15, Mar 2015 - 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 - 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.
09, Jan 2015 - Johnson, KS Kansas Senator David Haley calls for hate crime law
KANSAS CITY, KAN. ---- Kansas Sen. David Haley is calling for the Kansas Legislature to pass a hate-crime law for the State of Kansas. Haley told KMBZ that last year's shootings at two Jewish facilities in Johnson County has drummed up some interest in passing a Kansas hate-crime bill.
26, Nov 2014 - Gay Marriage OK in Ark., Mississippi: Judges
A federal judge on Tuesday struck down Arkansas’ same-sex marriage ban, meaning it could become the 36th state to allow gays and lesbians to wed.
12, Oct 2014 - 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 — in other words, only to the question of whether the voter ID law violates Arkansas Constitution's limits on voter rules — today's oral arguments were ...
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 - Missouri judge orders state to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A judge struck down part of Missouri's gay marriage ban for the first time on Friday by ordering the state to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states, saying state laws banning the unions single out gay couples "for no logical reason."
12, Oct 2014 - Couples ask Arkansas court to strike marriage ban
LITTLE ROCK — Attorneys for gay couples challenging Arkansas' same-sex marriage ban told the state's highest court on Tuesday that the U.S. Supreme Court signaled it agrees with their argument that such prohibitions are unconstitutional by declining to take up similar cases.
12, Oct 2014 - Can a prison inmate hide a gun in a beard? Supreme Court justices wonder.
On Tuesday, the justices heard a case testing whether an Arkansas inmate is entitled to a religious accommodation from prison officials to allow him to grow a beard in accord with his Muslim beliefs.
12, Oct 2014 - Muslim inmate's right to keep short beard seems to unite Supreme Court often split on religion
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.
12, Oct 2014 - Pleas from Sept. 26, 2014
• 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 - Sedgwick, KS Kansas Man Sentenced In Robbery And Rape Case
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has been sentenced to 10 years and nine months in prison for his role in the rape and robbery of a 76-year-old woman.
12, Oct 2014 - Federal Prosecutorial Ethics
Arkansas businessman, John Stacks, is about to stand trial in federal court. Mr. Stacks is attacking the charges and the conduct of the government agents. Prosecutors don’t like what he’s been saying and asked a judge to squelch their target’s ‘false allegations.’
12, Oct 2014 - Judge: Man in 9/11 airport hoax should be freed
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man accused of creating a hoax that closed down a busy terminal at Kansas City International Airport on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks might go free without ever standing trial, after a federal judge recommended the court allow the mentally ill man to be released.
12, Oct 2014 - Same-Sex Couples Ask Arkansas Supreme Court To Strike Gay Marriage Ban
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court should uphold a circuit judge’s ruling that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, a group of same-sex Arkansas couples argued Tuesday in a filing with the state Supreme Court.