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Chad Day

General Assignment Reporter

General Assignment Reporter

Recent Stories by Chad Day

Jury’s still out on jailing truants

posted: 12/20/2015 4:53 a.m. Comments 3

FAYETTEVILLE — The 15-year-old girl shuffles into the courtroom, eyes downcast. Thin with long, wavy hair, she rubs her hands nervously.

Locking up unruly youths in state depends on judge

posted: 12/20/2015 4:27 a.m. Discuss

In roughly two-thirds of Arkansas counties last year, children went to youth lockups for skipping school, disobeying their parents or running away from home.

2 teens who fled center captured

posted: 11/25/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Two teenage boys committed to the state Youth Services Division who ran off from a Northeast Arkansas residential treatment center Tuesday morning were captured by authorities Tuesday night.

Judge named to finish Simes' 1st Circuit term

posted: 10/22/2015 3:23 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Wednesday that a former assistant U.S. attorney and Phillips County district judge will replace a circuit judge who died earlier this month.

Simes remembered for fairness, faith

posted: 10/13/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

L.T. Simes II grew up in the impoverished Arkansas Delta, the son of a disabled man who believed his children could do anything.

Circuit Judge L.T. Simes dies at 65

posted: 10/12/2015 4:02 p.m. Comment 1

An east Arkansas circuit judge who was the first black man to be elected to his position in Phillips County died Saturday.

DHS unit proposes to oversee child jails

posted: 10/01/2015 5:56 a.m. Discuss

The Youth Services Division presented several possible changes to Arkansas' juvenile-justice system Wednesday, including putting the division in charge of monitoring conditions and standardizing education and mental-health services in the state's 14 juvenile detention centers.

Delta Blues fugitive admits guilt in case

posted: 09/30/2015 3:23 a.m. Discuss

Milton Johnson spent 1,188 days on the run from federal authorities until his capture in January.

Dumas officer among 6 held in federal drug case

posted: 09/11/2015 2:59 a.m. Discuss

A Dumas police officer was charged Thursday with selling marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine as part of a drug-trafficking conspiracy that federal authorities say included two of his cousins.

Medicare theft for social work nets year term

posted: 09/10/2015 5:23 a.m. Discuss

A former north Arkansas social worker was sentenced to a year in prison Wednesday for bilking Medicare out of more than $71,000.

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