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Hutchinson, Ross trade barbs on taxes, attack ads

Aug 22, 2014 8:08pm

LITTLE ROCK — Republican Asa Hutchinson and Democrat Mike Ross traded barbs Friday in a forum for the major-party gubernatorial candidates, with Hutchinson accusing Ross of lacking credibility and...

Pilots to fly

Aug 22, 2014 7:08pm

Civil Air Patrol pilots will be flying search and rescue training exercises from Pine Bluff’s Grider Field Airport on Saturday in a drill designed to simulate an emergency.

The drill...

Romney stumps for Cotton

Aug 22, 2014 7:08pm

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Thursday that bringing real change to Washington means electing someone to the Senate like Tom Cotton who will stand up to...

Bond set in alleged assault on male nurse

Aug 22, 2014 6:08pm

A $25,000 bond was set Friday for a man who allegedly kicked a nurse at Jefferson Regional Medical Center while the nurse and other medical personnel were trying to restrain the man.


PB man arrested in alleged rape

Aug 22, 2014 6:08pm

A Pine Bluff man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly raping a juvenile female at a house on the west side of the city.

Willie Thompson, 35, was also ordered to have no contact with the 17-...

County crime down almsot 25 percent in July

Aug 22, 2014 6:08pm

Reported crime in the unincorporated areas of Jefferson County dropped nearly 25 percent in July, compared to a year ago, according to the monthly report from the sheriff’s office.



Aug 22, 2014 6:08pm

A story that appeared in The Commercial Wednesday based on a police news release incorrectly identified a suspect being sought in connection with a robbery on Aug. 7.

Cornelius Charles...


Dollarway’s renovations a step in right direction

Aug 22, 2014 6:08pm

The biggest improvement made to the Dollarway Gymnasium — according to both high school basketball coaches — has been the new bleachers.

“I know our older crowd will be happy because they...

Murry certified as sheriff candidate

Aug 22, 2014 6:08pm

After a re-examination of petitions filed by Jefferson County sheriff’s candidate James Murry on Wednesday, Murry has been certified as a candidate for the office.

County Attorney Jackie...

Line should be Hogs’ biggest defensive asset

Aug 22, 2014 8:08pm

FAYETTEVILLE — Former Arkansas defensive end Chris Smith took a peek into the future when he evaluated the Razorbacks’ defensive line depth last fall.

Smith, who is a rookie with the...