The former chief executive officer of Simmons First National Corp. said Tuesday the collapse of several buildings in the downtown area “is a huge problem.”
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Senate on Tuesday gave final passage to a bill to make it easier to form new school districts by detaching territory from existing school districts.
WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was praised Tuesday by the entire Arkansas delegation for delivering a clear and compelling case for drawing a hard line against Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK — More than 100 small Arkansas businesses have signed a pledge to support a diverse and inclusive workplace, a civil rights group said Tuesday.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas revenues for February were up nearly 3 percent from last year and 7 percent above forecast, the state’s fiscal office said Tuesday.
LITTLE ROCK — Bills to abolish the administration of tests aligned with the Common Core State Standards and allow Arkansas public schools to obtain the same waivers that are available to charter schools cleared a House committee Tuesday.
WASHINGTON — Congress on Tuesday ended weeks of tumult over legislation to finance the Department of Homeland Security, passing a bill that will keep the agency operating for the remaining seven months of the fiscal year.
Blood drops collected from a broken display case after a burglary on Oct. 24 led to the identification and arrest of a man police believe was responsible.
A proposed appropriation ordinance to set 2015 budgets for grant funds received by juvenile court was recommended for approval Tuesday by two committees of the Jefferson County Quorum Court.
Erin McLaughlin reports on the unearthing of over 200 skeletons found underneath a supermarket in central Paris
The Justice Department’s civil rights division found evidence of discrimination in the Ferguson, Missouri, police practices. CNN’s Evan Perez reports.
LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday appointed Holly Meyer to Arkansas’ 16th Judicial District, 2nd Division Circuit Court.
A Pine Bluff woman pleaded guilty last week to a conspiracy to commit fraud charge in connection with a credit repair scheme.
Pine Bluff Police Department Assistant Chief Ivan Whitfield asked Pine Bluff City Council Public Safety Committee members Monday to support leasing 10 vehicles this year.
Another contractor is interesting in submitting a bid to demolish fallen buildings downtown, Mayor Debe Hollingsworth told aldermen at a the Pine Bluff City Council meeting Monday.
LITTLE ROCK — A bill to require public colleges and universities in Arkansas to allow faculty and staff to carry concealed handguns on campus if they have concealed-carry permits received approval Monday in the Arkansas House.
LITTLE ROCK — Two Arkansas Supreme Court justices were among five people who spoke at a public hearing Monday on a slate of proposed salary increases for legislators, constitutional officers and judges.
LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday said former state Sen. Johnny Key is his pick to be the next state education commissioner and said he is asking the Legislature to change state law to allow Key to take the job.
What began as a summer tour of college campuses by a group of students from Pine Bluff High School last summer has resulted in the creation of a nonprofit organization to provide educational opportunities to students throughout the city.
The US Navy’s newest stealth destroyer is twice as long as the Statue of Liberty but barely shows up on radar.
Several buildings in Grantville, Georgia, used for filming AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” have been put up for sale on eBay.
WASHINGTON — An unpaid $10 parking ticket cost Kenneth Ryan James his job as chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs.
The White Hall Food Pantry received a $2,500 donation from the Price family on Feb. 25.
The new owner of The Pines mall has announced that the mall will begin a youth escort policy on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 p.m. to close.
Pine Bluff police are asking for help in identifying and locating two male suspects who allegedly stole a vehicle Saturday from the parking lot of McDonald’s at 107 N. Blake St.
William Donham is congratulated by his teacher, LaNell Bowen, after winning at the Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative’s Chess Tournament.
Reported crimes in the unincorporated areas of Jefferson County declined almost 20 percent in January, compared to the figures from a year ago, according to a report from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office that was released Saturday.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas lawmakers are expected to begin paring down a long slate of proposed constitutional amendments this week, the seventh week of the legislative session.
WASHINGTON – Congress approved legislation to finance the Department of Homeland Security for another week as Democrats and Republicans continue to spar over President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration policy.
A proposed appropriation ordinance that would set a 2015 budget for the Families in Need of Supervision and Truancy programs in juvenile court is the only item on the agenda when committees of the Jefferson County Quorum Court meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
It has been particularly cold over the last week, with more ice, sleet and snow than this southern girl appreciates. Most of us are not likely to be lost in the wilds of Alaska. However, we might just find ourselves off the highway after sliding off the ice with some time before help arrives. We should be aware of risks for cold injuries and prepare accordingly.