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October 16th, 2014

Arkansas high court strikes down voter ID law

October 16, 2014

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas' highest court on Wednesday struck down a state law that requires voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot, ruling the requirement unconstitutional just days before early voting begins.

In a decision that could have major implications in the Nov. 4 election, the Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that determined the law unconstitutionally added a requirement for voting.

Bryant City Clerk race draws two candidates

October 16, 2014

During early voting for the Nov. 4 general election, Bryant voters will have a choice between two candidates for city clerk — incumbent Heather McKim and challenger Sue Ashcraft.

Early voting will get under way Monday, Oct. 20.

The Saline Courier, on Oct. 13, submitted questions to both candidates at the email address on file with the candidates' paperwork at the county clerk's offices. McKim submitted her answers on Wednesday morning.

A follow-up reminder telephone call was placed to Ashcraft on Wednesday morning, but as of press time, she has not responded.

More details released in hit-and-run case

October 16, 2014

Marcus Dorsey, 39, of Little Rock has been formally charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death a 20-year-old Benton woman.

Dorsey is accused of driving the U-Haul pickup truck that struck Heather Baker as she walked across the Target parking lot. He also faces charges of leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury and three counts of criminal mischief, according to court documents filed Wednesday.

More info and new details can be found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.

 

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