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 - Union, AR Arkansas Inmate's Beard at Center of U.S. Supreme Court Case
(CNN) - 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 U.S. Supreme Court. The justices will kick off the first week of their new term with a one-hour oral ...
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 - Union, AR Justices to debate prisonerâ€™s religious right to grow a beard
(CNN) â€” 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 [â€¦]
12, Oct 2014 - Special Report: Legislation Would Shine Light on Prison/Parole Systems
Arkansas is what's known as a "closed records state." Some say nowhere is that more evident than in the prison system where behavioral records of inmates are kept from public view. One lawmakers say that ends up putting the public in danger. In the third part of our series we look at solutions.
12, Oct 2014 - Arkansas, AR Justices signal support for Muslim inmate's beard
This undated photo provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows prison inmate Gregory Holt. On Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court will take up the case of Holt, who says his Muslim beliefs require him to grow a half-inch beard.
12, Oct 2014 - Police seek couple for burglary
Police are looking for two Arkansas City residents in connection with the burglary of an unoccupied house, according to a press release issued Sunday by the Arkansas City Police Department.
12, Oct 2014 - Trenton Lee Stewart to judge the Arkansas Times Fiction Contest
We here at the Arkansas Times are very excited to announce Trenton Lee Stewart as the Guest Judge for our 2014 Fiction Contest . A graduate of Hendrix College and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Stewart is the author of the New York Times best-selling "Mysterious Benedict Society" series as well as the Arkansas-set "Flood Summer" As we explained last week , we're looking for original short stories ...
12, Oct 2014 - Special Report: Prison Secrets, Information Kept From The Public
In Arkansas, much of what happens behind the walls of prisons is never know by the public. Prison officials say the secrecy is needed to keep facilities secure. But we found victims and their family members frustrated. One lawmaker is pushing for changes, saying the secrecy is a danger to the public.
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 - Arkansas, AR Justices Skeptical Of Beard Rule In Inmate Religious Rights Case
The Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of an Arkansas prisoner who says he must be allowed to wear a beard as part of his religious practice.
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 ...
12, Oct 2014 - Sebastian, AR County officials raise concerns over under-reimbursement to county jails for state inmates (UPDATED
The County Judges Association of Arkansas (CJAA) and the Arkansas Sheriffsâ€™ Association (ASA) are asking the state to address funding shortfalls on county jail reimbursements for state inmates. County officials also suggested a special legislative session to address the issue. The Association of Arkansas Counties (AAC), along with CJAA and ASA, stated in a press release today that public safety ...