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.
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.