24, Apr 2014 - Kansas judge: Bradley Manning can change name to Chelsea
An Army private convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday to live as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.
24, Apr 2014 - Judge Tim Fox allows Arkansas Republicans to assist in Voter ID lawsuit
The AP reports that Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox today ruled that the Republican Party of Arkansas will be able to help defend the state in a lawsuit over how to deal with absentee ballots under the state's Voter ID law, passed by the Republican-controlled legislature last year almost completely on partisan lines, overriding Gov. Mike Beebe 's veto. Fox granted the GOP's request to ...
24, Apr 2014 - Aggravated-crime conviction upheld
The Arkansas Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld the conviction for aggravated residential burglary of a man who was unarmed during a break-in because he made the victim think he was carrying a deadly weapon.
24, Apr 2014 - Wyandotte, KS Man charged in traffic death of 8-year-old girl
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Wyandotte County District Attorney charged Tyrone Murphy, Jr., of Kansas City, Kan., 28, with first-degree murder...
24, Apr 2014 - Kansas City Shooter Was Well-Known to Hate Group Watchers
The man jailed on suspicion of killing three people at two separate Jewish facilities in Kansas City, Missouri, over the weekend already had a long dossier in the Southern Poverty Law Center's database of extremists. Frazier Glenn Miller, also known as Frazier Glenn Cross, spent almost his whole adult life in the Ku Klux Klan and other similar white supremacy groups. He's also had several run ...
24, Apr 2014 - Okla. couple sentenced in Ark. kidnapping death
An Oklahoma couple has been sentenced to 60 years in prison in Arkansas for a kidnapping that ended with a man dead in 2011.
24, Apr 2014 - Kansas high court opposes judicial budget
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Supreme Court has criticized a judicial budget that ties funding to policy changes and was signed recently by Gov. Sam Brownback. The bill allocates an additional $2 million from the state general fund to the judicial branch, but Chief Justice Lawton Nuss ...
24, Apr 2014 - Kansas high court criticizes Brownback
The Kansas Supreme Court criticizes Gov. Sam Brownback for signing a judicial budget that ties funding to policy changes.
24, Apr 2014 - State highlights: State mental hospitals compared to prisons; Johnson & Johnson ruling; Va. hospita
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel asked the state Supreme Court on Monday to reconsider its decision tossing out a $1.2 billion judgment against drugmaker Johnson & Johnson, saying justices did "significant harm" to the state and broke from 170 years of precedent.
24, Apr 2014 - 2014 Arkansas Times Academic All-Star Team
The 20th top 20. It's time again to meet our judges' choices for Arkansas's top 20 high school seniors. The class of 2014, our 20th, is a dizzyingly smart bunch, with rarely a B on their transcripts and near perfect test scores. They fill their lives with far more than studies; when they're not in school, they're shadowing doctors, building robots, growing exotic plants, playing in orchestras ...
24, Apr 2014 - Challenge to Arkansas gay marriage ban heard
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Advocates of ending Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage took their case before a Pulaski County Circuit Court judge Thursday, who said at the end of the hearing that he expected t...
24, Apr 2014 - Supremacist accused in Kansas attacks testified in Arkansas trial
The white supremacist accused of killing three people at a pair of Jewish centers in Kansas testified 25 years ago in Arkansas in a federal trial of a group of men ultimately acquitted of trying to overthrow the government.
24, Apr 2014 - Parole board questions Paragould murder conviction
The Arkansas Parole Board says a man convicted of a 23-year-old murder in Paragould has "served long enough" for a crime he "possibly did not commit." Now they're asking the case be "fully investigated."
24, Apr 2014 - Hearing set in Arkansas voter ID lawsuit
An Arkansas judge has scheduled a hearing over a request to block the enforcement of the state's voter ID law in next month's primary.
24, Apr 2014 - Washington, KS Hate crimes charge awaits suspect in Kansas shooting
Hate crime charges on Monday awaited a reputed anti-Semite and former Ku Klux Klan leader suspected of killing three people at Jewish sites in Kansas on the eve of Passover. Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, shouted "Heil Hitler" from a police car as he was taken into custody after Sunday's bloodbath in Overland Park, an affluent suburb of 174,000 outside Kansas City. "We will be filing hate crime ...