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John Worthen

State Desk Reporter - Pine Bluff Bureau

State Desk Reporter - Pine Bluff Bureau

Recent Stories by John Worthen

Slow swell arrives at PB homes

updated: 05/30/2015 3:52 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Dozens of Pine Bluff residents who live along the Arkansas River spent Friday defending their homes from rising water, with some sandbagging them and others praying that the flood will spare them.

DHS identifies 5-year-old killed in Redfield shooting

posted: 05/28/2015 3:07 a.m. Discuss

A 5-year-old boy shot to death in a Redfield home May 15 has been identified in Arkansas Department of Human Services documents released this week.

Exhibit overlays old, new

posted: 05/25/2015 2:51 a.m. Discuss

Not long after two downtown Pine Bluff buildings collapsed onto a Main Street sidewalk earlier this year, Amethyst Schmued sprang to the scene to survey the damage.

Students' costs set to rise after boards vote at Tech, HSU

posted: 05/22/2015 3:44 a.m. Discuss

Trustees for Arkansas Tech University in Russellville and Henderson State University in Arkadelphia met separately Thursday and raised the cost of attendance at each university.

Planning resumes on new PB center

posted: 05/18/2015 3:07 a.m. Discuss

Plans for a multimillion-dollar aquatics center are being finalized more than four years after Pine Bluff voters approved partial funding for it.

5-year-old boy fatally shot at Redfield home

posted: 05/17/2015 3:22 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas State Police and the Redfield Police Department are investigating the death of a 5-year-old boy who was shot Friday morning at his home on Huck Finn Boulevard in Redfield.

Firm sues city for contract breach

posted: 05/14/2015 3:24 a.m. Discuss

A company hired by Monticello officials to install new city water meters and perform other upgrades to the water system is suing the municipality for breach of contract.

PB council sets rift aside, legislates

posted: 05/05/2015 2:26 a.m. Discuss

PINE BLUFF -- The Pine Bluff City Council met uninterrupted Monday night two weeks after four aldermen walked out of the last meeting to protest a colleague.

Aldermen tiff in Pine Bluff hinders work

updated: 04/26/2015 11:49 p.m. Comment 1

PINE BLUFF -- City business in Pine Bluff has slowed, and a quarter-million-dollar grant is in limbo after four aldermen say they refuse to work with one of their colleagues over the use of an online racial slur, Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth said.

68 to lose job at PB schools

posted: 04/23/2015 3:16 a.m. Discuss

The Pine Bluff School District is laying off 68 employees in June in an effort to save money after years of financial and enrollment declines, interim Superintendent T.C. Wallace Jr. said Wednesday.


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