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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.

Cause of teen's injury at lockup in dispute

posted: 09/04/2015 4:16 a.m. Discuss

The cause of a teenager's broken collarbone at a south Arkansas juvenile-treatment center remains in dispute three months after it happened.

Teen must go to adult jail, judge decides

posted: 08/28/2015 4:41 a.m. Comment 1

A Pulaski County Circuit judge on Thursday denied a 17-year-old's request that he remain in the county juvenile detention center to continue receiving special education services that he wasn't receiving in the adult jail.

Youth lockup reports show rise in violent acts

posted: 08/24/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK -- The state's largest youth lockup reported more violence last year than in any of the previous six years.

Youth lockup reports climb in violent acts

posted: 08/23/2015 2:26 a.m. Comment 1

The state’s largest youth lockup reported more violence last year than in any of the previous six years.

Ex-jail guard charged with HIV offense

posted: 08/22/2015 3:40 a.m. Discuss

A former White River Juvenile Detention Center guard charged with sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy at the lockup now faces, regarding the teen, two counts of exposing another person to HIV.

Lockup fistfights now fist bumps

updated: 08/09/2015 3:59 a.m. Discuss

Mike May walks past locked cell doors at the youth lockup in Danville, and teenage fists slowly pop through square slots.

Denied school while jailed, teen's filing says

posted: 08/07/2015 3:15 a.m. Comments 4

A 17-year-old charged as an adult has accused the Pulaski County jail in a court filing of locking him and other teenagers in cells for 23 hours a day, seven days a week for several months, preventing them from receiving state-required schooling.



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