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Flash flood fatal for 2 Arkansans

posted: 05/29/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Two of three Arkansans swept away by flash flooding Saturday night were found dead, authorities said while they searched for the third Sunday evening.

Arkansas Arts Center kicks off bond-sale process

posted: 05/29/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Arts Center has started the process to receive tens of millions in taxpayer-approved bond proceeds for the overhaul of its Little Rock museum, after months of hand-wringing over timing.

Arkansas Arts Center's economic clout sought

posted: 05/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

An Arkansas Arts Center trustee's firm will produce a report about how the museum boosts Little Rock's economy and culture, with the findings to be used to solicit grant funding and private donations, officials said Monday.

Lethal-drug findings from state Medical Board investigation expected next month

posted: 05/02/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A state Medical Board investigation into how the state obtained the drugs it used to execute four inmates in eight days could yield findings by early next month, the board's attorney said.

U.S. judge orders Arkansas execution evidence preserved

updated: 04/29/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 13

A federal judge on Friday evening ordered Arkansas to examine Kenneth Williams' execution more closely, hours after Gov. Asa Hutchinson rejected calls for an independent investigation into the lethal injection.

4th execution caps state's series

posted: 04/28/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 8

GRADY -- Arkansas executed Kenneth Williams on Thursday, ending an eight-day stretch in which the state administered lethal drugs to four convicted murderers in its fastest pace of executions in nearly 57 years.

ARKANSAS EXECUTIONS: Williams' death-row good deeds vied with vile ones

posted: 04/28/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 7

GRADY -- Before Arkansas executed Kenneth Williams, who confessed to killing four people, he became a minister on death row who sought to impart lessons to children at risk of leading criminal lives.

Arkansas execution rules block out parts; getting full picture difficult, lawyers, other witnesses say

posted: 04/26/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 10

A full account of what happened during two Arkansas executions Monday -- journalists reported the deaths were not abnormal, while attorneys outlined disturbing concerns -- has been difficult to establish given restrictions on what witnesses can see and hear.

2 killers executed hours apart

posted: 04/25/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

GRADY -- In the nation's first double execution since 2000, Arkansas delivered heart-stopping doses of lethal drugs Monday night to death-row inmates Jack Jones Jr., 52, and Marcel Williams, 46.

Arkansas carries out 1 execution; at 11:56 p.m., drugs end Lee’s life

posted: 04/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 32

Arkansas killed a prisoner Thursday night for the first time in more than 11 years after the state high court spared another death-row inmate's life.






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