An article in the Wednesday edition of The Commercial about a Tuesday night political forum incorrectly attributed a quote on the city’s improving crime statistics. The quote came from incumbent Ward 3 Alderman Bill Brumett.
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LITTLE ROCK — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross on Wednesday touted his support from black leaders, including the entire membership of the Arkansas Legislative Black Caucus.
WASHINGTON — The Arkansas Democratic and Republican state parties have received more than $7 million from their national affiliates this campaign cycle largely to help bolster the election efforts of candidates running for U.S. Senate and Congress.
Pine Bluff Fire & Emergency Services firefighters respond to a trailer fire at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday near Third Avenue and Blake Street. Fire officials at the scene said no one was injured and the trailer appeared to be abandoned. The window facing the street was broken out, and the house next door was a burned-out structure. (Pine Bluff Commercial/Amy Widner)
Pine Bluff police are attempting to locate a woman who tried to cash a stolen check Tuesday afternoon at a Simmons Bank branch.
Nina Taggart, right, enjoys a doughnut while listening to Frank Gilbert, the Libertarian Party candidate for governor, who was campaigning Wednesday in Pine Bluff. Gilbert said his party is ‘building for the future: after fielding 27 candidates for office this year.’ (Pine Bluff Commercial/Ray King)
LITTLE ROCK — Two advertising agents who created a Gatorade ad featuring Michael Jordan want the state Democratic Party to stop running radio ads they say use music and lyrics they wrote without their permission.
The Pine Bluff unemployment rate fell to 8.7 percent in September, according to data released Wednesday by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.
The interior doors connecting the Pine Bluff Convention Center to the Plaza Hotel will be closed during University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Homecoming activities, an official said Wednesday.
Five people were arrested on drug-related charges Tuesday night after Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office deputies served search warrants at two locations.