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Pulaski County Youth Services worker jailed in rape case; employee caught in car with boy, police say

A Pulaski County Youth Services employee was arrested early Saturday morning, accused of raping a 14-year-old boy, according to a report from the North Little Rock Police Department.

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Central Arkansas youth services worker arrested in rape case

A Pulaski County Youth Services employee was arrested Saturday, accused of raping a 14-year-old boy, according to a report from the North Little Rock Police Department.

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Little Rock homeless shelter's new director lays out five-year goal

Our House vision still unmet, he says

A little over a month after he took the helm as the new executive director of the Little Rock homeless shelter Our House, Ben Goodwin told a group of supporters Tuesday that the founding vision of the organization remains unfilled.

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Arkansan, onetime alcoholic who called thousands each year offering support for sobriety efforts dies at 73

Snow was falling in Morrilton on a cold day in 1973 when Virginia Abrams stopped at a grocery store on the way home from her teaching job at McClellan High School in Little Rock.

Arkansas parents plead innocent in death of 1-year-old daughter

Authorities at Baptist Hospital initially believed that 1-year-old Brinly Gordon died of natural causes July 2, but an autopsy showed she had ingested enough medication to kill a 200-pound man, according to court documents. Both parents -- 31-year-old Amber Gordon, also known as Amber Butler, and 32-year-old Daniel Gordon -- had a prescription for the drug found in Brinly's system: Buprenorphine, an opioid medication used to treat heroin addiction. The parents were arrested in late September and charged with second-degree murder, a class A felony punishable by six to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $15,000.

Investigation into Arkansas-based white supremacist group leads to dozens of arrests, authorities say

More than 200 local, state and federal law enforcement officers arrested dozens of people Wednesday morning in a comprehensive, two-year drug-trafficking and firearms crackdown that includes up to 70 defendants -- most of whom are affiliated with white supremacist groups in the state, officials announced.

Ex-Arkansas lawyer who led separate life as singer dies at 77

Edwin Boyd Alderson Jr., a former El Dorado lawyer, judge and philanthropist who devoted himself to the success of his hometown and who led a separate life as a cowboy and country-western singer, died Thursday at his home after complications from lung cancer. He was 77.

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Arkansas' Bozo the Clown, Gary Weir, dead at 75

Recognized ‘like a rock star,’ wife says

Gary Weir, a television performer who riddled Arkansas children as Bozo the Clown from 1966-91 with the intriguing question of "Do you walk to school or carry your lunch?" died Wednesday at his home in North Little Rock.

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High marks greet new Arkansas entertainment district; 21,000 people attend 4-day festival

The grand opening of El Dorado's Murphy Arts District drew more than 21,000 people from around the state, nation and world to the south Arkansas town for the four-day event, organizers said Monday.

Parents of rat-bitten child found mentally infirm but fit for trial

A Magnolia couple whose 2-week-old daughter suffered nearly 100 rat bites over her 5-pound body are fit to stand trial in the felony case against them despite their mental diseases and reportedly violent childhoods that included rape and physical abuse, according to the forensic evaluation released Sept. 26.