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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.

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DWI charge filed on Arkansas governor's son

Arrest is months after ’16 case tossed

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's son was arrested early Monday on a driving while intoxicated charge.

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Helping hand can slap kids in jail

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.

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Promise of family services misses the mark in Arkansas, study says

Bobbie Gross put her own son behind bars. Or at least that's how she sees it. Worried about her 17-year-old's drug addiction, Gross went to the courts for help last June. She thought that by filing a petition with a juvenile court judge, her son could get drug treatment and maybe an order to go to rehab, which she believed was what he really needed.

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2 of Arkansas' lockups for youths a danger, state told; inspectors report chaos

The state's two juvenile jails in Dermott remain dangerous for youths locked up there, a watchdog group told officials last month.

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Call for shift in law allowing sub-minimum wage for people with disabilities stirs fear in state

Alexis Brown used to think that having a disability meant her life had to look a certain way, that she wouldn't have choices when she grew up.

Juvenile-justice ideas honed for state legislators

Advocates for children aim to present plans for fewer lockups, more support

Advocates responsible for overhauling the state's juvenile-justice system will focus on changing how children are sentenced, incarcerated and supported by community programs in a legislative proposal for 2019.

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North Little Rock teen's bail plea in drive-by shooting rejected after police allege ties to gang violence

A 19-year-old accused of wounding a North Little Rock man during an October drive-by shooting was involved in a nexus of gangs that contributed to significant violence in the area, police and prosecutors said Thursday.

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Opioids' rise in Arkansas has babies entering world going through withdrawal

For years, Sasha Regan couldn't face the truth -- that she took drugs while she was pregnant, that she left her baby's health to chance.

Parents on opioids breaking families, taxing foster care

State agency starting to collect better data to get bigger picture of problem

The influx of opioid painkillers in Arkansas has burdened the state's foster care system, with more children being removed from homes because of parental drug use than in previous years, officials say.