Two men who pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in an election fraud case involving a former east Arkansas lawmaker have been sentenced to home confinement and probation.
Federal court records show that Phillip Wayne Carter was sentenced Wednesday to five months of home confinement. Sam Malone was sentenced Tuesday to 7.2 months of home confinement. Both men were also sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to complete 100 hours of community service.
Thursday the University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet and vote on whether to allow permitted faculty and staff to carry concealed handguns on its campuses throughout the state.
The Arkansas State University Board is also expected to vote on the matter Thursday.
The state legislature recently passed a law that gives colleges the choice, though all schools that have voted so far have opted out of allowing concealed weapons on campus.
The University of Arkansas is opening new office space in downtown Little Rock.
The new space, in the Metropolitan Tower, was provided by Flake & Kelley Commercial and Capitol Avenue Development Co.
The university says the office will be used by UA employees traveling to central Arkansas for university purposes. The university says the office will help UA have a greater presence in the Little Rock area, where many alumni and donors live, as well as prospective students.
A man who pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in an election fraud case involving a former east Arkansas lawmaker has been sentenced to three years of probation, including more than seven months of home confinement.
Federal court records show that Sam Malone also was ordered this week to complete 100 hours of community service before the end of his probation.
Malone pleaded guilty to the conspiracy charge in September, along with former Democratic Rep. Hudson Hallum, Hallum's father and another man.
In the wake of an Oklahoma tornado that killed over 50 people, Arkansas congressmen are weighing federal disaster relief options. Both Senators Pryor and Boozeman support a supplemental disaster assistance appropriation. But questions linger over how to fund a relief package.