‘Draconian’ state penalties illegal, judge is told in filing
Two of the three abortion clinics in Arkansas have been cited for minor infractions noticed during surprise inspections last month by the state Health Department and now face being shut down if the state enforces a new law that is the subject of a pending federal lawsuit.
The Arkansas secretary of state's office spent about five hours Tuesday trying to justify -- at the request of a federal appellate court -- the need for a March 1 deadline for independent candidates in Arkansas to submit petitions seeking access to general-election ballots.
A federal jury deliberated for about 3½ hours Thursday before clearing a former Alexander police officer, Nancy Cummings, of any liability in the Sept. 8, 2012, shooting death of 30-year-old Carleton Wallace of Bryant.
A federal jury in Little Rock spent about four hours deliberating Thursday before clearing a former Alexander police officer of any liability in the 2012 shooting death of Carleton Wallace.
A Helena-West Helena woman who made about $4 million in three years by falsely claiming to have fed hundreds of poor children at 34 sites in eastern Arkansas was sentenced Wednesday to 12½ years in federal prison -- one month shy of the maximum recommended.
He seeks new judge for his lawsuit
Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen asked Wednesday that a federal judge who once presided alongside him be disqualified from hearing Griffen's lawsuit against all seven members of the Arkansas Supreme Court.
Trial starts in lawsuit on fatal Arkansas police shooting; gun fired by accident, attorneys for ex-officer say
In a split second on the afternoon of Sept. 8, 2012, as an uneventful shift began winding down, a rookie Alexander police officer's effort to handcuff a 30-year-old man turned deadly.
A federal judge’s July 28 order blocking the enforcement of four abortion-restricting laws enacted this year by the Arkansas General Assembly should be reversed, attorneys for the state have argued in a 59-page brief filed at the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis.
A federal judge's July 28 order blocking the enforcement of four abortion-restricting laws enacted this year by the Arkansas General Assembly should be reversed, attorneys for the state have argued in a 59-page brief filed at the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis.
A settlement reached Tuesday ends a federal lawsuit brought by a national civil-rights organization against McCrory over the Woodruff County town's ill-fated ordinance to ban mobile homes worth less than $7,500.