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Second Lawsuit Names Closed Crittenden Regional Hospital

Second Lawsuit Names Closed Crittenden Regional Hospital
Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis | (Photo by Mark Friedman)

The ultimately fatal financial troubles at Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis might have started three years ago, according to a federal lawsuit filed last month against the hospital's former directors.
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Court Appoints Former LR Mayor Special Administrator in Scooter Stuart Case

Tom Prince, former Little Rock mayor, has entered the fray between Little Rock's One Bank & Trust and the estate of its former controlling owner and CEO, Layton “Scooter” Stuart.
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Lawyer: 'Fraud' Put Minimum Wage Issue on Arkansas' Ballot

The lawyer for a businessman who opposes an effort to raise Arkansas' minimum wage said Monday that placing the issue before voters would be an endorsement of fraud.
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