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Two more Arkansas inmates die of suspected tainted drugs, bringing total to five

Aug 29 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Two Arkansas inmates were found dead on Wednesday at one of the state's most secure prisons, bringing to five the number of prisoners suspected of dying from ingesting tainted illicit drugs this week, Department of Corrections officials said.

Man smashes Arkansas Capitol's new Ten Commandments monument

Jun 28 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 28 A newly installed Ten Commandments monument on Arkansas state Capitol grounds was destroyed on Wednesday by a man police said drove his vehicle into the granite slab and posted the incident on Facebook.

Man smashes Arkansas Capitol's new Ten Commandments monument

Jun 28 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. A newly installed Ten Commandments monument on Arkansas state Capitol grounds was destroyed on Wednesday by a man police said drove his vehicle into the granite slab and posted the incident on Facebook.

Ten Commandments monument installed in Arkansas; ACLU vows court fight

Jun 27 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Arkansas installed a Ten Commandments monument on the state's Capitol grounds on Tuesday, and a civil liberties group pledged a court challenge, saying it showed an unconstitutional government preference for a certain religion.

Ten Commandments monument installed in Arkansas; ACLU vows court fight

Jun 27 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Arkansas installed a Ten Commandments monument on the state's Capitol grounds on Tuesday, and a civil liberties group pledged a court challenge, saying it showed an unconstitutional government preference for a certain religion.

Arkansas shooting suspect in custody after standoff; deputy, two others dead

May 11 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas A suspect in the deaths in rural Arkansas of three people, including a sheriff's deputy, was arrested Thursday afternoon after a five-hour standoff with law enforcement, Arkansas State Police said.

Arkansas's fourth execution in eight days ends death chamber flurry

Apr 28 2017

GRADY, Ark. Arkansas on Thursday executed its fourth inmate in eight days, administering a lethal injection to a man who killed two people after escaping from a prison where he had been serving a life sentence for murdering a cheerleader. | Video

Arkansas carries out first double execution in U.S. since 2000

Apr 25 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Arkansas carried out back-to-back executions on Monday night, administering lethal injections to two men convicted of rape and murder to become the first U.S. state to put more than one inmate to death on the same day in 17 years. | Video

Arkansas executes first inmate in 12 years

Apr 21 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Arkansas executed its first inmate in 12 years on Thursday after a protracted legal battle that questioned aspects of the use of the death penalty in the United States, which fell to a quarter-century low in 2016.

Arkansas determined to fight legal challenges to executions

Apr 20 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Arkansas has said it will appeal a court ruling that bars the U.S. state's use of a lethal injection drug and effectively puts a stop to its plans to execute eight prisoners in 11 days. | Video

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