The arrival of Halloween is bringing a host of scary and festive activities to Pine Bluff, with events tailored to people of all ages.
Most people think of fall as the season for football, deer hunting and holiday feasts. I also think of it as gallbladder season. I don’t know if the incidence is truly increased during this time, but it sure seems like it.
The Pine Bluff School Board voted Thursday to look into hiring a contract attorney to review contracts and stipends.
LITTLE ROCK — Former President Bill Clinton will campaign for Democratic candidates in Fort Smith and several other Arkansas cities on Sunday, two days ahead of the general election, the state Democratic Party announced Thursday.
LITTLE ROCK — When Arkansas House members gather at the state Capitol on Nov. 7 for seat selection, returning members will notice that the House chamber has a new look — one that’s actually an old look.
LITTLE ROCK — A second suspect was arrested Thursday in connection with the abduction and slaying of real estate agent Beverly Carter, according to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office.
WASHINGTON — More than 60,600 campaign ads — including some 4,600 in the last week — have aired in Arkansas’ hotly contested U.S. Senate race in what has been one of the nastier air battles of this election cycle.
WASHINGTON — Arkansas candidates are still raising campaign cash to fuel their election efforts even as Election Day draws near.
LITTLE ROCK — A poll released Thursday by the University of Arkansas shows strong support among the state’s voters for the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate and governor and a proposal to raise the state minimum wage.
A reported burglary in progress Tuesday on the west side of Pine Bluff resulted in the arrest of one man and police are looking for two others in the incident.
Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services investigators are looking into a fire Wednesday night at a vacant mobile home in the 300 block of South Blake Street.
A Monticello man was killed and two other people injured in a one-vehicle accident Monday afternoon in Lincoln County.
Pine Bluff police are asking for help identifying two men who broke into a business Sunday, Oct. 19, and stole floor jacks from the business.
As children throughout Pine Bluff and Jefferson County prepare to celebrate Halloween with trick-or-treating, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services have offered some tips to keep children safe.
Pine Bluff police are attempting to locate a woman who tried to cash a stolen check Tuesday afternoon at a Simmons Bank branch.
An article in the Wednesday edition of The Commercial about a Tuesday night political forum incorrectly attributed a quote on the city’s improving crime statistics. The quote came from incumbent Ward 3 Alderman Bill Brumett.
LITTLE ROCK — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross on Wednesday touted his support from black leaders, including the entire membership of the Arkansas Legislative Black Caucus.
WASHINGTON — The Arkansas Democratic and Republican state parties have received more than $7 million from their national affiliates this campaign cycle largely to help bolster the election efforts of candidates running for U.S. Senate and Congress.
Pine Bluff Fire & Emergency Services firefighters respond to a trailer fire at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday near Third Avenue and Blake Street. Fire officials at the scene said no one was injured and the trailer appeared to be abandoned. The window facing the street was broken out, and the house next door was a burned-out structure. (Pine Bluff Commercial/Amy Widner)
Nina Taggart, right, enjoys a doughnut while listening to Frank Gilbert, the Libertarian Party candidate for governor, who was campaigning Wednesday in Pine Bluff. Gilbert said his party is ‘building for the future: after fielding 27 candidates for office this year.’ (Pine Bluff Commercial/Ray King)
LITTLE ROCK — Two advertising agents who created a Gatorade ad featuring Michael Jordan want the state Democratic Party to stop running radio ads they say use music and lyrics they wrote without their permission.
The Pine Bluff unemployment rate fell to 8.7 percent in September, according to data released Wednesday by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.
The interior doors connecting the Pine Bluff Convention Center to the Plaza Hotel will be closed during University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Homecoming activities, an official said Wednesday.
Five people were arrested on drug-related charges Tuesday night after Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office deputies served search warrants at two locations.
Jefferson County school districts are teaching drug prevention in a coordinated effort in observance of Red Ribbon Week.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ major-party candidates for governor and the 1st District congressional seat are among the speakers scheduled to address the Delta Grassroots Caucus’ fall regional conference in Helena-West Helena this week, the caucus said Wednesday.
With daylight saving time coming to an end 2 a.m. Sunday, the Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Department reminds residents it’s time to check the batteries in their smoke alarms.
The four Pine Bluff City Council candidates who participated in a political forum on Tuesday largely agreed that the problems facing the city are not terminal and can be overcome.