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Jeannie Roberts

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Searcy police chief quits after ATF-led task force searches his home

posted: 03/04/2015 3:32 a.m. Discuss

Searcy's police chief resigned Tuesday after a federal agency searched his home and served a warrant to the mayor to confiscate unidentified city property.

Ex-Sen. Pryor takes job with D.C. law firm

posted: 03/03/2015 3:11 a.m. Discuss

Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor has joined a law firm in Washington, D.C., and will counsel clients on issues at the intersection of law, policy and business.

Judge to review murder trial date in dispatcher's death

posted: 02/28/2015 2:13 a.m. Discuss

The trial of a man accused of killing a Hot Springs Village police dispatcher has been postponed until July 7, but that date is up for review at a hearing set for Monday.

288 state inmates closer to Texas jail

posted: 02/24/2015 3:48 a.m. Discuss

About 288 Arkansas inmates will be shipped to a Texas prison run by a private company if the Legislature approves the funding.

2 state inmates die at Ouachita River Unit

posted: 02/24/2015 3:03 a.m. Discuss

Two prison inmates died Wednesday at a prison hospital of natural causes, an Arkansas Department of Correction spokesman said Sunday afternoon.

Prison ministry called a godsend

posted: 02/22/2015 4:11 a.m. Comment 1

Surrounded by floor-to-ceiling shelves with hundreds of books on subjects as varied as controlling anger and starting a business from scratch, 33-year-old Chip Lockwood leaned forward at a round table in the middle of the room.

Big chill looks to linger in state

updated: 02/17/2015 10:36 p.m. Gallery Discuss

Forecasters expect the same weather pattern that dumped up to 5 inches of sleet and snow across the state to stick around for at least another week and deliver more precipitation.

Arctic blast putting freeze on state

updated: 02/17/2015 1:58 a.m. Gallery Discuss

An arctic front that followed Saturday's springlike temperatures blanketed the state in a wintry mix of snow and sleet early Monday morning, freezing roadways and knocking out power to thousands.

Trial delayed in dispatcher's death

posted: 02/12/2015 3:17 a.m. Discuss

The trial of an Arkansas man accused of killing a Hot Springs Village police dispatcher has been delayed until March 2.

New rule lets inmates grow longer beards

posted: 02/06/2015 2:26 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas prison system inmates can now grow a beard -- without length limitations -- if their religion dictates it.

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