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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.

Director fired after escapes at Arkansas youth jail

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.

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

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.

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No suspects, arrests in Little Rock nightclub gunfire

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.