LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The federal government says well more than 100 unaccompanied children in Arkansas have been placed with sponsors so far this year after they crossed the border into the United States. A state-by-state breakdown was released yesterday of the numbers of unaccompanied minors in each state that were placed with parents, relatives or family friends.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A report says adding dental and vision coverage to Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion would cost nearly $43 million, but state officials say they're not looking at expanding the program's benefits. A report commissioned by the state Insurance Department projected that adding the coverage to the state's "private option" would cost about $20 a month per person in the program.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Little Rock Air Force Base officials say mistaken identity is to blame for a lockdown that lasted several hours after a report of a suspicious individual. Officials say the base in Jacksonville was locked down earlier in the week after a report of someone trying to forcibly gain access to a base building. Officials determined there was no threat.
VAN BUREN, Ark. (AP) - Two half brothers from Rudy have pleaded not guilty to capital murder charges. Jonathan Bridgewater and Nicholas Barrows are accused of fatally shooting 19-year-old Jamison Lee Plum of Alma in June. They are jailed without bond. Plum's body was found last month in a shallow grave on property owned by the suspects' grandmother.
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