Arkansas executions raise questions again about sedative

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 20:26

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas has executed three inmates in the past week using a sedative that’s been the subject of multiple court challenges since it was first used by Florida in 2013. A look at midazolam and its role in U.S. executions:

New issue in executions: Should the death chamber be silent?

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 20:25

VARNER — The nation’s first double execution in more than 16 years raised a new issue involving transparency and the death penalty: Should witnesses be allowed to hear what goes on in the death chamber?

McCollum’s Column: Another nice evening at Dickey-Stephens

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 19:18

Serving a baseball batch of “David Appetizers,” assorted musings while watching the University of Central Arkansas play Little Rock University on a gorgeous sunny evening at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock.

County receives more than $420,000 in turnback money; adds to general fund

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 18:22

Faulkner County added $422,620.92 to the general fund after receiving turnback money from State Lands Commissioner John Thurston on Tuesday.

Church raises money to send 4 to world Bible quiz competition

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 17:34

The First Church of the Nazarene in Conway will host a fundraiser to help pay expenses for four members of its Bible quiz team to compete in the world Bible quiz event in Indianapolis this summer.

Three Faulkner County murder remain unsolved

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 17:06

Authorities continue to investigate three Faulkner County murders that remain unsolved.

Aggravated assault charges filed following pursuit

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 16:59

Formal charges have been filed against a White Hall woman following a police chase on Interstate 40 earlier this month.

UCA nursing director joins Conway Regional Foundation Board

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 15:57

Susan L. Gatto of Conway, PhD, RN, director of the University of Central Arkansas School of Nursing, has joined the Conway Regional Health Foundation Board of Directors.

Quiz bowl team bounces back from last year’s loss

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 15:28

The Conway Christian High School Quiz Bowl team took home a state championship on Saturday.

Sideline: New CHS times and CBC and Hendrix honors

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 14:21

CHS reschedules games