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July 22nd, 2014

Panel approves leasing space for state prisoners

July 22, 2014

LITTLE ROCK — A state panel finalized a deal Monday to move up to 250 inmates into an unused Pulaski County facility as part of a plan lawmakers approved earlier this month to ease overcrowding at local jails across Arkansas.

Afghan vet who fought wounded gets Medal of Honor

July 22, 2014

WASHINGTON — Bleeding from both legs and his arm, Ryan Pitts kept firing at about 200 Taliban fighters, even holding onto his grenades an extra moment to ensure the enemy couldn't heave them back. On Monday, President Barack Obama draped the Medal of Honor around his neck, in a White House ceremony that also paid tribute to his nine platoon comrades who died that summer day in Afghanistan.

Arkansas AG rejects medical pot measure wording

July 22, 2014

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected the wording of a proposal to legalize medical marijuana by a group that is trying to put the measure before voters in 2016.

McDaniel's office on Monday rejected the wording of the proposal by Arkansans for Compassionate Care, which had tried unsuccessfully to get medical marijuana legalization on this year's ballot. The group had been unable to gather the 62,507 signatures from registered voters needed by the July 7 deadline to submit petitions to qualify for the November ballot.

Pennington, Mallory have trial dates set

July 22, 2014

Court proceedings have been scheduled for former Saline County Sheriff Bruce Pennington and Jo Nell Mallory, former chief deputy finance director for the sheriff's office.

Pennington is scheduled for an Oct. 10 hearing in Saline County Circuit Court and his trial is scheduled Nov. 20.

Circuit Judge Gary Arnold is presiding in Pennington's case, according to Kristie Petersen, Arnold's trial court assistant.

Mallory is scheduled for a hearing on Oct. 10 and her trial is set for Oct. 16.

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