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John Moritz

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Arkansas lawmakers take up wild-hog poison use

posted: 07/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A new tactic for getting rid of wild hogs -- killing them en masse with a variant of rat poison -- was the subject of discussion for a group of lawmakers Thursday.

Panel asks high court for judge’s suspension

posted: 07/16/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas’ judicial ethics watchdog asked the state Supreme Court on Friday to temporarily suspend, with pay, Saline County Circuit Judge Bobby McCallister amid criminal and misconduct charges related to the judge’s income taxes.

Panel asks high court to suspend Arkansas judge accused of evading taxes

posted: 07/15/2017 2:51 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' judicial ethics watchdog asked the state Supreme Court on Friday to temporarily suspend, with pay, Saline County Circuit Judge Bobby McCallister amid criminal and misconduct charges related to the judge's income taxes.

Arkansas attorney general rejects proposal to ban legal-fee caps

posted: 07/15/2017 2:44 a.m. Discuss

A Little Rock attorney's proposal to write broad government revisions and protections for lawyers into the Arkansas Constitution was dismissed as likely to be befuddling to voters by the attorney general on Friday.

Road paver, Arkansas state agency dispute price for '14 work

posted: 07/15/2017 2:41 a.m. Discuss

A Russellville contractor sought to reclaim nearly $189,000 Friday from the state Highway and Transportation Department for extra work the company says it did on an interstate highway project.

Arkansas judge accused of not paying taxes booked, freed in felony case

posted: 07/14/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Saline County Circuit Judge Bobby McCallister surrendered to state police Thursday afternoon, nearly two days after he was charged with felony tax evasion.

Arkansas judge charged with felony tax evasion surrenders to state authorities

posted: 07/13/2017 4:03 p.m. Comments 5

Arkansas Judge Bobby Mcallister surrendered to state authorities Thursday afternoon, nearly two days after he was charged with felony tax evasion.

Arkansas circuit judge faces ethics accusations, tax-evasion counts

posted: 07/12/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Saline County Circuit Judge Bobby McCallister was charged with four counts of felony tax evasion Tuesday, hours after the state's judicial ethics watchdog accused the judge of misconduct for neglecting to pay most of his taxes over the past two decades.

Democrat Sabin plans campaign to be Little Rock mayor; his House seat raises interest

posted: 07/12/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

With Little Rock state Rep. Warwick Sabin looking at entering the Capitol city's mayoral race, several candidates have emerged to vie for the Democratic nomination to his House seat.

Four applications submitted for facilities to house state's mentally ill

posted: 07/11/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Hospitals, a counseling center and a former nursing home are the locations being pitched to house the state's first facilities aimed at diverting the mentally ill from jail, according to applications submitted to the state earlier this month.

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