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Lack of data clouds big-picture look
Thousands of Arkansas children skip too much school to make academic progress each year, according to recent federal data.
Time behind bars still too long, it says
Despite progress in recent years, Arkansas' youth justice system is still rife with problems, a new report shows -- namely, keeping kids locked up too long, even for misdemeanors; poor oversight; a lack of use-of-force training for officers; and insufficient data-keeping that prevents the best use of resources.
A former guard is under investigation in the repeated sexual assault of a teenager detained at an Alexander lockup, police records show.
Arkansas 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.
Panel also looking at ways to reduce arrests at school
Pulaski 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.
Celebrants anticipate spending next holiday in new temple
The girls sang in the ancient language of India, pendants clipped in their hair, folds of gold fabric draped over their left shoulders.
A 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.
Vote unanimous not to renew a UAMS physician's license; complaints of verbal harassment investigated in 2016
The 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.
Arrest is months after ’16 case tossed
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's son was arrested early Monday on a driving while intoxicated charge.
Promise of family services misses the mark, study says
Bobbie Gross put her own son behind bars. Or at least that's how she sees it.