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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.

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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