other parts of his complaint.

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In deal, man gets 20 years for baby's injuries, 2 Little Rock holdups

A 23-year-old North Little Rock man who authorities say inflicted brain-damaging and bone-breaking injuries on his infant son accepted a 20-year prison sentence Thursday for the baby's injuries plus the armed robberies of a coffee shop and a restaurant.

Ex-Globetrotter told it's too late for election suit

Smith kept off ballot in 2012

Former state legislator Fred Smith's fifth lawsuit against the Arkansas secretary of state over the way he was removed from the election ballot in 2012 was dismissed Thursday because he waited too long to sue over some issues and because other courts already decided other parts of his complaint.

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At 3rd trial in road-rage killing, North Little Rock man gets 3 years

A 33-year-old North Little Rock man who killed a motorist during a May 2013 road-rage confrontation was sentenced to three years in prison for manslaughter Wednesday night after a two-day trial.