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Pipe Plant Sale Tops $7.7 Million (Real Deals)Lock Icon

GTM I30 Holdings LLC, led by Rene Morgan, acquired the 7200 Interstate 30 project from Cameron International Corp. of Houston. read more >
Gilbert Baker
Government & Politics / Legal

October Retrial Set for Gilbert Baker

A federal judge has scheduled the retrial of a former Arkansas state senator on bribery and fraud charges for the first week of October. read more >
Gilbert Baker
Government & Politics

Gilbert Baker Must Face Jury, Federal Judge Rules

Former State Sen. Gilbert Baker of Conway will "most definitely" be going to trial, his lawyer says, but he will be tried by a jury rather than by a federal judge alone. read more >
The Residence Inn by Marriott at 219 River Market Ave. in Little Rock.
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Residence Inn Marriott Hosts $20.3M Sale (Real Deals)Lock Icon

An affiliate of Noble Investment Group of Atlanta acquired the 107-room Residence Inn Marriott at 219 River Market Ave. from an affiliate of Starwood Capital of Greenwich, Connecticut. read more >
2021 Sanford Drive in Little Rock

Recent Real Estate Deals Total $2.6M

Steve and Kristy Dillman of Ripon, California, bought an eight-unit apartment project at 2021 Sanford Drive in Little Rock for $680,000. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Construction / Health Care / Investments / Retail

Cottages at Otter Creek Collected in $5.7M DealLock Icon

Apartments in west Little Rock, a future nursing home site in Benton, Faulkner County pastureland and a future car lot in Bryant form this week’s quartet of million-dollar real estate transactions. read more >
Jeff Wardlaw
Health Care / Insurance / Legal

Some Ethics Amendment (Editorial)

An ethics amendment crafted by a corrupt legislator, Woods, that doesn’t require a legislator to disclose that he has a financial relationship with people who have business before that committee is flawed indeed. read more >
Gilbert Baker
Government & Politics

Gilbert Baker Pleads Not Guilty in Bribery Scheme

A former Arkansas lawmaker has pleaded not guilty to charges he conspired to bribe an ex-judge who admitted to lowering a jury's award in a negligence lawsuit in exchange for campaign contributions. read more >
Gilbert Baker
Government & Politics / Health Care

Former State Sen. Gilbert Baker Indicted on Corruption Charges

Former State Sen. Gilbert Baker has been indicted on federal corruption charges in case that has already sent a former Faulkner County circuit judge to prison. read more >
Pavilion Centre at 8315 Cantrell Road.
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Pavilion Centre Visited By $9.8M Purchase (Real Deals)Lock Icon

Two LLC, led by Keith Ingram, bought the Pavilion Centre at 8315 Cantrell Road. The seller is Pavilion Centre LLC, led by Tad Krug, Tim Farrell and Jim Irwin. read more >
From left: former state Sen. Gilbert Baker of Conway, Michael Morton, former Faulkner County Circuit Judge Michael Maggio
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Politics as Usual? (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

The reporting that uncovered Maggio’s corruption and the reporting that continues to reveal the tentacles of improper influence have been a great service to the state. read more >
Glen Schwarz gathers petition signatures in Little Rock’s River Market to put proposed amendments  to the Arkansas Constitution on the Nov. 8 ballot.
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Legal

Medical Malpractice Proposal Seeks Out Public Vote

Advocates of capping noneconomic damage awards in lawsuits against health care providers have taken a new tack. They want to amend the Arkansas Constitution instead of making change through the Arkansas Legislature. read more >
Legal

Prosecutors: Maggio Failed Lie Detector, Revealed New Details

Former Judge Mike Maggio tried to withdraw his guilty plea only after he failed a lie-detector test and then disclosed "substantial" new details of the bribery than he had previously revealed, prosecutors said Friday. read more >
Michael Lamoureux
Government & Politics / Legal / Nonprofits

Appearances Matter II (Editorial)

Michael Lamoureux, the former state senator who is now Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s chief of staff, has some explaining to do. read more >
Michael Lamoureux
Government & Politics

Michael Lamoureux Defends $120K from Lobbyist-Funded Group

The former president of the Arkansas Senate broke his silence Thursday about receiving $120,000 in consulting fees from a group largely funded by lobbyists and their clients while he led the Senate. read more >
Health Care / Real Estate / Transportation

Fred & Jack’s Trailer Property Ahead in Saline County Seven-Digit Deals

Commercial property, a package of 18 residential properties, a 103-bed nursing home and a group of multifamily properties form our quartet of seven-digit Saline County transactions. read more >
Justice Building in Little Rock. “The system of electing state court appellate judges is broken,” said attorney Philip Anderson. 
Government & Politics / Legal / Media & Marketing

Choosing Arkansas Judges: Elections or Selections?

Two high-profile cases have brought renewed attention to the question of whether Arkansas' system of electing state Supreme Court justices and Court of Appeals judges needs fixing. read more >
21 Nabco Drive, Conway
Banking & Finance / Health Care / Real Estate / Retail

Centennial, Michael Morton, Dollar General Make Million-Dollar Moves

A trio of central Arkansas real estate transactions all surpassed the $1 million mark. read more >
Fort Smith nursing home magnate Michael Morton said he tells people he’s in business to provide quality care for the elderly.
Construction / Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Legal / Real Estate

Nursing Home King Michael Morton Expanding His Empire

Even though Michael Morton has been hit by shrapnel from former Faulkner County Circuit Judge Michael Maggio’s bribery scandal, the Fort Smith nursing home magnate is pushing forward with plans to expand his empire. read more >
From left: former state Sen. Gilbert Baker of Conway, Michael Morton, former Faulkner County Circuit Judge Michael Maggio
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Nursing Home Magnate Michael Morton Considered a Top Political Donor

Nursing home magnate Michael Morton has long been considered a go-to guy for those looking to raise political campaign money in Arkansas. read more >