The Pulaski sheriff's office tracked down the suspect in a minor shooting on Robin Valley, North Little Rock — victim suffered a wound to the right foot — by getting state parole officials help in finding him by means of the ankle monitor the parolee was required to wear. It worked. Garland Washington, 39, was arrested without incident on East Orchid Cove about 9 p.m. last night and soon found himself again in the Pulaski County jail.
Mike Ross, the Democratic candidate for governor, presented a crime plan today. It includes a strong element aimed at domestic violence, an appeal to female voters often forgotten in Republican campaigning. /more/
Overnight TV reports are crackling with sketchy reports of two people wounded in shootings about 3 a.m. in the 1300 block of South Main, described variously as having occurred near Midtown Billiards or the EZ Mart across the street. /more/
The Pulaski sheriff's office is piecing together information about a fatal wreck near Hensley in which a passenger who was killed was identified as a suspect in an earlier home intrusion in Hensley. /more/
The Little Rock police said a masked man fired multiple shots during a robbery of the Game Exchange at 3412 S. University Ave. about 12:30 p.m. today. No one was injured, but the gunman escaped with cash. /more/
The latest on the legal challenge to the state’s voter ID law, Little Rock’s selection of a new police chief, Asa Hutchinson's crime plan, Sen. Jason Rapert’s latest grandstanding and more covered on this week's podcast. /more/
Last week, Rep. Josh Miller, a Republican legislator from Heber Springs, spoke against the private option Medicaid expansion last week. He invoked FDR's New Deal — a "hand up," he said, not a "handout."
Scott Ellington, the prosecuting attorney for Arkansas's Second Judicial District, said in a recent interview that, "There are no ongoing investigations by governmental investigative authorities" concerning the West Memphis Three case. Ellington may be the only person on the planet who believes there is "closure" in my case.