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Arkansas prison inmate found dead in cell

Aug 18, 2014 7:08pm

LITTLE ROCK — An inmate at Varner SuperMax in Grady, Arkansas’ highest-security prison, was found dead in his cell early Monday, the state Department of Correction said.

Steven E. Hill Jr...

Whirlpool negotiates for contamination testing at Fort Smith youth club

Aug 18, 2014 7:08pm

FORT SMITH — Whirlpool Corp. is negotiating with the state to test property owned by the Fort Smith Boys & Girls Club for contamination.

A portion of Whirlpool’s now-closed plant on...

Arkansas unemployment at 6.2 percent in July

Aug 18, 2014 6:08pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ unemployment rate was 6.2 percent in July, according to labor statistics released Monday.

The state Department of Workforce Services said a month ago that 6.2...

Martin repays Benton County for improperly claimed tax credits

Aug 18, 2014 6:08pm

LITTLE ROCK — Secretary of State Mark Martin on Monday paid Benton County $2,100 for improperly taking a homestead tax credit on two houses at the same time.

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Aug 18, 2014 6:08pm

A police brief in the Wednesday edition of The Commercial included the incorrect age and bond amount for the suspect. Jeffery Scott Taylor is 54 and his bond was $10,000.


Pine Bluff parents bring children back to school

Aug 18, 2014 7:08pm

Parents walked their children into Southwood Elementary School on a stormy Monday morning during the first day of class on this campus and throughout Jefferson County.

Principal Alfred...

Police reports

Aug 18, 2014 6:08pm

On Aug. 5 at 5:35 p.m., an accident was reported on the parking lot of Cranford’s Fresh World at 8503 Dollarway Road.

Constance Smith of Pine Bluff said she had driven to the store, parked...


Two arrested on drug charges after traffic stop

Aug 18, 2014 7:08pm

Two men were arrested on drug charges Saturday after White Hall Police stopped a vehicle for having a fictitious license plate and the driver was unable to provide proof of a drivers license,...

PB woman accused of second assault incident back in court Monday

Aug 18, 2014 6:08pm

For the second time in less than a week, a Pine Bluff woman was in court accused of aggravated assault.

Unique Jordan, 23, who is currently on probation, was allegedly involved in an...


Man on parole arrested after gun found beside his car

Aug 18, 2014 7:08pm

A Pine Bluff man currently on parole was arrested Sunday after he allegedly ran from police who tried to stop the car he was driving on South Olive Street.

Police said they found a nine-...