Debra Hale-Shelton, Arkansas Online

Debra Hale-Shelton

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Cadron, AR, United States

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Past articles by Debra:

Groups criticize Arkansas college for honoring former professor, claim he denied Holocaust

The Anti-Defamation League's chief executive and other Jewish organizations, along with national and international scholars, criticized Arkansas Tech University on Thursday for a scholarship honoring a former professor who, they said, was a Holocaust denier. → Read More

Faulkner County workers to be allowed guns on job

Some Faulkner County government employees can soon add guns to the items they carry to work each day. → Read More

4 in plane crash died on impact, examiner finds

All four people aboard a single-engine plane that crashed into Crow Mountain last month died from the wreck's impact. → Read More

Crash killed pilot, Russellville couple's 3 children

The single-engine plane that crashed into Crow Mountain near Russellville last week killed a couple's three adult children and the pilot, authorities said Tuesday. → Read More

Prosecutor formally charges clerk in altered-records case

A special prosecutor has formally charged Faulkner County Clerk Margaret Darter with tampering with a public record. → Read More

Airport: Pilot sent no signals of distress

The pilot of a plane that crashed into Crow Mountain on Thursday did not radio anyone for help in the moments before the accident that killed himself and three others, the Russellville airport's manager said Friday. → Read More

Crash kills 4 flying to funeral

A single-engine plane carrying a family headed to a relative's funeral in Tennessee crashed into Crow Mountain near Russellville early Thursday, killing all four people aboard, authorities said. → Read More

County clerk altered files, warrant says

Faulkner County Clerk Margaret Darter was arrested Tuesday on a felony warrant accusing her of tampering with public records. → Read More

Judge denies suspect bail in Conway killings

A judge Thursday denied bail for the oldest of four teenagers accused in the shooting deaths of a Conway couple. → Read More

Followed the rules, governor aide says

Michael Lamoureux, Gov. Asa Hutchinson's chief of staff, defended his 2013 work with a faith-based coalition that was financed in part by an Arkansas lobbyist and two big tobacco companies while he also was presiding over the state Senate. → Read More

Tax files show coalition paid senator's law firm

The Arkansas Faith and Freedom Coalition, a branch of the national organization founded by conservative activist Ralph Reed, paid Michael Lamoureux's Russellville law firm $120,000 for "consulting" services in 2013, when Lamoureux was Senate president pro tempore, tax documents obtained by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette show. → Read More

Student held over threats to UCA

CONWAY -- University of Central Arkansas police arrested a student Monday after, police said, he made anonymous online threats against the campus. → Read More

Exxon is fined $2.6M for spill

A federal regulatory agency fined Exxon Mobil $2.6 million on Thursday over a series of safety violations that preceded an oil spill in Mayflower more than two years ago. → Read More

County considers weapons at work

CONWAY -- Faulkner County employees would be allowed to carry concealed weapons to work, with some exceptions, if the Quorum Court approves a measure now under consideration. → Read More

6 now charged in killing of couple

Three generations of a family were among six people in jail Friday on charges relating to the shooting deaths of Maumelle's longtime public works director and his wife. → Read More

All four charged in killing of couple

Two more youths were charged Thursday in the July 21 shooting deaths of a younger friend's guardians, bringing to four the number of teenagers accused in the slayings aimed at stealing money and credit cards, authorities said. → Read More

Teen suspect in deaths aims to foil snitches

A teenager accused of murdering a Conway couple signed a statement Tuesday saying that he was waiving his right to challenge any tape-recorded comments made to "jailhouse snitches" as a way to ensure those statements are credible if the prosecution uses them at trial. → Read More

Courtroom dog gets first look

Molly B. strolled through court security and boarded an elevator to train judges, prosecutors and others on how to behave when she's in court. → Read More

Jailed boy in guardianship limbo

At 14 years old, Justin Staton can't legally drive without an adult, buy a beer or a pack of cigarettes, vote in the next election or get married. Yet he is charged with a serious crime. → Read More

Oil heiress leaves Hendrix College $26M

An heir of the founders of Coulson Oil Co. bequeathed $26 million to Hendrix College, the largest gift in the private Methodist-affiliated college's history, the school announced Wednesday. → Read More