A former Russellville doctor convicted of plotting a bombing that nearly killed the head of the Arkansas medical board has again been sentenced to life in prison. Randeep Mann was resentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Brian Miller in Little Rock.
Mann was sentenced in 2009 to life in prison for a bombing that injured Dr. Trent Pierce outside his home in West Memphis. A federal appeals panel upheld Mann's convictions but ruled that the sentencing range was miscalculated because it shouldn't have included an allegation that he assaulted an inmate.
Arkansas highway officials say there will be frequent traffic changes at the construction zone where the interchange of Interstates 430 and 630 are being upgraded.
The changes begin Wednesday night when westbound drivers on I-630 who want to get onto I-430 southbound will be detoured to the Shackleford/Hermitage intersection. That's instead of using the cloverleaf.
The detour will allow painting of steel girders and will be enforced between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. through Friday. The I-430 detour is the first of many changes planned over the coming month.
Arkansas Congressman Tom Cotton has been in Washington representing the Fourth District for four months now, but he's already getting national press on his stance on the country's foreign policy.
A report out Tuesday from Politico says Cotton's stance is reminiscent of the post 9/11 foreign policy of former President George Bush and could win him points with the Washington Republican political elite.
As it moves forward with a plan to offer subsidized health insurance to thousands of low-income residents, Arkansas is preparing to reorganize its Medicaid program to create a new office aimed at investigating fraud and waste complaints.
Under a measure Gov. Mike Beebe signed into law last week, 33 staffers from the Department of Human Services will this summer begin working under an independent office that will investigate fraud, waste and abuse complaints in the state's Medicaid program.
One of the major riverfront hotels in downtown Little Rock is changing its name and will undergo a major renovation.
A ceremony is set for Wednesday to formally convert the Peabody hotel to a Marriott, which will be run by an Atlanta-based hotel group that has promised a $16 million renovation to the 18-story structure.
The hotel's history includes a number of name changes. It was the Camelot and then the Excelsior before taking on the Peabody name in 2002.