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Fluoride bill fails in committee

Mar 25, 2015 9:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — A bill to let local entities decide whether to add fluoride to public drinking water supplies failed to clear a Senate committee Wednesday.

In a voice vote, the Senate Public...


Lawmakers OK capital gains tax cut, 10 Commandments monument

Mar 25, 2015 9:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas House voted Wednesday to approve a capital gains tax cut, new restrictions on abortion and expanded authority for advanced-practice registered nurses.

The Senate...


Bill to end dual King, Lee holidays fails again

Mar 25, 2015 8:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — For at least another two years the state of Arkansas will continue the dual celebration of the birthdays of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert E. Lee after a bill to separate...

20th Century Club members learn about Bahamas

Mar 25, 2015 8:03pm

Members of the 20th Century Club learned about the Bahamas during its March 19 monthly meeting.

DeDe Foster presented a report on the tropical island archipelago known as the Bahamas....

UAM softball drops DH to Southern Arkansas

Mar 25, 2015 7:03pm

MAGNOLIA — Southern Arkansas limited Arkansas-Monticello softball team to just one run in both games of Wednesday’s Great American Conference rivalry doubleheader to beat the Cotton Blossoms by...


Police release photo of car linked to March 18 homicide

Mar 25, 2015 7:03pm

Pine Bluff police have released photographs of a car they believe was linked to the shooting death of Christopher Pridgeon on March 18.

Pridgeon, 32, was found on the parking lot of the...

Purple martin sighted on Claud Road

Mar 25, 2015 7:03pm

Ellis Panell of 2001 Claud Road reported seeing a purple martin at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The sighting of purple martins is traditionally identified as a sign that spring is here.


Delta Kappa Gamma Society hosts Arts Center Director Shoults

Mar 25, 2015 7:03pm

Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas Executive Director Lenore Shoults was the guest speaker for the February meeting of the Epsilon Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma.


UAPB sets agricultural grant-writing workshops

Mar 25, 2015 7:03pm

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will host two grant-writing workshops in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Events will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday,...

VA secretary says land transfer approved for North Little Rock Veterans Home

Mar 25, 2015 7:03pm

WASHINGTON — VA Secretary Robert McDonald informed Congress this week that his department plans to move forward with a land transfer needed for Arkansas to construct a Veterans home in North...