LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Gov. Mike Beebe and the Democratic Party of Arkansas say Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner should immediately resign after she allegedly took cash from a broker who managed state funds. But Shoffner, a fellow Democrat, said she doesn't intend to resign. Federal prosecutors say Shoffner accepted $12,000 a year from a broker who would sometimes deliver cash in a pie box - with a pie. The broker is cooperating with investigators.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner says she doesn't intend to resign after a criminal complaint accused her of accepting cash from a broker who managed state funds. Shoffner appeared in federal court today and later told reporters that she didn't intend to resign, despite calls from the Arkansas Republican Party and some Democratic officials to do so. She didn't enter a plea at Monday's hearing. Her attorney says she'll plead not guilty.
WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (AP) - Authorities in northeast Arkansas say a body found in a river this weekend belongs to a missing 14-year-old girl. Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson says the body found Saturday in the Black River has been identified as Sidney Nicole Randall, who was last seen March 9. The prime suspect in her disappearance, John Cornell, was found dead two days later in an apparent suicide.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Bentonville-based Walmart is making a push to sell more U.S.-made goods and part of that effort includes promoting products made in Arkansas. The world's largest retailer today held an event in Little Rock to highlight more than 1,700 Arkansas-made items on its shelves. Walmart has developed an "Arkansas Own" label to flag items made in the state.
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