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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...

Director fired after escapes at Arkansas youth jail

4 fleeings reported at center this year

Subscriber onlyState officials fired the director of a Harrisburg juvenile jail on Aug. 4, four days after the short-lived escape of two teenage boys who had been detained there. Continue reading...

Arkansas youth-jail locks not replaced despite years of safety warnings

Fixes pledged, but not funds

Subscriber onlyThe locks that keep young Arkansans behind bars at a juvenile jail in Alexander still haven't been replaced -- despite years of warnings that the obsolete deadbolts posed safety concerns and despite lawmakers' promises to pay for updates. Continue reading...

No suspects, arrests in Little Rock nightclub gunfire

Subscriber onlyFour days after a shooting in a downtown Little Rock nightclub left 28 people injured, five of the victims remained hospitalized Tuesday, and police had yet to make any arrests in the case. Continue reading...

Not guilty, say ex-guards at youth jail

Subscriber onlyThree former Arkansas juvenile detention officers indicted this month for conspiring to abuse jailed teenagers pleaded innocent Tuesday in federal court. Continue reading...

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