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Murder Charges Filed Against Three Men In Beating Death

Updated: Jul 25, 2014 4:47pm

First-degree murder charges have been filed against the two men held in connection with Tuesday’s beating death of a Booneville man.

William L. Strickland, 32, of Branch, and James R. Lane,...

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Special Legislative Session Begins

Jul 01, 2014 9:56am

LITTLE ROCK — State lawmakers began a special session Monday with a nod to the state’s past and then quickly got down to the business of addressing rising teacher health insurance costs, prison...

Panel Wants Second Special Session On Broadband Access In Schools

Jun 27, 2014 9:34am

LITTLE ROCK — Members of a committee that has been studying broadband in Arkansas said Thursday they hope Gov. Mike Beebe will call a second special session this year to address expanding...

Legislator Objects To Taking Insurance From Part-Time School Employees

Jun 27, 2014 9:32am

LITTLE ROCK — A state senator said Thursday she is concerned that a proposal to drop part-time public school employees from health insurance plans may leave some people without options for...

Court: No New Sentencing Hearing For Death-Row Inmate

Jun 27, 2014 9:30am

LITTLE ROCK — A divided Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday said it would not order a new sentencing hearing for a man sentenced to die for fatally shooting a man in a Little Rock laundromat in a...

State Court Dismisses Motion In 2001 Murder Case After Defendant Returned

Jun 27, 2014 5:05am

FORT SMITH — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a defense motion to quash an order deeming accused killer Rickey Dale Newman incompetent to stand trial and sending him to the...

House Said To Support Lottery Proposal; Beebe Mulling Adding It To Session

Jun 26, 2014 9:28am

LITTLE ROCK — House and Senate leaders told the Arkansas News Bureau on Wednesday that a large majority of House members support taking action to restrict the state lottery during next week’s...

Lottery Proceeds Expected To Fall Short Of Lowered Forecast

Jun 26, 2014 9:27am

LITTLE ROCK — The state lottery’s proceeds for the fiscal year that ends Monday are likely to fall short of already-lowered projections, Lottery Director Bishop Woosley said Wednesday.

The...

State GOP Official Resigns Over Hillary Clinton Comment

Jun 26, 2014 9:25am

LITTLE ROCK — The state Republican Party’s 2nd District chairman resigned Wednesday after being quoted as saying Hillary Clinton might “get shot” if she campaigns for president in Arkansas.

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Jurors Speak About Escape, Trial

Jun 25, 2014 12:58pm

Fifteen years ago a juror who sat only feet away from Timothy Buffington said they could vote to put the accused man to death if the case warranted doing so.

“Becasue it was a murder trial...

ACLU Asks Judge To Block Voter ID Law

Jun 25, 2014 12:55pm

LITTLE ROCK — More than 1,000 ballots went uncounted in the May 20 primary election because of Arkansas’ new voter ID law, according to a motion filed Tuesday that asks a judge to block further...

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