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City Council approves budget, bonuses for municipal employees

Dec 15, 2014 8:12pm

The Pine Bluff City Council approved a roughly $49 million budget Monday to pay for municipal services, salaries, equipment and building projects in 2015.

Alderman Steven Mays, Alderman...

Watson Chapel School Board discusses academic distress plan

Dec 15, 2014 8:12pm

The Watson Chapel School Board presented several ideas on how to get the high school out of academic distress to the public at its meeting Monday night.

“We have been working diligently on...

Distinguishing want from need

Dec 15, 2014 7:12pm

A little more than a month ago, the U.S. Supreme Court denied an appeal by a man on Alabama’s death row for the 1989 pipe bomb death of Federal Appeals Court Judge Robert S. Vance. Without comment...


Monticello man fought for, won new life for bayou

Dec 15, 2014 10:12pm

The legacy left by Curtis H. Merrell can be measured in the miles of meandering water that make up Bayou Bartholomew made healthier, more vibrant and more accessible, thanks to his efforts.


Audit: Former UAPB employee made $7,266 in unauthorized purchases

Dec 15, 2014 7:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — The president of the University of Arkansas System on Monday expressed gratitude to the system’s internal auditors for uncovering the alleged theft of thousands of dollars by a...

Regular production resumes at Central Moloney

Dec 15, 2014 7:12pm

Regular production resumed Monday at Central Moloney after a fire Friday and work over the weekend to reroute production lines to bypass the damaged department.

“It took a lot of work and...

Anti-abortion group warns of possible scam

Dec 15, 2014 5:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — The anti-abortion group Arkansas Right to Life says it wants to warn Arkansans about a possible scam targeting abortion opponents.

The group stated in a news release that an...

Cotton, Boozman get committee assignments

Dec 15, 2014 5:12pm

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen.-elect Tom Cotton, R-Ark., will join the Senate Armed Services next year. The veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is expected to be an advocate for increased military...


Audit questions agency’s payment to Democratic Black Caucus

Dec 15, 2014 5:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — A $1,500 payment that the Arkansas Fair Housing Commission made to the state Democratic Black Caucus appears to be a prohibited political contribution, according to an audit report...

Pulaski County Special School District seeks unitary status for special ed

Dec 15, 2014 5:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — Attorneys in the long-running lawsuit over desegregation of the three public school districts in Pulaski County filed a motion Monday asking for a ruling that the Pulaski County...