Remington Miller

Remington Miller serves as an intern at KUAR News as part of the George C. Douthit Endowed Scholarship program for the Fall 2021 semester. She is a student at UA Little Rock and studies Journalism and English. She will graduate in May 2022. Miller has reported for The Forum, the university's student newspaper, and The Daily Record. She has covered crime, entertainment and residential and student life at UA Little Rock. As a Little Rock native, Miller is passionate about providing better information to the community where she grew up. After graduation, she aspires to be an investigative reporter.

Outside of reporting, Miller is interested in true crime podcasts, spending time with her family and reading as many novels and works of Shakespeare as she can.

Family and friends of Hunter Brittain held regular demonstrations outside the Lonoke County Sheriff's Office after the death of Hunter Brittain.
KATV-Channel 7

A former Lonoke County sheriff’s deputy has been charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of a teenager during a traffic stop in June.

Family and friends of 17-year-old Hunter Brittain cheered during a press conference Friday when a special prosecutor announced an arrest warrant had been issued for former Sgt. Michael Davis. Davis was fired by the Lonoke County Sheriff's Office for failing to turn on his body camera until after the fatal shot was fired.

Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

Arkansas ranks near the top of other states and countries in the percentage of people in prisons, according to a report released this month by the Prison Policy Initiative. The organization also said the United States incarcerates more citizens per capita than any other country. The report says “every U.S. state relies too heavily on prisons and jails to respond to crime.”

Daniel Breen / KUAR News

Little Rock voters rejected Mayor Frank Scott Jr.’s proposed one-cent sales tax increase by a nearly two-to-one margin yesterday.

Unofficial vote totals show just over 13,000 votes were cast against the tax increase. Just under 8,000 people voted in favor of it. Of the over 120,000 registered voters in the city, only around 21,000 ballots were cast in the election.

Erma Hendrix, seen here during a meeting of the Little Rock Board of Directors, died Wednesday at the age of 91.
Arkansas Times

Erma Hendrix, a member of the Little Rock Board of Directors, died peacefully at her home on Wednesday, the city announced Thursday. She was 91.

Hendrix, who represented Ward 1, was first elected to the board in 1993 where she served one term. More than a decade later, Hendrix ran again, winning the election. She would then be reelected three times, serving from 2006 until her death.

Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. on the first day of early voting casting his ballot at Sue Cowan Library.
Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

Early voting is underway for Little Rock’s proposed sales tax increase. If passed next week, starting January 1, the city’s sales tax would increase from 9% to 9.625%. The tax increase is the only item on the ballot for next Tuesday’s special election.

On Tuesday, the first day of early voting, Mayor Frank Scott Jr. cast his ballot at Sue Cowan Library.

“I voted for it,” Scott told reporters afterward. “I want to make sure that everyone knows that we’re voting for our city, how we rebuild our city for its future.”

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, cabinet secretaries and health officials enter Tuesday's press conference on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor's Office / YouTube

Arkansas has again set a new record for COVID-19 patients on mechanical ventilation. While hospitalizations declined by 45 on Tuesday, the number on ventilators rose by 27 compared to the previous day, bringing the total to 388 people. It’s the second day in a row Arkansas has reached a new high.

The state Department of Health also reported 22 additional deaths, along with 2,626 new cases of people testing positive for the virus. Hospitalizations dropped to 1,212.