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2 face charges in broken arm at youth jail

posted: 07/21/2015 5:49 a.m. Comments 2

A special prosecutor has filed felony charges against two former Yell County law enforcement officers who were involved in breaking a 13-year-old boy's arm in a juvenile detention center last year.

Three youth-lockup guards on maltreatment list off job

posted: 07/11/2015 4:25 a.m. Discuss

The Yell County Juvenile Detention Center in Danville placed three employees on paid leave earlier this week due to substantiated allegations of child maltreatment.

Medicare fraud went unnoticed

updated: 07/05/2015 5:07 a.m. Comments 6

The social worker's bills were as suspicious as they were numerous.

Teen in state custody racks up college credit

posted: 07/04/2015 1:24 a.m. Discuss

Randy Hassel stood at a lectern, and a smile broke across the 18-year-old's face as he announced his plans to attend the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton in the fall.

Teens in state custody rack up college credit

posted: 07/03/2015 3:47 a.m. Comment 1

Randy Hassel stood at a lectern, and a smile broke across the 18-year-old's face as he announced his plans to attend the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton in the fall.

Youth lockup guard accused of sex abuse

posted: 07/01/2015 3:50 a.m. Discuss

A guard at the White River Juvenile Detention Center in Batesville has been arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old boy in the lockup's employee bathroom, Independence County officials confirmed Tuesday.

Youth lockup employee arrested in boy's sexual assault

posted: 06/30/2015 4:27 p.m. Comments 10

A guard at the White River Juvenile Detention Center in Batesville has been arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old boy in the lockup's employee bathroom, Independence County officials confirmed Tuesday.

Police inquiry substantiates boy, 6, abused

updated: 06/18/2015 3:20 a.m. Comments 2

Arkansas State Police child abuse investigators substantiated 10 different allegations of abuse or neglect of a 6-year-old Bella Vista boy whose parents are accused in his death, a document released Wednesday shows.

Injured man who tried to enter Air Force base dies

posted: 06/17/2015 4:06 a.m. Discuss

The rifle-toting man shot by security personnel as he tried to breach a gate at Little Rock Air Force Base on Monday had a history of paranoia and believed that base officials were spying on him, according to Pulaski County sheriff's office reports.

Youth lockup runaway now believed off premises as search widens

posted: 06/17/2015 3:16 a.m. Discuss

Officials with the Arkansas Youth Services Division now believe a 17-year-old boy is no longer within the 108-acre campus of the state's largest youth lockup, an agency spokesman said Tuesday.

Air Force base suspect thought military bugged house, reports show

posted: 06/16/2015 2:54 p.m. Comment 1

The man shot by security personnel as he tried to breach the gate at the Little Rock Air Force Base on Monday had a history of paranoid thoughts and believed Air Force officials had planted bugs in his home, sheriff's office reports obtained by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette show.

Search on at youth lockup for runaway

posted: 06/16/2015 4:29 a.m. Discuss

A 17-year-old boy who ran away from guards at the state's largest youth lockup near Alexander on Saturday was still missing Monday, but Arkansas Youth Services Division officials said they believe he was not able to escape beyond the fence that encircles the 108-acre campus.

Plea is guilty for fraudulent Medicare bills

posted: 06/10/2015 3:27 a.m. Comments 8

A former north Arkansas social worker pleaded guilty Tuesday to fraudulently billing Medicare for more than $71,000 worth of counseling sessions he never performed.

Coastal spill raises jitters about firm's Arkansas pipe bid

updated: 06/02/2015 3:38 a.m. Discuss

Plains All American Pipeline LP, the company behind a proposed crude-oil pipeline that would cross Arkansas from Oklahoma to Memphis, is working to clean up an oil spill on the California coast at the same time a federal agency is examining how the project could affect waterways on its intended path across the state.

Silence led to no case for Duggar

posted: 05/23/2015 3:54 a.m. Comments 19

An Arkansas State Police corporal who gave Josh Duggar "a very stern talk" in 2003 about the teen's improper sexual conduct started the clock on the time limit for filing any charges, according to police records and Arkansas law.

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