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John Worthen

State Desk Reporter - Pine Bluff Bureau

State Desk Reporter - Pine Bluff Bureau

Recent Stories by John Worthen

Trial moved to February for Jefferson County clerk

posted: 10/06/2015 4:07 a.m. Discuss

PINE BLUFF -- The trial date for Jefferson County Clerk Patricia Royal Johnson has been continued to Feb. 22 to accommodate the schedule of the Jefferson County Circuit Court, a special prosecutor assigned to the case said.

PB mayor hopes to reopen Main Street within weeks

posted: 10/05/2015 3:33 a.m. Discuss

PINE BLUFF -- Mayor Debe Hollingsworth said work to clear debris from collapsed buildings and reopen Main Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues has gained steam.

PB: No plans to raise $500,000 offer on hotel

posted: 10/04/2015 4:05 a.m. Discuss

The fate of a shuttered hotel that's attached to the Pine Bluff Convention Center remains in limbo after sitting vacant since midsummer.

UAPB gets $500,000 for math program

posted: 10/02/2015 2:23 a.m. Discuss

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has received a three-year, $500,000 grant that school officials say will reshape the mathematics program.

New fence goes up at PB jail

posted: 09/28/2015 4:22 a.m. Discuss

PINE BLUFF -- Jefferson County jail officials are building a metal security fence around the facility in an effort to reduce the amount of contraband that makes its way inside.

Clerk faces 15 counts; prosecutor studying 4

posted: 09/26/2015 3:20 a.m. Comment 1

A special prosecutor assigned to the case against Jefferson County Clerk Patricia Royal Johnson said Friday during a pretrial hearing that four theft of property charges filed against her in connection with a legislative audit could either be amended or dropped.

Pine Bluff police say thieves enter house, slay 1

posted: 09/24/2015 5:41 a.m. Comments 3

Pine Bluff police are investigating a home invasion and robbery that left a man dead early Wednesday morning.

$500,000 bid by Pine Bluff for hotel is spurned

posted: 09/24/2015 3:39 a.m. Discuss

The owner of a closed downtown Pine Bluff hotel that's attached to the convention center has formally rejected the city's offer to buy his property for $500,000, saying he was insulted that officials thought they could acquire it at such a low cost.

Deputy who told police of pistol theft arrested

posted: 09/16/2015 3:06 a.m. Discuss

A deputy with the Jefferson County sheriff's office was arrested this week over what authorities said was a false police report stating that his service weapon had been stolen.

Murder suspect recaptured

posted: 09/15/2015 5:02 a.m. Comments 2

A capital murder suspect who authorities said had been on the run since fleeing a Ouachita County sheriff's van Wednesday was captured without incident Monday afternoon by the Bryant Police Department.

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