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Chad Day

General Assignment Reporter

General Assignment Reporter

Recent Stories by Chad Day

Reports, lockup's video tell 2 sides of broken arm

posted: 12/22/2014 3:44 a.m. Discuss

The police officer and the deputy entered the Yell County Juvenile Detention Center just a few minutes before 8 p.m. on March 22, and a group of boys playing cards around a table scattered.

Bound and punished

posted: 12/21/2014 3:09 a.m. Comments 7

Sitting in the restraint at the Yell County Juvenile Detention Center, the girl could barely move.

Report lauds kids lockup's new measures

updated: 12/11/2014 3:46 a.m. Comment 1

The state Division of Youth Services released a report Wednesday praising action taken by Yell County officials after a youth advocate discovered that the county's juvenile detention center was using a restraint device to punish children for minor misbehavior.

Layoffs begin as appeal dropped

posted: 12/06/2014 2:33 a.m. Discuss

Two behavioral health care companies began laying off employees Friday, the same day the businesses dropped their appeal of a suspension from the state's Medicaid program levied because of bribery allegations made against their owner.

JUVENILE JUSTICE: Hutchinson pops in at kids lockup

posted: 12/03/2014 4:51 a.m. Comments 3

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson made a surprise visit Tuesday to the state's largest youth lockup, where he met with boys and girls housed there as well as new leadership put in place after allegations of physical abuse at the facility surfaced last summer.

Ruling upholds Medicaid cutoff

updated: 11/21/2014 11:04 p.m. Discuss

A federal judge Friday ruled in favor of the Arkansas Department of Human Services, allowing the agency to cut off Medicaid payments to two companies suspended from the program because their owner has been accused of bribing a former state official.

JUVENILE DETENTION: Youth lockup used restraint as punishment

posted: 11/18/2014 3:46 a.m. Comments 13

One kid threw wet socks. Another flipped off a staff member. Several others beat on doors and walls in their cells and didn't stop when asked.

In filing, 2 ask to keep getting Medicaid cash

posted: 11/06/2014 3:42 a.m. Discuss

Two mental health companies entangled in a federal bribery investigation asked a federal judge Wednesday to stop the Arkansas Department of Human Services from enforcing its decision to suspend the two providers from the state's Medicaid program.

Pay issue gets solid backing of voters

posted: 11/05/2014 5:08 a.m. Comments 8

Arkansas voters on Tuesday night overwhelmingly approved an increase in the state's minimum wage and rejected allowing statewide alcohol sales, unofficial results indicated.

Firms giving free care, state says

posted: 10/29/2014 3:51 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Department of Human Services Director John Selig said two companies that are suspended from the state's Medicaid program because of a federal bribery investigation have told patients they will continue to treat them for free.

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