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2 Faulkner County employees file sexual harassment suit

posted: 10/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Two employees of Faulkner County's Office of Emergency Management filed a sexual harassment lawsuit Thursday after the county judge refused to fire the office's director despite advice from two attorneys who separately investigated the allegations for the county.

Arkansas judge convicted of bribery appeals to U.S. justices

posted: 10/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Former Circuit Judge Michael Maggio has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review his federal bribery conviction, contending his first attorneys "badgered" him into pleading guilty and saying federalism needs "some limits."

Arkansas town's speed-trap ban in effect, new prosecutor advises

posted: 10/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

The 20th Judicial Circuit's new prosecuting attorney said Tuesday that he believes sanctions aimed at ending a speed trap in the small town of Damascus are in effect until the end of 2018.

Hiland's exit puts city ban up in air

posted: 10/15/2017 3:27 a.m. Comments 4

When the 20th Judicial Circuit's prosecutor ordered sanctions against the city of Damascus because of a speed trap, he said his order would remain in place through the completion of his term in office.

State gets body-cam footage of arrest of Arkansas woman who died after being taken into custody

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

The Conway County sheriff’s office has submitted body-camera footage taken during the arrest of a Hot Springs woman who died after being taken into custody, Sheriff Mike Smith said Monday.

Private-club alcohol permit has new step

posted: 10/07/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

A newly amended state law now requires an element of local approval when businesses and organizations seek to become private clubs so they can get permits to sell alcoholic beverages.

Private-club alcohol permit has new step

posted: 10/06/2017 2:34 a.m. Comments 2

A newly amended state law now requires an element of local approval when businesses and organizations seek to become private clubs so they can get permits to sell alcoholic beverages.

UCA to establish cyber range to teach students to identify, combat cyberattacks

posted: 10/05/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The University of Central Arkansas will establish a cybersecurity system available to students statewide in kindergarten through college with the help of $500,000 in state funds, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Wednesday.

Shelters in Conway too few, officials say

posted: 10/03/2017 1:01 a.m. Discuss

There is little dispute that Conway needs another homeless shelter, but few businesses or residents, if any, seem to want one in their backyard.

Arkansas AG: Prosecutor correct not to release investigation of sexual-harassment allegations against official

posted: 09/29/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas attorney general has issued an opinion saying a prosecutor was correct when he declined to release a report on his investigation of sexual-harassment allegations against the director of Faulkner County's Office of Emergency Management.

Defense: Victims' white-supremacist tattoos key in killings at Arkansas junkyard

posted: 09/28/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

White-supremacist tattoos on the bodies of two people killed in a Russellville salvage yard are relevant and should be presented to a jury during the trial of business owner Tyler Barefield, defense attorneys argued.

Shelters in Conway too few, officials say

posted: 09/28/2017 3:27 a.m. Discuss

There is little dispute that Conway needs another homeless shelter, but few businesses or residents, if any, seem to want one in their backyard.

Opera voices aspirations of LR Nine

posted: 09/26/2017 2:31 a.m. Discuss

CONWAY -- Act 1, Scene 3 of The Little Rock Nine made its premiere as an opera Monday night before a large crowd at the University of Central Arkansas, 60 years to the day that nine black students broke the color barrier at Little Rock's Central High School.

UCA to preview opera based on story of LR Nine

posted: 09/24/2017 3:40 a.m. Comment 1

Historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. was in the second grade when he sat in front of his family's black-and-white television set in September 1957 and watched the news about Arkansas from his home in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia.

Millage proposal would fund Arkansas city's building plan

posted: 09/17/2017 4:28 a.m. Discuss

Vilonia residents will vote Tuesday on a proposal to raise property taxes by 5.7 mills to help finance more than $33 million in school construction and renovations.

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