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Bills focus on transparency, records in Arkansas police shootings

updated: 03/27/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Two state legislative proposals seek to increase transparency and keep better track of police-involved shootings in Arkansas.

Exits cost Arkansas VA home 9 workers; 7 resign, 2 fired at North Little Rock facility

posted: 03/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Nine Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs employees have resigned or been terminated since Christmas from their posts at the state's newly built nursing home for veterans.

North Little Rock fire chief Murphy dies after heart surgery; led department since '14

posted: 03/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock Fire Chief Jim Murphy died overnight Saturday due to complications from heart surgery, a city spokesman confirmed Sunday afternoon. He was 65.

Blues harp master Cotton dies at 81

updated: 03/17/2017 2:58 a.m. Discuss

James Cotton, a renowned blues harmonica player who honed his craft under Sonny Boy Williamson II in Helena, died Thursday at a Texas hospital of pneumonia, his record label confirmed. He was 81.

DEADLY FORCE: Families question justice in Arkansas police shooting probes

posted: 03/14/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 10

Lucy Crowder tries to remember her son in terms of how he lived: a loving father, a brother who teased his younger sister, the kind of friend who cried with you when your dog died.

DEADLY FORCE: In 6 years, 53 blacks shot by police in Arkansas

posted: 03/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 28

Roseetta Robinson wept alone on Halloween 2011 after a policeman killed her father. There were no protests, no riots, no public calls for accountability. No activists or TV cameras showed up in Jonesboro.

Measures look at state suicide prevention

posted: 03/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Until last year, Arkansans had only a slight chance to speak with someone in the state when they called the national suicide hotline.

Deadly-force data lacking; shootings by Arkansas police deserve study, officials say

posted: 03/12/2017 4:37 a.m. Comments 7

Police in Arkansas shot at least 135 people in the past six years. Sixty-seven died. During the same period, at least three Arkansas police officers were fatally shot by assailants, and 31 reported being shot at when they wounded or killed someone, according to research by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Split-second decisions weigh on officers

posted: 03/12/2017 4:20 a.m. Comment 1

There’s a conference room in Little Rock where police officers cry.

State VA fires 2 supervisors at North Little Rock home

posted: 03/10/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs recently fired two supervisors at the newly opened nursing home for veterans in North Little Rock, a department spokesman confirmed Thursday.






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