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Jeannie Roberts

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Parole Board cases up 41% since 2010

posted: 02/04/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The number of state parole cases increased by nearly 41 percent over the past five years, going from 10,375 cases in 2010 to 14,567 in 2015.

Ex-deputy warden* fired in '13 for handling of sexual harassment complaint is rehired

posted: 02/02/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

A former deputy warden who was fired about three years ago for his handling of a sexual harassment complaint was rehired recently after the prison system director gave the OK, according to documentation obtained through the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Mother reaches out, forgives son's killer

updated: 01/23/2016 4:50 a.m. Comment 1

Perched on the edge of a brown leather couch, 65-year-old Dorothy Holloway gazes through the floor-to-ceiling double window in front of her to the woods beyond her home.

Inmates OK to grow hair without religious reason

posted: 01/15/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas prison inmates can now grow facial and head hair of any length -- without having to prove their religion dictates the fashion.

Flood crest heads downriver

posted: 01/04/2016 5:45 a.m. Gallery Discuss

As overflowing waterways began to recede for much of the state Sunday, some areas downstream have yet to reach full crest -- leaving flood warnings still in effect, according to meteorologists.

Judge halts parts of abortion law

posted: 01/01/2016 5:50 a.m. Comments 7

A federal judge on Thursday temporarily halted parts of a law set to go into effect today that limits how the abortion pill can be administered.

Chaplain rearrested after wife cites abuse

posted: 12/31/2015 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

A former prison chaplain was arrested after his wife accused him of domestic abuse less than two weeks after a district judge released him on a $30,000 bond pending trial on 50 counts of sexual assault involving three female inmates.

Ex-prison chaplain arrested on domestic-abuse charge

posted: 12/30/2015 2:23 p.m. Comments 7

A former prison chaplain — out on bond after being charged with 50 counts of sexual assault involving female inmates — was arrested Tuesday on a domestic-abuse charge involving his wife.

Arguments set today on abortion pill regimen

posted: 12/30/2015 5:59 a.m. Comments 10

A federal judge is hearing a request today to halt a new state law set to go into effect Friday that will limit the way the abortion pill is administered.

State's abortion-pill law faces challenge

updated: 12/28/2015 6:49 a.m. Comments 2

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland asked a federal judge Monday to block a law that imposes limits on medication abortions.

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