TOPPS Inc. hosted its 10th annual girl’s conference at Townsend Park Big Rec Center on Saturday.
There was an officer-involved shooting at about 7 p.m. Saturday at The Pines mall.
Pine Bluff mayoral candidate Theodis “Ted” Davis said Saturday the money he owes in back federal and state taxes stemmed from a business he closed in another state more than 12 years ago.
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Ridgway Christian Elementary School recently announced its winners in the Jefferson County Spelling Bee held Jan. 12 at the Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative. Olivia Appleget won the kindergarten spelling bee and Monte Fells won the third-grade spelling bee. (Special to The Commercial)
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.
A Pine Bluff man who was driving the wrong way on Interstate 530 in August 2015 and struck another vehicle head-on, resulting in the deaths of three people and injuries to two others, was legally intoxicated, according to a state police investigation.
A fire injured a man at his house Thursday morning, leaving burns.
LITTLE ROCK — A former Central Arkansas circuit judge who pleaded guilty in January 2015 to accepting a bribe is asking a federal judge to allow him to withdraw the plea.
In ceramics, there is a technique referred to as slipcasting, in which the artist coats objects to create casts of them. It’s often used for mass fabrication of a single design, but when used in art, it can lead to unique results.
Fordyce Chamber of Commerce will host its annual meeting and awards banquet at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in the Fordyce High School cafeteria at Fordyce.
The Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County has announced that a major economic development project will be announced Tuesday.
Donors have given at least $20,500 to buy 100 rings for the 6A state title-winning Pine Bluff High School football team, which meets the goal of a fundraising campaign.
A reported armed disturbance Wednesday at a house on the east side of Pine Bluff resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly pointed a gun at a relative.
Jefferson County Drug Court has received a grant that will be administered by the Arkansas Department of Community Correction and will be used for operational expenses, First Division Circuit Judge Berlin Jones said.
A Little Rock man was arrested Thursday after an investigation into the alleged robbery of two women in January.
The Southeast Arkansas College Board of Trustees awarded scholarships to students Friday at a convocation and awards luncheon at the Pine Bluff Country Club.
Several agencies will be closed Monday, Feb. 15, for Presidents Day:
LITTLE ROCK — The state Board of Education heard a progress report Thursday on the Little Rock School District, as well as objections to a plan to bring nationally recruited teachers into the district and proposed expansions of Little Rock charter schools.
Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Department firefighters extinguished a fire Thursday at a trailer home at 41 Dusty Lake Drive.
LITTLE ROCK — A divided Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed the legality of cash-only bond for defendants, a decision that inspired the court’s chief justice to cite Johnny Cash lyrics in a dissenting opinion.
LITTLE ROCK — The bodies of two boaters who disappeared on Lake Maumelle on Wednesday were recovered from the lake Thursday, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said.
LITTLE ROCK — The superintendent of the Dollarway School District told the state Board of Education on Thursday that a “lack of systems” is the biggest challenge the district faces as it seeks to address its academic problems.
Students from four area high schools recently attended the Southeast Arkansas College Preview Day. Other preview days will be Fridays, Feb. 19 and 26, and March 4 and 11.
One day after a fire destroyed the Country Club Point apartment complex, residents counted their blessings Thursday and salvaged possessions from the rubble.
Leaundra Sanders, director of the Dollarway High School Diamond Dynasty Dance team, recently appeared on Lifetime Television Network’s “Bring It!”
Some Arkansas homeowners and small business owners are receiving phone calls threatening to shut off utility services due to an unpaid bill, but these calls are likely from scam artists.
The Jefferson County Board of Election Commissioners on Thursday turned down a request from a national research group that wanted to have representatives inside a polling place on election day March 1.
A current member of the Arkansas Supreme Court who is seeking the position of chief justice blasted her opponent Thursday for attack ads paid for by what she called “dark money.”
Five ways to have fun this weekend.
Nala Shepherd has received an acceptance letter to Hendrix College at Conway. A What’s Next Pine Bluff fellow, Shepherd is a Pine Bluff High School senior.