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Group of Arkansas cities pauses suit targeting opioid firms

Withdrawing case to add county group, lawyers say

Subscriber onlyAn alliance of Arkansas cities pulled its federal lawsuit against the makers and distributors of addictive opioid drugs on Wednesday, a day after filing it, saying it needs more time to add groups to its coalition. Continue reading...

Lawsuit settled over jailing of Arkansas foster child without warrant

Subscriber onlyA civil-rights case centered around the 2016 jailing of an Arkansas foster child without a warrant was settled last week in federal court. Continue reading...

Little Rock father arrested after bullet hits son

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock police officers arrested a father accused in a shooting Thursday that wounded his adult son in the leg, authorities said. Continue reading...

Report on Arkansas child deaths shows improvements, concerns

Subscriber onlyFewer infants died in their sleep and more children are being adopted this year, but other figures -- like the doubling of firearm fatalities -- prove that efforts to improve child health in Arkansas must continue, officials told lawmakers Wednesday. Continue reading...

Youth witness wrongly jailed in Arkansas, lawsuit contends

Subscriber onlyAn Arkansas deputy prosecuting attorney ordered the jailing of a foster child without reason last year, a federal lawsuit says. Continue reading...

Violence not prime in jailing of youths in Arkansas; report also notes 1 region tops rest in state

Subscriber onlyMost Arkansas youths thrown in juvenile jail last year were nonviolent offenders, a newly released state report shows. Continue reading...

Law grants more naloxone access in Arkansas; overdose-reversal drug now available without prescription

Subscriber onlyArkansans can now buy the lifesaving drug naloxone without a prescription at pharmacies across the state -- thanks to a new law intended to curb fatal opioid overdoses. Continue reading...

State police investigation sought after fire destroys Arkansas church, sheriff says

Subscriber onlyThe cause of a Sunday morning fire that destroyed a nearly 60-year-old church in Arkansas remains unclear. Continue reading...

Escape leads Arkansas youth lockup to fire worker

2 boys nabbed in Lewisville spent 12 hours on the run

Subscriber onlyTwo teenagers broke out of a state-run youth lockup last week, prompting officials to fire one of the jail's supervisors. Continue reading...

7 youth lockups in state to be run by firms

Governor unveils privatization plan

Subscriber onlyAll seven state-operated youth lockups will be privatized next year, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced during a Monday news conference. Continue reading...

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