posted: 04/22/2014 4:48 a.m.
The National Rifle Association has endorsed Republican state Reps. Ann Clemmer and Bruce Westerman in their respective congressional bids.
posted: 04/21/2014 4:28 a.m.
Today is the last day to register to vote in the May 20 preferential primary and nonpartisan judicial elections.
posted: 04/19/2014 3:23 a.m.
The Arkansas Legislative Council on Friday voted to use $2 million in the state’s “rainy-day” funds to offer nearly two-thirds more Governor’s Distinguished Scholarships to eligible students.
posted: 04/18/2014 2:36 a.m.
The “goodwill” value of Little Rock’s Brave New Restaurant was considered in a valuation of the business and can be divided in the co-owners’ divorce proceedings, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
posted: 04/17/2014 5:23 a.m.
Nearly one-third of the state’s sitting judges since 2006 have been suspended from practicing law a combined 157 times for nonpayment of annual law-license dues, according to a review of information provided by the clerk of the courts.
posted: 04/16/2014 4:44 a.m.
The parents of an 18-month-old girl who died in state custody had waived any right to the body under state law because they “abandoned” her, the Arkansas Claims Commission said in an order released Tuesday.
posted: 04/16/2014 4:32 a.m.
The Arkansas Claims Commission unanimously rejected a settlement agreement between the state and the family of a former superintendent of the Pulaski County Special School District who was terminated in 2011.
posted: 04/12/2014 3:05 a.m.
The Arkansas Claims Commission on Friday unanimously approved awarding $200,000 in death benefits to the widow of a former Trumann Fire Department chief who died after having a heart attack on duty.
posted: 04/11/2014 3:07 a.m.
The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a Lincoln County man’s capital-murder conviction, finding that the state had failed to prove the shooting was premeditated.
posted: 04/11/2014 3:05 a.m.
The parents of an 18-month-old girl who died in state custody forfeited the right to bury the child because they were estranged from her at the time of her death and did not assume “liability” for burial costs, a Department of Human Services attorney told the Arkansas State Claims Commission on Thursday.
posted: 04/10/2014 4:44 a.m.
Logan County resident Larry Brown awoke on the night of Aug. 28, 2011, to find masked gunmen in his home on Greasy Valley Road.
posted: 04/10/2014 4:37 a.m.
Republican attorney general candidate Leslie Rutledge called fellow candidate David Sterling’s plan to reinstate the use of the electric chair to carry out the death penalty “irresponsible rhetoric,” during a debate at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock W.H. Bowen School of Law Wednesday evening.
posted: 04/09/2014 4:34 a.m.
A Little Rock attorney vying for a judgeship in the 20th Judicial Circuit against Circuit Judge H.G. Foster asked the Arkansas Supreme Court on Tuesday to include her as a party in a petition filed by the judge over whether administrative suspensions make him ineligible for office.
posted: 04/09/2014 4:29 a.m.
Two attorneys hired by Conway in a land-condemnation case did nothing to violate an order by the Arkansas Supreme Court that prohibited them from collecting against a landowner, their attorney told a special master assigned to the case Tuesday.
posted: 04/08/2014 5:27 a.m.
Circuit Judge H.G. Foster on Monday asked the Arkansas Supreme Court to decide whether administrative suspensions for nonpayment of annual license fees prevent judges from holding office.