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Jeannie Roberts

General Assignment Reporter

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114 applicants seek to manage Arkansas Governor's Mansion

posted: 06/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

More than 100 applicants from around the state and as far away as New Hampshire have tossed their hats into the ring to become the new administrator of the Governor's Mansion.

Board heeds residents, denies beer permit for central Arkansas grocery

posted: 06/14/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Allowing an East End grocery store and delicatessen to serve beer would jeopardize the character of the neighborhood, a state representative and residents argued in letters to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board opposing the issuance of a beer permit.

Public outcry stokes talks to keep Arkansas park's train going

updated: 06/11/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Negotiations are in the works to save the miniature train that carried tourists around Queen Wilhelmina State Park each summer for the past 60 years, paving the way toward a reopening this summer, State Parks Director Grady Spann said Friday.

Dad in hot-car death loses delisting appeal

posted: 06/09/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

A father whose 17-month-old son died after being left in a hot car nearly three years ago will remain on the state’s Child Maltreatment Registry, the state Court of Appeals ruled this week.

Father whose son died after being left in hot car loses bid to be removed from state Child Maltreatment Registry

posted: 06/08/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

A father whose 17-month-old son died after being left in a hot car nearly three years ago will remain on the state's Child Maltreatment Registry, the state Court of Appeals ruled this week.

Election grumble is fourth in 1 central Arkansas county

posted: 06/01/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A candidate for Lonoke County assessor filed a complaint Thursday with the state, claiming that the husband of one of her opponents wore a campaign T-shirt as he walked past voting machines during the early-voting period.

Democrats add to poll grievance

posted: 05/31/2018 3:03 a.m. Discuss

The Democratic Party of Arkansas filed two new complaints Wednesday against the Lonoke County Election Commission that allege misconduct at the polls during the May 22 judicial and party primary elections and the use of inmates to transport voting machines before the machines were turned off or the votes were counted.

Fans fight to save iconic miniature train at Arkansas park; state agency opted not to renew contract

updated: 05/29/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 10

For the first time in nearly 60 years, the miniature train that once carried tourists around Queen Wilhelmina State Park won't make its seasonal debut this weekend, and its fans are upset.

Official says Lonoke County election process back on track

posted: 05/26/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

Despite widespread problems that spurred a lawsuit and delayed results for more than 24 hours in Tuesday's judicial and party primary elections, the Lonoke County Election Commission said Thursday that the county is on target for a smooth general election in November.

Lonoke County election process back on track after derailing, official says

posted: 05/25/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Despite widespread problems that spurred a lawsuit and delayed results for more than 24 hours in Tuesday's judicial and party primary elections, the Lonoke County Election Commission said Thursday that the county is on target for a smooth general election in November.

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