A convenience store and gas station on West 28th Avenue has been robbed six times in less than a year, and one former employee said he no longer works there because of the robberies.
LITTLE ROCK — As it has done before, Arkansas is relying on Texas to house an overflow of state prisoners — but officials say they expect other, more innovative approaches to prison overcrowding to have a more long-term impact than shuttling inmates across state lines.
Normal pressure hydrocephalus was first described in 1965. It’s important because it may cause one of the few forms of treatable dementia. As originally described, the hydrocephalus of NPH was considered to be unknown. However, there are some cases of predisposing conditions that can cause secondary hydrocephalus: brain hemorrhage, trauma, meningitis and sometimes following brain surgery.
WASHINGTON — Congress completed work last week on a bill that overhauls the way Medicare pays doctors, ending a long practice of short-term fixes that was threatening medical services to seniors.
A 13-year-old teen was hit by a car Friday evening on University Drive and sustained what police are calling “moderate but non-life-threatening” injuries.
FBLA sponsor William Douthard, left, congratulates Cameron Withers, a student at Pine Bluff High School, who placed second in impromptu speaking at the state FBLA Convention in Little Rock. Cameron will compete at the FBLA National Convention in June in Chicago. (Special to The Commercial)
A deal with Luther King Capital Management of Fort Worth, Texas, will allow Southwind Milling to increase the scope, capital investment and projected jobs at the $32 million rice mill complex Southwind is building in the port area of Pine Bluff.
Three students from White Hall High School won top awards at the 2015 state FBLA Leadership Conference from April 13-14 and two will continue to the national contest.
LITTLE ROCK — The state Ethics Commission on Friday discussed new ethics laws that came out of this year’s legislative session, including one that gives elected officials a 30-day grace period to return improper gifts from lobbyists and correct reporting errors.
The Three Rivers Study, a $3 million U.S. Corps of Engineers project to seek a permanent fix for a flood-prone area of the lower Arkansas River, is moving full-steam ahead now that funding has been approved at both the federal and state levels.
WASHINGTON — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee sat down with about a dozen reporters Friday afternoon to make his case as a the most viable Republican to square off against Hillary Clinton in 2016.
The Delta Regional Community Service Outreach Network Inc. and Hosanna Christian Church presented the community resource fair and Easter celebration April 4 at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Music Department is preparing for a Founder’s Celebration concert featuring the Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra.
Renting a place to live has long been a temporary step toward homeownership or a permanent part of living on a tight budget.
A Pine Bluff man was taken Thursday night to Jefferson Regional Medical Center after he was allegedly thrown off the balcony at the Lake View Apartments at 519 W. Barraque St.
Pine Bluff police have identified one of two men accused of robbing the Cricket store in the Jefferson Square Shopping Center on April 8.
A $10,000 bond was set Friday for a man who allegedly pointed a knife at a woman and threatened her.
Felony charges were filed during the past two weeks 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.
Pine Bluff police have located a 16-year-old girl who has been missing since April 6.
LITTLE ROCK — Outgoing University of Arkansas Chancellor G. David Gearhart and his wife, Jane, have pledged to donate $1 million to the university’s upcoming fundraising campaign, the university said Thursday.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK — In a public hearing Thursday, the federal Environmental Protection Agency heard from supporters and opponents of the agency’s plan to improve visibility at national parks and wildlife areas in the region by reducing power plant emissions — a plan that would affect the White Bluff plant in Jefferson County.
The Jefferson County Board of Election Commissioners on Thursday accepted and counted five provisional ballots that had been cast during the White Hall School District special millage election Tuesday.
LITTLE ROCK — A panel responsible for setting state elected officials’ salaries received a proposal Thursday to raise prosecuting attorneys’ salaries to a level close to that of circuit judges.
WASHINGTON — Rules aimed at preventing another collapse of the housing financial system are making it harder to sell manufactured homes that are otherwise an affordable option in rural America, according to Hot Springs Realtor Chris Polychron.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday accepted former Faulkner County Circuit Judge Mike Maggio’s voluntary surrender of his Arkansas law license.
Pine Bluff police are asking for help in identifying two men who robbed the Cricket Store at gunpoint on at 5 p.m. April 8. The store is located in the Jefferson Square Shopping Center. Anyone with information is asked to contact the detective division at 730-3090 or Text A Tip by texting PBPD (7273) CRIMES plus the message. A reward is being offered for the arrest of these two individuals. (Special to The Commercial)
A 17-year-old Pine Bluff teen will be charged as an adult for four aggravated robberies in less than a month, three of the four in the area of West 28th Avenue.
The Jefferson Regional Medical Center was giving out food and knowledge Thursday during the Love Your Heart Luncheon.
The Pine Bluff Aviation Commission on Thursday gave airport manager Doug Hale the go-ahead to seek a state grant to purchase a new Ground Power Unit.
WASHINGTON — Two Arkansas soldiers will receive a Purple Heart nearly six years after being shot outside a Little Rock recruiting center.
As the Fort Smith-based ArcBest broke ground on its new corporate headquarters at Chaffee Crossing in Fort Smith on Wednesday, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said the construction would help create momentum for future growth in the city and the state.