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Digest 04-23-15

Apr 22, 2015 11:04pm


Dates set for hoops camp

Dates for the 2015 Chris Beard Basketball Camp have been finalized, as the new UALR head coach will host three sessions at the Jack Stephens Center...


UAPB’s Lockett brings emotion to football team

Apr 22, 2015 11:04pm

Coaches and players at Arkansas-Pine Bluff affectionately refer to Jontrell Lockett as “Moose.”

Unless the defensive end does a great Bullwinkle impression, perhaps a more accurate nickname...

Hogs’ Benintendi hoping hot-streak continues

Apr 22, 2015 8:04pm

FAYETTEVILLE — At some point this year Andrew Benintendi will make an out. Most likely, though, it will be on his terms, not the pitcher’s.

The Arkansas sophomore centerfielder, to put it...


Bears blow out reeling Golden Lions

Apr 22, 2015 8:04pm

On Tuesday, Arkansas-Pine Bluff coach Carlos James said he wanted to see how his guys would respond after being swept in a Sunday doubleheader by SWAC rival Southern. The results on Wednesday were...

Hutchinson supports keeping moratorium on hog farm permits

Apr 22, 2015 7:04pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday he supports reinstating a 180-day moratorium on issuing permits for hog farms in the Buffalo River watershed.

The Arkansas Pollution Control...


Lawmakers formally adjourn legislative session

Apr 22, 2015 6:04pm

LITTLE ROCK — State legislators on Wednesday formally adjourned the 2015 regular session, acknowledging that they likely will return at some point for a special session to address Medicaid...

Governor’s office unveils redesigned website

Apr 22, 2015 6:04pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s office on Wednesday unveiled a redesigned version of its website with several new features, including an interactive map tracking the governor’s travels.


ExxonMobil agrees to pay $5 million for Mayflower oil spill

Apr 22, 2015 6:04pm

LITTLE ROCK — ExxonMobil has agreed to pay $5.07 million to resolve allegations it violated the federal Clean Water Act and state environmental laws in connection with the 2013 Mayflower oil spill...


UAPB hosts 22nd annual Educational Access Conference

Apr 22, 2015 5:04pm

Faculty members at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff discussed a host of ideas related to improving academic life on Wednesday at the 22nd annual Mary E. Benjamin Educational Access...

DOC opens women’s facility in PB with focus on workforce training

Apr 22, 2015 4:04pm

The Arkansas Department of Correction opened the Pine Bluff Re-entry Center on West 13th Avenue on Saturday and is moving 54 female prisoners there to train them for life after prison.