A Fayetteville attorney has been convicted of helping former northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Barber commit bankruptcy fraud.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports a federal court jury in Fort Smith on Monday found attorney K. Vaughn Knight guilty of conspiracy to commit bankruptcy fraud, bankruptcy fraud, false statements and money laundering.
The Pulaski County jail has become critically overcrowded, Sheriff Doc Holladay said Monday, which could result in it only being able to house the most dangerous offenders.
It comes as Arkansas has made changes to the parole system, stiffening rules for when people must be detained for violating parole. That has greatly increased the number of violators being detained at county jails, waiting for space to become available in state prisons.
Despite being ranked America's worst airport by Travel and Leisure, Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport saw revenue increase over the last year.
Passenger traffic is down from last year, but the airport is still on track to earn a record amount of net operating income. Through October 31, the airport had total net income of nearly $9 million, or about 4 percent ahead of what was collected in the same period last year.
The Arkansas Legislative Council on Friday heard details of the agreement reached between the state and central Arkansas school districts to end desegregation payments and approved the terms of the proposed settlement.
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel spoke to lawmakers, calling it a “historic milestone,” and praising efforts by the legal counsels of all school districts involved.
The future of the largest contract with a private entity in state history was the center of discussion over prison healthcare in Friday's Arkansas Legislative Council meeting. The proposed 9 year, $92 million contract drew questions over its size and the search process selecting Correct Care Solutions as the best company for comprehensive medical and pharmaceutical services.