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School board elections set for Tuesday

Sep 15, 2014 7:09pm

Election day is Tuesday for the Watson Chapel, Pine Bluff and Dollarway school board elections.

Through the end of the day Monday, 284 people had voted early in the elections, according to...


Smoke on the Water announces winners

Sep 15, 2014 7:09pm

The Smoke on the Water Festival attracted about 3,000 guests at Saracen Landing on Saturday, according to organizers.

Heavy rain fell on Friday, causing the cancellation of the festivities...


Organizers hope to fill former grocery store with multiple tenants

Sep 15, 2014 6:09pm

In an effort to attract businesses to Pine Bluff, an owner of a commercial property is looking to woo tenants to a now-vacant building at the corner of 16th Avenue and Cherry Street in Pine Bluff...

Attorney general admitted to hospital

Sep 15, 2014 6:09pm

LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel was “doing well” Monday after having a reaction to a new blood-pressure medication and being taken to a hospital, a spokesman said.


Arkansas submits request to amend private option

Sep 15, 2014 6:09pm

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Human Services on Monday requested federal approval of proposed changes to the so-called private option, the state’s version of Medicaid expansion.



Hutchinson leads Ross in August fundraising

Sep 15, 2014 6:09pm

LITTLE ROCK — Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson raised about $50,000 more than Democratic candidate Mike Ross in August, according to monthly campaign finance reports filed Monday...

AG’s office asks Supreme Court to uphold ban on gay marriage

Sep 15, 2014 6:09pm

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court should reverse a circuit judge’s ruling that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office argued...


Police seeking two in robbery, shooting

Sep 15, 2014 5:09pm

Pine Bluff police are asking for help in identifying two men involved in a robbery and shooting Thursday at the Plaza Hotel at No. 2 Convention Center Drive.

According to a press release...


Bond set in alleged fight with police officers

Sep 15, 2014 5:09pm

A $25,000 bond was set Monday for a man who allegedly struggled with two police officers who tried to arrest him last week.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling...


Alleged stabbing victim arrested on domestic battery allegation

Sep 15, 2014 5:09pm

A man who was being treated for a stab wound Saturday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center was arrested after he allegedly hit his girlfriend.

Samuel Wesley Jr., 31, had six prior arrests...