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Debra Hale-Shelton

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Recent Stories by Debra Hale-Shelton

Murder suspect attacked in cell, his attorney says

posted: 10/09/2015 2:52 a.m. Discuss

One of four teenagers charged in the murders of a Conway couple was attacked by his five cellmates in the Faulkner County jail unit where he was transferred after turning 18 last month, his attorney said in a newly filed court document.

Student held over threats to UCA

posted: 10/06/2015 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

CONWAY -- University of Central Arkansas police arrested a student Monday after, police said, he made anonymous online threats against the campus.

Conway mayor hesitant to fill police post

posted: 10/05/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

CONWAY -- Mayor Tab Townsell is weighing whether to appoint Conway's next police chief or to choose a long-term interim chief instead.

Exxon is fined $2.6M for spill

posted: 10/02/2015 5:55 a.m. Comments 2

A federal regulatory agency fined Exxon Mobil $2.6 million on Thursday over a series of safety violations that preceded an oil spill in Mayflower more than two years ago.

UCA taps Courtway as first TEDx speaker

posted: 09/30/2015 3:25 a.m. Discuss

Twice in three years, University of Central Arkansas trustees asked Tom Courtway to guide the school through a crisis -- whether of money or morale -- and become the university's interim president. In 2011, he dropped the "interim" title and became UCA's 10th president.

Prosecutor named to take up clerk's case

posted: 09/23/2015 5:10 a.m. Comment 1

Saline County Prosecuting Attorney Ken Casady will be the one to decide whether one or more employees in Faulkner County Clerk Margaret Darter's office will be charged over the handling of financial records.

County considers weapons at work

posted: 09/21/2015 5:44 a.m. Comments 6

CONWAY -- Faulkner County employees would be allowed to carry concealed weapons to work, with some exceptions, if the Quorum Court approves a measure now under consideration.

6 now charged in killing of couple

posted: 09/19/2015 3:18 a.m. Discuss

Three generations of a family were among six people in jail Friday on charges relating to the shooting deaths of Maumelle's longtime public works director and his wife.

All four charged in killing of couple

posted: 09/18/2015 5 a.m. Comments 3

Two more youths were charged Thursday in the July 21 shooting deaths of a younger friend's guardians, bringing to four the number of teenagers accused in the slayings aimed at stealing money and credit cards, authorities said.

Teen suspect in deaths aims to foil snitches

posted: 09/16/2015 4:56 a.m. Discuss

A teenager accused of murdering a Conway couple signed a statement Tuesday saying that he was waiving his right to challenge any tape-recorded comments made to "jailhouse snitches" as a way to ensure those statements are credible if the prosecution uses them at trial.



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