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Jeannie Roberts

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Official: Report deserved response

posted: 01/31/2015 2:40 a.m. Discuss

A state board should have responded sooner to allegations that a Booneville facility for the disabled is unsafe and should be closed, a board member said Friday.

Inmate, 59, dies; new policy prevents disclosure of cause

posted: 01/28/2015 3:18 a.m. Discuss

A 59-year-old inmate died Sunday of an undisclosed illness, a spokesman for the Arkansas Department of Correction said.

Lawyers seek deal in suit of ex-chief

updated: 01/26/2015 6:56 p.m. Discuss

Attorneys in a federal lawsuit filed by a former Pine Bluff police chief will attempt to settle the case before it goes to trial next week.

State notes deaths of 2 prisoners in a week

posted: 01/17/2015 2:31 a.m. Comment 1

Two inmates in the state prison system died this week -- one from multisystem organ failure and another from cardiac arrest, a spokesman for the Arkansas Department of Correction said.

Advocates claim disability facility should be closed

posted: 01/06/2015 3:18 a.m. Discuss

An advocacy group said Monday that admissions to a Booneville disability facility should be halted immediately and its existing clients be gradually moved out of the facility.

Treatment tailored to fit genes

updated: 01/02/2015 10:07 p.m. Discuss

When Raye Rogers entered the waiting room at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute recently, her heart sank as she looked around the room at her fellow patients with scarves on their bald heads and emaciated bodies ravaged by chemotherapy and other aggressive treatments.

Man killed in fight over baby

posted: 12/29/2014 2:45 a.m. Comment 1

An 18-year-old man was arrested Sunday after a fight over an infant Saturday night at a Little Rock home left a man dead and a woman and a 14-year-old girl injured.

UA selects 29 in-house to set eVersity courses

posted: 12/13/2014 2:38 a.m. Discuss

The University of Arkansas System will spend about $95,000 for 29 faculty members — from each campus except its flagship — to develop curriculum for the system’s new online school by Jan. 5.

UAMS faculty backing eVersity

posted: 12/10/2014 3:42 a.m. Discuss

Faculty members at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences said in a statement that they support the UA System's new online school -- with reservations.

Candidate field at 9 to become UAM's next chancellor

posted: 12/07/2014 4:09 a.m. Discuss

Nine candidates have applied so far to fill the soon-to-be-vacant chancellor's chair at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, according to applications released by the University of Arkansas System.

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