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Senate backs Obama’s Iraq-Syria plan

Sep 18, 2014 7:09pm

WASHINGTON — The Senate agreed Thursday to authorize the White House to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels to confront the militant group known as the Islamic State or ISIS.

The measure...


Legislative panels eye proposal for lottery audit

Sep 18, 2014 7:09pm

LITTLE ROCK — A proposal for lawmakers to hire consultants, without taking bids, to conduct a performance audit of the state lottery received reviews from two legislative panels on Thursday.


Burkhalter goes after Griffin with attack ad

Sep 18, 2014 7:09pm

LITTLE ROCK — Democrat John Burkhalter went on the offensive Thursday in the lieutenant governor’s race, launching a new television ad that labels Republican opponent U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin as a...

Authorities arrest 25th person in alleged drug ring

Sep 18, 2014 7:09pm

LITTLE ROCK — The 25th and final suspect wanted in connection with an alleged drug-trafficking ring based out of a Little Rock auto shop has turned himself in, the U.S. attorney’s office in Little...

Ethics complaint filed against GOP state treasurer hopeful

Sep 18, 2014 7:09pm

LITTLE ROCK — A North Little Rock woman said Thursday she has filed a complaint with the state Ethics Commission against Republican candidate for state treasurer Dennis Milligan over possible...


Pine Bluff residents relieved at Buffington’s arrest

Sep 18, 2014 8:09pm

The news that the escaped inmate Timothy Buffington had turned himself in Thursday morning to authorities in Booneville after three months at large was welcomed by area residents.



Torii, Katrina Hunter give $2K to Oak Park School

Sep 18, 2014 6:09pm

Oak Park Elementary School educators announced Thursday that Pine Bluff native and Major League Baseball player Torii Hunter and his wife Katrina Hunter gave a $2,000 gift to recognize student...


Skipper anchors Arkansas’ O-Line

Sep 18, 2014 5:09pm

FAYETTEVILLE — The short video clip has made its rounds on social media all week, serving as the perfect picture of Arkansas’ overpowering win at Texas Tech.

Dan Skipper, Arkansas’ 6-foot-...


Report of gunshot from car leads to woman’s arrest

Sep 18, 2014 4:09pm

A reported armed disturbance on Tuesday in the western part of Pine Bluff resulted in the arrest of a woman who allegedly fired a handgun into the air while sitting in a vehicle.



United Way kicks off campaign, urges ‘be a part of the solution’

Sep 18, 2014 4:09pm

With a dollar target of $1.24 million, the United Way of Southeast Arkansas kicked off its 2014 fall campaign Thursday during a joint meeting of the Pine Bluff and West Pine Bluff rotary clubs....