A small plane that was applying fertilizer to a field in eastern Jefferson County crashed Wednesday afternoon in a rice field, causing minor injuries to the pilot.
Karl Walker of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff received a grant for $53,291 from the National Institute for General Medical Sciences, a funding agency of the National Institute of Health.
LITTLE ROCK — Hendrix College in Conway said Wednesday it has received a $26 million gift, the largest donation in the school’s history.
A member of the Jefferson County Board of Election Commissioners on Wednesday expressed concern that election officials selected for the Sept. 15 school board elections did not represent the diversity of the county.
LITTLE ROCK — Sarah Scanlon of North Little Rock was working on a political campaign in Ohio in 2006 when she developed a health issue.
LITTLE ROCK — A lawsuit filed Wednesday by a nonprofit group alleges that the state Department of Human Services has violated the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act by refusing to release information about problems with its Medicaid verification process.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ 2015 senior class had an ACT composite score of 20.4, which was unchanged from the previous year, education officials said Wednesday.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas will receive a $15.6 million grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs to help fund construction of a new veterans home in North Little Rock, U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton, both R-Ark., and U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Little Rock, announced Wednesday.
LITTLE ROCK — Democrat Dianne Curry of Little Rock announced Wednesday she will run for the 2nd District congressional seat currently held by first-term Republican Rep. French Hill of Little Rock.
LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday he believes the eventual outcome of this week’s Governor’s Restore Hope Summit will be not just hope but also commitments from the faith community and nonprofit groups to help improve the state’s foster care and prisoner re-entry systems.
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A $5,000 cash-only bond was set Wednesday for a Pine Bluff man who allegedly pawned several items stolen in a burglary at Redfield.
Technology is constantly evolving and leading to new ways to make everyday tasks a little easier — from grocery shopping to mapping out directions and automatically paying the bills. According to Pew Research, nearly two-thirds of Americans now own a smartphone. More people are browsing app stores to download games, utilities and other useful applications.
Barbara Dunn, right, director of admissions at Southeast Arkansas College, displays the leadership award she received from the Arkansas Community College Association, as Michael Gunter, vice president for student affairs, visits during the closing ceremony. Dunn recently completed the Arkansas Community College’s leadership program, designed to provide greater insight into community college leadership responsibilities. The session included representatives from the 22 two-year colleges. Participants heard current and former college presidents, department of higher education leaders, finance experts, and others who serve in leadership roles in higher education. They also met with legislators at the state Capitol. (Special to The Commercial)
Testimony was continuing Tuesday night in the civil trial of Garland Trice, who was accused of violating a city ordinance by failing to tear down a building he owned after a portion of the building collapsed on July 25, 2014.
A request by U-Haul Company of Arkansas to build an apartment inside the company’s property at 4030 W. 25th Ave. was approved 7-0 Tuesday by the Pine Bluff Planning Commission.
LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday appointed University of Arkansas law professor Howard Brill to take over as chief justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court after current Chief Justice Jim Hannah steps down at the end of this month.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas was not chosen as the location for manufacture of the military’s new joint light tactical vehicle, state officials learned Tuesday.
LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson will seek legislative approval to spend $1 million to add caseworkers at the state Department of Human Services, he said Tuesday during opening remarks at the Governor’s Restore Hope Summit.
LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences said Tuesday it has received a $7.9 million grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation for its home caregiver training program.
LITTLE ROCK — The state Insurance Department has approved rate changes for the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace for 2016 that range from a 7.15 percent increase to an 8.2 percent decrease, state Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr said Tuesday.
Guachoya Cultural Art Center at Lake Village will present a Mother-Daughter exhibit, with a reception to honor the artists from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
Two Pine Bluff men were arrested Sunday after they allegedly entered at least one vehicle on the lot at an apartment complex.
An investigation into an alleged burglary on Sunday resulted in the arrest of one man who allegedly had items stolen from the residence in his apartment.
Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced Tuesday a grant of $250,000 to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s Department of Nursing to fund the Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Endowed Nursing Professorship in Rural Health.
LITTLE ROCK — Despite growing momentum in Congress toward approval of the Iran nuclear deal, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said Tuesday he has not given up hope that the plan can be stopped.
High nighttime temperatures during recent summer months will likely affect the quality of harvested rice in the southern portion of the state, according to University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture experts.
Awards were announced during the Pine Bluff Art League Reception at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas.
LITTLE ROCK — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Monday blamed President Barack Obama’s economic policies for the day’s stock market plunge.
LITTLE ROCK — A federal judge ruled Monday that Arkansas can intervene in a lawsuit by the Sierra Club that seeks to force the federal Environmental Protection Agency to draft a plan for Arkansas to reduce “regional haze” pollution in the the Upper Buffalo and Caney Creek areas.
Responding to a statement by the owner of the Plaza Hotel that the city had not made him an offer, the Pine Bluff City Council on Monday voted to make an offer to buy the hotel.