Motion to lift stay in Arkansas oil spill suit gets OK

The oil pipeline that ruptured in Mayflower was excavated and removed in the Northwoods subdivision.

LITTLE ROCK — A judge has granted federal prosecutors’ request to end a delay in a lawsuit over the ExxonMobil oil spill in central Arkansas.

U.S. District Judge James Moody on Monday granted prosecutors’ request to lift a stay in the case. Moody granted their request to delay proceedings earlier this month because of the partial government shutdown.

Prosecutors said in previous court filings that most attorneys with the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency were unable to work on the case, even on a voluntary basis, because of the lapse in federal funding.

The lawsuit filed jointly by federal prosecutors and Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel seeks civil penalties for the oil spill in Mayflower. Exxon’s Pegasus pipeline ruptured in March, spilling thousands of barrels of oil.

 

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Wed, 06/28/2017 - 17:27

Van Horn introduces new assistant coach

FAYETTEVILLE — The last time they were publicly spotted together at Baum Stadium, Nate Thompson was coaching third base and the hitters for Fayetteville Regional winner Missouri State against Razorback coach Dave Van Horn.

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City approves rezonings

The Conway City Council approved two rezonings during its regular meeting Tuesday.

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