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No bond for Buffington in prison escape

Making his first court appearance after surrendering to authorities following his escape from the Pine Bluff unit of the Arkansas Department of Corrections in June, Timothy Buffington was told he would be held with no bond pending a trial next February.

Candidate forum

Justice of the peace candidates Ted Harden and Jack Jones both touted their governmental experience Tuesday at a candidate forum that also featured several Pine Bluff City Council candidates.

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Arkansas AARP releases voter guide

The Arkansas chapter of the AARP on Wednesday released a “nonpartisan” voter guide featuring the positions of candidates in “key federal and state races — in their own words — on critical issues,” according to an AARP Arkansas news release.