LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas will consider using different drugs in lethal injections after the state lost its account with a pharmaceutical company that supplied it with drugs. A spokeswoman says the Department of Correction no longer has a supplier for the drugs listed in its current lethal injection protocol. So it will look at other drugs and rewrite the protocol. The state has no pending executions.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A lawmaker who represents Pope County says she's decided to run for state auditor. Representative Andrea Lea becomes the second Republican to get into the race to succeed Democrat Charlie Daniels, who isn't seeking re-election.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The trial of former Little Rock police officer Josh Hastings is underway with jury selection. Hastings is charged with manslaughter for killing a teenage burglary suspect in 2011. He says he fired after Bobby Moore III tried to run him over with a car. But investigators say evidence doesn't match up with Hastings' story.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - It was a deadly weekend on Arkansas roadways. State police say three people died in crashes in White, Independence and Marion counties on Sunday. And authorities say a couple from Vilonia was killed over the weekend in a Mississippi crash.
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