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Group of Arkansas cities pauses suit targeting opioid firms

Withdrawing case to add county group, lawyers say

An 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.

Lawsuit settled over jailing of Arkansas foster child without warrant

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

Little Rock father arrested after bullet hits son

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

Report on Arkansas child deaths shows improvements, concerns

Fewer 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.

Youth witness wrongly jailed in Arkansas, lawsuit contends

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

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

Most Arkansas youths thrown in juvenile jail last year were nonviolent offenders, a newly released state report shows.

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

Arkansans 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.

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

The cause of a Sunday morning fire that destroyed a nearly 60-year-old church in Arkansas remains unclear.

Escape leads Arkansas youth lockup to fire worker

2 boys nabbed in Lewisville spent 12 hours on the run

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

7 youth lockups in state to be run by firms

Governor unveils privatization plan

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

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