Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner has been arrested for extortion by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being held in Pulaski County Jail.
FBI spokeswoman Kimberly Brunell said Shoffner was arrested Saturday at her home in Newport and is scheduled for a federal court hearing Monday. Brunell said Shoffner was arrested on charges of "extortion under color of official right." Brunell said she would have more details Monday.
Arkansas Law Enforcement officials are working on a program to issue traffic citations electronically.
They say if it goes into effect, it could speed up the process and enhance the safety of police officers.
Spokesman Bill Sadler with the State Police says this is beneficial.
"The officer is not spending as much time along the side of the road. We all know from experience that the longer you're on the side of the road with a violator, the chances of something going wrong increases with the amount of time," said Sadler.
After nearly a year of renovation work, Little Rock’s Amphitheater is back in business.
Formerly known as the Riverfest Amphitheater, and now the First Security Amphitheater, the venue hosts many events throughout the year, including next week’s Riverfest and the summer series Movies in the Park.
DeAnna Korte, Executive Director of Riverfest, says the repair effort was a collaboration.
Arkansas House Speaker Davy Carter says he won't seek the Republican nomination for governor next year. Carter announced Friday he won't be joining the gubernatorial race.
Carter said last month he might seek the Republican nomination. Carter was elected House speaker last year after Republicans won control of the state Legislature in the November election. The 38-year-old has served in the state Legislature since 2009.