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Accountant Stole Trust Plus $4M, Lawsuit Says

Accountant Stole Trust Plus $4M, Lawsuit Says

Accountant Edward M. Cooper Jr. occasionally asked for a few extra blank checks in case he made a mistake preparing payments for Roach Manufacturing Corp. in Trumann.
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Former Mid-American Employee Pleads Guilty to $800K Theft

Veronica Dillehay waived indictment and pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court last week to one count of wire fraud in connection with stealing checks from her employer, Mid-American Manufacturing Corp. of Jonesboro.
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Simmons Sues Soul of the South Investors

Simmons Bank of Pine Bluff sued to recover the a $1.4 million collection effort from the leading investors in the troubled Soul of the South venture.
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Sued for Malpractice, Vaughn-Michael Cordes Files for Bankruptcy This article is available only in print.

A Fayetteville attorney who was involved in an adoption case that resulted in a malpractice lawsuit against him has filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy reorganization, listing potentially $1.9 million in debts. read more >

Lawsuit Says Flawed Walmart Contract Foiling Dirt Cheap Discounter This article is available only in print.

Walmart sued over its restrictive covenant related to a Jonesboro retail shopping center. read more >

Conway Hospital Rivalry Goes Before Lawmakers This article is available only in print.

State lawmakers are scheduled to resume their inquiry into the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' contract to provide emergency room and orthopedic services at Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway. read more >

Ready for the Minimum Wage Hike? (Trey Cooper Commentary)

Becoming more efficient may be helpful to employers in absorbing the initial shock of the increased minimum wage. read more >

Silenced Springdale Student Paper Rescued by State Law

Springdale's Har-Ber High School shifted into reverse last week on its headline-making shutdown of the student newspaper, which had published an article the administration didn't like. read more >

A Surrender of Oversight (Editorial)

The story about the mental health services provider that ripped off both taxpayers and the mentally ill reveals what happens when bureaucrats and lawmakers surrender their oversight duties to highly conflicted parties. read more >

InVeritas Names New VP

Attorney Will Gruber will join global public affairs firm inVeritas of Little Rock as vice president of government relations and strategic partnerships. read more >

Har-ber High School Suspends Student-Run Newspaper

The school district of a northwest Arkansas high school that suspended its student newspaper after it published an article alleging improper transfers by football players said Monday that district administrators are "reviewing the issue." read more >

Lawsuit: Drill Bit Left During Repair Caused Cessna Crash

A drill bit left during repair of a single-engine Cessna aircraft is responsible for a 2015 crash in Arkansas that caused minor injuries to the pilot and destroyed the new $712,290 aircraft, a federal lawsuit alleged. read more >

Nexstar Offers Just Over $4B for Tribune Media

Nexstar offering to buy Chicago's Tribune Media for about $4 billion Monday, four months after the collapse of a similar bid from Sinclair Broadcast Group. read more >

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