Category Archives: Public Safety

Westside: 20 years later

Westside Middle School Memorial Garden

Students from the Spring 2018 Advanced Reporting and Reporting for Electronic Media courses investigated the 20th anniversary of the Westside Middle School shootings and the ramifications of Arkansas’ soon-to-be-implemented college campus concealed-carry law. Miranda Reynolds details remembrances from the Westside School Board, a student and a former A-State faculty member. Seth Cleveland examines how Westside survivors continue to help other

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Sheriff: Offenders Treat Prison As ‘Revolving Door’

By Jorge Quiquivix Delta Digital News Service MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. – One of the main problems in Arkansas’ judicial system is prison overcrowding. While many work to fix the issue, an Arkansas sheriff explained who is reaping the benefits of this situation. Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery said repeat offenders take advantage of the efforts to decrease the prison population.

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Bus Drivers Keep Students Safe

by Austin Hayslip Courtesy of A-State Department of Media JONESBORO — “It’s a challenge. It’s a big challenge driving a school bus,” school bus driver Barney Totten said. The most precious cargo you could ever transport. Fifty anxious kids sitting on the bus with their friends, waiting for their stop; the bus driver with one mission on his mind —

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