02, Sep 2014 - Former WWII prisoner of war invited to Japan
The Japanese government has invited a former World War II prisoner of war from Arkansas to visit the country.
02, Sep 2014 - Greenwood man gets 6 years for animal abuse
GREENWOOD — An Arkansas man has been sentenced to six years in prison for animal abuse after authorities found emaciated dogs at his former home.
02, Sep 2014 - Judge Banned From the Bench for Leaking Charlize Theron Adoption Details
An Arkansas judge, who leaked confidential details about Charlize's adoption of son Jackson, has agreed to a lifetime ban from his job as a judge.
02, Sep 2014 - Johnson, KS Five people indicted in KCK drug trafficking case; accused of using slot machines to launder profit
KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Five people have been indicted on federal charges of drug trafficking and laundering the profits through slot machines at a casino in Kansas City, Kan., U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.
02, Sep 2014 - Judge who revealed Theron adoption details banned for life
An Arkansas judge who disclosed confidential details about an adoption involving actress Charlize Theron has agreed to a lifetime ban from the state bench.
02, Sep 2014 - Former WWII prisoner of war from Arkansas invited to Japan
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) - The Japanese government has invited a former World War II prisoner of war from Arkansas to visit the country. The Baxter Bulletin reports that 93-year-old Robert Lents, of Mountain Home, was invited as part of the Japanese/POW Friendship Program, which aims to encourage reconciliation.
02, Sep 2014 - Arkansas Prison Inmate Found Hanged
The body of Steven E. Hill Jr., 24, an inmate at Varner SuperMax, was found in his cell at 2:50 a.m. on Monday by security staff delivering breakfast.
02, Sep 2014 - AG candidate supports new prison, more funding for drug courts
LITTLE ROCK — Democratic candidate for attorney general Nate Steel said Tuesday he supports building a new prison in Arkansas but also wants funding for more drug courts to reduce prison overcrowding.
02, Sep 2014 - Gay couples oppose delaying lawsuit
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Lawyers for gay couples challenging Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriages said Wednesday they won't agree to delay a pair of lawsuits while the U.S. Supreme Court considers taking ...
02, Sep 2014 - Geary, KS Former Fort Riley soldier sentenced for 2009 crimes
A former Fort Riley soldier whose five life sentences were vacated by the Kansas Supreme Court will instead serve 77 years in prison.
02, Sep 2014 - Trial set in racial bias lawsuit against highway police chief
A lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in the employment practices at the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department can proceed to trial, but a request for judicial oversight of the agency's hiring was denied in a ruling issued by a federal judge Friday.
02, Sep 2014 - Judge formally ends big part of Arkansas schools desegregation case rooted in '57 crisis
FILE - This Sept. 10, 2012, file photo shows Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Ark. A federal judge Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, ended a large part of an Arkansas desegregation case rooted in the Little Rock Central High School crisis of 1957.
02, Sep 2014 - Arkansas Supreme Court: Another sign of fracturing
A lawyer friend calls attention to a bit of arcane legal business posted last week on the Arkansas Supreme Court website during the court's summer recess. The Supreme Court in one case adopted changes proposed by a task force and committee on the rules of civil procedure and it put two other rules out for comment. The rules pertain to such matters as allocation of fault in damage suits and non ...
02, Sep 2014 - Johnson, KS ACLU: Kansas offender registry unconstitutional
The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday urged the Kansas Supreme Court to uphold a judge's ruling removing a child molester's name from the state's offender registry, arguing that the list undermines public safety by making it more difficult for criminals to reintegrate into a community.
01, Sep 2014 - Arkansas judge who disclosed details about adoption involving Charlize Theron to be removed
An Arkansas judge who disclosed confidential details about an adoption involving actress Charlize Theron has agreed to a lifetime ban from the state bench. If the state Supreme Court approves the settlement, Faulkner County Circuit Judge Mike Maggio will be suspended with pay for the remainder of 2014 and then leave office. The move stems from a series of actions by Maggio, who also was accused ...