The next hearing in a case of three Arksansas teenagers accused of murdering a young Juneau man is not scheduled for another two months.
Arkansas court records indicate that a December 12th hearing has been scheduled for motions in the case.
Sixteen year old Timothy Tyler Norwood, 16-year old Clinton Lavon Ross, and 17-year old Richard Shelby Whybark have each been charged with second degree murder. They’re accused of beating 19-year old Kevin Thornton of Juneau to death last July in the Malvern, Arkansas-area.
Attorneys for the boys say the cases should be split up and proceedings should either continue in juvenile court or be dismissed. But — in their response — prosecutors argued against severing the cases between the three remaining defendants. They also argued against dismissal or transfer of the teenagers to juvenile court and maintained that their prosecution is still constitutional under Arkansas law.
- The series of simulated drills was known as the Arctic Chinook exercise and wrapped Thursday morning in Kotzebue, according to a Coast Guard press release.
- Scientists are trying to learn how to prevent botulism in seal oil, a main ingredient in many traditional Alaska Native foods.
- Alaska's earthquake simulator will visit Wednesday, Aug. 31, to Thursday, Sept. 1, in downtown Juneau giving residents some emergency preparedness practice at an event that promises to shake, rattle and roll.
- The creator of the Facebook page the Juneau Community Collective is running for public office and that created a problem. He had to figure out how to continue moderating political comments on the page without falling into a conflict of interest.