20, Aug 2014 - Nucor sues to stop Big River Steel plant in Mississippi County
Nucor Steel Arkansas and Nucor Yamato Steel , which operate steel mills near Blytheville, have filed suit in federal district court in Jonesboro to stop construction of the Big River Steel mill, an operation heavily subsidized by state and local tax money that's a venture by Nucor's former boss, John Correnti. The lawsuit says the planned Osceola plant runs afoul of the Clean Air Ac t and ...
20, Aug 2014 - El Dorado Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Child Pornography
Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Shannon Ross Griffin, 45, of El Dorado, was sentenced today to 180 months in prison followed by supervised release for life for Receiving Images of Child Pornography.
20, Aug 2014 - Arkansas AG's office argues death penalty
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An assistant Arkansas attorney general has asked the state Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that the state's death penalty law is unconstitutional. Assistant Attorney General Jennifer Merritt said in a brief filed Friday that Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen ...
20, Aug 2014 - Phillipsburg, KS Purple ribbon winners
Twelve-year-old Patience Carman, right, of Oberlin, Kansas, giggles with Judge Rachel Boyle of Phillipsburg, Kansas, over the cut-and-snip process and color selections that went into making the "raggy quilt" that her grandmother, Norma Carman, helped her make for the Decatur County 4-H fair.
20, Aug 2014 - Voter fraud numbers: 31 faked IDs among 1 billion votes
Fans of Arkansas's voter-identification law and similar laws in other states should pay homage to a Tulane University professor who rounded up all the evidence of why such laws are needed, which has been lacking in legislative debates and in courts where the laws are challenged. by Ernest Dumas Fans of Arkansas's voter-identification law and similar laws in other states should pay homage to a ...
20, Aug 2014 - Arkansas judge revokes El Dorado man's probation
EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) - An El Dorado man is heading back to prison for up to 10 years after police say he violated his probation. The El Dorado News-Times ( http://bit.ly/1nZFBDy ) reports that 21-year-old Cedric Kyron Jones was sentenced Thursday in Union County Circuit Court.
20, Aug 2014 - Prison plan backed; candidate inquires on election
A proposal to present a regional plan for construction of a new prison unit in Southwest Arkansas won support here Tuesday night from the Hope City Board of Directors; and, the board heard from a candidate for city board who inquired about her eligibility after learning she did not live within the city limits of Hope.
20, Aug 2014 - ADC maintains presence while hunting escapee
It has been two months since convicted murderer Tim “Bo” Buffington escaped from prison in Pine Bluff and although the search has been scaled back, the Arkansas Department of Correction has maintained a presence in the Booneville area.
20, Aug 2014 - Christopher Stewart sentenced to 22 years in fatal KCK police chase
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Wyandotte County Judge sentenced a man who ran from police and killed an innocent bystander during the pursuit, to more than 22 years behind bars on Wednesday. The family of Graciela Olivas says in time they will forgive Christopher Stewart, 28, for the unspeakable pain he’s brought them. The victim’s […]
20, Aug 2014 - State Board of Corrections OKs leasing space to house prisoners
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Board of Correction on Monday approved an agreement with Pulaski County to begin leasing space in an effort to reduce a backlog of state prisoners in county jails.
20, Aug 2014 - Phillips, KS KCK Man Pleads Guilty to Drug-trafficking, Fatal Shooting of Independence Man
A Kansas City, KS, man pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a drug-trafficking conspiracy that resulted in the shooting deaths of three persons during a home invasion in Independence, MO, and the shooting of a 12-year-old boy in the home.
20, Aug 2014 - Hundreds turn out for Big Gay Wedding Reception in Eureka Springs
Kat Robinson reports that several hundred were on hand Saturday in Eureka Springs for the Big Gay Wedding Reception thrown to honor those who became the first same-sex couples to marry in Arkansas when Circuit Judge Chris Piazza's marriage equality ruling was briefly in force. Grav Weldon was on hand to take pictures and you can see them on his Instagram page . Guests of honor were Kristen ...
20, Aug 2014 - Arts & Entertainment SEE MORE
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - An Arkansas judge who disclosed confidential details about an adoption involving actress Charlize Theron has agreed to a lifetime ban from the state bench.
20, Aug 2014 - Clay, KS KC man gets life sentence in sex abuse case
A 42-year-old Kansas City man has been sentenced to life in prison plus 33 years for sexually abusing children.
20, Aug 2014 - Lyon, KS CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE: Timothy Dupree, Wyandotte County Judge
KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- Below is the questionnaire from Timothy Dupree our third candidate in next week's Wyandotte County judge primary race. Again, thank you to all the candidates for responding to our questions!