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Wildlife refuge renamed in Bumpers’ honor

ST. CHARLES — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday officially renamed the White River National Wildlife Refuge to the Dale Bumpers White River National Wildlife Refuge in a ceremony honoring the former Arkansas governor and four-term U.S. senator.

Hollingsworth refutes allegations by Isadore attorneys

Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth made it clear Friday that despite recent comments to the contrary, she and Pine Bluff Police Chief Jeff Hubanks were in contact with the family of Monroe Isadore in the immediate aftermath of the 107-year-old’s killing by a city police officer last year.

Reported PB crimes down for month, year

Reported crimes in Pine Bluff were down almost 16 percent in March, compared with a year ago, according to the latest report from the police department. For the first three months of the year, reported crimes were down almost 24 percent compared with the same time period in 2013.

Four appear for police call-in session

Four of the eight people singled out for special attention by the Pine Bluff Police Department Violent Crimes Task Force showed up for a call-in meeting Thursday night and were first offered help, then told what the alternatives will be if they don’t change their behavior.

Correction

The Unified Christian Alliance will hold a scholarship fundraiser on the parking lot of Carpenter’s Produce, East Harding Avenue and Ohio Street, Saturday, April 5, from 6 a.m. to noon. The name of the alliance was incorrect in Thursday’s edition.