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Debra Hale-Shelton

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Bar judge's testimony, filing in Arkansas nursing-home bribery suit asks

posted: 08/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

CONWAY -- Attorneys for the family of a woman who died in a Greenbrier nursing home are fighting to keep a retired federal judge from testifying in a corruption lawsuit against a lobbyist and the home's owner.

Ex-Arkansas state senator Gilbert Baker charged with DWI

updated: 08/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 17

Former state Sen. Gilbert Baker, who fought efforts to allow Conway restaurants to sell alcoholic beverages, was arrested Friday night on allegations including drunken driving.

Former state Sen. Gilbert Baker arrested on DWI charge

posted: 08/27/2016 3:21 p.m. Comments 3

CONWAY — Former state Sen. Gilbert Baker was arrested Friday night on allegations including driving while intoxicated.

Toss or cut term, 8th Circuit asked in Maggio appeal

posted: 08/24/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

A federal appeals court should overturn Michael Maggio's bribery conviction but, if not, at least reduce the former judge's 10-year prison sentence, considering the lighter punishments given to others, including former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner, Maggio's attorney argued.

In search for 11th president, UCA sets November target

posted: 08/20/2016 2:39 a.m. Discuss

The University of Central Arkansas is moving ahead with the help of an executive search firm on the process of choosing the school's 11th president and hopes to have one named by early November.

Arkansas car-chase shooter's sentence 160 years for attempts to kill

posted: 08/18/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

A man involved in a bullet-ridden chase with Faulkner County sheriff's deputies last year was sentenced Wednesday to 175 years in prison.

Two face manslaughter; alcohol at 0.07 in baby

posted: 08/14/2016 1:08 a.m. Discuss

Charges against a Searcy couple were upgraded to manslaughter after an autopsy found the 4-month-old boy in their care had a blood-alcohol level of 0.07 percent.

2 from Arkansas face manslaughter; alcohol at 0.07 in baby

updated: 08/15/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

Charges against a Searcy couple were upgraded to manslaughter after an autopsy found the 4-month-old boy in their care had a blood-alcohol level of 0.07 percent.

Post-spill safety can't be put off, court tells Exxon

posted: 08/12/2016 3:17 a.m. Discuss

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that Exxon Mobil cannot temporarily delay compliance with government pipeline-safety directives, in part because of the danger of an accident, similar to one in Mayflower, on another pipeline also owned by the oil giant.

Affirm Maggio's guilt, start term, U.S. says

posted: 08/09/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

A federal appeals court should not only affirm ousted Circuit Judge Michael Maggio's bribery conviction but also revoke his appeal bond and order him directly to prison, the U.S. attorney's office said in a court document released Monday.

For advocate, mistreated kin fuel life's work

posted: 08/08/2016 2:53 a.m. Discuss

CONWAY -- Martha Deaver has not forgotten the times her mother, grandmother and mother-in-law spent in nursing homes and is determined to help others get better treatment.

Beebe alderman: Did vote 2 times

posted: 08/05/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A Beebe alderman who admitted voting twice in the March 1 primary election has some city leaders questioning the legality of his continued presence on the White County town's City Council.

Court urged to hold Exxon to U.S. order

posted: 08/03/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Exxon Mobil operates more than 1,000 miles of pipeline that is in similar condition to the aging crude-oil line that ruptured and spilled thousands of gallons of oil into a Mayflower neighborhood more than two years ago, attorneys with the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.

Arkansas homeowner falls fatally ill during drug raid

posted: 07/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Faulkner County authorities believe a man who became fatally ill during a drug raid at his rural home near Conway early Thursday probably suffered a heart attack.

Morton's lawyers seek Maggio-plea exclusion

posted: 07/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

A judge should not let attorneys for the family of a woman who died in Michael Morton's Greenbrier nursing home present former Judge Michael Maggio's federal plea agreement as evidence in a lawsuit accusing Morton and lobbyist Gilbert Baker of conspiring to bribe Maggio by funneling campaign donations to him, Morton's attorneys said in a new court filing.

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