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Linda Satter

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Recent Stories by Linda Satter

Dismissal of judge's lawsuit against Arkansas Supreme Court appealed

posted: 07/17/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Attorneys for Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen on Monday asked the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis to reconsider its recent dismissal of Griffen's lawsuit against the Arkansas Supreme Court.

Arkansas AG seeks stay on abortion-law order

posted: 07/17/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

The Arkansas attorney general's office has asked U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker to suspend her July 2 order allowing medication-induced abortions in Arkansas to continue, while the order is on appeal.

Lawsuit accuses city in Arkansas of noncompliance with federal disabilities act

posted: 07/16/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A woman who has a form of muscular dystrophy and uses a wheelchair has sued the city of Helena-West Helena, alleging that the consolidated city has never complied with the Americans with Disabilities Act, preventing her from easily accessing public services.

Satanic Temple asks to join suit; it is religious group, merits Capitol monument, filing says

posted: 07/14/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 15

The Satanic Temple, which describes itself as "an organized religion" with a mission to "encourage benevolence and empathy among all people," has filed a motion to intervene in a federal lawsuit opposing the Ten Commandments monument re-installed April 26 on the state Capitol grounds.

Central Arkansas man accused of threatening on Facebook to kill his mailman

posted: 07/14/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

A Conway man was indicted this week by a federal grand jury, three weeks after, postal inspectors say, he threatened on Facebook to kill his mailman and then was found with a loaded shotgun near his front door.

Arkansas woman sentenced to 15-month term for theft of $88,000

posted: 07/13/2018 3:17 a.m. Discuss

A Vilonia woman who admitted embezzling $88,000 from Transco Lines Inc., a Russellville-based trucking company where she worked as a controller, and who is also facing a theft charge in Pulaski County, was sentenced Thursday by a federal judge to a year and three months behind bars.

Arkansas man accused of prostituting teen, distributing explicit photos pleads guilty to single charge

posted: 07/11/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A Faulkner County man faces five to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to one of six charges he faced at his jury trial next week on accusations of prostituting a 17-year-old girl and distributing sexually explicit photographs of her.

$38,000 to settle woman's pay suit; case centered on Arkansas youth-lockup job

posted: 07/07/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A company that manages the Alexander Juvenile Assessment and Treatment Facility has agreed to pay $38,000 to resolve a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of a female employee who was paid "significantly less" than a man who held the same position.

State appealing injunction order in abortion case

posted: 07/06/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 10

The attorney general's office filed notice Thursday that the state is appealing, once again, a preliminary injunction that prevents the enforcement of a law that effectively outlaws medication abortions in Arkansas.

Central Arkansas community dedicates new baseball complex 21 years after devastating tornado

updated: 07/05/2018 10:46 a.m. Comments 2

A dusty field dotted with sprouts of grass and weeds brought smiles to a lot of faces Wednesday in College Station.






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