27, Feb 2015 - Washington, KS US Army approves hormone therapy for Chelsea Manning
The US Army has approved hormone therapy for gender "reassignment" for Chelsea Manning, the soldier convicted of leaking a trove of secret documents, in a first for the American military, officials said Friday. Hormone therapy was approved recently by Colonel Erica Nelson, commandant of the US Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where Manning is now serving a 35-year prison ...
27, Feb 2015 - Plaintiffs argue for no new oral arguments, lift of stay in gay marriage case
LITTLE ROCK — The plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging Arkansas’ ban on gay marriage said Tuesday in a court filing they can find no authority to cite in support of their position against new oral arguments because the issue has not come up before.
27, Feb 2015 - Arkansas hunting club bookkeeper gets over 1 year in prison
An Arkansas hunting club's bookkeeper has been sentenced to more than a year in prison after pleading guilty to defrauding the club of more than $540,000.
27, Feb 2015 - Wichita, KS Trial of Kansas commune leader accused of murder to conclude
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The trial of a Kansas commune leader accused of killing a member and living off life insurance payouts is wrapping up this week.
27, Feb 2015 - Missouri murder suspect arraigned on Arkansas charges
FAYETTEVILLE -- A Springdale man accused of killing two people in Missouri and kidnapping his 2-year-old daughter was arraigned Friday on charges in Washington County, where he is in jail.
27, Feb 2015 - Self-Styled 'Seer' Faces Murder Trial in Death He Foretold
The leader of a Kansas commune that prosecutors say lived off insurance payouts is set to stand trial on a murder charge in the drowning of a member.
27, Feb 2015 - Arkansas Supreme Court Asks Lawyers Which Justices Should Decide Gay Marriage Case
The Arkansas Supreme Court wants lawyers in a gay-marriage case to tell it which justices they believe should decide the issue.
27, Feb 2015 - Volokh Conspiracy: No cell phone warrants without search protocols, magistrate judge rules
The Fourth Amendment requires a warrant for the police to search a phone. But can a judge reject a warrant application because it does not tell the judge how the police plan to search the phone? A magistrate judge in Kansas has answered that question "yes." I think the answer is "no." Will DOJ now appeal the ruling?
27, Feb 2015 - State directors picked for posts
Gov. Asa Hutchinson has appointed Benton County Assessor Bear Chaney as director of the Arkansas Assessment Coordination Department, and the Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission has named administrative law judge Barbara Webb as its chief executive officer after the governor asked the commission to consider the option, state officials said Thursday.
27, Feb 2015 - Self-styled 'seer' faces murder trial for death he foretold
A Kansas commune leader who claimed to possess mystical powers was charged with the 2003 murder of one of his group members. Read more
27, Feb 2015 - Washington, KS Lawyers seek to exonerate ex-Army officer who ordered soliders to shoot Afghan men
(c) 2015, The Washington Post. Every morning, Clint Lorance wakes up in his Army-issued prison cell at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and looks at a photo of two dead Afghan men.
27, Feb 2015 - Rutledge roots for dirty coal
Grandstanding is one of the unwritten constitutional functions of state attorneys general, but it always helps to know who is in the cheering section. by Ernest Dumas Grandstanding is one of the unwritten constitutional functions of state attorneys general, but it always helps to know who is in the cheering section. When Arkansas's new attorney general, Leslie Rutledge, joined a band of other ...
27, Feb 2015 - Johnson, KS Former Altoona city clerk pleads guilty to fraud scheme
(AP) - The former Altoona city clerk has admitted that she defrauded the southeast Kansas town of nearly $48,000.U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said in a news release Wednesday that 30-year-old Chrystal Scherbarth pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud. In her plea, she admitted she used her access to the city's accounts at the First Neodesha Bank in the scheme She fraudulently increased her ...
27, Feb 2015 - Arkansas lawmaker will propose execution by firing squad
LITTLE ROCK — A lawmaker whose 12-year-old daughter was murdered by a man now on death row said Thursday that she will work to make the firing squad a legal execution method in Arkansas because court challenges have stalled efforts to resume the death penalty using lethal injections. read more
27, Feb 2015 - AR Man, California Residents Sentenced to 32 Years for Drug Trafficking
Leonel Padilla, Andres Diaz, and Jonni Diaz, were involved in distributing large quantities of meth in northwest Arkansas.