Category Archives: Court

Bradley County’s Candy Brand could be responsible for $1.5 million suit

A class-action lawsuit on behalf of more than 1,500 migrant workers for unpaid wages is nearing a $1.5 million conclusion after settlement papers were filed in El Dorado. According to the Associated Press, the suit was filed in 2007 by … Continue reading

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Mistake by the UCSO lets defendant out of jail early

Not the judge, nor the attorney, nor the defendant himself could figure out who let Demarcus White out of jail prior to his appearance in Union County Circuit Court this morning. Judge Hamilton Singleton was perplexed when White took the … Continue reading

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UCSO: Four arrests in Monday’s K & J robbery

One of a series of convenience store robberies wrapped up today with the arrest of four individuals who allegedly robbed the K & J Truck Stop late Monday night, according to investigators with the Union County Sheriff’s Office. All four … Continue reading

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Sartor files suit against Cole

In what will likely amount to either a wrongful termination or an equal employment opportunity case, Former Huttig Chief of Police Byron Sartor filed a civil suit earlier this week against Huttig Mayor Tony Cole. The suit was filed on … Continue reading

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Tweeting, sleeping jury results in death sentence overturn

The discovery that the trial of a now death-row inmate was fraught with technological leaks led the Arkansas Supreme Court to first overturn the conviction and then begin considering whether jurors should be allowed continued access to their cell phones. … Continue reading

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Court upholds death penalty for two

Two men convicted of murder and sentenced to the death penalty are still facing capital punishment after the Arkansas Supreme Court today denied the inmates’ appeals. The court affirmed death penalties for Kenneth Ray Osburn, who was convicted in 2006 … Continue reading

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ASC overturns 25-year sentence on basis of conflicting laws

The Arkansas Supreme Court recognized dual and conflicting laws concerning sentencing for habitual offenders and while urging for a review of the two laws, in a 6-1 decision overturned a man’s 25-year sentence for being a felon in possession of … Continue reading

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Camden lawyer replaces Hickey as circuit judge

Searcy W. Harrell Jr., a Camden lawyer, was named Monday as Susan Hickey’s replacement for circuit judgeship of the Fourth Division of the 13th Judicial District after Hickey’s ascension to the federal bench in the Western District of Arkansas. Harrell, … Continue reading

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