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Two Arkansas women handed 18-month sentences for roles in child-meal scam

A former state Department of Human Services employee and her best friend were sentenced Friday to 18 months in federal prison for their admitted participation in a scheme that defrauded child-nutrition programs of $253,817.44.

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Former central Arkansas luxury pool seller admits to stealing from company, customers

Pleads guilty, faces prison, fine for stealing $381,171.57

A former salesman for Elite Pools by Scott, a North Little Rock business that designs and builds luxury swimming pools, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Little Rock to a wire fraud charge, admitting he stole $381,171.57 from the company and several customers.

Arkansas needn't pay Planned Parenthood clinics, court rules

Planned Parenthood loses in appeal

A federal appellate panel on Wednesday vacated a federal judge's orders in 2015 and 2016 directing Arkansas to continue paying for Planned Parenthood services for Medicaid recipients.

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Rapper's bodyguard pleads innocent; man faces charge in mass shooting at Little Rock club

The bodyguard for Memphis rapper Ricky Hampton pleaded innocent Tuesday in federal court in Little Rock to two gun charges on which he was indicted Aug. 3.

Suer of Little Rock says revised city ban infringes rights

Access to officials still limited

Nearly three weeks after a federal judge declared that the city of Little Rock was violating the First Amendment by extending a ban blocking a neighborhood activist from city buildings, the ban has been revised.

Judge: Ruling on new Arkansas abortion law a priority

He hears lawyers on legality of suspending clinic licenses

A federal judge vowed Thursday to give priority status to issuing a written order on the constitutionality of a new state law that imposes mandatory licensing suspensions on Arkansas abortion clinics the minute they are cited by the Health Department for any infraction.

Panhandling suit's date in court Sept. 5

U.S. District Judge Billy Roy Wilson on Wednesday scheduled a hearing for Sept. 5 on the validity of a newly written state panhandling law.

Arkansas begging statute again in lawsuit; ’17 redo retains flaw, ACLU says

In November, a federal judge in Little Rock invalidated part of an Arkansas law that banned public begging, saying it was unconstitutional.

Ex-jailer settles Pulaski County inmate's sex suit

Deal cancels trial in federal court

A federal lawsuit accusing a former Pulaski County jail supervisor of repeatedly sexually assaulting a female inmate in 2014 and 2015 has been settled, canceling a jury trial that was to begin Sept. 12 before U.S. District Judge Billy Roy Wilson.

Worker at Arkansas trucking company faces 17 fraud counts, accused of stealing over $50,0000

A federal grand jury in Little Rock has indicted a former controller for a Russellville-based trucking company on 17 counts of wire fraud, alleging that she used an electronic payroll system to steal more than $50,000 in 2014 and 2015.