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Ruling clears county in suit over tax’s use

Circuit Judge Tim Fox has cleared Pulaski County authorities of accusations that they failed to properly supervise $3.8 million in property tax revenue dedicated to Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

Ruling clears county in suit over tax's use

Plaintiff cites lax accounting of how Children’s uses funds

Circuit Judge Tim Fox has cleared Pulaski County authorities of accusations that they failed to properly supervise $3.8 million in property tax revenue dedicated to Arkansas Children's Hospital.

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Arkansas justices clear stops on lethal drug

They reverse halt order, reject two drugmakers’ petition

Three hours before Thursday's executions were scheduled to begin, the Arkansas Supreme Court vacated a lower-court ruling that had prevented the state from using its supply of vecuronium bromide to stop the condemned inmates' breathing.

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Arkansas judge blocks use of execution drug after suit hearing

Conflicting testimony given about how state got muscle relaxant from company

For the second time in a week, Arkansas has been blocked from using one of its execution drugs until questions about how it obtained a supply of muscle relaxant can be resolved at a trial still to be scheduled.

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Little Rock man fit to stand trial in slaying, kidnapping, judge rules

A Little Rock man accused of fatally stabbing a Conway man and stealing his truck has been pronounced fit to stand trial on first-degree murder and kidnapping charges after spending six months in the State Hospital.

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Death 2 days away, Arkansas inmates deny slayings

Courts reject Johnson, Lee requests for DNA testing

Arkansas plans to put to death two men Thursday who have claimed their innocence, presenting another set of legal challenges to state attorneys who failed Monday to clear the way for an earlier round of executions.

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Arkansas high court yanks judge who participated in protest off death cases

Judge facing ethics inquiry

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Monday stripped Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen of his authority to preside over any death penalty-related cases, three days after he participated in a protest of the state's plan to execute seven convicted killers by the end of this month.

Court says Arkansas tobacco suit checks in mail

The checks are in the mail to the 20,521 Marlboro Lights smokers who are splitting $18 million paid to settle a lawsuit, a Friday court order states.

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Bail lowered for man accused of fatally shooting Little Rock woman; 'strong' case for self-defense, lawyer says

A Pulaski County circuit judge Thursday cut the $500,000 bail of a West Memphis man by more than half after the defendant's attorney, citing a "strong" case for self-defense, predicted that prosecutors had little chance of a first-degree murder conviction.

Arkansas Children's Hospital seeks time to detail use of tax funds

With a $3.4 million annual tax subsidy for Arkansas Children's Hospital under scrutiny by Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox, the hospital is arguing that the judge has been misinformed about how the funds are used.