Several hundred young people — some carried by parents and others dragging parents — turned out Friday for the Pine Bluff Police Department’s Fourth Annual Easter Egg Hunt.
Simmons First National Corporation on Thursday announced first-quarter 2014 core earnings of $7.5 million, an increase of $1.4 million (23 percent) compared with first-quarter 2013 earnings.
To mark today’s celebration of the newly named Dale Bumpers White River National Wildlife Refuge, here is what Arkansas and national leaders are saying about the 38th governor of Arkansas and four-term U.S. senator:
By Peter Urban
LITTLE ROCK — The state Legislative Council on Friday approved a request from Gov. Mike Beebe to transfer up to $2 million from the state’s “rainy day fund” to the Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship program.
WASHINGTON — President Obama’s proposal to cut $30 million from the Fulbright Scholar Program next year is drawing criticism from a biographer of the Arkansas statesman, who conceived the idea for a scholarly exchange in the wake of World War II.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point to 6.9 percent in March, according to labor statistics released Friday.
The Arkansas Department of Health is advising the public not to eat fish caught in the Flat Bayou*** area during an investigation and clean-up.
Felony charges were filed during the past week against the following individuals by Eleventh Judicial District-West Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter. Listed below are the names and addresses of the defendants, the charges filed against them, the investigating agency and the bond amount if any.
Touting her “four P’s” — plan, prepare, pursue and persevere — Judge Mablean Ephriam challenged several hundred area high school students Thursday to work toward the career of their choice.
Seventy-two sex offender compliance checks were conducted Thursday in an operation by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Tri-County Drug Task Force.
The Jefferson County Board of Election Commissioners will appeal a judge’s ruling that there will be no mayoral election in 2014, County Attorney Jackie Harris said Thursday, moving forward despite disapproval from the prosecuting attorney.
Crystal Paxson was found guilty of first-degree murder in the June 9, 2012, shooting death of James “Sandy” Johnson, 65, of Pine Bluff after a Jefferson County Circuit Court jury deliberating about an hour and a half Thursday.
LITTLE ROCK — A Pulaski County circuit judge said Thursday he will issue a ruling within two weeks in a challenge to Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriage.
A Pine Bluff man was sentenced to prison Thursday after pleading no contest to charges stemming from the death of his infant son last year.
A $25,000 bond was set Thursday for a Pine Bluff man accused of growing marijuana plants in a mobile home in the Dollarway area.