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State unemployment rate rises to 5.7 percent

May 27, 2015 6:05pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.7 percent in April, according to labor statistics released Wednesday.

The state’s jobless rate last month...

Wastewater Utility treatment plant not being compromised by flooding

May 27, 2015 5:05pm

Pine Bluff Wastewater Utility’s Boyd Point Treatment Facility is not being compromised by flooding along the Arkansas River, commissioners heard at a meeting Wednesday.

Pine Bluff...

New Community to open pantry

May 27, 2015 5:05pm

New Community Church, 321 N. Birch St., will open its food pantry Saturday, May 30, from 10 a.m. until all the food is gone.

Participants are asked to bring a bag for the food to be carried...

SEARK offers free Adult Education classes

May 27, 2015 5:05pm

Arkansas Adult Education classes are offered by the Southeast Arkansas College Adult Education Department.

All adult education classes are free and many services are offered in addition to...

AG rejects ballot proposal to toughen disclosure rules

May 27, 2015 5:05pm

LITTLE ROCK — For the fourth time, the wording of a proposed initiated act to toughen Arkansas’ campaign disclosure rules was rejected Wednesday by the state attorney general’s office.

The...

County preparing for flooding

May 27, 2015 5:05pm

As low-lying areas of Jefferson County, particularly the Island Harbor area, brace for more water, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is gearing up in case they’re needed.

Sheriff’s...

Trice due to appear in court over collapsed Main Street building

May 27, 2015 5:05pm

Condemned building owner Garland Trice is due to appear in court to respond to civil charges related to allegedly violating a city ordinance.

Trice is scheduled to appear in court on...

Court: 12-week abortion ban unconstitutional

May 27, 2015 6:05pm

LITTLE ROCK — A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a judge’s ruling that struck down most of an Arkansas law that sought to ban most abortions at 12 weeks or later into a pregnancy.

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Sheridan places five on AHSCA all-star rosters

May 28, 2015 3:05pm

CONWAY — Five Sheridan athletes lead the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star rosters, announced Wednesday by the Arkansas Activities Association. The games, which feature only...

Obama administration issues water protection rules

May 27, 2015 5:05pm

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Wednesday issued new rules clarifying which small bodies of water fall under federal anti-pollution protection over strong objections from Republicans in...

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