Lawyers for a group of same-sex couples seeking to overturn Arkansas' ban on gay marriage want to drop the state's governor and attorney general from a lawsuit.
Attorneys for the couples filed a notice of dismissal Thursday in Pulaski County Circuit Court. That notice says the plaintiffs dismiss Gov. Mike Beebe and Attorney General Dustin McDaniel from the lawsuit. They're asking the court to issue an order making it official.
Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Mark Darr says he made errors on campaign finance reports that are now being questioned by a political website.
In a series of reports this week, the Democrat-leaning Blue Hog Report says Darr's campaign reports listed expenses like four season tickets to Arkansas Razorback games, expensive dinners and charges at convenience stores as fundraisers.
Actions are being taken by the Game and Fish Commission to stop Chronic Wasting Disease, in the same family of diseases as Mad Cow, from infecting the state’s deer and elk populations. Cases in northwestern Missouri are the closest to Arkansas.
New steps ban the transportation of live cervids and carcasses hunted in all other states. This adds to a 2003 law which only prevented importation from states with known cases.
Corey Gray, the Deer Program Coordinator with Game and Fish said Arkansas is being proactive.
State officials have fired a top parole and probation administrator after a state investigation showed he violated key policies at the Department of Community Corrections.
The Arkansas-Democrat Gazette reports that Damian McNeal was fired Monday, according to an internal investigation account which says he “changed an incident report at least twice to reflect false information and submitted it as a complete and accurate report”.