Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Assistant Fire Marshal Lt. Randy Compton is assessing the integrity of about 107 buildings along Main Street between Barraque Street and Harding Avenue and Pine Street and State Street in an effort to ensure people are safe.
LITTLE ROCK — A House committee on Monday advanced an amended version of the controversial religious freedom bill.
LITTLE ROCK — A bill that seeks to put the state in a position to resume executions cleared a Senate committee Tuesday.
LITTLE ROCK — A bill to require a review of American history prior to 1820 in history, civic or social studies classes in middle or high school received a House committee’s endorsement Tuesday.
A reported domestic disturbance at an apartment Sunday afternoon led to the arrest of a woman on a felony allegation.
LITTLE ROCK — In his first exercise of veto power, Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday vetoed a bill to prohibit unauthorized commercial exploitation of individuals.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas House on Tuesday gave final passage to a bill that supporters say will protect religious freedom and opponents say will protect discrimination.
The Jefferson County Drug Court will be participating in the first-ever ArkansasGives online event Thursday, allowing people to donate to their favorite charity.
LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Tuesday certified the wording of a proposed initiated act that would amend the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993 to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, if approved by voters.
The Pine Bluff School Board of Directors approved Aaron Branscomb to a vacant board seat Tuesday during a special meeting.
After getting a satisfactory answer about off-street parking, the Pine Bluff Planning Commission on Tuesday approved a request by CrossFit 1210 to establish an indoor recreational facility at 3200 S. Catalpa St. on property that is zoned as industrial.
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure-Arkansas Affiliate recently presented a 2015 statewide grant to the Greater Delta Alliance for Health, a 10-hospital network in Southeast Arkansas. The $159,501 grant was the largest statewide award, a spokesman said.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Tom Cotton and John Boozman issued statements Tuesday criticizing the Obama administration for extending nuclear talks with Iran beyond March.
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.
LITTLE ROCK — A Senate committee on Monday advanced a bill that would impose new restrictions on the petition process for ballot initiatives.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service, which will begin selling its Maya Angelou Forever Stamp next Tuesday, has planned a star-studded ceremony that day to honor the poet who spent much of her childhood in Stamps, Ark.
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.
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.
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.
Simmons First National Corp. announced the appointments of Mark C. Doramus, Christopher R. “Chris” Kirkland and Joseph D. “Joe” Porter to its board of directors, according to George A. Makris Jr., chairman and chief executive officer.
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.
Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth said Monday she does not condone comments made by Pine Bluff Alderman Bill Brumett toward former Pine Bluff resident J.C. Cunningham in a Facebook exchange regarding the state of the city.
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.