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U.S. Attorney Duane Kees Resigns

U.S. Attorney Duane Kees of Bentonville has resigned, effective midnight Jan. 17. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care

Disturbing Past Rises to Haunt Dr. Lonnie ParkerLock Icon

An Arkansas physician who rehabilitated his image, regaining his medical license after going to federal prison on a child pornography charge, is now charged with a felonious relapse — this time accused of overprescribing opioids and other controlled substances. read more >
Donald Tankersley (file)
Business Services / Manufacturing

Donald Tankersley Pleads Guilty to 2 Counts of Tax Fraud

Donald Tankersley, who retired last year as CEO of White Dairy Ice Cream Co. Inc. of Van Buren, waived indictment and pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Thursday to two counts of tax fraud. read more >
Arkansas Federal Credit Union
Banking & Finance / Legal

AFCU Offers Interest-Free Loans to Government Workers Affected by Shutdown

As the partial government shutdown continues, Arkansas Federal Credit Union will continue to offer interest-free loans to its members who are preparing to miss another paycheck. read more >
Micah Neal
Government & Politics / Legal

Update: Judge Grants Ex-Lawmaker’s ‘Pipe Dream’ of Probation

Former state Rep. Micah Neal, who pleaded guilty last year to a corruption charge related to a kickbacks scheme involving Ecclesia College in Springdale, was sentenced Thursday to three years of probation. "I threw it all away, there are no excuses on my part," Neal told the court. read more >
Jon Woods

Update: Jon Woods Sentenced to 220 Months in Prison for Kickback Scheme

Jon Woods, the former state senator from Springdale, was sentenced Wednesday to 220 months in prison for what U.S. District Judge Timothy Brooks called “bastardization” of the legislative process. read more >
Jake Files
Construction / Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

State Sen. Jake Files Pleads Guilty to Federal Crimes in GIF Scandal

The Fort Smith Republican waived indictment and pleaded guilty to wire fraud, money laundering and bank fraud in connection with money routed to him from the state General Improvement Fund. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal

Duane Kees Confirmed as US Attorney for Western Arkansas

An executive at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has been confirmed as the U.S. Attorney for western Arkansas. read more >