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Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for races on Friday, March 21

Mar 20, 2014 8:09pm

The Morning Line

Oaklawn Park Friday, March 21, 2014

Handicapper Charlie Cooper

Sunday Meet

Winners on Top 2/9 75/336

Winners in Top 4 Selections 6/9 243/336

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Signatures sufficient for casino measure; court fight continues

Updated: Sep 14, 2012 8:02pm

LITTLE ROCK — Professional poker player Nancy Todd exceeded the signature requirement for her proposed constitutional amendment on casino gambling by more than 17,000 signatures, the secretary of...

Audit finds financial errors at Rehabilitation Services

Updated: Sep 14, 2012 8:02pm

LITTLE ROCK — Officials with Arkansas Rehabilitation Services were questioned Friday by lawmakers after a state audit revealed a number of problems, including documentation errors and that an...

<p>State Rep. Tim Summers, R-Bentonville, (right) and Sen. Bill Pritchard, R-Elkins, answer questions from reporters Friday after the legislative committee they chair subpoenaed state Treasurer Martha Shoffner to appear. Shoffner did not appear before the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee on Friday to answer questions about a state audit critical of her office.</p>

Lawmakers subpoena state treasurer over critical audit

Updated: Sep 14, 2012 8:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — State Treasurer Martha Shoffner failed to appear before a legislative committee Friday to answer questions about a state audit critical of her office, even after the panel issued a...

<p>(From left) Pine Bluff School Board President Herman Horace, district finance director Pam Winkler and Superintendent Linda Watson listen to lawmakers during a legislative committee Thursday at the state Capitol. (Rob Moritz photo)</p>

Audit finds financial deficiencies at PB school district

Updated: Sep 13, 2012 9:37pm

LITTLE ROCK — A state audit of the Pine Bluff School District presented to lawmakers Thursday found significant weaknesses in the district’s internal controls over financial reporting and a number...

Beebe: No special election for vacated House seat

Updated: Sep 13, 2012 9:38pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe will not call a special election to complete the remainder of the term of a state lawmaker who resigned, the governor’s office said Thursday.

Former Rep. Hudson...

State receives $1.2 million grant to train veterans

Updated: Sep 13, 2012 9:38pm

LITTLE ROCK — The state Department of Workforce Services announced Thursday it has received a $1.2 million grant to provide employment training and supportive services to veterans.

The grant...

<p>Nancy Todd talks to reporters Thursday after the state Supreme Court heard oral arguments on her proposed constitutional amendment to allow casinos in four counties. (John Lyon photo)</p>

Petition process for casino proposal like ‘obstacle course,’ lawyer says

Updated: Sep 13, 2012 9:39pm

LITTLE ROCK — The ballot petition process has been turned into “an obstacle course” for a businesswoman seeking to place on the ballot a proposed constitutional amendment to allow casinos in four...

Bill to punish those who lie about military service approved by House

Updated: Sep 13, 2012 9:39pm

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday approved a bill that seeks to punish people who lie about military service to gain benefits or a preferential job.

The Stolen Valor Act reworks a 2005 law...

Hearing set in PB mayoral election lawsuit

Updated: Sep 12, 2012 7:57pm

PINE BLUFF — A special judge will hear arguments next week in Mayor Carl A. Redus Jr.’s lawsuit seeking to halt the city’s Nov. 6 mayoral election.

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Jay Moody set...

Court of Appeals overturns rape conviction

Updated: Sep 12, 2012 7:56pm

LITTLE ROCK — A man convicted of raping a child is entitled to a new trial because jurors were not allowed to hear testimony that the alleged victim was heard saying she lied on the stand, the...