25, Oct 2014 - Arkansas Voter ID Law Ruled Unconstitutional by Court
An Arkansas law requiring voters to show proof of identification was struck down by the stateâ€™s highest court in a victory for Democrats and civil rights groups that argue such laws are designed to help Republicans by turning away poor, minority and elderly citizens at the polls.
25, Oct 2014 - Suspect in murder of Arkansas Realtor says he didn't do it
The man charged in the vicious murder of Arkansas Realtor Beverly Carter proclaimed his innocence from inside prison walls.
25, Oct 2014 - Reno, KS Former bail bondsman sentenced on sex charges
A former Kansas bail bondsman convicted of forcing women to have sex has been sentenced to 21 years in state prison.
25, Oct 2014 - Prosecutor: Cedarville Man Not Justified In Neighborâ€™s Shooting Death
Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney Marc McCune says a Cedarville man charged with second-degree murder wasnâ€™t justified in using deadly force under Arkansas law when he shot and killed his neighbor.
25, Oct 2014 - Arkansas high court strikes down voter ID law
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” Arkansas' highest court on Wednesday struck down a state law that requires voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot, ruling the requirement unconstitutional just days before early voting begins.
25, Oct 2014 - Prison employee resigns after TV interview probe
A television station's face-to-face prison interview with murder suspect Arron Lewis angered both prosecutors and the public, prompted an internal investigation by the Arkansas Department of Correction, and led to the resignation of one of two prison officials placed on paid administrative leave after the interview aired.
25, Oct 2014 - A little speed for the same-sex marriage case
Plaintiffs in the lawsuit challenging the Arkansas ban on same-sex marriage asked the Arkansas Supreme Court last week to expedite the appeal of Judge Chris Piazza's ruling striking down the ban. The Supreme Court today asked parties to respond to the motion by noon Tuesday. Briefing in the case is all but complete. Perhaps there can be a decision reached in this case before the end of 2014 and ...
25, Oct 2014 - Kansas court rules Dems donâ€™t need Senate nominee â€“ in blow to Republican
A Kansas state court has ruled that Democrats do not have to field a candidate this fall against Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, in a decision that could boost independent Greg Orman in his bid to unseat the longtime GOP senator.
25, Oct 2014 - Morris, KS Kansas Man Gets Life In Prison For Murder And Arson
COLBY, Kan. (AP) â€” A Kansas man has been sentenced to life in prison in the killing of his ex-girlfriend who was found stabbed 27 times in her burning home.
25, Oct 2014 - Arkansasâ€™ photo ID requirement for voting is struck down by stateâ€™s highest court
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25, Oct 2014 - Supreme Court seems likely to rule Muslim inmate has right to keep short beard
Attorney Douglas Laycock, center, speaks with reporters after his argument before the Supreme Court on behalf of an Arkansas prison inmate who says his Muslim beliefs that require him to grow a beard are being violated by prison rules that prevent beards, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, in Washington.
25, Oct 2014 - Arkansas Supreme Court strikes down state's voter ID law
By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK Ark. (Reuters) - The Arkansas Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a state law requiring voters to present government-issued photo identification before being allowed to cast a ballot, saying the measure ran counter to the state's constitution. The ruling, effective immediately, came less than three weeks before the November election in which Arkansas Democrats are ...
25, Oct 2014 - Kansas City, KS City officials answer Heartland Park questions during live blog
The NHRA is under contract to continue to hold its annual Kansas Nationals event at Heartland Park Topeka for three more years, provided the city government follows through with its plan to purchase the racing facility, city officials said Thursday while taking part in a live blog at CJOnline.com.City attorney Chad Sublet, administrative and financial services director Chad Gerber and ...
25, Oct 2014 - Arkansas Supreme Court case goes to the dogs
A U.S. Supreme Court case over Arkansas prison efforts to limit the wearing of beards by prison inmates drew a sendup from John Oliver on H BO's "Last Week Tonight" in which he put dogs in the place of Supreme Court justices hearing the case. Scalia as a bulldog is a corker. [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
25, Oct 2014 - Murderer who escaped for 3 months set for February trial
Timothy Buffington, the murderer who escaped from an Arkansas prison and spent about three months on the lam before being recaptured last month, appeared in court Wednesday for the first time on charges tied to his escape.