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Digest for 02-26-15

Feb 25, 2015 9:02pm


Singleton hired as new Hogs RB coach

FAYETTEVILLE – Jemal Singleton was hired Wednesday as Arkansas’ new running backs coach and special teams coordinator.

Singleton was...

Senate breaks impasse on DHS funding

Feb 25, 2015 8:02pm

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday began to move past an impasse over President Obama’s executive orders on immigration that have threatened a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland...

Judge tosses suit over Big River Steel plant

Feb 25, 2015 8:02pm

LITTLE ROCK — A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit that sought to halt construction of the Big River Steel plant in Mississippi County.

In a one-page order, U.S. District Judge...

‘Conscience protection’ bill stalls in committee

Feb 25, 2015 8:02pm

LITTLE ROCK — A controversial bill aimed at “conscience protection” was derailed Wednesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee when it fell short of the number of votes needed to advance to the...

Senate panel advances bill to end death penalty in Arkansas

Feb 25, 2015 8:02pm

LITTLE ROCK — A bill to abolish the death penalty in Arkansas received a “do pass” recommendation Wednesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Senate Bill 298 by Sen. David Burnett, D-...


Southern half of state gets more snow

Feb 25, 2015 8:02pm

LITTLE ROCK — A new round of winter weather swept across the southern half of the state Wednesday, leading to numerous school closings, the shutdown of some state offices and at least one traffic...

Group opposes abortion restriction signed into law by governor

Feb 25, 2015 7:02pm

LITTLE ROCK — Planned Parenthood of the Heartland said Wednesday it was “extremely disappointed” that Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed into law a bill to require that a doctor be physically present when...

Harvie Childs, Sr.

Feb 25, 2015 7:02pm

Mr. Harvie Childs, Sr., 89 of Pine Bluff passed February 18, 2015. He was born in Whiteville, Ark. to the late Dave Childs and Mammie Frye.

Survivors include wife, Susie Childs; son, Harvie...

Maylean Lever

Feb 25, 2015 7:02pm

Mrs. Maylean Lever, 86, of Pine Bluff passed Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Nathaniel Hicks

Feb 25, 2015 7:02pm

Nathaniel Hicks, 95, of Pine Bluff passed Monday, February 16, 2015 at

Davis Life Care Center in Pine Bluff.

Born February 14, 1920 in Dardanelle, Ark., he was a son of the late...