A report just issued by the Little Rock Police Department describes a full-on brawl in the Hall High cafeteria this morning, with the school's principal allegedly struck by a student and an LRPD officer deploying pepper spray while attempting to control the situation. Seven students were charged in the incident, including charges of inciting a riot. /more/
Steven B. Jones of Marion, a former state legislator and high Department of Human Services official, has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of taking bribes to help a business that provides mental health services to juveniles. /more/
The LRPD kicked off their new online police dispatch log today, a website that allows citizens and the media to see the time, location and basic nature of all LRPD dispatches in the city on a 30 minute delay, with dispatches disappearing from the site 8 hours after they're made. /more/
The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office has released audio from the 911 call this morning that led to the arrest of Arron M. Lewis, 33, on a bench warrant for kidnapping related to the disappearance of North Little Rock Realtor Beverly Carter. /more/
Pulaski County Sheriff's Office just sent out a release saying Aaron M. Lewis, who had been sought on a bench warrant for kidnapping in the disappearance of realtor Beverly Carter, is in custody. /more/
A bench warrant has been issued for a man named Aaron M. Lewis on one count of kidnapping in the disappearance of Beverly Carter, 51, a Crye-Leike real estate agent who disappeared after going to show a house on Thursday afternoon. With updated information as of 10:30 p.m.. /more/
Search parties have gathered in Scott this morning for the second day of searching for real estate agent Beverly Carter, 49, who apparently disappeared after going to show a house at 14202 Old River Drive near Scott on Thursday around 5:30 p.m. /more/
I was happy to read in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette today that Prosecuting Attorney Larry Jegley intends to file a charge of violation of the Freedom of Information Act against Rodney Forte, director of the Metroopolitan Housing Agency of Little Rock. Prosecution might be the only cure for arrogant and stupid public officials, who aren't limited to the housing agency.
Democratic 2nd District Congress candidate Pat Hays is causing conniption fits among Republicans because a new TV ad shows him with his guns and mentions his long-time membership in the National Rifle Association.
Thursday night, Portland, Oregon’s Nahko and Medicine for the People brought their “musical medicine” to Little Rock’s Revolution Music Room, a fitting venue for the socially-conscious music collective. Their uplifting medley of folk, urban and world music, as well as hypnotizing videos featuring their music have enchanted activist-minded music fans across the world in the relatively short time they have been creating music together.
The University of Arkansas's Arkansas Poll was released early today and it showed broad Republican preferences among likely voters in major election contests, including Tom Cotton over Mark Pryor for Senate, Asa Hutchinson over Mike Ross for governor and generic Republican preferences in congressional races.