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‘Blood moon’ rises over U.S., first of four in 18 months

posted: 04/15/2014 4 a.m. Discuss

Couldn’t stay up to see last night’s red moon?

New program aims to give parolees a hand

posted: 03/19/2014 5 a.m. Comment 1

For someone recently released from prison, re-entering society can be a daunting and self-defeating process.

Governor names chief of staff to UA’s board

posted: 03/18/2014 4:33 a.m. Discuss

Morril Harriman — chief of staff for Gov. Mike Beebe since 2007 — was appointed Monday to the University of Arkansas board of trustees.

Absconder amnesty ends March 31

posted: 03/15/2014 3:30 a.m. Discuss

Parole absconders have until the end of March to take advantage of a one-time amnesty offer from the Arkansas Department of Community Correction.

Case made for prisoner relief

posted: 03/14/2014 3 a.m. Discuss

Former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich offered suggestions in a Little Rock lecture Thursday for taking politics out of the granting of pardons and commutations.

Manhunters vie, noses helped by the weather

posted: 03/06/2014 4:37 a.m. Discuss

An icon of prisons in the South, bloodhounds appear often in films and music in which inmates — or fugitives — play a role.

UA toasts selling alcohol at stadium

posted: 02/13/2014 5:14 a.m. Comment 1

The University of Arkansas announced Wednesday that those who buy tickets for indoor club seating at the Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium will be able to purchase beer and wine when the 2014 season begins.

Agency offers amnesty for parole absconders

posted: 01/25/2014 4:36 a.m. Discuss

Parolees often stop reporting to their officers because they don’t have transportation or the money to pay their fines and fees.

Build-a-prison budget step sought

posted: 01/24/2014 4:53 a.m. Comments 3

NEWPORT — With Gov. Mike Beebe’s blessing, the Arkansas Board of Corrections intends to ask the Legislature for something not included in the governor’s proposed fiscal 2014 budget changes — preliminary work a new prison.

Robert W. Chowning: Newspaperman, always respectful

posted: 12/20/2013 5:08 a.m. Discuss

Robert W. Chowning, a longtime newspaperman and past president of the Arkansas Press Association, died Thursday at 93.

Robert W. Chowning Newspaperman, always respectful

updated: 12/19/2013 12:34 p.m. Discuss

Robert W. Chowning, a longtime newspaperman and past president of the Arkansas Press Association, died Thursday at 93.

Corrections Board amends parole policy

posted: 11/14/2013 5:36 a.m. Comment 1

The Board of Corrections has found itself in an unenviable position in recent months as members have struggled to toughen up the state’s parole system without overwhelming already crowded prisons and county jails.

Ex-coach’s bash broken off after 2 groups protest

posted: 10/18/2013 3:07 a.m. Comment 1

A goodbye party for Kathy Griffin — the former Mount St. Mary athletic director found guilty last month of failing to report a sexual relationship between a teacher and a student — was canceled Thursday after two national organizations asked Bishop Anthony Taylor to denounce the event and forbid Catholic employees from attending it.

For years, parolees did crime, no time

posted: 10/06/2013 6:07 a.m. Discuss

The state’s parole system failed George Johnson. It failed Tanya Hollifield. And, according to homicide detectives, it failed Jeffery Hughes.

Shots killed mother, dreams of a lifetime

posted: 09/29/2013 5:09 a.m. Comments 2

Someday, a little girl named Linnea Olson will peer into the contents of a trunk filled with her mother’s favorite belongings — New Orleans Saints jerseys, a collection of scarves and various knickknacks collected during a life that lasted only 31 years.

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