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An Arkansas deputy prosecuting attorney ordered the jailing of a foster child without reason last year, a federal lawsuit says.
Most Arkansas youths thrown in juvenile jail last year were nonviolent offenders, a newly released state report shows.
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.
The cause of a Sunday morning fire that destroyed a nearly 60-year-old church in Arkansas remains unclear.
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.
Governor unveils privatization plan
All seven state-operated youth lockups will be privatized next year, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced during a Monday news conference.
4 fleeings reported at center this year
State 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.
Fixes pledged, but not funds
The 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.
Four 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.
Three former Arkansas juvenile detention officers indicted this month for conspiring to abuse jailed teenagers pleaded innocent Tuesday in federal court.