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Jeannie Roberts

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Big Rock Township, AR, United States

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Arkansas author Charles Portis, who wrote 'True Grit,' dies at 86

Charles Portis, an Arkansas native best known for his 1968 novel True Grit, died on Monday at a Little Rock hospice facility. He was 86. → Read More

Rejected dice game followed by robbery

A man who declined an invitation to play dice was robbed at gunpoint Sunday, according to the Little Rock Police Department. → Read More

Man found in creek after auto accident

A Little Rock man was arrested after fleeing the scene of an accident late Saturday, according to a report from the Little Rock Police Department. → Read More

Housing executive innocent, jury finds

A jury found the executive director of the Metropolitan Housing Alliance in Little Rock innocent Friday in his appeal of a previous criminal conviction of violating the state's Freedom of Information Act. → Read More

AUDIO: 911 calls ruled public in hot-car death

A judge ordered the release Thursday of 911 recordings in the July death of a Garland County circuit judge's 17-month-old son, saying the calls are not exempt under the state's Freedom of Information Act. → Read More

Fatal crashes bring people together in Batesville, Cabot

Two schools, separated by nearly 100 miles, yet bonded by tragedy only days apart. On Oct. 26, two Batesville High football players — Camdon Osborn and Will Olson, both 15 — were killed, and four other teenagers were injured when the Ford Mustang the six boys were in left the roadway, became airborne and crashed into a tree. → Read More

Four current, former Cabot High School students killed in wreck

Six people died in two separate vehicle accidents in the state over Halloween weekend -- including four current and former Cabot High School students who died in a one-vehicle crash in White County -- according to Arkansas State Police. → Read More

Jail-call fee cut up for FCC vote

The state's prisons and jails stand to lose millions of dollars in revenue if the Federal Communications Commission votes this week to slash inmate telephone rates. → Read More

Governor slams comments made by Judge Griffen

Comments made by a circuit judge in court rulings that halted scheduled executions for eight inmates were "inappropriate," Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday. → Read More

Judge: Name businesses tied to executions

A judge on Monday ordered that the state prison system release information about its execution drugs, including the manufacturer's and supplier's identities, by early next week. → Read More

Law requiring tissue collection in teen abortion nets 1 case in first year

A law requiring aborted fetal tissue collected from girls 14 and younger to be turned over to the state Crime Laboratory has netted only one case in the first year after being put into effect, a state official said. → Read More

Nine inmates on death row cite pain risk

Nine state prisoners -- eight of whom are scheduled for execution in the coming months -- amended an ongoing lawsuit Monday, claiming that the state's recently developed lethal-injection protocol creates a "risk of severe pain." → Read More

48.2% released from state prison in '11 went back

Nearly half of the inmates released from the state's prison system four years ago were re-incarcerated by the end of 2014 -- a 5 percentage-point increase over the previous year, according to a report released Monday by the state Department of Correction. → Read More

Program to aid kids promising, state says

A circular saw and a power drill sit next to a cardboard box filled with a roll of paper towels, bleach, roach fogger, lice treatment and manila file folders in the trunk of state social worker Chad Langford's white Toyota Camry. → Read More

In forested Arkansas, rangers ever vigilant

Every firefighter has that one blaze he will never forget. → Read More

Rutledge requests 8 executions be set

State Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Tuesday requested that Gov. Asa Hutchinson set execution dates for eight death-row inmates who have exhausted all of their appeals. → Read More

Board reworks rules for parolees

State officials unanimously approved a plan Friday to reduce the number of parole violators sent back to prison, potentially easing the system's crowded conditions. → Read More

Eight on death row out of appeals

Of the 34 men on death row, eight have exhausted all appeals and can be scheduled for execution. Sixteen are white and 18 are black. → Read More

Prison says inmate dies with sheet on his neck

An Arkansas Department of Correction inmate died early Tuesday morning at the maximum security East Arkansas Regional Unit in Brickeys. → Read More

Missile silo fire killed 53

Directions to the site of the worst nuclear weapon accident in the history of the U.S. are hard to come by. → Read More