09, Mar 2014 - Statement expected today from court candidate Mike Maggio over web postings
Circuit Judge Mike Maggio of Conway, a candidate for Arkansas Court of Appeals, has still not issued a public statement about his investigation by a judicial ethics agency for comments made on an LSU fan website. Under a pseudonym, Maggio apparently made dozens of provocative comments and also revealed a confidential adoption proceeding in his court by the famous actress, Charlize Theron ...
09, Mar 2014 - Kansas Supreme Court rules for schools
Arkansas City Public Schools Superintendent Ron Ballard said he was pleased with the Kansas Supreme Court's ruling Friday in a school finance lawsuit.
09, Mar 2014 - Jonesboro, AR Circuit Judge Lee Fergus seeks third term on the judiciary
Circuit Judge Lee Fergus of Jonesboro has filed for re-election by submitting petitions with over 3000 signatures and has been approved by the Secretary of State's Office to be placed on the ballot on May 20 for his third consecutive six-year term for Division 2 of the Second Judicial District of Arkansas.
09, Mar 2014 - Recent success lifts roadblock
Arkansas hasnâ€™t won at Coleman Coliseum since 2007, but trying to break a six-game losing streak on Alabamaâ€™s home court today doesnâ€™t seem as daunting as it might have four weeks ago.
08, Mar 2014 - Supreme Court to weigh whether Muslim inmate in Arkansas can wear beard
Gregory Holt, a Muslim, says an Arkansas prohibition on beards in prisons violates his religious rights.
08, Mar 2014 - Pope, AR Rockefeller and death row
Governor commuted death sentences in 1970. by Andrea Ringer On Dec. 29, 1970, Arkansas's first Republican governor since Reconstruction, Winthrop Rockefeller, announced that he would commute the sentences of all of Arkansas's prisoners on death row. "My position on capital punishment has been clear since long before I became governor," Rockefeller wrote in a statement. "I am unalterably opposed ...
08, Mar 2014 - Man sentenced for 2012 Columbus Carmike bomb threat
An Arkansas man has been sentenced to a year in federal prison after prosecutors say he called in bomb threats to the Carmike Cinemas' headquarters in Columbus, Ga. in August 2012. Prosecutors say 59-year-old Keith Bowers will serve a year and a day behind bars for making the threats.
08, Mar 2014 - Van Buren, AR Pleas - Feb. 15, 2014
â€˘ Kristopher Orion Parks, 18, of Mulberry pleaded guilty to commercial burglary, theft of property, breaking or entering and theft of property - firearm and was sentenced to four years in the Arkansas Department of Correction to be followed by a 10-year suspended prison sentence on the condition he pay $975.96 restitution, jointly and severally.
08, Mar 2014 - Arkansas, AR Supreme Court will review Arkansas prison inmate's right to grow beard for religious beliefs
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether an Arkansas prison inmate must be allowed to grow a short beard in accordance with his religious beliefs. The justices said Monday they will hear an appeal from inmate Gregory Holt, who says his Muslim beliefs require him to grow a ...
08, Mar 2014 - Franklin, AR Home intruder gets deferred sentence
An Arkansas man got a deferred prison sentence for breaking into a Missoula man's home.
08, Mar 2014 - Arkansas, AR Supreme Court to Rule on Whether Muslim Inmate Can Wear Beard
The U.S. Supreme Court granted a handwritten petition from an Arkansas prisoner Monday, agreeing to decide whether banning beards in prison violates an inmate's religious freedom. Â Â Â Â
08, Mar 2014 - Washington, AR Jail-transport van wrecks on I-430; highways clog
Interstate 430, Interstate 40 and connecting roads were heavily congested in central Arkansas on Friday morning as multiple accidents were reported.
08, Mar 2014 - Sebastian, AR Judge issues written order invalidating new lethal injection law
Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen today issued his written opinion on a decision he'd announced earlier from the bench that struck down a new Arkansas law on lethal injectio n as an unconstitutional delegation of power to the Correction Department. [pdf-1] He said the legislature abdicated responsibility by giving "unfettered discretion" to prison officals in chemicals to be used, as well as in ...
08, Mar 2014 - It was a good week for Judge Jay Moody
It was also a good week for Sen. Mark Pryor, clearing dead wood and not taking a position. It was a bad week for legislative ethics, an Arkansas National Guardsman and Philander Smith College. It was a good week for... JUDGE JAY MOODY. The U.S. Senate, after months of delay, finally took up the confirmation of the Pulaski County circuit judge for a federal district court judgeship. Moody was ...
08, Mar 2014 - Grant, AR Court weighs jail beard ban
The U.S. Supreme Court granted a handwritten petition from an Arkansas prisoner Monday, agreeing to decide whether banning beards in prison violates an inmate's religious freedom.