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Jeannie Roberts

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Recent Stories by Jeannie Roberts

For survivor, changing laws, lives now a calling

posted: 05/24/2015 3:54 a.m. Comments 2

Laura Webb was lost in thought.

State inmate sues over care

posted: 05/21/2015 3:16 a.m. Discuss

A federal judge agreed Wednesday to set an expedited hearing for a 22-year-old prison inmate suing the state prison system for refusing him medications to prevent his transplanted kidney from failing.

Oxycodone-case doctor goes free on bond

posted: 05/20/2015 3:17 a.m. Discuss

A doctor accused of prescribing nearly 17,000 oxycodone pills was released from jail Tuesday on $50,000 bond.

LR doctor arrested in oxycodone case

posted: 05/19/2015 3:14 a.m. Discuss

A Little Rock doctor was arrested Monday after a six-month investigation uncovered nearly 200 suspicious oxycodone prescriptions, Lonoke County Sheriff John Staley said.

Year of probation given in homicide

posted: 05/15/2015 3:06 a.m. Discuss

The brother of a Hot Springs lawyer pleaded guilty Thursday to negligent homicide and was sentenced to a year's probation in a February 2012 shooting death in which both siblings were charged with manslaughter.

EF2 tornado rips mobile home, kills 2

posted: 05/12/2015 3:48 a.m. Video | Gallery Discuss

An unstable storm system that brewed over the weekend with warm, moist air spawned at least one tornado that killed two people in southwest Arkansas on Sunday evening and dumped up to 8 inches of rain over much of the state, washing out roads and flooding creeks and rivers.

Pair to be charged in baby girl's death

posted: 05/09/2015 2:43 a.m. Discuss

Formal charges are expected to be filed next week against a Forrest City couple whose 11-week-old baby died of a methamphetamine overdose, a St. Francis County prosecutor said Friday.

Computer science initiative launched

posted: 05/02/2015 2:27 a.m. Discuss

HOT SPRINGS -- Teachers from five of the state's public high schools will pioneer a peer-learning program to bring computer science to the state's students.

Survivors of twister 'moving on'

posted: 04/26/2015 4:36 a.m. Comment 1

Kerry Short didn’t want to talk about it.

Policy murky on union of 2 state officials

posted: 04/23/2015 3:19 a.m. Comments 5

For months, the vice chairman of a state board has participated in issuing decisions and setting policy for an agency in which her husband is a key employee -- a situation that the state personnel administrator said Wednesday is "unusual."


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