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PB man arrested in alleged rape

Aug 22, 2014 6:08pm

A Pine Bluff man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly raping a juvenile female at a house on the west side of the city.

Willie Thompson, 35, was also ordered to have no contact with the 17-...

County crime down almsot 25 percent in July

Aug 22, 2014 6:08pm

Reported crime in the unincorporated areas of Jefferson County dropped nearly 25 percent in July, compared to a year ago, according to the monthly report from the sheriff’s office.



Aug 22, 2014 6:08pm

A story that appeared in The Commercial Wednesday based on a police news release incorrectly identified a suspect being sought in connection with a robbery on Aug. 7.

Cornelius Charles...


Dollarway’s renovations a step in right direction

Aug 22, 2014 6:08pm

The biggest improvement made to the Dollarway Gymnasium — according to both high school basketball coaches — has been the new bleachers.

“I know our older crowd will be happy because they...

Murry certified as sheriff candidate

Aug 22, 2014 6:08pm

After a re-examination of petitions filed by Jefferson County sheriff’s candidate James Murry on Wednesday, Murry has been certified as a candidate for the office.

County Attorney Jackie...

Line should be Hogs’ biggest defensive asset

Aug 22, 2014 8:08pm

FAYETTEVILLE — Former Arkansas defensive end Chris Smith took a peek into the future when he evaluated the Razorbacks’ defensive line depth last fall.

Smith, who is a rookie with the...

‘If I Stay’ follows comatose teen who has a decision to make after parents die

Aug 22, 2014 6:08pm

In “If I Stay,” the car crash that killed her parents has left high school senior Mia Hall (Chloe Grace Moretz) comatose and clinging to life.

A nurse whispers that the medical team has...

Southwood plans open house Thursday, Aug. 28

Aug 22, 2014 2:08pm

Southwood Elementary School, 4200 Fir St., will hold is Open House Tailgate at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at the school cafeteria.

Students and parents will receive information about recent...

St. John AME to host fish fry Tuesday, Aug. 26

Aug 22, 2014 1:08pm

St. John AME Church, 1117 W. Pullen St., will host its annual Men’s Day Fellowship Fish Fry from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 26, at the fellowship hall of the church.

Dinners may be...

County GOP to meet

Aug 22, 2014 1:08pm

A presentation by Arkansas Term Limits will be the main agenda item when the Republican County Committee meets at 6 p.m. Thursday, August 28, at Larry’s Pizza in White Hall.

Other agenda...