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Sean Beherec

State Capitol Reporter

State Capitol Reporter

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Aggravated-crime conviction upheld

posted: 04/24/2014 4:21 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld the conviction for aggravated residential burglary of a man who was unarmed during a break-in because he made the victim think he was carrying a deadly weapon.

Election hopefuls appraised by NRA

posted: 04/22/2014 4:48 a.m. Discuss

The National Rifle Association has endorsed Republican state Reps. Ann Clemmer and Bruce Westerman in their respective congressional bids.

Registration will end today to vote May 20

posted: 04/21/2014 4:28 a.m. Discuss

Today is the last day to register to vote in the May 20 preferential primary and nonpartisan judicial elections.

Tuition help set for more in state

posted: 04/19/2014 3:23 a.m. Comment 1

The Arkansas Legislative Council on Friday voted to use $2 million in the state’s “rainy-day” funds to offer nearly two-thirds more Governor’s Distinguished Scholarships to eligible students.

Court says goodwill divisible

posted: 04/18/2014 2:36 a.m. Discuss

The “goodwill” value of Little Rock’s Brave New Restaurant was considered in a valuation of the business and can be divided in the co-owners’ divorce proceedings, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

81 judges since ’06 on suspension list

posted: 04/17/2014 5:23 a.m. Comments 4

Nearly one-third of the state’s sitting judges since 2006 have been suspended from practicing law a combined 157 times for nonpayment of annual law-license dues, according to a review of information provided by the clerk of the courts.

Parents’ funeral claim dismissed

posted: 04/16/2014 4:44 a.m. Discuss

The parents of an 18-month-old girl who died in state custody had waived any right to the body under state law because they “abandoned” her, the Arkansas Claims Commission said in an order released Tuesday.

Claims panel quashes school-chief settlement

posted: 04/16/2014 4:32 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Claims Commission unanimously rejected a settlement agreement between the state and the family of a former superintendent of the Pulaski County Special School District who was terminated in 2011.

Widow of fire chief awarded $200,000

posted: 04/12/2014 3:05 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Claims Commission on Friday unanimously approved awarding $200,000 in death benefits to the widow of a former Trumann Fire Department chief who died after having a heart attack on duty.

Justices find murder conviction unmerited

posted: 04/11/2014 3:07 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a Lincoln County man’s capital-murder conviction, finding that the state had failed to prove the shooting was premeditated.


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