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John Worthen

State Desk Reporter - Pine Bluff Bureau

State Desk Reporter - Pine Bluff Bureau

Recent Stories by John Worthen

75 attend meeting on PB parolee plan

posted: 08/26/2014 3:23 a.m. Discuss

PINE BLUFF -- About 75 people gathered Monday night at Pine Bluff City Hall to hear discussions about a proposed program that would put parolees to work tearing down derelict houses in the city.

Corps warns of illegal digs at lakeshore

posted: 08/25/2014 3:18 a.m. Discuss

Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are warning artifact hunters that they will be prosecuted if caught taking items from Millwood Lake during the current drawdown period.

Parolee plan on council agenda

posted: 08/25/2014 3:17 a.m. Discuss

PINE BLUFF -- At a public meeting tonight, Pine Bluff city leaders will hear from residents about a program that proposes to put paroled inmates to work around the community tearing down derelict houses.

PB settles age-bias suit; council must vote to OK

posted: 08/24/2014 2:51 a.m. Discuss

PINE BLUFF -- A former fire battalion chief's age-discrimination case against Pine Bluff was settled Wednesday in U.S. District Court, but the agreement must be approved by the City Council before it's finalized.

Brinkley man, 29, sought in father's shooting death

posted: 08/23/2014 3:09 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas State Police searched Friday for a 29-year-old Monroe County man they believe killed his father and robbed his grandmother at gunpoint Thursday.

PB debates inmates razing derelict homes

posted: 08/19/2014 3:11 a.m. Discuss

PINE BLUFF -- City leaders in Pine Bluff continue to debate whether they want help from inmate laborers and parolees to tear down hundreds of dilapidated houses.

Plan to let inmates raze homes up for PB vote

posted: 08/18/2014 3:25 a.m. Discuss

PINE BLUFF -- Constance Vann of Star City travels to Pine Bluff every week to visit her mother -- a drive she looks forward to, though the number of abandoned houses near her mother's neighborhood creates an uneasy feeling, she said.

Sheriff to resign over '10 hunting violation

posted: 08/16/2014 3:38 a.m. Comment 1

Grant County Sheriff Ray Vance announced Friday that he would resign Monday over his ineligibility to hold office after a 2010 hunting violation in Kansas.

Plan for inmates: Teach demolition

posted: 08/13/2014 4:08 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Department of Community Correction is considering Pine Bluff for a pilot program that would help train soon-to-be paroled inmates in demolition and construction skills.

Mercury levels high in fish tests

posted: 08/12/2014 2:53 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Department of Health on Monday issued a fish-consumption advisory for Lake Ouachita after a number of fish recently tested positive for higher-than-normal levels of mercury.

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