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A teen vanished on a spring break trip in 2009. Her body was just found and a man has been arrested

Brittanee Drexel was last seen April 2009 when she was walking between hotels in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.


El Dorado shooting victim dies; suspectʼs charges upgraded

EL DORADO -- An El Dorado man who was shot in a home invasion and remained hospitalized for several days has died.


POLICE BEAT: Woman, 37, faces drug, gun charges

A Jacksonville woman faces several felony charges after that city's police stopped her Friday afternoon and reportedly found drugs and a handgun, according to an arrest report.


Man, 25, arrested in deadly shooting outside Hot Springs graduation ceremony

Police returned fire with a lone gunman Thursday night outside the city's convention center after he is accused of shooting into a crowd that had gathered nearby as the Hot Springs World Class High School graduation was ending, killing one person and wounding three others, according to police and sheriff's reports.


POLICE BEAT: Man with grenade, gun arrested in NLR | Gun tossed from car in traffic stop | Jacksonville man jailed in drug sting

A North Little Rock man is facing a felony charge after Jacksonville police arrested him early Thursday with a military-issue smoke grenade, according to an arrest report.


Mistrial ruled in conviction; juror accused of misconduct

A mistrial was declared Wednesday in last month's murder conviction of a woman who shot and killed her husband in 2019 after a hearing on reported juror misconduct during jury deliberations.


Prosecutors ask for 20-year sentence for Josh Duggar

Federal prosecutors are recommending Josh Duggar be sentenced to 20 years in prison on his child pornography conviction, while Duggar's lawyers say he should receive no more than five.


POLICE BEAT: Police arrest man in threats with gun

Little Rock police on Wednesday arrested a man who threatened his ex-girlfriend with a stolen gun, according to an arrest report.


Bentonville man sentenced to 40 years in prison for murder

A 7-year-old girl wanted to know why Glenn Thatcher murdered her father.


Police arrest man sought in Little Rock slaying

Little Rock police Thursday arrested a man who was wanted in connection with an April homicide, according to a tweet from the department.


'Big fight' led to shooting that injured 4 people in Hot Springs, police say

Four people were injured by gunfire after what police called a "big fight" just outside the Hot Springs Convention Center after a graduation ceremony on Thursday night.


Little Rock police arrest suspect in April 30 shooting death

Little Rock police on Thursday arrested a man who was wanted in connection with a shooting death in April, according to a tweet from the Little Rock Police Department.


Little Rock mayor plans to appoint new police chief before Election Day

Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. plans to appoint a new permanent chief of police before Election Day in November, he said during a news conference Wednesday, when he also noted a crime rate higher than 2021 but lower than earlier this year as evidence the city's approach to crime reduction is working.


Man injured in shooting on Baseline Road,

A man was shot Wednesday night on Baseline Road in Little Rock, a police spokesman said.


Trial of former Little Rock police officer accused of sexual assault ends in mistrial

Jurors did not reach a unanimous decision Wednesday after deliberating for five hours in the trial of a former Little Rock police officer accused of sexually assaulting a woman during a response to a call.


Little Rock sued over fatal 2020 crash with bystander in police pursuit

A negligence lawsuit filed Tuesday in Pulaski County Circuit Court seeks compensation over a deadly collision that took place during a 2020 Little Rock police pursuit.


POLICE BEAT: Interstate stop leads to arrest | Man charged in rape of teen

Arkansas State Police on Tuesday arrested a man who had warrants out for his arrest and reportedly had drugs and a gun in his car, according to an arrest report.


Man injured in shooting on Little Rock's Baseline Road

A man was shot Wednesday night on Baseline Road in Little Rock, according to a spokesman with the Little Rock Police Department. The leg wound was not believed to be life-threatening.


Deputies: Man, 18, charged in Garland County shooting

An 18-year-old man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a shooting Saturday evening in Garland County.


Second suspect arrested in Fort Smith May 5 shootings

FORT SMITH -- Police have arrested a second man in connection with multiple shootings May 5.


Sexually assaulted by Little Rock officer, woman tells jurors

A woman who accused a former Little Rock police officer of sexually assaulting her in 2018 testified Tuesday that she has been to "hell and back to fight this" alleged crime.


Police: Teen arrested in April shooting death at Hope park

A 16-year-old boy was arrested last week in a shooting at a park in Hope in April that left one person dead and one person injured, police announced Tuesday.


POLICE BEAT: Man arrested after drugs found in car

Little Rock police arrested a man early Tuesday who is facing a number of felonies after a gun and drugs were found in his car, according to a police report.


Police: Boy, 16, arrested in April killing at Hope park

A 16-year-old boy was arrested last week in a shooting at a Hope park in April that left one person dead and one person injured, police said.


Murder charge dismissed, but Little Rock teen gets 17 years for fight that led to shooting death of 10-year-old

A Little Rock teen accused along with another man in the 2021 shooting death of a 10-year-old girl in a local park was successful in getting a capital murder charge against him dismissed and was sentenced to 17½ years in prison on two related charges during a hearing Monday morning.


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