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Arkansas legislator ruled a legal resident

Democrats’ challenge tossed

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Mary McGowan on Wednesday rejected a Democratic-backed challenge to the re-election campaign of state Rep. Marcus Richmond, finding that the Republican House leader has met -- and exceeded -- the state constitution's one-year residency requirement.

Four attorneys vie for position as Little Rock District criminal judge

Pulaski County voters, for the first time, will be asked to choose the next Little Rock District criminal judge in today's election from a field of four candidates, each offering substantial courtroom experience to the race.

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Epileptic motorist from Little Rock gets one year in jail after pickup struck home, killed baby

A Little Rock woman with epilepsy who killed a baby sleeping in his crib when she crashed her pickup into the baby's bedroom was sentenced Wednesday to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine for misdemeanor negligent homicide.

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Arkansas attorney general moves ballot initiative lawsuit to federal court before hearing

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, who is being sued over some of her decision-making practices, sidestepped Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen's order requiring her to submit to questioning under oath Friday by transferring the lawsuit to federal court and out of his jurisdiction.

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Arkansas attorney general moves ballot initiative lawsuit to federal court ahead of hearing

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, under court order to answer questions about some of her decision-making practices, blocked Friday’s inquiry hearing at the last minute by transferring the case from state court to federal court.

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Teen gets 30 years in clown-mask robbery at west Little Rock bank; manager shot during holdup

A North Little Rock teenager who robbed a bank and wounded the manager, while wearing a terrifying clown mask and brandishing a sawed-off shotgun, accepted a 30-year prison sentence Wednesday, rather than take his chances with a Pulaski County jury.

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Little Rock woman whose vehicle crashed into home found guilty in 1-year-old's death

A Pulaski County circuit court jury convicted a Little Rock woman of misdemeanor negligent homicide Wednesday in the death of a 1-year-old killed when the woman’s vehicle crashed into the boy's home.

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Judge rules Arkansas AG must face queries in ballot-bid lawsuit

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge must submit to questioning under oath about her ballot-initiative review process, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen ruled Tuesday.

Court records show tragedy in slain Little Rock woman's life

Shirley Ann Kirklin endured her share of tragedy in her 47 years.

Central Arkansas man sentenced for DWI death gets 3 years for weapons charge

A 21-year-old Cabot man who killed a friend in a 2015 impaired-driving crash was sentenced Wednesday in Pulaski County to three years in prison for having a defaced firearm.