A partial cave-in to the roof of Mid-South Music Co. in the 400 block of South Main Street was reported Thursday afternoon.
A storm dropped heavy sleet and snow Wednesday night and Thursday morning in Southeast Arkansas, transforming roads into veritable ice rinks.
Several school districts had already called off classes for Friday by press time Thursday.
The Pine Bluff School Board of Directors approved a motion Tuesday to close Oak Park Elementary School and Southeast Middle School at the end of the current academic year because of declining enrollment and a subsequent drop in funding.
An article published Wednesday about the Pine Bluff School Board of Directors voting to close Oak Park Elementary School and Southeast Middle School incorrectly reported board member Andrea Roaf-Little’s vote. She voted for the closures.
A house in the 1700 block of Ridgway Road was destroyed by fire early Thursday morning and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
Simmons Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Simmons First National Corp., announced Thursday the addition of Matt Reddin as president of the Private Banking Group within Simmons Bank, according to Marty D. Casteel, Simmons Bank chairman and CEO.
As Daylight Saving Time approaches at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8, the Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Department has issued a safety reminder checklist to complete while moving clocks up an hour.
LITTLE ROCK — Bills to lower lottery-funded scholarship amounts for college freshmen and allow some school districts with dwindling enrollment to avoid consolidation cleared the House Education Committee on Wednesday.
LITTLE ROCK — Bills on banning changes to military monuments and convening the states to amend the U.S. Constitution advanced out of a House committee Wednesday.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Senate voted Wednesday to approve a bill that would bar Arkansas from creating a state-run insurance exchange, at least for now.
A day after the Pine Bluff School Board voted to close Oak Park Elementary and Southeast Middle schools at the end of the school year, the superintendent says a next step is determining the list of teachers to lay off.
LITTLE ROCK — A Senate committee on Wednesday endorsed bills that would bar the state from awarding grants to any abortion provider and seek to freeze enrollment in the Medicaid expansion program known as the private option.
The Arkansas Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld the first-degree murder conviction of Crystal Scott-Paxson, who was convicted in the June 9, 2012, shooting death of James “Sandy” Johnson of Pine Bluff after a two-day trial in 2014.
Four Southeast Arkansas residents who had applied to have their prison sentences reduced had those applications rejected by the Arkansas Parole Board.
Pine Bluff School Board member Kenneth Dickson resigned Wednesday, citing dissatisfaction with other board members who he says are disrespecting Superintendent Linda Watson and improperly trying to run the district’s daily operations.
LITTLE ROCK — A federal judge on Wednesday declined to lift her stay of her November ruling that Arkansas’ ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation to permit construction of the Keystone XL pipeline without further administrative approval.
The College Student Career Program/Poultry Expo in Atlanta paid off recently for 11 students at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
The Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum Board of Commissioners is continuing with its search for a new museum director.
William Donham is congratulated by his teacher, Lynell Bowen***, after winning at the Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative’s Chess Tournament.
William Donham was congratulated by his teacher, Lynell Bowen, after winning at the Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative’s Chess Tournament. Bowen’s name was misspelled in the caption with the picture in Tuesday’s edition.
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.
Pine Bluff police are asking for help in locating a man accused of robbing a convenience store on East Harding Avenue.
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.