Man gets 2.5 years in prison for attack on US airman
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A jujitsu instructor has been sentenced to 2½ years in prison for punching and stomping on the head of a U.S. airman at a bar on an Air Force base in Japan.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge has halted his order blocking Arkansas from enforcing a law that prevents candidates for state office from accepting campaign contributions more than two...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked an Arkansas law that prevents candidates for state office from accepting campaign contributions more than two years before an...
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld bribery and two wire fraud convictions for a former northwestern Indiana sheriff.
The Post-Tribune reports the 7th Circuit Court of...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former youth detention officer in northeastern Arkansas has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for what a judge called "sadistic and completely unjustified"...
Judge lectures ex-Lake County official who lied to the FBI
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A federal judge sternly lectured a former Lake County Sheriff's Department official for dishonesty before sentencing him to two years of probation for lying to the FBI.
U.S. District Court Judge James Moody berated Dan Murchek on Wednesday and told him he'd "be remembered as a crook."
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The city of South Bend agreed to pay a man $15,000 to end a federal lawsuit alleging that a police officer used excessive force while arresting him during a 2014 traffic stop.
Arkansas judge shifts trial date in McFadden’s lawsuit
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge has rescheduled the trial date for former football player Darren McFadden's lawsuit against his ex-financial adviser and a bank.
Lawsuit targets Arkansas hot-check court
SHERWOOD, Ark. (AP) — A new federal lawsuit mirrors a 2016 suit that alleged a central Arkansas city and judge violated constitutional rights by effectively operating a debtor's prison with a court that imposed fines and jail time on people whose checks bounce.
Judge won’t recuse himself from Arkansas judge’s lawsuit
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge is refusing to recuse himself from a lawsuit filed by a former colleague against Arkansas Supreme Court justices who disqualified him from death row cases.
At least 15-year sentence sought for ex-Indiana sheriff
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have requested a sentence of at least 15 years in prison for a former Indiana sheriff convicted of accepting tens of thousands of dollars in bribes from towing businesses.
Former Lake County Sheriff John Buncich, 72, was convicted of bribery and wire fraud in August.
Ex-financial adviser ordered to pay McFadden attorney fees
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The former financial adviser to Dallas Cowboy Darren McFadden is being ordered to pay McFadden's attorneys because he failed to provide court-ordered information in a lawsuit by McFadden.
McFadden, a former Arkansas Razorback, is suing Michael Vick in federal court in Little Rock for allegedly misappropriating millions of dollars of McFadden's money.
Arkansas hot-checks lawsuit dismissed by judge
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a central Arkansas city and a judge that alleges they're violating constitutional rights by effectively operating a debtor's prison with a court that's imposed fines and jail time on thousands of people whose checks bounce.
U.S. District Judge James Moody Jr. on Thursday dismissed the lawsuit against the city of Sherwood and Judge Milas Hale III.
Patti LaBelle, a true diva in an industry that casually uses that term to anoint just about any hot female recording artist who is currently enjoying her 15 minutes of fame, has basically done it all.
With major accomplishments on stage screen and television, LaBelle is a two-time Grammy Award winner whose career spans more than 50 years, so one might find it quite surprising that “Bel Hommage,” LaBelle’s first studio album in 10 years, is also her very first jazz album.
Judge calls to dismiss Sherwood hot-checks case
SHERWOOD, Ark. (AP) — A federal magistrate judge says a pending Sherwood hot checks lawsuit should be dismissed and addressed by state officials.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2jtrGOU ) reports that U.S. Magistrate Judge Joe Volpe's recommendation was released Wednesday. The recommendation still needs to be approved by U.S. District Judge James Moody Jr., who asked Volpe to review the case's pretrial issues in October.
Athenaeum Jazz at TSRI series turning 20 with a bang
The list of artists who have performed at the Athenaeum Jazz at TSRI concert series since its inception in 1996 is a veritable who’s who of past and current music legends, mixed with rising stars and first-rate ensemble players.