"Ark. House panel advances lethal injection bill," is the AP report, via the Danbury News Times.
Republican Sen. Bart Hester of Cave Springs introduced the proposal after the Arkansas Supreme Court struck down a 2009 lethal injection law in June.
Earlier coverage of the Arkansas lethal injection legislation begins at the link.
Also from Arkansas, "Ark. court reopens death row case for Karl Roberts, accused of killing niece," by the Associated Press. It's via KTHV-TV.
The Arkansas Supreme Court says the case of a death row inmate convicted of killing his 12-year-old niece ought to be reopened.
He initially waived his rights to appeal, but changed his mind hours before he was to be put to death during a planned double execution in 2004.
The high court said Thursday it previously failed to ensure that Roberts was competent to waive his rights to appeal.