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Federal judge hears arguments in same-sex marriage case

Nov 20, 2014 8:11pm

LITTLE ROCK — Lawyers for a group of same-sex Arkansas couples asked a federal judge Thursday to strike down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage and immediately begin allowing such marriages to...

Court: Western Arkansas districts can’t intervene in school funding case

Nov 20, 2014 8:11pm

LITTLE ROCK — A group of western Arkansas school districts cannot intervene in a lawsuit over the state’s system of funding public schools, the state Supreme Court said Thursday.

The state’...

General election results certified

Nov 20, 2014 8:11pm

LITTLE ROCK — Secretary of State Mark Martin said Thursday the results of the Nov. 4 general election have been certified.

Martin said 1.7 million registered Arkansas voters cast ballots in...

Preps Roundup: Star City headed back north

Nov 20, 2014 9:11pm

Star City head coach Jett Furneaux said last week’s 41­-30 upset win over No. 1 Newport was a step closer to the 4A championship and hopes the Bulldogs can carry the momentum into next week.


Delta Regional Authority to invest $1.4 million in Arkansas projects

Nov 20, 2014 8:11pm

LITTLE ROCK — The Delta Regional Authority will invest $1.4 million in eight projects aimed at boosting economic development in rural parts of Arkansas, DRA officials announced Thursday.


ADEQ launches mobile app for reporting hazards

Nov 20, 2014 8:11pm

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality on Thursday launched a mobile application the agency said will allow users anywhere in the state to report environmental hazards...

City council committee recommends tractor/mower purchase for airport

Nov 20, 2014 7:11pm

The Pine Bluff City Council Traffic and Aviation Committee is recommending approval of a one-time capital expenditure of $45,000 for the purchase of a tractor and mower attachment for the airport...

Planters Fire

Nov 20, 2014 10:11pm

Pine Bluff Fire & Emergency Service firefighters work a fire Thursday at Planters Cotton Oil Mill Inc., with Pine Bluff Police Department and EASI Ambulance Service staff on standby.



Pit Stop

Nov 20, 2014 10:11pm

Scores of pelicans crowd Lake Saracen on Thursday, using it as a stopping point along their fall migratory flyway route to the south. Several bird watchers were taking in the spectacular view from...


O-line paving way for Zebras’ success

Nov 20, 2014 9:11pm

Pine Bluff’s offense is quite frankly loaded.

Quarterback Ladarius Skelton is a dual-threat star, running backs Kentorious White and Romar Reades are arguably the best 1-2 punch in Class 6A...