Next week’s election in Fayetteville on an anti-discrimination ordinance, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis and her defenders, former Little Rock Superintendent Dexter Suggs, the death penalty in Arkansas, Courtney Goodson’s Supreme Court run, UALR chancellor Joel Anderson’s retirement announcement and more.
The presidential race, the indictment of former district judge Joseph Boeckmann on federal charges, what Governor Hutchinson’s proposal to cut funds for War Memorial Stadium represents and more. /more/
Without comment today, the Arkansas Supreme Court rejected a request for a rehearing of its decision killing a proposed amendment to allow three more casinos in Arkansas because of a flawed ballot title. /more/
The Arkansas Supreme Court today reversed a DWI conviction in Sebastian County because the highway sobriety checkpoint was unconstitutionally operated. The decision set a standard for such checkpoints in the future. /more/
The Arkansas Supreme Court today invalidated proposed constitutional amendments to legalize more casinos in Arkansas and to place a limit on nursing home damage suits. It cleared a medical marijuana amendment for the ballot. /more/
State Rep. Justin Harris (R-West Fork) used photos of a foster child his family was planning to adopt during his 2012 re-election campaign. The state Department of Human Services expressly prohibits the public use of photos or any other media that would compromise a foster child's anonymity.
Little Rock police responding to a disturbance call near Eighth and Sherman Streets about 12:40 a.m. killed a man with a long gun, Police Chief Kenton Buckner said in an early morning meeting with reporters.
U.S. Attorney Kenneth Elser announced today Clarence Garretson, 65, of Van Burean had pleaded guilty in federal court today to five counts of interstate transportation of a child with intention engage in criminal activity.
Roy Lee Richards, 46, who lived in apartments on Green Mountain Drive, has been identified by police as the man fatally shot about 12:37 a.m. this morning by officers responding to a disturbance call about a man with a long gun in the 500 block of East 8th Street.