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Emily Walkenhorst

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Pulaski County notebook

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JPs vote 13-0 to levy per-inmate daily fee on all cities using jail

Cost lower in county’s contract offer

Subscriber onlyStarting today, all municipalities operating a law enforcement agency in Pulaski County are subject to a daily fee for each prisoner they send to the county jail, though the county won't likely charge the fee until next year and then only if a new agreement is not in place to fund the jail. Continue reading...

Arkansas slips a notch in 2014 Kids Count study

Subscriber onlyArkansas dropped one spot nationally -- from 40 to 41 -- in this year's Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count study on children's well-being, though the state improved from last year's statistics in more categories than it declined in. Continue reading...

County, state face jail vote, $1 pact

Move will open facility at lockup

Subscriber onlySome state inmates held in county jails for the crowded state prison system will begin to move this week after Pulaski County and the Department of Correction enter into a $1 contract to house them for one year in an unused satellite portion of the county jail. Continue reading...

Proposal on jail charges set for vote

Pulaski County JPs to weigh inmate-based costs for cities

Subscriber onlyThe Pulaski County Quorum Court is to vote Tuesday on an ordinance that would charge cities for the jail inmates held for them in the absence of a jail-payment contract with the county. Continue reading...

Homeless man, 37, charged in slaying

Subscriber onlyFaulkner County authorities on Wednesday charged a 37-year-old homeless man with first-degree murder in a June shooting near Lake Conway that killed 34-year-old Jermaine LaMont Harris Tyus. Continue reading...

With panel's OK, St. Francis levee to get trail for cyclists, pedestrians

Subscriber onlyA plan to connect a greater portion of Arkansas to Mississippi River bicycle projects got a unanimous OK on Tuesday morning from the 19-member east Arkansas panel that oversees the St. Francis levee. Continue reading...

5 cities get last offer on jail pact

Mayors to send back own tweaks

Subscriber onlyPulaski County Judge Buddy Villines has sent out the final proposal for a new jail-funding contract with the county's five biggest cities, including a 5 percent immediate increase in payments in the first year and a consumer price index factor limited to 3 percent for the next four years. Continue reading...

Police beat

Subscriber onlyMom left three kids alone, police say A 34-year-old Little Rock parolee left three children unattended in an apartment Friday, police said. Continue reading...

$1 price put on state's rental of LR jail unit

Plan is for prisons to hold convicts there who now clog county lockups

Subscriber onlyPulaski County and state officials are working on a one-year contract that would lease an unused satellite building at the county jail to the state for $1 and open at least 200 beds in an effort to help alleviate county jails of the 2,249 state prison inmates crowding them. Continue reading...

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