The director of the Arkansas Department of Correction said Monday that complacency on the part of prison guards led to the June 13 escape of a convicted murderer.
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The Bank of America at 120 W. Fifth Ave. in downtown Pine Bluff is closing on Sept. 27, bank officials have announced.
Pine Bluff Police are continuing their investigation into the city’s third murder in a six-day period but reported Monday that no suspects had been identified or arrested.
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.
Arkansas First Lady Susan Hutchinson, who said she was first introduced to the work of the Children’s Advocacy Centers (CAC) while living in Northwest Arkansas before her husband became governor, recently visited the Pine Bluff center bearing gifts, specifically $50,000 from the governor’s emergency fund.
A report of an armed disturbance at a house on the west side of Pine Bluff June 19 led to the arrest of a man who allegedly shot a tire on a vehicle belonging to his girlfriend.
A Pine Bluff man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly raped a female in a parked vehicle at Lake Saracen.
A report that a man was attempting to pass a counterfeit $100 bill at the Walmart Supercenter Tuesday resulted in the man’s arrest on multiple felony allegations.
A $25,000 bond was set Friday for a Pine Bluff man who was arrested in the early morning hours on drug related charges.
A report that a woman had been run over by a car in the Dollarway area Thursday morning resulted in the arrest of the driver of the car, who said it was an accident.