The Democrat-Gazette's Gavin Lesnick reports this morning the arrest of a Searcy woman after a chase of her pickup in the shooting death of her mother, who'd just knocked off work early this morning at a Big Lots store in Searcy.
Boxer Jermain Taylor appeared before Circuit Judge Leon Johnson today to plead not guilty to battery and terroristic threatening charges in the Aug. 26 shooting of his cousin at his home . The case was set for a jury trial June 23-24, with a pre-trial hearing May 29. /more/
Little Rock police now think there may be a connection between separate fatal shootings late Saturday night near the State Fairgrounds and are warning about a volatile atmosphere in those neighborhoods. /more/
Former President Bill Clinton and current U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appeared at the Clinton Center this morning to address the U.S. Conference of Mayors, who are holding a meeting in Little Rock today and tomorrow to discuss lessons of the rioting that erupted in Ferguson, Mo., after police there shot an unarmed black man in August. /more/
Lt. Carl Minden with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office reports that the Pulaski County Regional Detention Center will reopen for intakes today at 6 p.m. The jail has been closed to most non-violent offenders since noon on August 26, /more/
Information on Beverly Carter's phone and other electronic data provided the clues to track down the suspect in her murder, Pulaski County Sheriff's Office Capt. Simon Haynes said at a press conference today. KARK Channel 4 provided livestream coverage of the press conference, held at the Pulaski County Jail. /more/
The Baxter Bulletin reported today on a lawsuit filed on behalf of a Baxter County resident over the Nativity scene that has been erected on the Baxter County Courthouse lawn for decades by local lawyer Rick Spencer.
The New York Times reports that some Republicans are trending away from the lock-em-up-and-throw-away-the-key approach to criminal justice embraced by the party's old guard, in part out of a recognition that minority votes matter now more than ever. Asa Hutchinson wants to reach out to black voters — what better place to start?
National GDP grew by 5 percent in the third quarter, according to a revised figure by the U.S. Commerce Department. Arkansas Business reported yesterday that forecasters also predict a strong year of growth ahead for Arkansas. We're still waiting for Obamacare to deliver its promised economic implosion.