A South Carolina state trooper (white) shoots a black motorist for reaching into this car to get his ID after being stopped for a seatbelt violation. Would he have been charged with assault without dash cam video? Good question posed by Talking Points Memo.
The State Police have identified Joseph Garcia, 33, of Collinsville, Miss., as the man killed north of Batesville near the community of Desha on Christmas Day after he reportedly fired at law officers. /more/
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today affirmed a lower court decision that the estate of Carleton Wallace could pursue a lawsuit against Nancy Cummings, who was an Alexander police officer when she fatally shot Wallace in September 2012. /more/
The Little Rock Police Department said today that Officer Dennis Hutchins had shot Roy Richards, 46, Monday night because he feared Richards was about to shoot his uncle, with whom he'd been arguing. /more/
The Arkansas Supreme Court ruling that said a Fayetteville civil rights ordinance to protect LGBT people ran afoul of a state law meant to protect LGBT discrimination prompted a demonstration in favor of the ordinance in Fayetteville.
Rep. Michael John Gray of Augusta has been elected leader of the House Democratic Caucus, the minority party. He succeeds Rep. Eddie Armstrong of North Little Rock. He's a farmer and small business owner.
Sheila Kennedy, a professor of architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and founder of Kennedy & Violich Architecture Ltd., will give the June Freeman lecture tonight at the Arkansas Arts Center, part of the Architecture + Design Network series at the Arkansas Arts Center.
A former mental health agency director has won a default judgment worth $358,000 over a claim for unpaid retirement pay and Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson is apparently to blame for failure to respond to pleadings in the case.
Sen. Tom Cotton, cordial to a fault, appeared before a capacity crowd at the 2,200 seat Pat Walker Performing Arts Center at Springdale High tonight to a mixed chorus of clapping and boos. Other than polite applause when he introduced his mom and dad and a still moment as he led the crowd in a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance — his night didn't get much better from there.