A lawyer and blogger is suing Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr for withholding his personal cell phone number from an open records request.
Matt Campbell on Monday filed a complaint in Pulaski County Circuit Court that accused the Republican lieutenant governor of violating the state's Freedom of Information Act by redacting the number from records released by his office. Campbell runs the Democratic-leaning Blue Hog Report website.
Former Mount St. Mary Academy teacher and volleyball coach Kelly O'Rourke, who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a student, was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for repeatedly contacting the victim.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports Judge Barry Sims said he was coming down hard on the teacher for willfully disregarding the court’s no-contact order after pleading guilty in the case.
Last month O’Rourke pleaded guilty to violating the terms of her original sentence and read a statement in court apologizing for her actions.
The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department says lanes of Interstate 530 in Pine Bluff and Highway 10 in Little Rock will be closed this week.
On Highway 10 - also known as Cantrell Road - bridge painting on the Marsh Arch Bridge between Chester Street and Dillard's corporate headquarters will require closing the outside lane of westbound Cantrell near the bridge from Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day - weather permitting.
Traffic will be controlled using cones and warning signs.
UALR Bowen Law School professor Adjoa Aiyetoro is overseeing the project. She’s been working with elected officials and community leaders for nearly a year on research concerning racial disparities in sentencing and treatment at Arkansas courts and prisons.
Craighead County's juvenile drug court that a judge said earlier this year would end remains open and officials are now looking to hire new case coordinators.
Circuit Judge Lee Fergus oversees the court and told county officials in September that he was ending it. Fergus told The Jonesboro Sun that he's been unable to hold court because of a fractured vertebra in his neck.
He now says Circuit Judge Cindy Thyer has stepped in to oversee the court in his absence.
A bipartisan piece of legislation now moving through Congress addresses the nation’s navigable waterways and could have a significant effect on Arkansas. Last week the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013, a bill similar to one passed by the Senate in March.