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15,800 names on Arkansas sex-offender rolls; state’s count second-highest in U.S.

Subscriber onlyArkansas has about 15,800 registered sex offenders -- 526 offenders for every 100,000 residents -- the second-highest total in the country based on population, recent national research shows. Continue reading...

Pulaski County plans to track kids' offense rates

Panel also looking at ways to reduce arrests at school

Subscriber onlyPulaski County youth advocates will track whether children stay out of trouble after getting entangled in the juvenile justice system -- a change they say will offer insight on how to help at-risk kids and spend public dollars more wisely. Continue reading...

PHOTOS: Hindus again dance for Krishna in west Little Rock

Celebrants anticipate spending next holiday in new temple

Subscriber onlyThe girls sang in the ancient language of India, pendants clipped in their hair, folds of gold fabric draped over their left shoulders. Continue reading...

New provider of medical services at Arkansas youth lockups named in past lawsuits

Subscriber onlyA Tennessee-based health care provider for Arkansas' adult prisoners is supplying medical, dental and mental health services to children detained at state-run youth lockups starting this month. Continue reading...

Vote unanimous not to renew a UAMS physician's license; complaints of verbal harassment investigated in 2016

Subscriber onlyThe State Medical Board unanimously voted Thursday not to renew a foreign doctor's license to practice in Arkansas due to complaints of verbal harassment leveled against him more than two years ago. Continue reading...

DWI charge filed on Arkansas governor's son

Arrest is months after ’16 case tossed

Subscriber onlyArkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's son was arrested early Monday on a driving while intoxicated charge. Continue reading...

Helping hand can slap kids in jail

Promise of family services misses the mark, study says

Subscriber onlyBobbie Gross put her own son behind bars. Or at least that's how she sees it. Continue reading...

Promise of family services misses the mark in Arkansas, study says

Subscriber onlyBobbie Gross put her own son behind bars. Or at least that's how she sees it. Worried about her 17-year-old's drug addiction, Gross went to the courts for help last June. She thought that by filing a petition with a juvenile court judge, her son could get drug treatment and maybe an order to go to rehab, which she believed was what he really needed. Continue reading...

2 of Arkansas' lockups for youths a danger, state told; inspectors report chaos

Subscriber onlyThe state's two juvenile jails in Dermott remain dangerous for youths locked up there, a watchdog group told officials last month. Continue reading...

Call for shift in law allowing sub-minimum wage for people with disabilities stirs fear in state

Subscriber onlyAlexis Brown used to think that having a disability meant her life had to look a certain way, that she wouldn't have choices when she grew up. Continue reading...

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