posted: 03/11/2014 4:16 a.m.
CLINTON — Cameron Stark testified Monday that he and former University of Central Arkansas Chief of Staff Jack Gillean became such good friends that Stark spent up to five nights a week at Gillean’s apartment and that Gillean willingly gave him keys to burglarize professors’ offices and steal tests.
posted: 03/10/2014 4:27 a.m.
CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas is preparing to embark on a $17.5 million renovation and expansion of its Lewis Science Center, a facility built almost a half-century ago and expanded nearly three decades ago.
posted: 03/08/2014 2:55 a.m.
A judge on Friday unsealed a defense motion seeking to exclude certain evidence about former University of Central Arkansas Chief of Staff Jack Gillean’s lifestyle — including sexual relationships with men — after ruling that the prosecution could raise the issue during Gillean’s commercial-burglary trial.
posted: 03/07/2014 2:41 a.m.
CONWAY — A University of Central Arkansas student was charged with second-degree battery, a felony, and four counts of misdemeanor hazing as the result of what UCA police described as an ordeal that involved the beatings of four Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity pledges.
posted: 03/07/2014 2:32 a.m.
CONWAY — Circuit Judge Michael Maggio of Conway, who apologized Wednesday for making online comments about women and others, formally withdrew Thursday from the campaign for a seat on the Arkansas Court of Appeals.
posted: 03/06/2014 4:41 a.m.
Circuit Judge Michael Maggio, under criticism for comments he made online about women, sex and an actress’s adoption, late Wednesday acknowledged making the comments, apologized for them and said he was withdrawing from the race for a seat on the Arkansas Court of Appeals.
posted: 03/05/2014 4:43 a.m.
The campaign consultant for Circuit Judge Michael Maggio pulled out of Maggio’s campaign for higher office Tuesday, a day after an official confirmed the state was investigating allegations involving the judge and an Academy Award-winning actress’s adoption efforts.
posted: 03/04/2014 2:46 a.m.
CONWAY — Allegations involving an Academy Award-winning actress’ adoption and Circuit Judge Michael Maggio of Conway are under investigation by the Arkansas commission that handles ethical and disciplinary matters for judges, an official with the panel said Monday.
posted: 03/02/2014 3:35 a.m.
Jack Gillean once held some of the University of Central Arkansas’ top administrative positions. At various times, he was a vice president, chief of staff and general counsel.
posted: 02/27/2014 5:02 a.m.
Arkansas’ environmental agency has told Exxon Mobil that it must do more to correct oil-related contamination in a Lake Conway cove and three drainage ditches leading to it.
posted: 02/26/2014 4:26 a.m.
A Pine Bluff police officer was charged with rape Tuesday, a prosecuting attorney said.
posted: 02/25/2014 3:54 a.m.
ATKINS — A body discovered in the Arkansas River over the weekend was that of a man missing since an Arkansas State Police trooper in January tried to stop a car in which the man was thought to have been inside, officials said.
posted: 02/22/2014 3:35 a.m.
A judge agreed Friday to let defense attorneys for former University of Central Arkansas Chief of Staff Jack Gillean file a sealed motion relating to evidence in the growing commercial-burglary case against him.
posted: 02/22/2014 3 a.m.
CONWAY — Room-and-board rates will increase 4.48 percent at the University of Central Arkansas this fall, the school’s board of trustees voted Friday.
posted: 02/20/2014 4:51 a.m.
An attorney for former University of Central Arkansas Chief of Staff Jack Gillean contended Wednesday that the prosecution is trying to prejudice prospective jurors in Gillean’s commercial-burglary trial.