Extraterrestrial life is not coming to Pine Bluff.
A Pine Bluff man was shot to death Saturday afternoon at a house in the 1400 block of Cherry Street, according to authorities.
WASHINGTON — The House voted last week for a two-month extension in federal highway funding, averting an interruption of state projects while buying more time to come up with a better solution to federal road woes.
Former Arkansas State Legislator and State Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford said Tuesday the private option has been good for the state.
The Pine Bluff School Board of Directors approved a motion Friday to include all seven board members in a national search for the district’s next superintendent.
Arkansas residents will pay more money to attend the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in 2015-2016.
The original Sissy’s Log cabin, 2319 S. Camden Road, in Pine Bluff recently completed new additions.
What started as an attempt to locate an alleged shoplifter from the Wal-Mart Supercenter on Tuesday resulted in the arrest of a man currently on parole on drug and weapons charges.
Pine Bluff Lighthouse Charter School is the recipient of the Arkansas Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom Outdoor Classroom Garden Grant. Samuel Glover, Lighthouse culture coordinator***, was presented the $500 grant by Jefferson County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee representatives Meredith Baker, chairwoman, and Susan Bitely.
An article published Friday in The Commercial about the Pine Bluff Lighthouse Charter School being the recipient of the Arkansas Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom Outdoor Classroom Garden Grant contained an error regarding Samuel Glover’s title. He is the Pine Bluff Lighthouse Charter School’s culture coordinator.
Pine Bluff police have arrested a second man in connection with an incident where a man was thrown off the balcony April 16 at an apartment complex on West Barraque Street.
A reported disturbance Wednesday night at the Tyson plant at 5505 Jefferson Parkway resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly hit a pregnant female.
An Arkansas Congressman has set his sights on the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion to shore up an insolvent federal Highway Trust Fund that has required nearly 30 short-term extensions since 2009.
In observance of Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, several agencies will be closed, including:
A $10,000 cash-only bond was set Thursday for a man currently on parole who allegedly cut another man with a knife on Tuesday.
The Jefferson County Democratic Central Committee has openly denounced Pine Bluff Alderman Bill Brumett for what Committee Chairman Ted Davis called an”inexcusable racial slur.”
LITTLE ROCK — Walmart on Friday announced new, stricter policies on the treatment of animals by its suppliers, a move that animal rights groups hailed as historic and game-changing.
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.
The Pine Bluff School Board of Directors approved a motion Thursday to conduct a national search for the district’s next superintendent.
After deliberating for less than an hour Thursday, a Federal Court jury at Little Rock found the self-styled ambassador of the Conch Republic guilty of pretending to be a diplomat and of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
A Pine Bluff man who was part of a four-state investigation targeting prescription drug trafficking that resulted in the arrest of 280 people was still at large Thursday.
LITTLE ROCK — Former reality TV star Josh Duggar resigned Thursday from his position as executive director of the lobbying arm of the conservative Family Research Council amid reports that as a young teenager he allegedly molested several young girls, including some of his sisters.
LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday he will ask legislators during next week’s special session to approve an $87.1 million bond issue to help Lockheed Martin land a military contract that could bring 600 new jobs to southern Arkansas.
Arkansas State Trooper Chris Barnett left, Lt. David Sims and Trooper Zack Varnell look over a vehicle in a ditch Thursday afternoon in the 5300 block of Smart Street. The driver of the vehicle allegedly refused to stop for Barnett and a chase resulted. Sims said that after the vehicle ran into the ditch, the driver and passenger fled on foot, with the driver jumping two fences and running through a wooded area before entering a house. The driver was found hiding in a back room of the house and another trooper who was coming to assist Barnett arrested the passenger at a nearby house. The names of the two people in the vehicle and the possible charges were not immediately available. (Pine Bluff Commercial/Ray King)
As part of the celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Southeast Arkansas Behavioral Health Center held a reception Thursday afternoon in an effort to raise awareness of mental health issues.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas death-row inmate Kenneth Isom is entitled to a new court hearing, a divided Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services firefighters extinguish a house fire Thursday evening at 1302 Silver Fox Lane. No one was injured in the incident and the homeowner was not home at the time of the fire. At the scene, several windows were broken out and extensive fire damage was visible to the western end of the inside of the house. Multiple neighbors had seen smoke coming from the home and called 911 to alert the authorities. The cause of the fire was under investigation. (Pine Bluff Commercial/Amy Widner)
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a man’s conviction of driving while intoxicated, rejecting his argument that his blood was tested illegally without his consent.
With the 19th annual Black Pilots of America fly-in Operation Skyhook set to begin Friday, a member of that organization told the West Pine Bluff Rotary Club on Thursday that the city has become their home.
Arkansas prison inmate Timothy Buffington — who escaped from the Pine Bluff complex July 21, 2014 — will serve an additional 18 years with no possibility of parole after pleading guilty to charges relating to the escape.
Pine Bluff Aviation Commission member Gerald Andrews recognized Pine Bluff Regional Airport Grider Field Manager Doug Hale for his service and leadership Thursday at a meeting at the airport.