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John Worthen

State Desk Reporter - Pine Bluff Bureau

State Desk Reporter - Pine Bluff Bureau

Recent Stories by John Worthen

WWII veteran, 95, receives six overdue medals from war

posted: 09/03/2015 3:17 a.m. Comment 1

Surrounded by family members, dozens of friends and well-wishers, Cordy A. Ramer Jr. of Fordyce received six long-overdue medals Wednesday afternoon for his service during World War II.

White Hall math teacher arrested on drug charge

posted: 08/29/2015 4:53 a.m. Discuss

A White Hall math teacher who also coaches soccer and tennis for the school district was arrested Thursday as part of a drug operation after an undercover officer purchased marijuana from him, according to the Jefferson County sheriff's office.

'Chase passion,' actress tells UAPB students

posted: 08/28/2015 4:21 a.m. Discuss

America may know her best as the precocious Rudy Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," where, for eight seasons in the 1980s and early 1990s, she captured hearts as an adorable child actress famous for planting "zerbert" kisses on the cheeks of her fictional family members.

PB building owner gets fined for defying order

posted: 08/27/2015 4:34 a.m. Discuss

The owner of a partially collapsed downtown Pine Bluff building was fined $1,000 Wednesday for defying the city's orders to tear down or repair the structure after it was condemned in February.

PB offers $500,000 for hotel, links deal to new appraisal

posted: 08/27/2015 4:31 a.m. Discuss

Pine Bluff officials have made a preliminary offer of $500,000 for a shuttered hotel that's attached to the city's civic center complex.

$250,000 Blue Cross gift endows nursing professorship at UAPB

posted: 08/27/2015 4:25 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield presented a $250,000 gift to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff on Tuesday to create an endowed nursing professorship in rural health.

Police database to aid community

posted: 08/24/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

PINE BLUFF -- When Randy Jenkins' elderly mother fell last year, he didn't find out until more than 24 hours later.

Senator awards man with Purple Heart after 47 years

posted: 08/23/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

PINE BLUFF -- Melvin Fields went back to war and came home again Thursday morning -- if only in his mind. But this time, he walked away with a hard-earned medal that was never given to him 47 years ago.

Vietnam veteran finally gets medal

posted: 08/21/2015 3:15 a.m. Comment 1

Melvin Fields went back to war and came home again Thursday morning -- if only in his mind. But this time, he walked away with a hard-earned medal that was never given to him 47 years ago.

Pine Bluff debris being cleared

posted: 08/17/2015 4:23 a.m. Discuss

Trudy Jones smiled one afternoon last week as she watched workers clearing debris from two downtown Pine Bluff buildings that have sat collapsed for months.

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