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Central Arkansas animal shelter's backers ask county to return cash

posted: 02/23/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A task force working to establish a Faulkner County animal shelter wants the Quorum Court to return the roughly $500,000 taken from a voluntary tax fund created to help finance the creation of a shelter.

$1M gift for UCA to reward scholars

posted: 02/22/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A Little Rock couple donated $1 million to the University of Central Arkansas to start a scholarship fund to support the retention of first-generation college students.

Faulkner County agency 3 short

posted: 02/22/2018 3:09 a.m. Discuss

The Faulkner County Office of Emergency Management, whose director has been accused of sexual harassment and other misdeeds by four former and current employees, has been down since Feb. 1 to a single employee who reports to the director.

Police: 1 fatally shot at Conway home; resident says he fired in self-defense

updated: 02/16/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

CONWAY — Conway had its first fatal shooting of the year Thursday.

Greenbrier voters approve tax bump; funds to go to firefighters, city park

posted: 02/14/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Greenbrier voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a sales-tax increase intended to finance renovations to the town's Fire Department and construction at a new city park.

Arkansas town's pleading on speed-trap law denied

posted: 02/08/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

A judge declined Wednesday to grant a motion declaring the state's speed-trap law unconstitutional.

Capital murder suspect's child-court bid denied by Arkansas Court of Appeals

posted: 02/08/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a lower court's ruling that denied a capital murder suspect's bid to be tried in juvenile court.

Tax rise on ballot in 1 Arkansas city

posted: 02/05/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Greenbrier residents will begin voting Tuesday on a proposed sales tax increase aimed at financing Fire Department renovations and construction of a new park.

Central Arkansas animal shelter seen as 2 years off

posted: 02/04/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Faulkner County is probably two years away from establishing an animal shelter even though it recently bought property for one, the county's civil attorney said.

Faulkner County execs out of lawsuit; sex-harassment case in U.S. court

posted: 02/02/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A federal judge ruled Thursday that three Faulkner County employees cannot be legally sued in their individual capacities in a case alleging sexual harassment by the director of the county's Office of Emergency Management.

PHOTOS: At least 2 tornadoes strike Arkansas, damage buildings, power lines

posted: 01/23/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGHILL -- One week after Arkansans were building snowmen and eating snow ice cream, two tornadoes struck communities in central and western Arkansas, damaging houses, power lines and at least one church.

Bombings close Syrian school supported by Arkansans

posted: 01/21/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

An underground preschool built in a Syrian city once considered a safe haven has closed as nightly bombings have forced families, teachers and others to flee the now-devastated area in the rebel-held Idlib province.

Central Arkansas emergency office rapidly losing workers; director facing harassment suit

posted: 01/19/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

CONWAY -- The Faulkner County office whose director is accused of sexual harassment is rapidly losing its employees, according to public records obtained through an Arkansas Freedom of Information Act request.

Justices reject Maggio again; former Arkansas judge exhausts high-court appeal bids in bribery case

posted: 01/09/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday stood by its original decision and denied former Circuit Judge Michael Maggio's request to hear an appeal of his federal bribery conviction.

Water-agency embezzler given 7 years

posted: 01/05/2018 1:01 a.m. Discuss

A judge has sentenced a former general manager of the Southeast White County Water Association to seven years in prison for theft of property.

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