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Jeannie Roberts

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Lecture in Little Rock features Clinton, Liberian; West African talks up women’s role

posted: 12/05/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

It's time for Americans to again invest in the West African country of Liberia, former President Bill Clinton said Monday night at the Statehouse Convention Center during a lecture with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

State poet laureate took joy in words

posted: 11/30/2017 1:01 a.m. Discuss

Peggy Sue Caudle Vining, whose passion for prose led to an elephant ride down the streets of Little Rock and to being named Arkansas’ official poet laureate, died Sunday in a Little Rock hospice. She was 88.

Peggy Sue Caudle Vining: State poet laureate dies at 88; Arkansas loses a 'wonderful poetic ambassador,' governor says

posted: 11/29/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Peggy Sue Caudle Vining, whose passion for prose led to an elephant ride down the streets of Little Rock and to being named Arkansas' official poet laureate, died Sunday in a Little Rock hospice. She was 88.

Plumbing vets' memories is personal for U.S. Sen. John Boozman

posted: 11/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Arkansas' senior U.S. Sen. John Boozman settled into a low-sitting couch in a cramped Woodruff County living room. On this day, the camera wasn't fixed on him.

Pulaski County Youth Services worker jailed in rape case; employee caught in car with boy, police say

updated: 11/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

A Pulaski County Youth Services employee was arrested early Saturday morning, accused of raping a 14-year-old boy, according to a report from the North Little Rock Police Department.

Central Arkansas youth services worker arrested in rape case

posted: 11/11/2017 10:03 p.m. Comment 1

A Pulaski County Youth Services employee was arrested Saturday, accused of raping a 14-year-old boy, according to a report from the North Little Rock Police Department.

Little Rock homeless shelter's new director lays out five-year goal

posted: 11/08/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A little over a month after he took the helm as the new executive director of the Little Rock homeless shelter Our House, Ben Goodwin told a group of supporters Tuesday that the founding vision of the organization remains unfilled.

Columbus Lincoln Abrams Jr. : Arkansan, onetime alcoholic who called thousands each year offering support for sobriety efforts dies at 73

posted: 10/26/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

Snow was falling in Morrilton on a cold day in 1973 when Virginia Abrams stopped at a grocery store on the way home from her teaching job at McClellan High School in Little Rock.

Arkansas parents plead innocent in death of 1-year-old daughter

posted: 10/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Authorities at Baptist Hospital initially believed that 1-year-old Brinly Gordon died of natural causes July 2, but an autopsy showed she had ingested enough medication to kill a 200-pound man, according to court documents. Both parents -- 31-year-old Amber Gordon, also known as Amber Butler, and 32-year-old Daniel Gordon -- had a prescription for the drug found in Brinly's system: Buprenorphine, an opioid medication used to treat heroin addiction. The parents were arrested in late September and charged with second-degree murder, a class A felony punishable by six to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $15,000.

Investigation into Arkansas-based white supremacist group leads to dozens of arrests, authorities say

posted: 10/12/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 16

More than 200 local, state and federal law enforcement officers arrested dozens of people Wednesday morning in a comprehensive, two-year drug-trafficking and firearms crackdown that includes up to 70 defendants -- most of whom are affiliated with white supremacist groups in the state, officials announced.

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