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Debra Hale-Shelton

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1 Arkansas eatery's drink permit OK'd, 1 denied

posted: 08/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A Searcy business, the Rock House, has become the city's first restaurant to obtain an alcoholic beverage permit.

Appeals panel voids Exxon pipe-risk order

posted: 08/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

A federal appeals court panel has handed Exxon Mobil a victory in the oil giant's clash with the government over a regulatory order resulting from the Pegasus pipeline oil spill in Mayflower more than four years ago.

Ex-UCA professor guilty in child-porn case

posted: 08/08/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

CONWAY -- A former University of Central Arkansas professor pleaded guilty Monday to 13 child-pornography counts and did not contest 213 other counts.

Man accused of killing Arkansas sisters with hammer pleads innocent

posted: 08/08/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The man accused of murdering two sisters at their home in Danville killed them with a hammer after he and one of them argued about a bill he owed, according to newly filed court documents.

Conway road named for two ex-lawmakers; question arises if sign violates ’13 state law

posted: 08/05/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

When the sign went up changing the name of Conway's Western Loop interchange to the Baker Wills Parkway, local officials believed the honorary name was an appropriate thank-you to former state legislators Gilbert Baker and Robbie Wills.

Arkansas plant bought by Canadian company plans no new hires for now, hopes to double business over 5 years

posted: 08/04/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

CONWAY -- The Canadian company that bought a Conway bus-parts plant with the enticement of millions of dollars in state and local incentives does not plan to hire new employees immediately but intends to increase the business over a few years.

Top-cop hopeful bows out at UCA

posted: 08/04/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

CONWAY -- One of two finalists for University of Central Arkansas' next police chief withdrew his application Thursday after news reports surfaced about his resignation from the chief's job at Kennesaw State University.

Millions in incentives attracts Canada firm to Arkansas town

posted: 08/03/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 12

State and local monetary incentives totaling millions of dollars helped persuade Canadian-based company DBG to open its U.S. headquarters and operations in Conway.

Arkansas victims' white-supremacist tattoos should not be shown in murder case, prosecutor argues

posted: 08/02/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A court should not let the defense introduce pictures showing white-supremacist tattoos on one or both of the people slain in a Russellville salvage yard, the prosecution argued Tuesday.

Conway wooing Canada business

posted: 08/01/2017 2:55 a.m. Discuss

CONWAY -- The City Council on Monday approved a resolution aimed at attracting an automotive parts manufacturer to operate in Conway.

Arkansas Girl Scout troop first in region to serve youngsters in juvenile court system

posted: 07/30/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Like so many teenage girls, this one likes Beyonce, hip hop and hanging out with friends.

Former Arkansas judge convicted of bribery said to plan appeal to nation's high court

posted: 07/26/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Former Circuit Judge Michael Maggio plans to appeal his federal bribery conviction and sentence to the U.S. Supreme Court, his attorney said Tuesday.

Inquiry into sexual talk in county office intensifies; Arkansas prosecutor begins civil investigation

posted: 07/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Prosecuting Attorney Cody Hiland said Thursday that he has begun a civil investigation of allegations of sexual harassment against the director of the Faulkner County Office of Emergency Management.

Former Arkansas judge convicted of bribery starts prison term; ‘tough day’ has arrived, Maggio says

posted: 07/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

Former Circuit Judge Michael Maggio surrendered Wednesday to begin serving a 10-year prison sentence for bribery.

No delay; former Arkansas judge off to prison

posted: 07/19/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

A federal judge did not relent and ruled Tuesday that Michael Maggio must report to begin serving a 10-year prison sentence for bribery by this afternoon.






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