A missing Pine Bluff man has been located unharmed in another state.
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The Pine Bluff Police Department and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office have received $53,968 from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG), according to a news release from U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton and Congressman Bruce Westerman.
The White Hall School District has assigned a long-term certified substitute teacher to take over the classes formerly taught by Jason Bolick, who was arrested on drug-related charges on Aug. 27.
A traffic stop by an Arkansas State trooper Tuesday resulted in the arrest of a man on drug-related charges.
After more than two years of declines in reported crime in Pine Bluff, the monthly report for August showed an increase of 13.74 percent compared to the report from August 2014.
In an article that appeared in the Aug. 20 edition of The Commercial, Lawrence Carroll was killed in a car accident at 9:34 a.m. The time was incorrect in the original article.
Acting on a tip that a person of interest in a drug-related investigation was in a vehicle Saturday on Dollarway Road led to the arrest of one man after suspected methamphetamine was allegedly found in the vehicle.
A Pine Bluff man who was arrested Friday for allegedly being under the influence of drugs could face a felony charge after he allegedly injured a doctor in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center Emergency Room.
A $10,000 cash-only bond was set Monday for a man currently on parole who allegedly pointed a gun at another man Saturday during an altercation.
Pine Bluff police are continuing their investigation into the second homicide of the month Sunday night.