1 p.m. UPDATE: From ADC spokeswoman Shea Wilson: “At about 11:30 a.m. an individual approached an Arkansas State Police roadblock at Highway 10 and Highway 60 west of Boonville. The individual stated he had seen a man who might match the description of the escapee. The individual reported he had seen the suspected escapee only a short distance away along Butler Road.
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University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Chancellor Laurence Alexander spoke with students Tuesday on campus in what he plans to be a new tradition called the Tower Talk. The Alexander provided encouraging words to the students and there were also door prizes and music. (Special to The Commercial)
The race between U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and challenger U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton heated up Wednesday with each campaign critiquing each other regarding access to loans and grants to pay for college.
The skies over Pine Bluff’s Grider Field should be buzzing with aircraft Saturday as pilots return for the Experimental Aircraft Association Razorback Wing’s annual show.
Pine Bluff city officials said Wednesday that actions are underway to remedy three violations of Arkansas law involving a total of $19,102 in city funds found in an audit of 2013 municipal finances.
Pine Bluff Chief Inspector Mitzi Ruth said Wednesday that inspectors have begun meeting with downtown property owners to assess the structural integrity of each building.
Southeast Arkansas College hosted a resource fair on Wednesday to inform students about economic resources that are available in the community and student support services on campus, SEARK education career counselor Nerva Copeland said.
FORT SMITH — The city of Fort Smith has waived $63,500 in fees for permits related to construction of a proposed medical college.
Jefferson County voters elected new school board members in the Pine Bluff, Watson Chapel and Dollarway school districts on Tuesday, and in one school district race, Dollarway Zone 1, Fred Toney and Charles Girley will face off in an Oct. 7 runoff.
Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff recently joined the Greater Delta Alliance for Health.