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Linda Satter

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Federal Courts reporter

Federal Courts reporter

Recent Stories by Linda Satter

Water association sues city of Beebe over service area

posted: 01/24/2015 3:24 a.m. Discuss

The Southwest White County Water Association contends in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday afternoon that the city of Beebe is encroaching on the association's service territory and must be stopped.

Hear more on marriage ban, AG tells court

updated: 01/23/2015 9:57 p.m. Comments 3

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Friday asked the Arkansas Supreme Court to hear a second round of oral arguments in the state's pending appeal of a ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban.

Court denies appeal hearing for repossessor of firetruck

posted: 01/22/2015 3:25 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Court of Appeals on Wednesday denied an Illinois man's second request for a hearing on his appeal of a Pulaski County circuit judge's contempt finding for selling a firetruck that he repossessed from the city of Alexander.

Man ordered held in sexual-assault case

posted: 01/17/2015 2:31 a.m. Discuss

A Maumelle computer programmer who is accused of enticing young girls to model for sexually suggestive photographs and then perform sexual acts on him was ordered Friday to remain in custody until the next federal grand jury meets and can decide whether to indict him.

Inmate in prison 38 years gets hearing on evidence

updated: 01/16/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

A Batesville man who pleaded guilty 38 years ago to killing a neighbor will get a chance next month to try to prove what he says he now realizes -- that the woman's death wasn't the result of his actions.

Judges take up abortion law's line of viability

updated: 01/14/2015 3:20 a.m. Discuss

The issue of viability took center stage Tuesday as a federal appellate panel heard arguments for and against an Arkansas law banning most abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy if a fetal heartbeat is detected.

State's Honorable takes U.S. post

posted: 01/10/2015 2:24 a.m. Discuss

Colette Honorable, a woman from humble beginnings, was sworn in Friday as the newest member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as a courtroom full of dignitaries cheered.

Ex-bank exec in plea admits he robbed till

posted: 01/08/2015 3:30 a.m. Discuss

A former vice president and controller at Little Rock's One Bank & Trust admitted Wednesday to a federal judge that he used bank funds to pay roughly $5,000 a month in personal credit-card bills from 2009 through 2011.

Man gets 6 months in theft case

posted: 01/08/2015 3:29 a.m. Discuss

A federal judge Wednesday sentenced a Star City man to six months in prison for helping his ex-wife, a former executive director of the city's Housing Authority, steal money from the taxpayer-funded agency.

As pain pills run out, state lawmen fear heroin arrival

posted: 01/04/2015 4:25 a.m. Comments 2

A heroin epidemic that has exploded in other parts of the country in recent years has been insidiously seeping into Arkansas over the past three or four years, creating a growing sense of alarm in the office of U.S. Attorney Chris Thyer.

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