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Lawmakers OK bills on prisons, e-cigarettes, guns

Mar 24, 2015 9:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas House on Tuesday approved bills to address prison overcrowding and impose restrictions on contracts between the attorney general and private attorneys.

The Senate...


Keeping kids off the street: PB basketball camp underway

Mar 24, 2015 8:03pm

Pine Bluff Police Sergeant Lynn Wright believes that the youth of Jefferson County can benefit well from a local basketball camp hosted by the police department and the Dollarway School District...


Panel nixes bill to offer tax credits to low-income Arkansans

Mar 24, 2015 8:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — A House committee on Tuesday rejected a bill to offer an earned-income tax credit to low-income Arkansans.

House Bill 1344 by Rep. Warwick Sabin, D-Little Rock, failed in the...


Panel backs bill to resume executions

Mar 24, 2015 8:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — A House committee on Tuesday advanced a bill that seeks to clear the way for executions to resume in Arkansas.

The House Judiciary Committee also endorsed bills on Tuesday to...

Bill to erect 10 Commandments monument at Capitol advances

Mar 24, 2015 7:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — A bill calling for a 10 Commandments monument to be placed on the state Capitol grounds cleared a Senate committee Tuesday.

The Senate State Agencies and Governmental Affairs...


City officials to draft response to Simmons downtown investment proposal

Mar 24, 2015 7:03pm

City officials plan to meet Wednesday to discuss a response to Simmons Bank’s proposal to invest millions of dollars toward revitalizing downtown Pine Bluff.

Also this week, Pine Bluff...


Panel rejects bill to expand services for disabled, backs abortion restrictions

Mar 24, 2015 7:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — A House committee on Tuesday rejected a bill to expand community-based services for the disabled and elderly and approved a bill to impose new restrictions on abortion.



Pit bull owner from Saturday mauling death paid fine after previous incident

Mar 24, 2015 10:03pm

The owner of a group of pit bulls who attacked a Pine Bluff man on Saturday, resulting in the man’s death, was cited for a previous incident and paid a fine, according to court records.



Pine Bluff Wal-Mart store undergoes remodel

Mar 24, 2015 6:03pm

A remodel has begun at the Pine Bluff Wal-Mart store, which will remain open during the project.

Trolinger Construction LLC of West Plains, Missouri, is doing the remodel, Trolinger...

Alumni Report for 03-25-15

Mar 24, 2015 5:03pm

Each week, The Commercial will run this list of active-status athletes from the area with their recent statistics in professional or collegiate action. If there is an active player whom you...