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John Worthen

State Desk Reporter - Pine Bluff Bureau

State Desk Reporter - Pine Bluff Bureau

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Improper spending found at HSU

posted: 12/17/2014 3:31 a.m. Comment 1

An investigative report issued Tuesday by the Arkansas Legislative Audit found multiple violations at the Center for Language Proficiency at Henderson State University, including excessive and inappropriate spending on items such as olive oil, steam irons, electronics, umbrellas and snack foods.

Plea deal made in ricin plot

posted: 12/16/2014 3:13 a.m. Discuss

The daughter of a prominent El Dorado couple pleaded no contest Monday in a New Mexico court to a pair of felonies related to a foiled poisoning plot against her ex-husband.

PB museum looks for new leader

posted: 12/15/2014 2:53 a.m. Discuss

PINE BLUFF -- Officials with the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum are searching for a new leader after the facility's director abruptly resigned.

Woman to plead no contest in plot to poison ex-husband

updated: 12/13/2014 8:41 p.m. Comment 1

An El Dorado woman who authorities say tried to hire someone to kill her ex-husband is scheduled to enter a no-contest plea Monday in a Bernalillo, N.M., court.

PB utility suggests 23% rate jump

posted: 12/08/2014 3:37 a.m. Discuss

PINE BLUFF -- Pine Bluff Wastewater Utility officials are proposing a 23 percent rate increase to fund improvements to the city's sewage treatment infrastructure.

PB school fire called arson; classes go on

posted: 12/05/2014 2:19 a.m. Discuss

The Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Department is investigating a fire Thursday morning at Dollarway High School as arson.

Lasting ties seen as retiring UAM chancellor's legacy

posted: 11/30/2014 2:53 a.m. Discuss

MONTICELLO -- When Jack Lassiter peers out of the large picture window in his office, the chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Monticello sees a much different campus than the one he began leading a decade ago.

Tax raise on ballot to benefit hospital

updated: 11/29/2014 3:50 a.m. Discuss

Peggy Abbott, president and chief executive officer of the Ouachita County Medical Center, can't stop smiling when she describes the renovations she hopes to make there. Abbott has been the top hospital official since January but has worked at the facility for nearly three decades.

Mayor runoff vote halted in Dermott

posted: 11/27/2014 3:10 a.m. Discuss

A circuit judge placed a temporary injunction on the runoff race for Dermott mayor Tuesday, just days after one of the candidates was arrested over accusations about her felony record.

Past catches up with mayoral candidate

posted: 11/25/2014 2:59 a.m. Comment 1

A candidate for Dermott mayor was arrested on accusations that she lied about her criminal history on a political practices pledge.


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