Funeral services have been scheduled for an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officer who died while trying to help rescue two women from rising floodwaters.
Commission spokesman Keith Stephens said in a Wednesday news release that services for Wildlife Officer 1st Class Joel Campora will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Waldron High School football field. Stephens says Game and Fish Commission commissioners plan to attend the service.
Campora died alongside Scott County Sheriff Cody Carpenter last Friday while trying to save the women from flash floods.
A judge has set a trial date for a former student accused of issuing a threat against Harrisburg High School.
The 18-year-old male is to be tried on Sept. 9 for first-degree terroristic threatening. The Jonesboro Sun reports the teenager was a senior when he was arrested on Feb. 22 after allegedly threatening to "shoot up" the campus.
The defendant is being held at the Arkansas State Hospital in Little Rock, where he is awaiting a mental evaluation that was ordered in March.
A federal magistrate has denied a bid by a follower of convicted evangelist Tony Alamo to delay the sale of six Fort Smith properties to settle a court ruling.
The Texarkana Gazette reports that U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Bryant refused to delay a May 30 hearing to determine which properties might be sold.
Bryant ruled last month the properties could be sold to partially satisfy a $30 million judgment Alamo owes two men raised in Alamo's group. In 2009, Alamo was convicted of taking sexually abusing five underage girls and is serving 175 years in prison.
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.
The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration is warning state taxpayers of an email scam that seeks personal information.
The department says the sender of the email claims that the recipient's tax return is being reviewed by Arkansas Revenue Services and asks the person to click on a link to learn more about the complaint.
DFA says there is no state agency called Arkansas Revenue Services and that the DFA does not send out unsolicited emails.