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Officer's attorney says city not fully reinstating officer

Jan. 17, 2020 5:26 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The attorney for a police officer fired for fatally shooting a black motorist asked an Arkansas judge Friday to hold Little Rock's mayor and police chief in contempt, saying they haven't fully complied with an order to reinstate the officer. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox...

FILE - In this April 1, 2013 file photo, a member of a cleanup crew is reflected in water and oil in a drainage ditch along State Highway 365 in Mayflower, Ark. A segment of a crude oil pipeline that has been closed since it ruptured in Central Arkansas in 2013 is being inspected and tested, officials said this week. Energy Transfer Partners LLC, which owns what was formerly known as the Pegasus Pipeline, notified Central Arkansas Water that testing is underway, utility CEO Tad Bohannon said Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (Courtney Spradlin/Log Cabin Democrat via AP, File)

Integrity tests done on Arkansas oil pipeline that ruptured

Jan. 17, 2020 3:35 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A company tested the integrity of a segment of pipeline that has been idle since it ruptured in 2013, spilling 5,000 barrels of crude oil in a Arkansas neighborhood and causing more than $57 million in damage. The tests that were conducted on the Permian Express pipeline from...

Panel OKs funding for levee repair along Arkansas River

Jan. 17, 2020 11:06 AM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A state commission has approved nearly $9 million in funding to repair levees that were damaged by record flooding last year. The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission approved the $8.8 million in grant funding Thursday for 14 groups overseeing levees along the Arkansas River that...

Arkansas man gets probation after mailing powder to senator

Jan. 15, 2020 2:46 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A 78-year-old Arkansas man has been sentenced to a year of probation after mailing white powder and a threatening letter about slavery reparations to Republican Sen. Tom Cotton’s office in Washington two years ago. Henry Edward Goodloe, who is black, pleaded guilty in...

2 advance to runoff in primary for Arkansas House seat

Jan. 15, 2020 10:58 AM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two candidates seeking the Democratic Party's nomination for an Arkansas House seat that had been held by a civil rights attorney who died last year have advanced to a runoff. Joy Springer won a plurality of votes in Tuesday's primary for the House District 34 seat and Ryan Davis...

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2015, file photo, Sen. Linda Collins-Smith, R-Pocahontas, speaks at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. A woman charged with killing the former Arkansas state lawmaker faces new charges alleging that she asked fellow inmates to kill the victim's ex-husband. Authorities on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2019, charged Rebecca Lynn O'Donnell with two counts of criminal solicitation to commit capital murder and two counts of criminal solicitation to commit tampering with physical evidence. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)

Woman charged in former lawmaker's death faces new charges

Jan. 14, 2020 4:57 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A woman charged with killing a former Arkansas state lawmaker faced new charges Tuesday alleging that she asked fellow inmates to kill the victim's ex-husband. Rebecca Lynn O'Donnell, who has pleaded not guilty to capital murder in the killing of former state Sen. Linda Collins,...

Arkansas circuit judge candidate appeals removal from ballot

Jan. 14, 2020 12:32 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas district judge is appealing his removal from the ballot as a candidate for a circuit judge position. KAIT-TV reports that Lawrence County District Judge Adam Weeks filed the appeal Friday with the state Supreme Court after being removed from the ballot on Jan. 7. ...

Lawyer sues Arkansas officials for not allowing gun in court

Jan. 13, 2020 5:07 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas attorney is suing local officials for denying him access to a courthouse while carrying a handgun, testing a state law meant to allow lawyers to possess firearms on court premises, according to the law's authors. Chris Corbitt, a patent attorney from Conway, filed the...

S. Alabama defense stifles cold-shooting Little Rock 52-43

Jan. 11, 2020 9:07 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Chad Lott scored 14 points, Josh Ajayi added 13 and South Alabama's defense helped the Jaguars upend Little Rock 52-43 on Saturday. South Alabama forced a season-high 24 turnovers with nine steals and four blocked shots and held Little Rock without a field goal for the last six...

Arkansas judge won't stay order reinstating police officer

Jan. 10, 2020 6:47 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge on Friday said he won't stay his order reinstating a Little Rock police officer fired for fatally shooting a black motorist. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox denied the city of Little Rock's request to stay his order regarding Officer Charles Starks, who was...