LITTLE ROCK — A former Central Arkansas circuit judge who pleaded guilty in January 2015 to accepting a bribe is asking a federal judge to allow him to withdraw the plea.
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LITTLE ROCK — The state Board of Education heard a progress report Thursday on the Little Rock School District, as well as objections to a plan to bring nationally recruited teachers into the district and proposed expansions of Little Rock charter schools.
LITTLE ROCK — A divided Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed the legality of cash-only bond for defendants, a decision that inspired the court’s chief justice to cite Johnny Cash lyrics in a dissenting opinion.
LITTLE ROCK — The bodies of two boaters who disappeared on Lake Maumelle on Wednesday were recovered from the lake Thursday, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said.
LITTLE ROCK — The superintendent of the Dollarway School District told the state Board of Education on Thursday that a “lack of systems” is the biggest challenge the district faces as it seeks to address its academic problems.
LITTLE ROCK — A former state legislator who pleaded guilty to a hot-check violation in 1995 is eligible to run for Cleburne County sheriff because the record of his conviction has been sealed, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
LITTLE ROCK — A Garland County circuit judge was arrested Thursday in connection with the heat-related death of his 17-month-old son.
LITTLE ROCK — Residents of 11 Arkansas counties who became unemployed as a result of severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding between Dec. 26 and Jan. 22 may be eligible for disaster unemployment assistance, the state Department of Workforce Services said Wednesday. The list includes Jefferson County.
LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday named Terry Walker, currently serving as assistant director of the Arkansas State Plant Board, to be the board’s next director.
LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday joined the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Nature Conservancy in presenting a check for $250,000 to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission to fund a program to improve unpaved county roads and protect bodies of water.