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Jeannie Roberts

General Assignment Reporter

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Justices OK return to work for Arkansas judge acquitted in hot-car death of son

posted: 02/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A Garland County circuit judge acquitted in the hot-car death of his toddler can return to the bench despite an ongoing investigation by the state's Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

Jefferson County notebook

posted: 02/21/2017 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Jefferson County's garbage fees rise

County clears Arkansas golf course's tax bill

posted: 02/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The City of Pine Bluff's delinquent property tax bill for Harbor Oaks Golf Course was wiped clean by Jefferson County officials Friday, ending a long-held point of contention between the entities.

$57,395 settles Jefferson County dispute; time-off unused, unpaid, four say

posted: 02/14/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

PINE BLUFF -- The Jefferson County Quorum Court voted unanimously Monday to pay out nearly $60,000 in settlements with four former county employees who claimed they were due money for unused compensatory and vacation time.

Pine Bluff animal agency in limbo; newly sovereign, aldermen propose police run it again

posted: 02/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

PINE BLUFF -- Pine Bluff Animal Control Department interim Director Hodges Stewart spends his days now hopping from his desk, where he answers the incessantly ringing telephone, to the front counter greeting the flow of visitors and back to his office, where other city employees meander in asking questions.

Arkansas father accused of slugging baby after she wouldn't stop crying

posted: 02/11/2017 6 a.m. Comments 4

A 24-year-old Arkansas man is being held in jail after he was accused of punching his 27-day-old daughter in the head twice with a closed fist because she wouldn't stop crying, authorities said.

Arkansas man accused of punching 27-day-old daughter in face

posted: 02/10/2017 3:39 p.m. Comments 12

A 24-year-old Redfield man is being held in the Jefferson County jail after punching his 27-day-old daughter in the head twice with a closed fist because she wouldn't stop crying, authorities said.

Council in Pine Bluff to take up proposed sales-tax rise

posted: 02/10/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Three ordinances -- one to levy a five-eighths percent sales tax, one to hold a special election to put the issue in voters' hands and the other to dictate how the tax revenue will be doled out -- will be placed on the agenda for the next meeting of the Pine Bluff City Council.

Perry V. Whitmore: Patient, respected judge, father, vet

posted: 02/09/2017 2:58 a.m. Discuss

Perry V. Whitmore, a retired circuit judge known for his compassion, integrity and dry sense of humor, died of natural causes Tuesday in North Little Rock. He was 91.

Murder trial’s 7th delay tied to DNA tests; case in police dispatcher’s killing now set to start in March

posted: 01/27/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

New DNA evidence has halted a trial set to begin Monday in a 5-year-old murder case of a Hot Springs Village police dispatcher.

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