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Arkansas judge's online comments investigated


CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas judge has admitted that he anonymously posted online comments that critics say are racist, sexist and otherwise inappropriate.

Circuit Judge Mike Maggio acknowledged Wednesday that he posted the comments on a Louisiana State University fan message board under the username "geauxjudge" (goh juhj). He also ended his campaign for a seat on the Arkansas Court of Appeals.

The state's judicial ethics board is investigating the matter.

Among the postings is one from January 2012 in which Maggio revealed alleged details of confidential adoption proceedings involving actress Charlize Theron and her son. Her publicist declined to comment about the matter Thursday.

Political blogger Matt Campbell first linked Maggio to the postings Monday in a posting on his Blue Hog Report website.

First woman elected to U.S. Senate to 'visit' UCA on March 6


CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas State Univ.) -- In 1932, the campaign called a "circus hitched to a tornado" roared across Arkansas led by Huey Long and Arkansas' own Hattie Caraway, the first woman elected to the United States Senate. More than eighty years later, "Hattie" will appear in The Mirror Room at McAlister Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus on Thursday, March 6, from 12-2 p.m. The event is free and open to all faculty, staff, students, and community members, with 'Brown Bag' lunches welcome.

Post Office cancels shredding event today, still on for Wed., Friday


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (USPS) -- The Postal Inspection Service and Shred Smart regretfully cancel the public shredding of confidential documents today, March 4, 2014, at the Main Post Office in Little Rock due to the inclement weather.

The shredding was to take place at the Little Rock Main Post Office at 600 E. Capitol Ave. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The shredding events are still on for Wednesday March 5 at the Conway Post Office at 1060 Hogan Lane from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and also on Friday March 7 at the Little Rock Chenal Station at 815 Technology Drive in Little Rock.


Icy conditions present problems finding food in Conway


CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - For the city of Conway, what they saw on the roads Monday morning was nothing like many expected.

Lonnie Massey says, "Ice everywhere actually." Ice seemed to be the theme of the day. A frozen fountain on Oak street attracted many people passing by. "I mean it looks kind of amazing. We saw it from a good too blocks away and we just saw them huge icicles hanging down," says Kenny Bell.

While many of the kids were excited for the day off, some of the adults weren't too happy about how hard it was to find food for the family. It's very cold and it's not convenient at all," Rachel Burns explains. With a three-month old strapped onto daddy's back, one group spent much of the morning in search of something to eat. Burns continues, "It took us a while to get here because you know the roads are so slick and we've got the kids with us but we're hungry so we are going to find somewhere to eat."

Icy conditions cause problems in Conway


CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – There has been a good amount of people on the roads, but earlier on Monday, Conway looked like a ghost town. So many businesses were closed, and people were worried if they'd be able to even find something to eat.

For the city of Conway, what they saw on the roads Monday morning was nothing like many expected. Ice seemed to be the theme of the day.

While many of the kids were excited for the day off, the adults weren't too happy about how hard it was to find food.

Bob's Grill and Cafeteria is where many people could be found who knew this place would be open if nowhere else was.

"It took us a while to get here because you know the roads are so slick and we've got the kids with us but we're hungry so we are going to find somewhere to eat," said a patron of Bob's Grill.

Hawkins pleads not guilty to sexual assault charge involving a child

Hawkins pleads not guilty to sexual assault charge involving a child

Charles Hank Hawkins, 45, of Greenbrier, pleaded not guilty to a second-degree sexual assault charge involving a child in Faulkner County Circuit Court Wednesday.

A request for a reduced bond was denied by Second Division Circuit Judge Mike Maggio, and a second bond hearing was scheduled for March 19, before the April 30 pretrial date.

Hawkins is being held on a $25,000 bond after his Dec. 11 arrest.

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