28, Oct 2014 - Pulaski, AR Talk is cheap; state government isn't: Preparing for the new GOP order
Fox 16 reports here on the $4.7 million owed Arkansas counties for holding prisoners that should be in state prisons. The cost mounts daily. Which inspires some free association on state government: Benji Hardy reported here yesterday about the legislature's tentative movement to make a parsimonious increase in beginning teacher pay. The idea seems to be, however, to make the school districts ...
27, Oct 2014 - Pulaski, AR Prison interview irks prosecutors
After taking measures in court to limit the case's publicity, Pulaski County prosecutors said Thursday that they were displeased to learn that the Arkansas Department of Correction had permitted a local TV station to interview the man accused in the slaying of North Little Rock real estate agent Beverly Carter.
12, Oct 2014 - Conway, AR Arkansas Supreme Court hears voter ID lawsuit
The Arkansas Supreme Court is scheduled to begin hearing oral arguments at 9 a.m. this morning in a lawsuit challenging the state's 2013 voter ID law . The proceedings will be available to stream live here (it's now archived here ). Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox has ruled that the law adds a new restriction on voting, which is unconstitutional under the Arkansas Constitution. Fox stayed ...
11, Oct 2014 - Pulaski, AR Arkansas prison beard case at U.S. Supreme Court
WASHINGTON â€” Arkansas Assistant Attorney General David Curran will appear before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to defend a state corrections department ban on inmate beards that is being challenged as a violation of religious freedom.
10, Oct 2014 - Pulaski, AR Real estate agentâ€™s kidnapper: She was rich and alone
The body of the Arkansas real estate agent who vanished last week was found in a shallow grave, police confirmed Tuesday. Prison parolee Arron Lewis, 33, has officially been charged...
10, Oct 2014 - Pulaski, AR Body of missing Arkansas real estate agent found in shallow grave
By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK Ark. (Reuters) - The body of a missing Arkansas real estate agent was found on Tuesday in a shallow grave at an industrial site several miles from the house she was trying to sell at the time of her disappearance last week, police said. Arron Lewis, a 33-year-old Arkansas prison parolee arrested on Monday on suspicion of abducting 49-year-old Beverly Carter, was ...
26, Apr 2014 - Little Rock, AR AG files notice of appeal in voter id case; judge asked to recuse
LITTLE ROCK â€” Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on Friday filed notice that he will appeal a Pulaski Circuit judgeâ€™s ruling Thursday that overturned a new Arkansas law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.
03, Apr 2014 - Pulaski, AR State sets aside money to reimburse jails
At the Pulaski County Jail, as many one in four of inmates is held for the Arkansas Department of Corrections. A large prison population is too much for ADC to handle, so county jails like Pulaski pick up the inmates and the slack.
03, Apr 2014 - Pulaski, AR Inmates Released As Arkansasâ€™ Jails Become Overcrowded
Convicted felons across Arkansas are being released back into the public because state and county jails are full, according to...
01, Apr 2014 - Pulaski, AR Shoffner's broker friend revealed in open court
The trial of former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner begins with pre-trial motions and jury selection today in federal court in Little Rock. AP reports that defense attorney Chuck Banks asked today for any immunity letter given Steele Stephen s, the broker who was wired when delivering cash to Shoffner at her Newport home. She is charged with favoring Stephens with bond business in return for ...