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Hutchinson completes term as SREB chairman

LITTLE ROCK — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Texas law that imposed tough restrictions on abortion clinics, a ruling that both supporters and opponents of abortion rights said could make it more difficult to defend restrictions approved last year in Arkansas.

Barnhouse joins research alliance

Bryan Barnhouse recently joined Arkansas Research Alliance as vice president. Barnhouse will be based in Little Rock and will initially focus on the growing partnership between ARA and the National Center for Toxicological Research at Jefferson.

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PBPD investigating Saturday homicide, city’s third in six days

The Pine Bluff Police Department has identified the victim in Saturday’s homicide as 30-year-old Earnest Ford Jr. of Pine Bluff. This is the city’s sixth murder of 2016 and the third in the past six days. According to a police department news release, at around 5:03 p.m., officers responded to the area of 1112 E. 24th Ave. in reference to a person having been shot.