Emily Walkenhorst

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Monticello mayor taking plea deal, resigns post

Subscriber onlyMonticello Mayor Zackery Tucker resigned Tuesday after his attorney informed a judge that Tucker would accept a plea deal on corruption charges brought against him in September. Continue reading...

Panel urges Buffalo's protection

Committee sets schedule, OKs charter at first meeting

Subscriber onlyThe governor-commissioned Beautiful Buffalo River Action Committee met for the first time Tuesday afternoon, voicing its primary interests and concerns for protecting the Buffalo River. Continue reading...

Judge to rule on transfer of teen in Conway killings

Subscriber onlyFaulkner County Circuit Judge Troy Braswell will decide in the next two weeks whether a teenager accused of murdering a Conway couple in July 2015 will be tried as an adult or transferred to juvenile court, Braswell said Friday. Continue reading...

Hog-manure permit ruled flawed, fixable

Judge: Administrative change will do

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality erred in not requiring EC Farms to apply for a separate permit to apply up to 6.7 million gallons of hog manure to land located in the Buffalo National River watershed, an administrative law judge ruled this week. Continue reading...

Meters project to help gauge farms' water use

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Natural Resources Commission and the federal Natural Resources Conservation Service are getting ready to start a new cost-sharing program with some of the state's farmers to better measure how much water is used on fields. Continue reading...

Closing of Mountain Home landfill needs new bids

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has rewritten its requests for proposals for contractors to close an overfilled landfill in Mountain Home and a tire dump of 1 million tires next-door. Continue reading...

Closure of old Arkansas landfill and tire dump needs bids

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has rewritten its requests for proposals for contractors to close an overfilled landfill in Mountain Home and a tire dump of 1 million tires that's next-door. Continue reading...

Arkansas court backs 2 shale rulings, allows class-action suits

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Supreme Court has upheld lower court decisions to certify classes in two circuit court lawsuits over royalties paid by a natural-gas company operating in the Fayetteville Shale. Continue reading...

Haze rule petitions to include industries

U.S. court clerk OKs intervention

Subscriber onlyIndustry groups can intervene in all seven petitions for review -- including the state's -- of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's plan for implementing the 1999 Regional Haze Rule in Arkansas, a federal appeals court clerk ordered Friday. Continue reading...

Killer who posed as Craigslist shopper sentenced in Little Rock

He’s facing 60 years in prison

Subscriber onlyThe man who prosecutors say killed and robbed a man he met on Craigslist pleaded guilty Thursday to a reduced charge of first-degree murder. Continue reading...

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