The White County Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of four dead dogs found dumped in a ditch along a county road.
Chief Deputy Phillip Miller told The Daily Citizen that investigators have tried to question Kensett Animal Control Officer George Edwards about the case - but that Edwards would not make a statement without first consulting with a lawyer.
Edwards declined comment when contacted by the newspaper. Investigators say the cause of the dogs' deaths could not be determined.
The Little Rock District Court is getting a new electronic case management system that will aid in the court's functions.
Robert Rubow with the Administrative Office of the Courts says the Supreme Court has provided electronic case management across the state since 2006 and Little Rock will now become part of the system. He says the new program will allow easier access to court records.
"Their data is not just accessible from within the courthouse, it's available from anywhere in the state," Rubow said.
He says the program is also expected to save money.
Officials with hunger relief organizations in Arkansas and across the country have expressed concerns about recent efforts to remove food stamp provisions from federal Farm Bill legislation.
Though the Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate passed a bill that included funding for nutrition assistance, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed a bill that eliminated monetary support for the food stamp program.