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PBSD admin drawing up list of layoffs in wake of school closings

Mar 04, 2015 5:03pm

A day after the Pine Bluff School Board voted to close Oak Park Elementary and Southeast Middle schools at the end of the school year, the superintendent says a next step is determining the list...

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Proving the doubters wrong: UAM women earn GAC bid

Mar 04, 2015 5:03pm

MONTICELLO — The Arkansas-Monticello women’s basketball team is out to prove the doubters wrong and, so far, it’s worked to a charm.

“Yeah, we’ve gone through it and talked about it before...

Bills to bar Planned Parenthood funding, limit private option advance

Mar 04, 2015 4:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — A Senate committee on Wednesday endorsed bills that would bar the state from awarding grants to any abortion provider and seek to freeze enrollment in the Medicaid expansion program...

Appeals Court upholds Scott-Paxson conviction, sentence

Mar 04, 2015 4:03pm

The Arkansas Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld the first-degree murder conviction of Crystal Scott-Paxson, who was convicted in the June 9, 2012, shooting death of James “Sandy” Johnson of Pine...

Parole Board rejects applications of five

Mar 04, 2015 3:03pm

Four Southeast Arkansas residents who had applied to have their prison sentences reduced had those applications rejected by the Arkansas Parole Board.

The four, the crimes they were...

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More winter weather on the way

Mar 04, 2015 3:03pm

A combination of freezing rain and sleet was expected to hit the Jefferson County overnight Wednesday, with a slight chance of snow by Thursday morning.

Jeff Hood, a meteorologist at the...

Judge won’t lift stay in same-sex marriage case

Mar 04, 2015 3:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — A federal judge on Wednesday declined to lift her stay of her November ruling that Arkansas’ ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker issued...

Keystone XL veto stands

Mar 04, 2015 3:03pm

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation to permit construction of the Keystone XL pipeline without further administrative approval...

Farm Bill seminars set in March

Mar 04, 2015 3:03pm

University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture experts will deliver four more decision aid workshops and an online webinar for the 2014 Farm Bill in March.

The Thursday, March 5,...

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PBSD Board member resigns, citing distaste with behind-the-scenes effort to oust superintendent

Mar 04, 2015 3:03pm

Pine Bluff School Board member Kenneth Dickson resigned Wednesday, citing dissatisfaction with other board members who he says are disrespecting Superintendent Linda Watson and improperly trying...

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