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therepublic.com — LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner has been arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being held in Pulaski County Jail. FBI spokeswoman Kimberly Brunell said Shoffner was arrested Saturday at her home in Newport and would appear in federal court Monday for a hearing.
m.apnews.com — Shoffner, a Democrat serving her second term in office, has faced questions over the past year about the way her office has handled state investments. Legislative auditors last year said Shoffner's office in 2011 sold 11 bonds from its investment portfolio before they had matured and purchased similar bonds from the same brokers, resulting in a net loss of more than $58,000.
m.apnews.com — LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas law banning most abortions 12 weeks into a woman's pregnancy won't take effect while a legal challenge is pending, a federal judge ruled Friday. U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright granted a request for a preliminary injunction against the ban, which was set to take effect in August.
m.apnews.com — AR State Wire ANDREW DeMILLO Published: 22 minutes ago LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - House Speaker Davy Carter said Friday he won't run for Arkansas governor next year, passing on an uphill fight for the Republican nomination made steeper by his support for a health insurance expansion and comments urging his party to move away from social issues.
m.apnews.com — One state official who's seen a report on the probe says investigators are focused on a golf cart on the premises that had been recalled by its manufacturer, an electrical problem or possible criminal activity. A second law enforcement official briefed on the findings confirmed no definitive cause has been found.
m.apnews.com — ANGELA K. BROWN and JOHN L. MONE Published: 49 minutes ago An unidentified injured person is carried to an ambulance in Granbury, Texas, on Wednesday May 15, 2013. Officials report the tornado caused "multiple fatalities" as it tore through two neighborhoods of a North Texas town. Hood County sheriff's Lt.
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