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Jeannie Roberts

General Assignment Reporter

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Law requiring tissue collection in teen abortion nets 1 case in first year

posted: 10/05/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A law requiring aborted fetal tissue collected from girls 14 and younger to be turned over to the state Crime Laboratory has netted only one case in the first year after being put into effect, a state official said.

Nine inmates on death row cite pain risk

posted: 09/30/2015 5:45 a.m. Comments 7

Nine state prisoners -- eight of whom are scheduled for execution in the coming months -- amended an ongoing lawsuit Monday, claiming that the state's recently developed lethal-injection protocol creates a "risk of severe pain."

48.2% released from state prison in '11 went back

posted: 09/29/2015 5:45 a.m. Comments 6

Nearly half of the inmates released from the state's prison system four years ago were re-incarcerated by the end of 2014 -- a 5 percentage-point increase over the previous year, according to a report released Monday by the state Department of Correction.

On death row, clemency asked

posted: 09/25/2015 2:38 a.m. Discuss

A death-row inmate, scheduled to be executed in November, has requested executive clemency, a state Parole Board official said Thursday.

Neither of 2 to die apply for clemency

posted: 09/22/2015 2:37 a.m. Discuss

Neither of the two death-row inmates scheduled for execution in October requested clemency before the Monday deadline, said state Parole Board administrator Solomon Graves.

Police say 4 held, 2 hurt in shootout

posted: 09/21/2015 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Little Rock Police are investigating a shooting at West 26th and Maple streets that sent two victims to the hospital Sunday.

Assault charge filed after six shots fired

posted: 09/21/2015 5:44 a.m. Discuss

A Maumelle man was arrested Sunday after he fired six shots at his daughter's ex-boyfriend, police said.

Officer: Taser used on 'aggressive' man

posted: 09/21/2015 5:43 a.m. Discuss

A North Little Rock police officer Tasered a man in the chest when he advanced toward the officer after a foot chase late Saturday, according to a North Little Rock Police Department report.

Program to aid kids promising, state says

updated: 09/15/2015 4:17 a.m. Discuss

A circular saw and a power drill sit next to a cardboard box filled with a roll of paper towels, bleach, roach fogger, lice treatment and manila file folders in the trunk of state social worker Chad Langford's white Toyota Camry.

Nuns' bus tour opens dialogue

posted: 09/14/2015 3:56 a.m. Discuss

Paving the way for Pope Francis' U.S. visit later this month, more than a dozen Catholic nuns along with videographers hosted two Arkansas meetings Sunday to ask residents and religious leaders what is wrong in their communities and what solutions are needed.



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