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Youth lockup's fixes earn second chance from state

updated: 03/28/2015 2:54 a.m. Discuss

The state's Youth Services Division announced Friday that it will begin sending young offenders back to a juvenile lockup in Danville because the facility has addressed several problems discovered last fall, including that guards used restraints and pepper spray as punishment.

Bill on infant deaths clears panel

posted: 03/26/2015 3:29 a.m. Discuss

A bill that would require reporting all sudden infant deaths and other unexpected child fatalities to the state child abuse hotline passed in an Arkansas House committee Wednesday.

Child death reporting law clears House committee

posted: 03/26/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK -- A bill requiring all sudden infant deaths and other unexpected child fatalities be reported to the state child abuse hotline passed a House committee Wednesday.

Coach asks NLR board for hearing

updated: 03/20/2015 11:20 p.m. Discuss

North Little Rock High School head football Coach Brad Bolding has formally requested a hearing before the School Board to contest his firing, the second such appeal he's made since January.

NLR coach appeals firing, requests hearing

posted: 03/20/2015 10:42 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock High School head football coach Brad Bolding has filed a letter of appeal contesting his firing and requesting a hearing before the school board, according to a copy of the letter obtained Friday.

NLR coach's ethics filing names 4 district officials

posted: 03/13/2015 2:43 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock High School head football Coach Brad Bolding filed a complaint Thursday with the Arkansas Department of Education accusing four school district administrators of breaching the state's ethics code for teachers.

Boosters in NLR say grant misused

posted: 03/12/2015 3:50 a.m. Discuss

A nonprofit booster club has raised new concerns over a $7,500 taxpayer grant awarded to the North Little Rock School District to pay for practice clothing for the high school football team.

2nd firing letter says coach spent untidily

posted: 02/27/2015 2:44 a.m. Discuss

A new termination letter from the North Little Rock School District accuses high school football coach Brad Bolding of failing to follow district rules involving nearly $140,000 in purchases made between late August 2013 and this January.

State body rejects appeal of NLR sports forfeits

posted: 02/27/2015 2:30 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' high school sports governing body has turned down an appeal of the North Little Rock School District's voluntary reporting of a rules violation that led to the forfeiture of a state basketball championship and more than 30 games.

District questioned on NLR sport gear

posted: 02/26/2015 3:46 a.m. Comment 1

A nonprofit booster organization paid for about $7,500 worth of athletic apparel that the North Little Rock School District received state grant money to purchase, and now the boosters and the state are wondering where the grant money went.

NLR district to issue second firing letter to coach

posted: 02/26/2015 3:36 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock School District officials said late Wednesday that they were sending a second termination notice to high school head football coach Brad Bolding that will include new information that's surfaced over the past few weeks.

Devine to direct youth services agency

posted: 02/26/2015 3:02 a.m. Comments 2

A former head of the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality will now lead the state agency responsible for housing and treating the state's youthful offenders, state officials announced Wednesday.

Bolding's appeal set for NLR broadcast

posted: 02/25/2015 3:20 a.m. Discuss

A special North Little Rock School Board meeting to decide the fate of high school head football coach Brad Bolding will be broadcast live to one of the district's middle schools, district officials said Tuesday.

Bolding asks for new look into case

posted: 02/19/2015 4:08 a.m. Comments 2

Arkansas' high school-sports governing body should conduct its own investigation into whether star wide receiver K.J. Hill was ineligible to play for North Little Rock High School during the 2013-14 academic year because of a recruiting violation, a lawyer for the school's embattled head football coach said Wednesday.

Bolding to fight firing at meeting

posted: 02/14/2015 2:23 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock High School head football coach Brad Bolding plans to appear before the School Board on Feb. 26 to appeal the district's decision to fire him, the coach's attorney said Friday.

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