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Wal-Mart PAC program challenged by advocates

Sep 22, 2014 6:09pm

WASHINGTON — Advocates for stricter limits on corporate influence over political campaigns asked the FEC on Monday to review a policy at Wal-Mart Stores aimed at boosting manager contributions to...

Faulkner County gets $1.6 million for disaster recovery

Sep 22, 2014 6:09pm

WASHINGTON — The Economic Development Administration is providing $1.6 million in grants to help Faulkner County communities recover from April’s devastating storm.

The grants include:...

Historic commission proposes model block for downtown preservation

Sep 22, 2014 6:09pm

Pine Bluff Historic District commissioners plan to invite city and county leaders to their Friday, Oct. 17, meeting to provide them with information related to the creation of a downtown model...

Lions think about loss during extra days

Sep 22, 2014 10:09pm

Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s football team did not practice during the three days following its 42-7 loss at Alabama State, but coach Monte Coleman said he stressed something to the football team in the...

Wastewater Utility pipe rehab projects underway

Sep 22, 2014 5:09pm

Two sewer rehabilitation projects began in mid-September and are ahead of schedule, Pine Bluff Wastewater Utility Manager Ken Johnson said Monday.

Johnson said the two projects are...


Testimony in double murder trial expected to begin Tuesday

Sep 22, 2014 4:09pm

Testimony is expected to begin Tuesday morning in the trial of a man accused of shooting two people to death in 2012.

Adrian Patillo is accused of shooting Jennifer Wainwright, 34, and...


Hunger Action Campaign begins in 10 counties

Sep 22, 2014 4:09pm

In response to more people being without food, the Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas began a hunger action campaign Monday across its 10 counties to collect food for residents in need....


Report of suspicious vehicle leads to burglary arrest

Sep 22, 2014 4:09pm

A report of a suspicious vehicle Sunday afternoon in the area of West 26th Avenue and Laurel Street led to the arrest of a man on burglary charges.

Fredrick Tate, 29, allegedly jumped out...


Two arrested in alleged theft

Sep 22, 2014 4:09pm

Two people were arrested Friday after they allegedly sold items stolen from a business to a scrap metal dealer.

Charlie Dismuke, 23, and Gena Liebman, 22, were taken into custody after an...

Grace book sale set

Sep 22, 2014 3:09pm

Grace Episcopal Church, 4101 S. Hazel St., will host another used book sale from 9 a.m. t0 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27.

The event will include hard back books, paper back books, puzzles,...