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USDA designates 23 counties as disaster areas

Jul 23, 2014 8:07pm

WASHINGTON — Farmers and ranchers in 23 eastern Arkansas counties ravaged by June floods will be eligible to receive disaster assistance through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.



Designs unveiled for 225th anniversary U.S. Marshals coins

Jul 23, 2014 8:07pm

FORT SMITH — The designs of three much anticipated coins commemorating the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Marshals Service were unveiled in a Wednesday ceremony.

In his remarks to a large...


Highway Commission wants to hear from congressional candidates

Jul 23, 2014 8:07pm

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Highway Commission on Wednesday asked state Highway and Transportation Department Director Scott Bennett to contact Arkansas congressional candidates and ask what they...

False alarm prompts 4.5-hour lockdown at Little Rock Air Force Base

Jul 23, 2014 7:07pm

LITTLE ROCK — Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville was locked down for several hours Wednesday in response to a report of a “suspicious individual,” but officials reopened the base after...

Minimum wage proposal needs 15,107 signatures

Jul 23, 2014 7:07pm

LITTLE ROCK — A group supporting a ballot proposal to raise the state minimum wage needs 15,107 more valid signatures of Arkansas voters to secure a spot on the ballot, Secretary of State Mark...

Power outages scattered across county after storm

Jul 23, 2014 7:07pm

Power outages were scattered across Pine Bluff and Jefferson County on Wednesday evening after a line of severe thunderstorms blew through the area.

The Entergy website at one time reported...

Supporters of Redfield charter school apply with state ed board

Jul 23, 2014 7:07pm

REDFIELD — The board of directors behind a proposed Redfield Tri-County Charter School have submitted an application to the Arkansas Department of Education to establish the school.



PB Tigers prepare for World Series

Jul 23, 2014 7:07pm

At the end of last season, the Pine Bluff Tigers felt like they had a pretty good opportunity to do well this year.

“We felt like it was our turn to shine and do something special,” manager...


More rounds no problem as Griffin stays unbeaten

Jul 23, 2014 7:07pm

Donald Griffin wasn’t sure how he’d hold up over six rounds in the ring.

The boxer from Pine Bluff was 2-0 after a pair of four-round amateur fights, but in his third fight he was stepping...

Twenty arrest warrants served in Redfield meth sting

Jul 23, 2014 7:07pm

REDFIELD — A two-year multi-agency methamphetamine investigation in Redfield resulted in 20 arrest warrants served Wednesday in what the police chief described as “round one of many rounds to come...