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Police testify that Paxson admitted to slaying

Crystal Joy Scott Paxson told a Pine Bluff police officer who arrived at the house where the death occurred that she “didn’t mean to shoot” the victim, the officer testified Wednesday afternoon during Paxson’s trial on charges of first-degree murder.

PBPD expands social media outreach

The Pine Bluff Police Department will begin a social media outreach service Thursday that will provide followers with information on wanted individuals, stolen vehicles, missing persons and other items regarding public safety or community interest.

Sunny Days

Jerrick Baker enjoys the afternoon weather and sunny skies on taking in some fun at the playground Friday at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Pine Bluff. Temperatures are expected to reach close to 80 degrees in Pine Bluff on Saturday with a chance for storms on Sunday. (Special to The Commercial/William Harvey)

Hearing scheduled April 21 in FOI lawsuit

An April 21 hearing has been scheduled in Jefferson County Circuit Court in a lawsuit filed against Pine Bluff Police Chief Jeff Hubanks, Mayor Debe Hollingsworth and the city over an alleged violation of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.