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A tribute to my Willie

Jul 11, 2014 10:07pm

She never wore a frilly cap. She never wore a ruffled white apron over a black uniform with matching shoes because she wasn’t a real maid. Most of all, she was my babysitter and friend. She wore...

Alderman’s actions offend family

Jul 11, 2014 10:07pm

Editor, The Commercial:

I am compelled to express my disappointment in the actions of Alderman Steven Mays.

During the wake for my mother at Brown Mortuary, Alderman Mays entered the...

Digest for 07-12

Jul 11, 2014 10:07pm


A-State places Young, Hayes on Thorpe list

JONESBORO — Senior safety Sterling Young and junior cornerback Rocky Hayes represent Arkansas State on the Jim Thorpe Award Watch...


FBI releases photos of how escapee may look now

Jul 11, 2014 9:07pm

The FBI has released a series of photos of how escaped Department of Corrections inmate Timothy Buffington may look now.

Prison officials are continuing their search for Buffington, who...

Attorney general hopefuls differ on fighting federal government

Jul 11, 2014 9:07pm

LITTLE ROCK — The Republican candidate for attorney general said Friday she would use the office to fight against an overreaching federal government, while the Democratic and Libertarian...


Gubernatorial candidates spar on private option, minimum wage, taxes

Jul 11, 2014 9:07pm

LITTLE ROCK — The four candidates for Arkansas governor sparred Friday on topics such as the private option, the minimum wage and taxes.

Republican Asa Hutchinson, Democrat Mike Ross,...


Woman arrested after allegedly trying to obtain drugs with forged prescription

Jul 11, 2014 8:07pm

An investigation into a report that a woman was attempting to obtain drugs with an altered prescription resulted in the arrest of the woman Wednesday.

Debra Bradley, 30, who is currently on...


Bond set in alleged theft of lawnmower from Walmart

Jul 11, 2014 8:07pm

A $25,000 cash-only bond was set Friday for a Pine Bluff man who allegedly took a riding lawnmower from Walmart and left without paying for it.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set...


Police arrest three in alleged liquor store robbery

Jul 11, 2014 8:07pm

Three people, including two juveniles, were arrested Tuesday after they allegedly robbed Oak Park Liquor at 3108 W. 28th Ave. at gunpoint.

Tyron Adams, 19; Rashad Harris, 17; and Kyle...


Man being treated at ER arrested after allegedly stealing drugs from crash carts

Jul 11, 2014 8:07pm

A man being treated at Jefferson Regional Medical Center was arrested Wednesday morning after he allegedly broke the seals on two crash carts and took drugs and other items from the carts.