Arkansas panel OKs eliminating death sentence as penalty

...from some prosecutors who say the death penalty helps while negotiating plea bargains with defendants.The state hasn't executed anyone since 2005, when Eric Nance was put to death for the murder and attempted rape of a Malvern teenager.

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Charges filed against two men in separate rapes

...suspects arrested in two separate rapes have been formally charged...of Conway was charged in the rape of a 20-year-old University...Arkansas student. The alleged rape occurred March 11 at the victim's...been charged in another alleged rape which occurred early Sunday...

Doc paints a harrowing picture of campus rape

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) - The campus rape epidemic is given a face, dozens of them...students who have come forward to report rape.Dick and producer Amy Ziering explored...whether it's a father describing the rape of his daughter who committed suicide...

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Details disclosed in investigations of ex-NFL star

...under investigation in connection with five more drug-related rapes in three other states.Sharper briefly appeared in Los Angeles...motion states.In Los Angeles, Sharper is facing two counts of rape by use of drugs, four counts of furnishing a controlled substance...

CPD: Violent crime decreased in 2010

...percent increase in murders, the number of rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults fell...2009. Police responded to 19 incidents of rape in 2010, down 21 percent from the 24 in...in the past seven years, while the 19 rape cases were the fewest reported during that...

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Greenbrier man charged with rape of 13-year-old girl

A 37-year-old Greenbrier man has been charged with the rape of a 13-year-old girl following a report filed by the Conway Police Department.The report, dated 2:25 p.m. Oct. 30...

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Gandelman: Bobby Jindal and the GOP's no go zone

...his party "If we want people to like us, we have to like them first," and criticized the (truly) "stupid" remarks about rape made by some Republican conservatives who spent too much time listening to conservative talk shows. Gone are the days since...


...by a beloved entertainer who was free to continue the practice as he wanted. These women were rape victims first and victims of a conspiracy against rape victims next.Whether Cosby will be charged with a crime or not is yet to be seen, but regardless...

Cosby welcomed by California audience

...the weekend, where he was warmly welcomed to the stage but also attracted protesters.In Denver, some 100 people chanted "Rape is not a joke!" and "No means no!" outside the theater.And at a packed show in Pueblo Friday, about 25 demonstrators...

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'Slight increase' in violent crimes in 2013, police say

...compared to 218 in 2012.Conway police worked one murder case in 2013, the first since 2011 when three occurred. Reported rapes were down four from 27 in 2012, according to department totals. There was also a significant drop, 36 percent, in robberies...