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District judge plans for 'senior status'

Verdict innocent on fraud charge

Hot Springs man acquitted in phone-program scheme

After three days of trial, a federal jury acquitted a Hot Springs man Friday of participating in a conspiracy to defraud a federal program designed to ensure affordable access to telephone services for low-income people.

Verdict innocent on fraud charge

Hot Springs man acquitted in phone-program scheme

After three days of trial, a federal jury acquitted a Hot Springs man Friday of participating in a conspiracy to defraud a federal program designed to ensure affordable access to telephone services for low-income people.

Arkansas man who made child porn gets 22-year term

Undercover officer working online snared Searcy man

A Searcy man was sentenced Thursday to just short of 22 years in federal prison for producing child pornography.

Nurse at pill mill in Little Rock sentenced to nearly 6 years

Just before she was sentenced to nearly six years in prison, a Little Rock nurse practitioner continued to insist that she didn't know a clinic she worked for in 2014 and 2015 was a "pill mill."

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In court bids for his life, Arkansas death-row inmate strikes out 3 times; petition citing obesity dismissed

Requests for relief made by death-row inmate Marcel Wayne Williams, who is scheduled to be executed next Monday, were denied Tuesday by three federal judges in Little Rock.

Step set soon on suit over hot-check court

U.S. judge hears sides on jurisdiction

U.S. District Judge James Moody Jr. said Thursday that he will decide "in short order" whether to retain jurisdiction of a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Sherwood's hot-check court procedures or toss it on the grounds that its concerns should be addressed at the state level.

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Expiring drug to be used in Arkansas executions still is potent, court told

Inmate set to die first is identified

If Arkansas is unable to execute seven death-row inmates as scheduled by the end of the month, its expiring supply of midazolam -- one of three drugs used in lethal injections -- will still be good, a clinical pharmacologist testified Wednesday.

Witness leery of effect of drug used in Arkansas executions

Midazolam not used as a stand-alone anesthetic, pharmacologist testifies

Midazolam, the first drug in Arkansas' three-drug lethal injection protocol, cannot be used by itself as an anesthetic, an Oklahoma pharmacologist testified Tuesday.

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Verdict guilty for two Arkansans in food-for-kids fraud

Decision last involving 9 indictments

Jacqueline Mills, a Helena-West Helena day care operator who received millions of dollars from the federal government for claiming to oversee 34 feeding programs for poor children over three years, was convicted Thursday of all 39 counts she faced in a two-week jury trial.