AP-AR--Arkansas News Digest 1:30 pm, AR
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DEATH ROW INMATE-ARKANSAS
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas police said Friday a death row inmate whose execution was halted last year was taken to the hospital after prison officials told investigators he had attempted suicide. An Arkansas State Police spokesman said investigators responded Thursday afternoon to a report of an attempted suicide by convicted murderer Don Davis. Davis was convicted in 1992 of killing Jane Daniel after breaking into her Rogers home in 1990 and shooting her. By Andrew DeMillo. SENT: 360 words, with photo.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Pot advocates celebrated the culmination of a yearslong effort to ease restrictions on the use of cannabis last month when nearly 60 percent of Oklahoma voters approved medical marijuana. After seeing years of waiting for cannabis to roll out elsewhere, Oklahoma’s proponents built in a two-month deadline for implementation. Even in conservative states such as Oklahoma, public attitudes are shifting in favor of making pot accessible. But heavy resistance remains from policymakers, especially when Republicans are in control. By Sean Murphy and Andrew DeMillo. SENT: 760 words.
— LITTLE ROCK-SHOOTING — Three reported gang members who were in a Little Rock nightclub during a mass shooting last year have been charged in a teenager’s death.
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