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Cathy Frye

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Private-prison use gets look by state board

updated: 12/04/2014 3:39 a.m. Discuss

The Board of Corrections voted Wednesday to send letters of interest to neighboring states in an effort to determine the possibility of temporarily housing Arkansas inmates in privately run facilities.

Volunteers off hunt for toddler

updated: 12/01/2014 10:25 p.m. Comment 1

SEARCY -- For more than a week, hundreds of volunteers and law enforcement officers have searched this White County city for Malik Drummond, the missing 2-year-old boy with a winsome, gap-toothed grin.

Couple use laughter, love in fight with ALS

posted: 11/30/2014 3:10 a.m. Discuss

They met at Barnes & Noble on a blind date arranged by a friend.

Man gets life term in aunt's death

posted: 11/21/2014 3:07 a.m. Discuss

HOT SPRINGS -- Shalawn Goodman knew that her cousin, Samuel Conway, would have to face the consequences for his involvement in the murder of her mother -- a woman who loved to color with her grandchildren and fry chicken for her large family.

In murder trial, brother to say sibling coerced him

posted: 11/20/2014 3:42 a.m. Discuss

No one disputes what happened at 117 Maurice St. on the night of March 14, 2005.

Trial to start in '05 Spa City killing

posted: 11/18/2014 3:14 a.m. Discuss

HOT SPRINGS -- Samuel Conway, 27, on Wednesday will face the first of two capital murder trials in Garland County.

Inmate, 38, dies in cell at Varner Super Max

posted: 11/12/2014 3:14 a.m. Comment 1

Arkansas State Police are investigating what appears to be an inmate suicide at the Varner Super Max unit.

Pup who fled Reaper full of life in lockup

posted: 11/09/2014 2:47 a.m. Gallery Discuss

MALVERN -- The black pup, a German shepherd/border collie mix, sank into a deep sleep soon after a sedative was injected.

Photo ID requested needlessly, ACLU says

posted: 11/05/2014 3:34 a.m. Discuss

Confusion over voter-ID requirements remained the top complaint from those who experienced trouble at the polls Tuesday, according the the Arkansas chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Housing chief hit with writ of arrest

updated: 10/30/2014 11:30 p.m. Comments 2

A Little Rock judge issued an arrest warrant Thursday for Rodney Forte, executive director of the Metropolitan Housing Alliance, over accusations he has failed to produce documents requested by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for the past three months.

Police report on girl's bus exit death goes to prosecutors

updated: 10/30/2014 4:04 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas State Police on Wednesday submitted to prosecutors an investigative report on the death of a seventh-grade student who was struck by a motorist after stepping off a school bus.

Girl, 12, hit by SUV after exiting school bus, dies

posted: 10/29/2014 3:48 a.m. Comments 2

Seventh-grader Jazmin Hernandez had just stepped off the school bus and was crossing U.S. 70 in Pike County when she was hit by a Ford Explorer on Monday afternoon.

16 submit interest in prison

posted: 10/28/2014 2:56 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Department of Correction has received 16 applications from landowners, cities and counties who want their sites to be considered for a proposed 1,000-bed prison unit.

Prison employee resigns after TV interview probe

posted: 10/25/2014 2:29 a.m. Discuss

A television station's face-to-face prison interview with murder suspect Arron Lewis angered both prosecutors and the public, prompted an internal investigation by the Arkansas Department of Correction, and led to the resignation of one of two prison officials placed on paid administrative leave after the interview aired.

Prison board names Norris interim chief

posted: 10/24/2014 3:09 a.m. Comment 1

For 16 years, Larry Norris served as director of the Arkansas Department of Correction before retiring at the beginning of 2010. Now, at 65, Norris will return to the prison system as interim director when Director Ray Hobbs retires Oct. 31.






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