BRYANT, Ark. (AP) - School and police officials in Bryant say no bomb was found and a juvenile is in custody after a student found writing on a bathroom stall at Bryant Middle School that read "I have a bomb." The middle school and elementary school that's in a connected building were evacuated Tuesday after a teacher overheard a student discussing the finding. Police say there were no injuries.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Yukon, Okla., man on federal death row for the slayings of three members of an Arkansas family wants a judge to reconsider his denial of a request for a hearing that could lead to a new trial. Attorney Karl Schwartz filed a motion saying U.S. District Judge J. Leon Holmes was wrong to have turned away Danny Lee's petition for a hearing so he could argue for retrial. Lee was convicted in the 1996 deaths of gun dealer William Mueller, his wife, Nancy Mueller, and their daughter, Sarah, in a white supremacist plot.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A federal judge has upheld Martha Shoffner's corruption conviction. He's rejected the former Arkansas treasurer's bid to set aside a jury verdict and have a state ethics commission hear her case. Shoffner was convicted last month of accepting $36,000 from a bond broker who did business with the state.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Democrat Mike Ross says he raised more than $222,000 last month in his campaign for governor. Ross ended the month with more than $2 million in the bank. The top GOP fundraiser is Asa Hutchinson, who has $1.2 million on hand. He raised more than $200,000 last month.
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