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The Arkansas Supreme Court has agreed with the families of victims of the fatal floods which struck the Albert Pike campground in Montgomery County in June, 2010, concerning the definition of a key term in the Arkansas Recreational Use Statute upon which all of the 20 lawsuits against the U. S. Forest Service turn.

Posted Apr 12, 2014 at 12:01 AM

A Lincoln County man's capital murder conviction and life prison sentence was vacated Thursday by the Arkansas Supreme Court, which said the state didn't prove its case.

Updated Mar 24, 2014 at 1:24 PM

The federal child pornography trial of a Texarkana man who is serving life plus 15 years in prison for the murder of his step-father in Saratoga has been delayed a second time.

Updated Mar 21, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Like the Boll Weevil of the Brook Benton classic, there is $13,770 in cash that is just lookin' for a home.

Posted Mar 2, 2014 at 12:01 AM

Nearly 1,400 lifers in California's prisons have been released over the past three years in a sharp turnaround in a state where murderers and others sentenced to life with the possibility of parole almost never got out.

Updated Feb 27, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Nine Hope High School students went to court in Little Rock recently and came away with top 10 honors in the Arkansas Bar Association State High School Mock Trial Competition.

Updated Jan 29, 2014 at 11:16 AM

The new attorney for the appeal of a Texarkana man convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, plus 15 years, in March, 2013, in the killing an elderly Saratoga resident has asked the Arkansas Supreme Court to compel the production of a video...

Updated Dec 19, 2013 at 1:21 PM

The Eighth Judicial District-North Prosecuting Attorney's Office got more expertise Wednesday with the addition of a deputy prosecutor, and Hempstead County's prosecutor officially joined the state commission dealing with domestic violence.

Updated Dec 18, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Aside from the 1997 capital murder conviction of Joe Louis Dansby, 61, of Redland in Nevada County, hundreds of other convictions nationwide have been called into question since the science behind what is known as “compositional bullet lead...

Updated Dec 17, 2013 at 4:51 PM

When Joe Louis Dansby, 61, of Redland in Nevada County, was convicted in 1997 of capital double homicide in the 1992 shooting deaths of a Nevada County couple, the forensic tool known as “Comparative Bullet Lead Analysis” was widely...

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