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13, Mar 2015 - Information act wrinkle is cost of public records
FAYETTEVILLE -- A former University of Arkansas employee's legal battle to get five years' worth of emails from two co-workers remains unresolved more than two years after his original request.
30, Oct 2014 - Sheriff: Injured man to be arrested
YELLVILLE â€” Authorities in northern Arkansas say they will arrest a man who accidentally shot himself in the leg while trying to scare off coyotes.
30, Oct 2014 - Beebe denies pardon for robber imprisoned for 33 years
Mara Leveritt reports on her blog that Gov. Mike Beebe will not pardon Rolf Kaestel, 33 years into a life sentence for robbing a Fort Smith taco hut of $264 with a water pistol in 1981. Beebe didn't follow recommendations by parole boards in Arkansas and Utah, where Kaestel is imprisoned, and wasn't moved by video testimony (above) of his victim. Dennis Schluterman, who was robbed, said Kaestel ...
30, Oct 2014 - Monkey Cage: Pulled over: How Police Stops Define Race and Citizenship
A study of police stops of Kansas City-area drivers yields insights into the effects of this controversial policy.
30, Oct 2014 - Ohio police seek suspect in football star's death
CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland police are searching for a man accused of killing a former Kansas State University football player outside a nightclub on Oct. 11. A Cleveland police spokeswoman could not say Thursday whether 26-year-old David Garrett was a bystander or was targeted when he was shot. ...
30, Oct 2014 - Man wanted in Kansas arrested in North Dakota
Deputies in Barnes County have arrested a man out on parole for murder who's wanted in Kansas on a felony warrant.
30, Oct 2014 - Arkansas Real Estate Agent Found In Shallow Grave
SCOTT, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say the body of an Arkansas real estate agent who disappeared Thursday has been found in a shallow grave at a concrete company.Pulaski County Sheriff's Office Lt. Carl Minden says Beverly Carter's body was found early Tuesday at Argos Concrete Company in a rural area about 25 miles northeast of Little Rock.The 49-year-old Carter had planned to show a house Thursday ...
30, Oct 2014 - UPDATE: Wanted Kansas Man Arrested in Valley City
A Kansas man on parole for attempted murder was arrested on a Kansas warrant Tuesday in Valley City by the Barnes County Sheriff's Office and the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
29, Oct 2014 - Two Arkansas Men Face Prison Time for Drug Trafficking
Two people from DeQueen, Arkansas learn their punishment for drug trafficking offenses.
29, Oct 2014 - Missing Realtorâ€™s Body Found in Shallow Grave
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas â€” The body of missing Arkansas realtor Beverly Carter has been located north of the Little Rock area, the Pulaski County Sheriffâ€™s Office said early Tuesday. Her body was found in a shallow grave near Cabot, about 20 miles northeast of central Little Rock. Arron Lewis, of Jacksonville, will be charged with [â€¦]
29, Oct 2014 - Body of missing realtor found in shallow grave
Police said information gathered after they made an arrest in the case led them to the body of a missing Arkansas realtor.
29, Oct 2014 - 5 California Things to Know Today
Suspect in killings of two Northern California sheriff's deputies was twice deported, had multiple identities and drug conviction. San Francisco Giants lead series 3-2 as Madison Bumgarner pitches four-hit gem in 5-0 victory over Kansas City Royals.
29, Oct 2014 - Judge gives Arkansas 15 days to extradite Peggy Sue
The New Mexico woman accused of pretending to be a country singer faced a judge again Tuesday. Peggy Sue Evers appeared in a wheelchair and on a fugitive warrant. Evers is accused of tricking an elderlyÂ man into marrying her and giving her money by convincing him she was country music star Alison Krauss. Her daughter, Nora Aragon, doesnâ€™t feel the allegations are true. "I don't know where those ...
28, Oct 2014 - Hill, Hays locked in bitter fight for House seat
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” The race for a central Arkansas congressional seat has turned increasingly bitter in the final stretch, as a former North Little Rock mayor and a Little Rock banking executive take aim at one another's backgrounds.
28, Oct 2014 - Republican Party chairman files ethics complaint about something against Nate Steel
Usually when someone files an ethics complaint against a political opponent, they release the complaint and clearly explain in a press release the bad stuff they're complaining about. Republican Party Chairman Doyle Webb takes a different approach with this press release on his complaint against Rep. Nate Steel , the Democratic nominee for attorney general: Republican Party of Arkansas Chairman ...
28, Oct 2014 - Brandon Barber Sentenced To 65 Months In Fraud Conviction
FORT SMITH (KFSM) â€“ The former Northwest Arkansas developer convicted in a $200 million fraud scheme was sentenced to more than five years in a federal prison on Tuesday (Oct. 28), according to officials. He was sentenced to a total of 65 months with three years of supervised release, officials said. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to [â€¦]
27, Oct 2014 - Football player's murder remains unsolved, family and friends gather for vigil
On West 117th Street in Cleveland there is another memorial with balloons and teddy bears, another tragic tribute to rising gun violence in the city. The murder of former Kansas State football star David Garrett outside a west side bar remains unsolved. He was a man who had just begun work trying to turn troubled youth around. David Garrett electrified the crowds as a defensive back at K State ...
27, Oct 2014 - Kansas Supreme Court vacates Roeder's 'Hard 50' sentence
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday upheld the premeditated first-degree murder conviction of Scott Roeder but vacated his "Hard 50" life sentence.
27, Oct 2014 - Kansas court upholds conviction in abortion doctor's murder
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Kan. (Reuters) - The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday upheld a man's conviction in the 2009 slaying of a late-term abortion doctor but sent the case back to a lower court for resentencing. Scott Roeder was convicted and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for at least 50 years in the shooting death of George Tiller at a Wichita church. Tiller was one of ...
27, Oct 2014 - Kansas Supreme Court upholds conviction of George Tillerâ€™s murderer
Scott Roeder, who killed the late-term abortion provider in 2009, could be resentenced to life in prison
23, Oct 2014 - Columbia man charged in robbery, 114-mile chase
Police briefly chased the man on Wednesday in Columbia. Kansas City police then chased the man a few hours later. Read more
23, Oct 2014 - Suspect in real estate agent's disappearance arrested
Authorities have arrested a man wanted in connection with an Arkansas real estate agent who has been missing since last week.
21, Oct 2014 - Brownback cites Wichita murder case in last debate
Kansas Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, right, makes a point during a debate against his challenger, Democrat Paul Davis, left, that was sponsored by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 in Wichita, Kan. The race between Brownback and Davis remains close in what has become a referendum on Brownback's tax policies.
21, Oct 2014 - Kansas governor seeks more power over judiciary, cites Wichita murder case in final debate
WICHITA, Kan. â€” Gov. Sam Brownback assailed Democratic challenger Paul Davis Tuesday as a liberal who would appoint Kansas Supreme Court justices overly sympathetic to violent criminals, and Davis accused the Republican incumbent of trying to exploit a high-profile Wichita murder case to boost his re-election chances.
21, Oct 2014 - Arkansas sex offender sentenced to federal prison for failing to register in Boulder
A sex offender from Arkansas has been sentenced to 41 months in federal prison after moving to Boulder and failing to register his change of address, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
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