15, Mar 2015 - Springdale, AR Man said driving 75 mph in fatality
FAYETTEVILLE -- The black box in a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe recorded the vehicle going about 75 mph when it rolled, ejecting and killing a passenger, an Arkansas State Police trooper testified Tuesday in the manslaughter trial of a Springdale man.
05, Mar 2015 - Ashley, AR State agency notes two inmate deaths
An Arkansas Department of Correction inmate died Monday at the Ouachita River Correctional Unit in Malvern, a prison spokesman said Tuesday.
26, Nov 2014 - Gay Marriage OK in Ark., Mississippi: Judges
A federal judge on Tuesday struck down Arkansasâ€™ same-sex marriage ban, meaning it could become the 36th state to allow gays and lesbians to wed.
12, Oct 2014 - Van Buren, AR Pleas from Sept. 26, 2014
â€˘ Derek William Eisman, 26, of Van Buren pleaded guilty to delivery of methamphetamine, second-degree battery on a law enforcement officer, theft of property - firearm, felon in possession of a firearm and habitual offender and was sentenced to 20 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction to be followed by a 15-year suspended prison sentence on the condition he pay $250 restitution and $125 ...
12, Oct 2014 - Union, AR Should Prisoners Be Allowed To Grow Beards?
An Arkansas inmate seeks to exercise what he says is a key tenet of his faith, but corrections officials cite security concerns in their refusal to accommodate. The issue comes down to a half-inch beard, and this claim of religious liberty within prison walls will now be debated by the Supreme Court. The justices will [â€¦]
12, Oct 2014 - Lonoke, AR Arkansas Leader: Killer of teen girl working in Cabot school
Garrick Feldman at the Arkansas Leader dug up this fine story last week: A murderer who is serving a life sentence without parole was installing a wall mat this week at the Cabot Junior High North gym as part of a prison work-release program. Glen Martin Green, who works inside the prison system for Arkansas Correctional Industries, has been in the factory and repair program at the Tucker Unit ...
12, Oct 2014 - U.S. Judge Says Wal-Mart Must Face Mexican-Bribe Claims
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) was ordered by a federal judge in Arkansas to face a pension fundâ€™s claims the retailer defrauded shareholders by concealing corruption tied to bribes allegedly paid by officials of its Mexican unit.
12, Oct 2014 - Arkansas, AR Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Arkansas Prison Beard Case
Peter Urban â€˘ Stephens Washington Bureau / University of Virginia law professor Douglas Laycock is seen Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington.
12, Oct 2014 - Why Walmart (WMT) Stock Is Down Today
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Walmart are down 0.61% to $76 in pre-market trade after it was reported that the retailerawas ordered by a federal judge in Arkansasato face a pension fund's claims the company defrauded shareholders by concealing corruption tied to bribes allegedly paid by officials of its Mexican unit, Bloomberg reports. U.S. District Judge Susan Hickey in Fayetteville ...
12, Oct 2014 - Decriminalize drugs
Arkansas is about to make a costly mistake. Its citizens seem willing to spend $100 million to build a new prison. For whom are they building that prison? A high percentage of the prisoners will be young black male nonviolent drug offenders. Black males now have a 30 percent chance of going to prison. Decriminalize drugs Arkansas is about to make a costly mistake. Its citizens seem willing to ...
12, Oct 2014 - Arkadelphia, AR Nursing Home Facing Wrongful Death Suit Claims Charitable Immunity
ARKADELPHIA, AR--A little known Arkansas exemption for charities is a big stumbling block for a family trying to sue over a relative's death. It's called charitable immunity protection and the state supreme court first used it for a hospital taking care of patients for free. While most states have abolished these protections, it still stands in Arkansas and applies to some nursing homes and ...
12, Oct 2014 - Could Voter ID decide the Senate race in Arkansas?
Trip Gabriel in the New York Times reports on the possibility that new laws restricting access to voting could impact turnout, which could be trouble for Democrats in tight races. That includes the race in Arkansas, where a challenge to the Voter ID law is pending before the Arkansas Supreme Court. Gabriel reports: Just weeks before elections that will decide control of the Senate and crucial ...
12, Oct 2014 - Little Rock, AR State Supreme Court hears oral arguments in voter ID case
LITTLE ROCK â€” An Arkansas judge erred when he struck down Arkansasâ€™ voter identification law, an official with Secretary of State Mark Martinâ€™s office argued Thursday before the Arkansas Supreme Court.
12, Oct 2014 - Arkansas, AR High court sympathetic to inmateâ€™s plea to wear beard
Conservative and liberal Supreme Court justices alike sounded sympathetic Tuesday to Arkansas prison inmate Gregory Holtâ€™s claims that officialsâ€™ refusal to let him grow a half-inch beard violates his religious rights.
12, Oct 2014 - Conway, AR Voter ID hearing recap, video open line
It'd intended to post a full recap of today's Arkansas Supreme Court hearing, but time ran out. My quick take: Because the Court was hearing an appeal of Circuit Judge Tim Fox's May ruling , in which Fox limited the issue to a "facial" challenge â€” in other words, only to the question of whether the voter ID law violates Arkansas Constitution's limits on voter rules â€” today's oral arguments were ...