LITTLE ROCK â€” Attorneys for gay couples challenging Arkansas' same-sex marriage ban told the state's highest court on Tuesday that the U.S. Supreme Court signaled it agrees with their argument that such prohibitions are unconstitutional by declining to take up similar cases.
AccuWeather Global Weather Center -- 7 October 2014 -- AccuWeather reports the combination of tropical moisture from Simon and a slow-moving frontal zone will unleash heavy rain and the risk of localized flooding in a large portion of the central United States this week.
Leftover tropical moisture from Simon will impact parts of the Southwest this week. However, moisture will be strung along farther to the east over time.
Over the southern Plains, a great temperature contrast will develop prior to the breakout of heavy rain and drenching thunderstorms.
JONESBORO â€” A Jonesboro man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl who became pregnant.
The Jonesboro Sun reports the 28-year-old man took a deal with prosecutors Monday and pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree sexual assault. He will receive credit for 235 days spent in jail and will be eligible for parole in 10 years.
Authorities say he started assaulting the girl in 2012 when she was 13 years old. The girl's mother says the man was living with them when the assaults began.