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Jeannie Roberts

General Assignment Reporter

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Man pleads guilty, gets life sentence in killing of Arkansas sheriff's deputy, 2 others

updated: 06/23/2017 3:42 p.m. Comments 9

DARDANELLE — A man charged in the shooting deaths of an Arkansas sheriff's lieutenant, a woman and a teenage girl pleaded guilty Friday, avoiding a possible death penalty but ensuring he will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

State likes ring of no inmate-calls cost cap

updated: 06/18/2017 3:48 a.m. Comments 2

State officials are breathing a sigh of relief after a federal appeals court ruled last week that the Federal Communications Commission overstepped its authority in 2015 when it slashed and capped inmate telephone rates, effectively sapping millions of dollars from prison and jail budgets across the state and nation.

Sales-tax bump wins easily in Pine Bluff

posted: 06/14/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Voters overwhelmingly approved a seven-year, five-eighths percent sales tax Tuesday that some say will make Pine Bluff a destination choice for new jobs, tourism and a robust community.

Pine Bluff will ask voters for higher sales tax to help rebuild city

posted: 06/05/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Early voting will begin Tuesday for Pine Bluff residents to decide if a seven-year, five-eighths percent sales tax will help revive their city.

OBITUARY: Arkansas Free Press founder Dotty Oliver a free spirit in life

posted: 05/31/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Dotty Oliver --the self-labeled "Mistress of the Misunderstood" who pushed boundaries and buttons in Little Rock as the founder of the alternative weekly publication Arkansas Free Press -- died Monday in Little Rock after a long battle with cancer. She was 69.

At Arkansas cemetery, salutes go out on fallen's day

posted: 05/30/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Carlos Cervantes -- wearing a plaid jacket of red, white and blue and a maroon beret signifying the 173rd Airborne unit -- stood at attention in front of a memorial display of wreaths and saluted to honor the soldiers who died in service to their country.

Little Rock police investigate 2 more homicides

posted: 05/28/2017 5:30 a.m. Comment 1

The Little Rock Police Department is seeking the public's help to "connect the dots" and find suspects in two unrelated homicides Saturday.

Church fills for slain Arkansas sheriff's deputy

posted: 05/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

RUSSELLVILLE -- A Yell County sheriff's lieutenant who died in the line of duty last week was remembered Monday as a God-fearing man of honor and compassion and a leader whose top priority was ensuring the safety of the officers he led.

Suspect in shooting deaths of Arkansas deputy, woman, teen pleads innocent

posted: 05/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A man who family members say is mentally ill told a judge Monday morning that he is innocent in a triple homicide last week that left a Yell County sheriff's lieutenant, a woman and a teenager dead.

Hundreds line route of Arkansas deputy's hearse

updated: 05/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

As hundreds of first responders from around the state escorted a fallen officer home Friday, the Arkansas State Police released the identities of two female victims in Thursday's triple homicide just outside Chickalah.

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