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News in Pulaski County, Arkansas

Pulaski Co. Pressures Cities Over Jail Funding
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:57:11 -0700

The ongoing squabble over funding one of Arkansas's busiest jails came to a head again Tuesday night. The controversy is splitting Pulaski County cities -- some agreeing with the county's long-term proposal and others calling it a bad deal.

Update: Power Repair Work Begins on 67/156 After Accident
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:37:28 -0700

The Wednesday morning accident toppled four power poles and stalled rush hour traffic for more than hour.

Panel approves leasing space for state prisoners
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:44:50 -0700

LITTLE ROCK — A state panel finalized a deal Monday to move up to 250 inmates into an unused Pulaski County facility as part of a plan lawmakers approved earlier this month to ease overcrowding at local jails across Arkansas.

JPs vote 13-0 to levy per-inmate daily fee on all cities using jail
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:15:57 -0700

Starting today, all municipalities operating a law enforcement agency in Pulaski County are subject to a daily fee for each prisoner they send to the county jail, though the county won't likely charge the fee until next year and then only if a new agreement is not in place to fund the jail.

Update: Power Repair Work Begins on 67/167 After Accident
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:16:36 -0700

The Wednesday morning accident toppled four power poles and stalled rush hour traffic for more than hour.

Update: Power Line Repair on 67/167 after Dump Truck Wreck
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:37:39 -0700

The Wednesday morning accident toppled four power poles and stalled rush hour traffic for more than hour.

NLR man gets 35-year term in slaying of 15-year-old boy
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:11:44 -0700

A 20-year-old North Little Rock man accepted a 35-year prison sentence on Monday for killing a 15-year-old boy whose body was found in a Pulaski County field.

US 67/167 reopens after downed lines close road
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:23:59 -0700

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Traffic is flowing again on a busy central Arkansas highway that was closed because of downed power lines. Arkansas State Police say a truck hit power lines at about 7:45 a.m. Wednesday on U.S. 67/167 in Pulaski County. The highway was closed in both directions between Kiehl Avenue and Interstate 440, but reopened by about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Traffic had been at a ...

Judge allows testimony, evidence in murder trial
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:57:34 -0700

A Pulaski County jury will hear testimony about how a North Little Rock man volunteered to sit in a police officer's vehicle as the officer tended to the man's critically burned girlfriend in May 2013, a judge ruled Monday.

State OKs $1 satellite-lockup deal
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:58:50 -0700

The state Board of Corrections unanimously approved a contract to house state prisoners in an unused Pulaski County satellite facility during a Monday morning conference call.