Sentencing for a former Garland County water patrol deputy who acknowledged making arrangements for a teenage prostitute is set for next week.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that 39-year-old Neil E. Parliment will appear before a federal judge in Texarkana for sentencing on Dec. 13.
Parliment acknowledged in July that he made arrangements for a 17-year-old girl to travel from Memphis, Tenn., to Hot Springs to engage in prostitution with men he lined up for her. Parliment also acknowledged he paid the girl to engage in sexual activity with him.
Early voting started Tuesday for a proposal to renovate Robinson Center Music Hall. Supporters of the project gathered on the steps of the historic auditorium to speak in favor of the project. Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Music Director Phillip Mann and President and CEO of Celebrity Attractions Ed Payton took part in the event.
Payton said renovations would bring larger Broadway productions and make load-ins for equipment much easier and less dangerous.
Arkansas finance officials say the state's revenue in November didn't meet last year's figures or their predictions for this year.
The Department of Finance and Administration said Tuesday that the state's net available general revenue last month totaled $349.7 million. That's just under $1 million less than the same month last year and $8.4 million below forecast.
The state's revenue for the fiscal year that began July 1 is $29.4 million above forecast.
The National Weather Service Tuesday issued a winter storm watch for parts of northern, western and central Arkansas. It will be in effect Thursday afternoon through Friday.
A strong cold front will move into the region late Wednesday, bringing much cooler air. An advisory says it will stall out, with several upper level weather disturbances bringing widespread precipitation.
Alice Walton, daughter of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. founder Sam Walton, has had her record wiped clean of a drunken driving arrest in Texas. The case was set for an expungement hearing on Monday in Parker County, Texas.
Walton was arrested in October 2011 by a Texas Highway Patrol trooper but formal charges were never filed.
The two-year statute of limitations has expired and officials say the trooper who arrested her was suspended and not available to testify.
Assistant Prosecutor Fred Barker said in October that he expected the expungement request would be granted.
A new facility in North Little Rock whose goal is to provide technological and educational resources for entrepreneurs in Central Arkansas has been awarded a grant by the Delta Regional Authority.
The grant of 251,105 dollars will go towards developing facilities and help the Arkansas Regional Innovation hub become fully operational by next year, says Warwick Sabin, the executive director. He says the hub will include spaces for people to work on their business ideas as well as classrooms where people can learn things like computer programming