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Arkansas prepares to conclude execution schedule

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:10:32 GMT

Arkansas is preparing to execute its fourth inmate in eight days, concluding an accelerated schedule of lethal injections that was set to beat the expiration date of one of the drugs. Arkansas is preparing to execute its fourth inmate in eight days, concluding an accelerated schedule of lethal injections that was set to beat the expiration date of one of the drugs.




DHS Officials: 'Arkansas Works' 2.0 Cheaper for State

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:16:05 GMT

The Arkansas Department of Human Services said Wednesday that changes it's seeking for the "Arkansas Works" medicaid expansion could save the state as much as $93 million over five years.




The Latest: Arkansas inmate hopes to avoid being 4th killed

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:25:04 GMT

Gina Grimm, daughter of inmate Jack Jones, touches a poster of those condemned to be executed outside the Varner Unit on Monday, April 24, 2017 near Varner, Ark. Jack Jones and Marcel Williams received lethal injections on the same gurney Monday night, just about three hours apart.




Northwest Arkansas inundated, floods sweep away homeless camp

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:28:31 GMT

NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVID GOTTSCHALK Jessica Hopkins sits Wednesday at the 7 Hills Homeless Center as she recounts the flash flood event that caused her to escape from the high water of Town Branch Creek earlier in the morning in south Fayetteville. Heavy rain caused flooding and submerged campsites and portions of the Razorback Greenway, including portions of the Town Branch section.




Arkansas prepares to conclude aggressive execution schedule

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:49:03 GMT

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen, center, speaks at a news conference Wednesday, April 26, 2017, with his attorneys about a letter he's sent to two panels seeking an investigation into Arkansas' attorney general and Supreme Court over his removal from hearing death penalty cases. Griffen was removed from the cases after he participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration the same day he blocked Arkansas from using a lethal injection drug.




Family buy plane tickets for condemned inmate's daughter

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:01:15 GMT

Family members of a man whose death was caused by Arkansas condemned killer Kenneth Williams said they've forgiven him - and bought plane tickets so the condemned man's daughter and granddaughter could visit before his scheduled execution Thursday. Michael Greenwood was killed in a 1999 traffic wreck with Williams, who had escaped from prison, where he was serving a life sentence for killing a cheerleader.




Beaver Lake, Arkansas Stripers

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:34:38 GMT

The 30,000-acre reservoir is set in the Ozark Mountains in northwestern Arkansas, beautiful country, indeed, and a popular tourist destination during the summer season. This highland reservoir offers some of the best striper fishing in North America, the reason we often travel there to shoot footage for In-Fisherman TV, fishing with one of the best striper guides in the country, Mike Bailey, of Bailey's Beaver Lake Guide Service.




School board in Arkansas opts to open meetings with prayer

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:37:16 GMT

One of two northern Arkansas school boards has opted to pray before meetings after receiving a letter of complaint from a foundation that monitors matters regarding church and state. The Freedom From Religion Foundation in Madison, Wisconsin, sent a letter to the Springdale board Dec. 29 and to the Harrison board March 6. The letter said public prayers before board meetings violated the U.S Constitution.




Federal judges deny efforts to delay Arkansas executions

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:31:06 GMT

Jack Jones and Marcel Williams are scheduled for lethal injections on Monday, while Kenneth Williams is slated to die Thursday. The 51-year-old was given the death penalty for the 1993 death of his neighbor Debra Reese, whom Lee struck 36 times with a tire tool.




Arkansas executions raise questions again about sedative

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:38:59 GMT

This combination of file photos shows one of the three drugs that the Arkansas Department of Correction purchased to perform several executions. The top photo, provided by the ADC, shows a bottle of Midazolam, with the manufacturer's information blacked out by the ADC.




Contrasting accounts of Arkansas execution from witnesses

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:18:03 GMT

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The Latest: Arkansas won't pursue McGehee execution

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:13:51 GMT

Arkansas won't move forward with plans to execute one of two inmates who had been slated to be put to death on Thursday night. A spokesman for Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said the state will not appeal a federal judge's order staying the execution planned for Jason McGehee .




Panel to release detailed report on Oklahoma's death penalty

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:02:59 GMT

An 11-member commission of prominent Oklahomans that's been conducting a comprehensive review of Oklahoma's use of the death penalty is expected to release its findings. The commission was formed after Oklahoma's execution process faced increased scrutiny following a series of botched lethal injections.




RISE: China warns N. Korea; Ark. executes 2; Oa Reilly surprised

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:54:56 GMT

A ruling Chinese Communist Party newspaper is warning North Korea against conducting another nuclear test, saying that would likely propel events past the "point of no return." In an editorial Tuesday, the Global Times says the previous day's phone conversation between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping of China showed the two countries were in close communication over the tensions.




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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:59:51 GMT

FILE - In this March 30, 2017 file photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.




Timeline of Arkansas execution from AP reporter

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:20:05 GMT

This undated file photo provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmate Jack Jones, who is one of two Arkansas killers set to die Monday, April 24, 2017, in the nation's first double execution in more than 16 years. Jones was given the death penalty for the 1995 rape and killing of Mary Phillips.




Timeline of Arkansas execution from AP reporter

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:20:04 GMT

This undated file photo provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmate Jack Jones, who is one of two Arkansas killers set to die Monday, April 24, 2017, in the nation's first double execution in more than 16 years. Jones was given the death penalty for the 1995 rape and killing of Mary Phillips.