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Boozman says border crisis ebbing

Aug 01, 2014 6:08pm

WASHINGTON — The wave of unaccompanied minors from Central America flooding into the United States appears to be ebbing, according to Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., who visited a border patrol station...

Lawmaker asks about undocumented immigrant children in Arkansas

Aug 01, 2014 6:08pm

LITTLE ROCK — A state legislator said Friday he wants answers about the placement in Arkansas of unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America.

Sen. Bart Hester, R-Cave Springs,...

VA vote attacked in 1st District race

Aug 01, 2014 6:08pm

WASHINGTON — With a VFW building as a backdrop, Democratic challenger Jackie McPherson on Friday condemned again a vote that Rep. Rick Crawford cast this week against a $16.3 billion bill that...


McDonald’s protesters call for higher wages, right to unionize

Aug 01, 2014 6:08pm

LITTLE ROCK — About 15 protesters, several of them McDonald’s employees, staged a protest on the sidewalk in front of a McDonald’s restaurant in Little Rock on Friday to call for higher wages and...

Proposed changes to private option released for public comment

Aug 01, 2014 6:08pm

LITTLE ROCK — State officials on Friday released for public comment a proposal to make changes to the so-called private option, Arkansas’ version of Medicaid expansion.

The proposed changes...


Jones hoping to turn around Lady Cardinals program

Aug 01, 2014 8:08pm

James Jones led the Dollarway boys’ junior high basketball team to a runner-up finish in the district tournament in 2003 — his first year with the program.

This school year, he will take...


Pine Bluff resident leaves behind lasting legacy

Aug 01, 2014 6:08pm

James Danaher lived a long life devoted to hard work done to achieve ambitious goals, according to those who knew him.

Danaher, 92, of Pine Bluff, died July 26 and leaves behind a tangible...

Police seeking info on hit-and-run vehicle, driver

Aug 01, 2014 6:08pm

Pine Bluff police are asking for help in locating a vehicle that left the scene after hitting a gate early Thursday morning at Welch Motor Company at 2505 S. Olive St., damaging three new vehicles...


Multiple vehicles vandalized in southeast Pine Bluff

Aug 01, 2014 5:08pm

A number of vehicles were vandalized in the Broadmoor area late Thursday night or early Friday morning, according to police.

Officer Richard Wegner said multiple officers were sent to the...


Cash-only bond set in alleged robbery

Aug 01, 2014 5:08pm

A $25,000 cash-only bond was set Friday for a Pine Bluff man who allegedly robbed another man in mid-July.

Prosecutors have probable cause to charge Cedric Pitts, 33, with aggravated...