Woman wanted for posing as school nurse arrested

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a woman wanted for posing as a nurse at a Searcy elementary school has been arrested and will face a seven-count indictment.

Authorities learned in July 2012 that Susan Elaine Boyce of Pleasant Plains, who had worked as a nurse at Sidney Deener Elementary School, did not have a nursing license.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on Thursday ordered Boyce held without bond, though Boyce’s lawyer said she may ask later for a bond hearing.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Angela Jegley told the judge that Boyce was a flight risk and posed a risk to the community.

The 59-year-old Boyce faces a variety of charges, including wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and misuse of a Social Security number.

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Thu, 01/19/2017 - 18:54

Arkansas House panel advances competing tax cut plans

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas lawmakers put a wrinkle in Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s push for a low-income tax cut on Thursday, with a House committee advancing a competing tax credit from Democrats along with the Republican’s $50 million proposal.

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Thu, 01/19/2017 - 17:56

Tennessee woman struck by Little Rock police vehicle dies

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Police in Little Rock say a Tennessee woman who was struck by an officer driving a police sport utility vehicle has died.

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Thu, 01/19/2017 - 16:47

UCAPD educates community on stalking awareness

The University of Central Arkansas Police Department is partnering with the National Center for Victims of Crime and the Stalking Resource Center for the month of January to promote National Stalking Awareness.

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