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Jeannie Roberts

General Assignment Reporter

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LR district bias suit ends with settlement

posted: 07/11/2015 4:13 a.m. Discuss

A lawsuit against the Little Rock School District alleging racial discrimination and retaliation for complaints about employment and unhealthy working conditions was dismissed Friday.

Ballot positions picked for school board races

posted: 07/11/2015 3:37 a.m. Discuss

The Pulaski County Election Commission drew ballot positions Friday for the new Jacksonville/North Pulaski School Board despite a legal challenge raised by a local civil-rights lawyer.

State board grants LR student's transfer

posted: 07/10/2015 3:20 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday granted a school-choice transfer of a student to another campus within the Little Rock district over the objections of district leaders.

Reporting sex abuse in prisons set to rise

updated: 07/08/2015 3:55 a.m. Comments 2

The number of prison sexual assaults reported to federal authorities will likely increase significantly in the next two years, a prison official said Tuesday.

Kula Makris Kumpuris: Civic, faith leader; lectures bear name

posted: 07/04/2015 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Kula Makris Kumpuris -- a founding member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, a tireless community leader and devoted family matriarch -- died in her sleep Friday at her home in Little Rock. She was 98.

Work-release inmate flees with $190, truck, prison says

posted: 07/03/2015 3:55 a.m. Discuss

An inmate serving a 15-year sentence for a hot-check violation escaped in a stolen truck from a work-release assignment Thursday morning, officials said.

Harry Milton Richenback: Duck-call artisan, world champion

posted: 07/01/2015 3:01 a.m. Discuss

The sounds hailing waterfowl of Stuttgart's own pied piper, Harry Milton "Butch" Richenback, will forever be a part of the history of the Grand Prairie and the world.

Litigation, lack of protocol keep state executions frozen

updated: 06/29/2015 10:07 p.m. Discuss

Arkansas executions will remain on hold while the state finds the drugs it wants to use, develops a new procedure to carry out death sentences and addresses lawsuits, officials said Monday.

In state, returns to prison at 28.5%

updated: 06/24/2015 4:28 a.m. Comments 7

More than a quarter of inmates released from the Arkansas Department of Community Correction were re-incarcerated within three years, according to a new report.

Accused prison chaplain named

posted: 06/20/2015 5:34 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Department of Correction released Friday the identity of a former chaplain who is accused of having a sexual relationship with inmates.

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