-The U.S. flag and the Arkansas state flag will fly at half staff this week. It’s all to honor the victims of the attack in Orlando. The flags will stay at half staff until sunset on Thursday. President Obama is set to fly to Orlando Thursday and pay tribute to the victims.
-A married couple accused of raping and torturing their 6 year old son to death,are both slated to face a jury next month. In a court hearing Monday,a series of motions from the defense were denied. One of those being a motion asking the state to declare Mauricio Torres the main offender or the accomplice in six year old Isaiah Torres’ trial
Police say Mauricio Torres and his wife Cathy Lynn Torres brutally abused their son to death. The two are both facing capital murder,rape and first degree battery charges. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in both cases.
-Arkansas state police are searching for this man,Lloyd Jones. He is serving time for first degree murder in the 2012 strangulation death of 16 year old Angela Allen. Investigators say he escaped Monday while on work detail with the East Arkansas regional unit in Brickeys. Authorities say Jones escaped around lunch Monday. He was on work detail at a construction site a couple of miles from prison and managed to slip off.
-Court documents coming out this morning showing new information about the hot car death case out of Hot Springs. New details show it was routine for Wade Naramore to take his son to daycare. Other details show judge Naramore says he was preoccupied with a case and celebrating his wedding anniversary,thus distracting him.
-Governor Asa Hutchinson reviewing his time in office. Hutchinson following through on a promise to ease the backlog of state inmates in county jails. But prison roles are expected to continue to swell over the next ten years and tough decisions remain. And on health care,Hutchinson reviewed the private option once in office and decided to keep the program. He says continuing the program makes sense for the state now, but he’ll continue to reassess as his term continues.
-Officials at UAMS and the state department of health talking solutions with lawmakers. Among the solutions discussed,making better use of information collected in the states prescription drug database. Also on the table,limiting the number of opiate pills doctors that are able to prescribe at a single time.
-Former Bentonville superintendent Mike Poore starting his first day as Little Rock superintendent on Monday.
He officially takes over on July 1. Current superintendent Baker Kurrus’ last day with the district will be on June 30. During this transitional period, both men will be able to collaborate on district matters.