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Texas ricin mailer sentenced to 18 years

posted: 07/17/2014 5:02 a.m. Discuss

A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former actress to 18 years in prison for mailing letters containing ricin to President Barack Obama, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a Washington, D.C.-based gun-control advocate.

$530,715 benefits at-risk kids

posted: 07/02/2014 3:32 a.m. Discuss

Twenty-one programs aimed at helping at-risk youths learn job skills, stay in school and control their behavior were awarded federal grants totaling $530,715, the Arkansas Division of Youth Services announced Tuesday.

Focus on assaults, group drops in on youth lockup

posted: 06/27/2014 3:19 a.m. Comments 2

Monitors from a nonprofit disability rights group visited Arkansas' largest youth lockup this week as part of their investigation into what caused an increase in assaults at the facility, the group's director confirmed Thursday.

FBI boss warns of terrorist diaspora

posted: 06/25/2014 4:57 a.m. Discuss

FBI Director James B. Comey said Tuesday that terrorism remains the country's main threat, particularly Islamic extremists abroad and "home-grown" terrorists who plot jihad from their basements.

Assaults known at youth lockup

posted: 06/22/2014 3:59 a.m. Comments 4

Top officials in the state Division of Youth Services were aware of "numerous" allegations of staff members assaulting youths at Arkansas' largest juvenile lockup at least four weeks before the division ordered a facility-wide review, internal emails show.

Lockup youth hurt; worker fired, another quits

posted: 06/19/2014 5:33 a.m. Comments 7

Injuries to a child at Arkansas' largest youth lockup over the weekend resulted in the firing of one employee and the abrupt resignation of another before he could be fired, the state Youth Services Division disclosed Wednesday.

2nd employee fired at state youth lockup in April

posted: 06/14/2014 3:50 a.m. Discuss

The state Youth Services Division disclosed Friday that a second employee had been fired from Arkansas' largest youth lockup in April.

Youth lockup assaults to get monitors' look

posted: 06/13/2014 5:34 a.m. Discuss

A federally funded disability rights group will send monitors into Arkansas' largest youth lockup in response to a near doubling of assaults reported at the facility between 2012 and 2013.

Youth lockup sees assaults soar in 2013

posted: 06/12/2014 5:29 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' largest youth lockup reported more assaults last year than it has in each of the past five years, internal numbers from the state Youth Services Division show.

Obama tours state's storm ruin

posted: 05/08/2014 6:15 a.m. Gallery Comments 11

President Barack Obama visited this tornado-ravaged city Wednesday, promising residents that they won't be alone as they rebuild their homes and businesses.

Twister-hit businesses take stock

posted: 05/02/2014 3:15 a.m. Discuss

Kieth McCord’s slightly damaged service station was the gathering spot for donations and volunteers helping others after the 2011 tornado, but this week dozens of people went to the station to help him.

Storm-hurt poured into hospital

posted: 05/01/2014 4:48 a.m. Discuss

Trucks and sport utility vehicles started carrying in tornado survivors before the ambulances did Sunday night at Conway Regional Medical Center.

Major-disaster status declared

posted: 04/30/2014 5:16 a.m. Video | Gallery Comment 1

President Barack Obama approved a major-disaster declaration for Faulkner County on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after Gov. Mike Beebe sought federal aid for the area hit hardest by Sunday’s tornado.

Dazed residents of Vilonia again feeling the loss

posted: 04/29/2014 5:48 a.m. Video | Discuss

VILONIA — Don Mallory was on the phone with his younger brother, David, when the tornado hit Sunday evening.

In Vilonia, crews look for injured

posted: 04/28/2014 5:45 a.m. Discuss

VILONIA — Two hours after a tornado rammed through the city, some 50 people huddled at Fred’s Store, volunteering to go street to street, house to house to search for any injured.

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