A task force of four Pine Bluff municipal employees who are reviewing the bids of contractors seeking a contract with the city to remove the fallen former Band Museum/VFW buildings on Monday decided to ask the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality if the contractors need to be licensed to do asbestos work.
The Watson Chapel School Board decided Monday to interview three people for consideration to be the district’s next superintendent.
LITTLE ROCK — The sponsor of a bill that could end imports of California wine into Arkansas said Monday he has dropped the bill.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas lawmakers on Monday approved bills to impose new restrictions on abortion, require drug testing of some applicants for public benefits and make changes to lottery-funded college scholarships.
After receiving only one response to a request for bids to run the concession stand at Regional Park during the softball season, the Pine Bluff Parks and Recreation Commission voted Monday to give the job to B.J. Hulse, but for less money than what they had originally asked for.
The Pine Bluff Planning Commission is scheduled to consider a use permitted on review request Tuesday for a proposed homeless shelter on Laurel Street.
LITTLE ROCK — A Senate committee on Monday advanced a bill that would impose new restrictions on the petition process for ballot initiatives.
A Troxler gauge containing radioactive material was reported stolen from a construction site near Interstate 40 West in northwest Pulaski County and could be a radiation hazard if damaged, according to a news release.
Ridgway Christian School has announced plans to offer a summer day camp program for students completing grades kindergarten to sixth grade beginning June 1 and continuing through July 31.
A $10,000 cash-only bond was set Monday for a Pine Bluff man who was allegedly in possession of a car that had been reported stolen in Little Rock.
A Pine Bluff man who was arrested Saturday after a reported domestic disturbance could face a felony domestic battery charge because of a prior conviction for misdemeanor domestic battery.
Editor’s Note: The following is an unedited letter from Alderman Bill Brumett concerning accusations that he intentionally called J.C. Cunningham “Cooninham” on Facebook. The local branch of the NAACP has called a press conference for Tuesday where they intend to ask Brumett to apologize on the same social media forum where the comments took place.
The Pine Bluff branch of the NAACP has called a press conference Tuesday to ask a Pine Bluff alderman to apologize on social media for comments he made.
Alderman Bill Brumett said that he should have used the word “acknowledged” instead of “accepted” in an article in Saturday’s edition of The Commercial when he was describing J.C. Cunnigham’s response to his apologies.
Family and friends of De’Trick Johnson remembered him as a loving, generous Christian man on Saturday at an outdoor vigil consisting of prayer, the lighting of candles and the release of balloons at Saracen Landing.
A fashion show fundraiser Saturday morning featuring apparel designed by Yurun Shen with the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff drew about 75 people to the Pine Bluff Convention Center.
A few light sprinkles did nothing to deter an estimated 350 children and their family members from converging on White Hall City Park Saturday morning for the annual White Hall Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt.
High winds and choppy waters Saturday on the Arkansas River curtailed the search for a man who is believed to have committed suicide by jumping into the river a week ago.
A Warren woman was killed early Saturday morning in a two-vehicle traffic accident on U.S. 63 in Jefferson County.
WASHINGTON — House Republicans and Democrats came together last week to resolve a decade-old deficiency in the way doctors are reimbursed by Medicare.
LITTLE ROCK — The end of the state legislative session is in sight, House and Senate leaders say.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Senate voted Friday to approve a bill that supporters say will protect religious freedoms and opponents say will protect discrimination.
LITTLE ROCK — Legislative leaders on Friday unveiled a nearly $5.2 billion budget plan that is similar to the proposed budget Gov. Asa Hutchinson unveiled in January, but with money carved out for a capital gains tax cut and a rainy day fund.
A report of a home invasion robbery Thursday at a house on the east side of Pine Bluff resulted in the arrest of three people by Pine Bluff police.
Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth discussed the state of the city Friday as a guest speaker with the Pine Bluff Downtown Lions Club at its weekly meeting at the Pine Bluff Country Club.
The Arkansas State Police will be conducting a driver’s license clinic on at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, in Division One of Jefferson County District Court to help people pass the Arkansas Driver’s License test.
Although Pine Bluff police in recent months have made a number of arrests for business robberies, the numbers so far this year exceed those of a year ago, so police are offering a number of tips for business owners and employees to help them reduce their chance of becoming a victim.
A $10,000 bond was set Friday for a woman who allegedly hit her boyfriend in the head early Friday morning after an altercation.
The Arkansas Supreme Court has been asked to appoint a special judge to hear the case of Jefferson County Clerk Patricia Johnson, who was charged with multiple felonies earlier this week.
Pine Bluff police are asking for help in identifying a man who allegedly stole a vehicle from a convenience store.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.5 percent in February, according to labor statistic released Friday.