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Officials ID man fatally shot by Arkansas sheriff's deputy

posted: 12/12/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

SEARCY -- Authorities on Monday released the name of a man fatally shot by a White County sheriff's deputy during a disturbance Saturday night.

At UCA ‘poverty simulation,’ 55 people walk in poor people's shoes

posted: 12/10/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

CONWAY -- They arrived wearing stylish shoes, coats, ties and jackets. College professors, civic leaders and government employees were among them.

Faulkner County squeezes budget; layoffs an option, JP says

posted: 12/08/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

CONWAY -- Two days after a special meeting was held to consider giving all Faulkner County employees a 3 percent cost-of-living raise next year, the county administrator advised all department heads in an email Wednesday to submit reduced budget requests by noon today.

Faulkner County officials asked to make budget cuts

posted: 12/07/2017 7:03 p.m. Comments 2

CONWAY — The Faulkner County Quorum Court wants to set aside $1.28 million for unspecified future use and, as a result, has asked county departments to cut their budget proposals by noon Friday.

Suit defendants in Faulkner County say sexual harassment handled

posted: 12/04/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Defendants in a federal lawsuit accusing the director of Faulkner County's Office of Emergency Management of sexual harassment have argued that they worked to "prevent and correct promptly" any such behavior.

Attorney questions jailing of West Memphis Three's Misskelley on traffic citation

updated: 12/04/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

The jailing of a man over three traffic citations has raised questions about whether he was treated differently because of a past conviction in a high-profile murder case in West Memphis.

Former Arkansas judge convicted of bribery again seeks review at high court

posted: 12/01/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Former Faulkner County Circuit Judge Michael Maggio on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider its denial of his petition requesting the high court to hear his appeal of a federal bribery conviction.

Authorities evacuate dozens of homes threatened by grass fire in northeast Arkansas

posted: 11/28/2017 6:40 p.m. Discuss

A grass fire caused authorities to evacuate dozens of homes in Paragould on Tuesday afternoon.

Traffic arrest lands West Memphis 3's Misskelley in lockup

posted: 11/28/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

One of three men convicted in the 1993 murders of three West Memphis boys remained jailed Monday on three traffic violations.

Traffic arrest lands West Memphis 3's Misskelley in lockup

posted: 11/28/2017 3 a.m. Discuss

One of three men convicted in the 1993 murders of three West Memphis boys remained jailed Monday on three traffic violations.

Board grants alcohol permit to 3rd Searcy eatery

posted: 11/16/2017 3:16 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Board voted Wednesday to grant a permit to sell alcoholic beverages to a third Searcy restaurant.

Conway voters OK sales tax for streets

posted: 11/15/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Residents on Tuesday approved a 0.375 percentage-point sales-tax increase aimed at financing street repairs in Conway.

Conway voters OK temporary sales-tax increase for street repairs, improvements

posted: 11/14/2017 9:10 p.m. Discuss

CONWAY — Conway voters on Tuesday approved a temporary sales-tax increase to help finance street repairs and improvements.

Conway vote to decide levy for city streets

posted: 11/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

CONWAY -- Voters will go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to raise Conway's city sales tax rate to finance street repairs, improvements and maintenance.

Officials back off charges in decades-old Arkansas murder case

posted: 11/10/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A prosecuting attorney in Searcy will not proceed with a decades-old murder case at this time because authorities cannot obtain and test any additional evidence in time for a previously scheduled jury trial.






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