Mayors Against Illegal Guns, backed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, launched a television ad Friday alluding to the death of former Arkansas Democratic Chairman Bill Gwatney and criticizing Sen. Mark Pryor for opposing criminal background checks for firearms purchased online or at gun shows.
Because he illegally possessed stolen frozen Tyson game hens in 1979, Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell is prohibited by the Arkansas Constitution from serving as Searcy County sheriff, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
The family of a Faulkner County man who suffered a brain injury after a purported botched surgery on his spine has failed to show how the doctor caused the injury and did not show a reasonable amount of care, the state Court of Appeals found Wednesday.
Budget dials down scholarship-funding projections
The Arkansas Lottery Commission approved a fiscal 2014 budget Monday that projects a decline of more than $21 million in revenue compared with the current fiscal year, which ends June 30.
The Arkansas State Claims Commission awarded $225,000 Friday to the estate of a Conway police officer who was struck and killed by a driver while directing traffic at the scene of a crash.
Carroll County Circuit Judge Gerald Crow did not demonstrate “appropriate judicial behavior” when he performed independent investigations on cases and retaliated against attorneys, the Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission said Friday.
Court voids 2012 murder verdict
A Pulaski County man who was convicted of killing his grandfather should receive a new trial because the jury instructions were flawed, the Arkansas Supreme Court said Thursday.
Driver got 40-year sentence
The Arkansas Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a decision by a lower court that found a police officer acted within the law when he detained a driver whom he suspected of criminal activity because he was nervous and had a cigar wrapper in his vehicle.
Enough left for ‘several,’ prisons department says
The London-based provider of Arkansas’ death penalty drug has closed the Department of Correction’s account, citing its opposition to the use of its drugs for executions.
Ban set to apply to young killers
As the state Supreme Court’s decision banning mandatory life imprisonment for those convicted of murdering when they were minors was set to take effect Monday, one of the attorneys who took the case to the U.S. Supreme Court called the ruling an “incredible victory” and one that will play out in Arkansas before it does in many other states.