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October 4th, 2014

FBI investigating former Arkansas judge

October 4, 2014

CONWAY — The FBI confirmed it is looking into campaign donations made to a former circuit judge for his failed Arkansas Court of Appeals campaign.

The agency said it is investigating contributions that came from political action committees traced back to a nursing home owner who had a case pending in Michael Maggio's court. FBI spokeswoman Debra Green declined to comment because it's an ongoing investigation.

Lawmakers urge safeguards to stop Ebola spread

October 4, 2014

LITTLE ROCK — Members of Arkansas' House delegation have sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging his administration to take more steps to protect Americans against the spread of the Ebola virus.

Republican congressmen Rick Crawford, Tim Griffin, Steve Womack and Tom Cotton want the administration to consider implementing travel restrictions on countries affected by the virus and enforce immigration policies.

Friday's letter also expresses concern that people in affected countries could — possibly knowingly— be infected but not yet symptomatic and travel to the U.S.

Realtor's death causes policy changes

October 4, 2014

Realtor Beverly Carter of Scott was reported missing on Sept. 25. A few days later, the body of the 49-year-old woman was found buried in a shallow grave on Highway 5 in Cabot. Aaron Lewis, 33, has been charged with capital murder and kidnapping in connection with the incident.

Carter's death has caused Realtors across the state and throughout the nation to change policies for safety reasons.

"We will make changes. Her death will not be in vain," said Betsy Arey, Crye-Leike broker in the local community. "Our world is changed, and we have to change with it."

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