Arkansas News

WASHINGTON | More than $2 million DOT Grant Approved for Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with U.S. Representative Steve Womack, announced that the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) will receive $2.7 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to rehabilitate a taxiway in need of repair. “Investments in airport infrastructure keep Arkansas connected to the national and global economy. Northwest … Continue reading WASHINGTON | More than $2 million DOT Grant Approved for Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport

Arkansas News: Former Arkansas State Senator, Jonathan E. Woods Sentenced To 220 Months In Federal Prison For Wire Fraud, Mail Fraud And Money

Fayetteville, Arkansas – Former Arkansas State Senator Johnathan Woods was sentenced today to 220 months in prison for organizing and leading a bribery scheme in which state funds were directed to non-profit entities in exchange for kickbacks, many of which were funneled through a consultant’s business, announced U.S. Attorney Duane “DAK” Kees for the Western … Continue reading Arkansas News: Former Arkansas State Senator, Jonathan E. Woods Sentenced To 220 Months In Federal Prison For Wire Fraud, Mail Fraud And Money

Arkansas News: AG Rutledge announces arrest of former director of billing, Helen Balding, at Preferred Family Health for Medicaid Fraud

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the arrest of the former Director of Billing at Preferred Family Health. Helen Balding, 47, of New Braunfels, Texas, formerly of Fayetteville, is accused of making false statements knowingly causing the Arkansas Medicaid Program to overpay Preferred Family Health from January 2015 to October … Continue reading Arkansas News: AG Rutledge announces arrest of former director of billing, Helen Balding, at Preferred Family Health for Medicaid Fraud

ARKADELPHIA, Ark | Concern in Arkansas town highlights trade fears in US states

ARKADELPHIA, Ark — A Chinese company’s announcement two years ago that it would spend more than $1 billion and hire hundreds of workers for a paper mill on the outskirts of this rural college town was seen as a much-needed shot in the arm for the region’s economy. A web video promoting Arkadelphia — “It’s … Continue reading ARKADELPHIA, Ark | Concern in Arkansas town highlights trade fears in US states

Illinois News: Arkansas Man, KLINT KELLEY Sentenced to More Than 7 Years in Federal Prison for Illegally Selling Guns in Chicago Area

CHICAGO, IL. — An Arkansas man has been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison for illegally selling numerous handguns and rifles in Chicago and the suburbs. KLINT KELLEY brought the firearms from Arkansas to Chicago and illegally sold them to a convicted felon.  Kelley sold a total of 21 guns to the felon … Continue reading Illinois News: Arkansas Man, KLINT KELLEY Sentenced to More Than 7 Years in Federal Prison for Illegally Selling Guns in Chicago Area

Arkansas News: Fayetteville Man, James Lewis Story Sentenced To Over 3 Years In Federal Prison For Embezzlement Of Government Funds And Tax Fraud

Fayetteville, Arkansas –Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that James Lewis Story (Jimmy), age 57 of Fayetteville, Arkansas, was sentenced today to 46 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $1,282,966.00 in restitution to the City of Farmington Arkansas and … Continue reading Arkansas News: Fayetteville Man, James Lewis Story Sentenced To Over 3 Years In Federal Prison For Embezzlement Of Government Funds And Tax Fraud

Arkansas News: Lonsdale Man, Steven Nelson Sentenced To Over 6 Years In Federal Prison For Felon In Possession Of A Firearm Violation

Hot Springs, Arkansas – Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Steven Nelson a.k.a Steven Varnes, age 40, of Lonsdale, was sentenced yesterday to 78 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of Receiving and Possessing an Unregistered Firearm.  The Honorable … Continue reading Arkansas News: Lonsdale Man, Steven Nelson Sentenced To Over 6 Years In Federal Prison For Felon In Possession Of A Firearm Violation

Arkansas News: Texarkana Man, Christopher Whistle Sentenced To Over 12 Years In Federal Prison For Distribution Of Methamphetamine

Texarkana, Arkansas – Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Christopher Whistle, age 40, of Texarkana, Arkansas, was sentenced today to 100 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of Distribution of Methamphetamine.  The Honorable Susan O. Hickey presided over the … Continue reading Arkansas News: Texarkana Man, Christopher Whistle Sentenced To Over 12 Years In Federal Prison For Distribution Of Methamphetamine