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Recent Stories by Linda Satter

Arkansas begging ban's lawsuit halted during appeal

posted: 10/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

U.S. District Judge Billy Roy Wilson on Monday granted a joint request to temporarily halt proceedings in an ongoing lawsuit challenging the state's new begging ban.

Abortion-case stay sustained; ruling keeps freeze on Arkansas law clinics say burdens women

posted: 10/14/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 7

A divided three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed Friday to leave intact -- for now -- a lower court's order preventing Arkansas officials from effectively stopping Planned Parenthood clinics in the state from performing abortions.

Jacksonville man gets 20 years for taking, posting porn photos of girl, 6

posted: 10/14/2017 1:01 a.m. Discuss

A Jacksonville man who was a member of the U.S. Air Force when arrested in late 2015 was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for taking pornographic photographs of a 6-year-old girl and posting them online.

Arkansas man, former member of U.S. Air Force gets 20 years for taking, posting porn photos of girl, 6

posted: 10/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

A Jacksonville man who was a member of the U.S. Air Force when arrested in late 2015 was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for taking pornographic photographs of a 6-year-old girl and posting them online.

Ruling on new Arkansas law that restricts begging on hold

posted: 10/12/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A new Arkansas law that restricts some begging in public places should remain enforceable while a federal appeals court reviews an order blocking its enforcement, attorneys on both sides of the issue agreed Wednesday.

Judge declines to toss Darren McFadden's lawsuit against Little Rock couple

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

A federal judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss former Arkansas Razorback Darren McFadden's lawsuit against his former financial adviser's sister and her husband, who live in Little Rock.

Hiland takes the oath for U.S. attorney post

posted: 10/11/2017 3:20 a.m. Discuss

Cody Hiland of Conway, a former prosecuting attorney , was sworn in Tuesday as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas.

Little Rock man admits to soliciting child sex; Craigslist ads led police to offender

posted: 10/07/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

A Little Rock man pleaded guilty Friday morning to a federal charge of attempted enticement of a minor, admitting he solicited sex with young children in online conversations.

Arkansas man admits he stole more than $1M intended to feed children in low-income areas

posted: 10/07/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

A Pine Bluff man on Friday became the 14th person to plead guilty, and the 16th person to be charged, in an Arkansas scheme to defraud the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Child and Adult Care Feeding Program.

Ex-Arkansas judge admits he gave leniency for sexual favors

posted: 10/06/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

A former judge admitted Thursday that he handed out leniency to certain young male defendants in Cross and St. Francis counties in exchange for sexual favors or their agreement to let him photograph them bending over to pick up aluminum cans and litter.

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