The vacant Band Museum building suffered a collapsed roof Thursday, raising questions about the safety of people in the area.
The Jefferson County Board of Election Commissioners on Thursday night approved the calling of a special election requested by the White Hall School District for April 14, but not until after a lengthy discussion.
Ward 1 residents shared concerns about crime, litter and blighted properties Thursday during the fourth and final listening tour meeting with elected officials and municipal employees.
LITTLE ROCK — A bill to restrict the use of abortion-inducing drugs in Arkansas cleared a House committee Thursday.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Higher Education’s Director Search Committee has decided to recommend Brett Powell as the next director of ADHE, the agency said Thursday.
WASHINGTON — The Senate approved legislation Thursday to permit construction of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline.
WASHINGTON — The Arkansas Congressional delegation asked Thursday for Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to allow farmers impacted by the collapse of Turner Grain to defer loan repayments until bankruptcy proceedings are completed.
WASHINGTON — The Senate Banking Committee on Thursday advanced legislation that would ratchet up sanctions against Iran if it fails to agree to strict limits on its nuclear program.
WASHINGTON — About a dozen coin and U.S. Marshal enthusiasts were lined up shortly before noon Thursday in the lobby of the United States Mint, eager to purchase the newest commemorative coins celebrating the 225th anniversary of the nation’s oldest law enforcement agency.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., joined a bipartisan group of senators Thursday to introduce a bill that would lift all travel restrictions on Americans visiting Cuba as tourists.
A $100,000 bond was set Thursday for a man who allegedly shot another man on Jan. 17.
A report of a possible shoplifting in progress Tuesday night at Wal-Mart resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly had drugs in his possession.
Both the Watson Chapel junior and senior high school campuses were locked down for a brief period Thursday morning, according to Superintendent Danny Hazelwood.
The Pine Bluff School District Board of Directors hired a contract attorney Wednesday night and reduced the amount of money the superintendent may spend without their prior approval.
LITTLE ROCK — A bill containing Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s proposal to end the private option at the end of 2016 and create a task force to recommend alternative approaches to health-care reform cleared a Senate committee Wednesday.
LITTLE ROCK — A bill to end Arkansas’ joint celebration of the birthdays of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert E. Lee failed to clear a House committee Wednesday.
The last section of the walking trail around Lake Saracen is set for completion in the spring, the Civic Auditorium Complex and Advertising and Tourist Promotion commissions heard at their monthly joint meeting Wednesday.
LITTLE ROCK — A bill filed Wednesday would allow employees at state courthouses in Arkansas to carry concealed handguns at work if they have concealed-carry permits.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Higher Education’s Director Search Committee has selected three candidates to interview for the position of director, the agency said Wednesday.
LITTLE ROCK — A bill filed Wednesday would make it a misdemeanor in Arkansas to distribute sexual images of a family or household member or a person from a past or current relationship for malicious purposes.
LITTLE ROCK — It would be a misdemeanor for a minor to enter a liquor store in Arkansas under a bill endorsed Wednesday by the House Rules Committee.
The Pines mall has new owners, according to a letter sent Wednesday to all the tenants in the mall.
Israel evacuates civilians from Golan Heights town after a Hezbollah attack kills two Israeli soldiers. CNN’s Elise Labott reports.
Drone pilot admits he had been drinking. CNN’s Jim Acosta reports.
The Hardin Elementary Students of the Month are: front row — Halle Huntley, Hayden Kelnhofer and Ryder Nichols; middle row — Tyler Via, Rylie Rowland, Jacklyn Cooper and Haylee Williams; and back row — Jacob Smith Gracie Graham, Eve Franks, Chase Peckham and Yvette Gomez. (Special to The Commercial)
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., on Wednesday was named chair the Senate Agriculture subcommittee on commodities, markets, trade and risk management for the 114th Congress.
A report that a woman was found sleeping in a vacant room at a motel Monday led to the woman’s arrest on drug-related charges.
A former auxiliary juvenile probation officer who was working with at-risk juveniles was sentenced to prison late Tuesday night after being convicted of sexually assaulting one of the juveniles he was supervising.