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Local unemployment rate drops

Oct 29, 2014 6:10pm

The Pine Bluff unemployment rate fell to 8.7 percent in September, according to data released Wednesday by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.

This was a substantial drop from...

Convention Center will shut doors connecting it to hotel during UAPB Homecoming

Oct 29, 2014 6:10pm

The interior doors connecting the Pine Bluff Convention Center to the Plaza Hotel will be closed during University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Homecoming activities, an official said Wednesday....


Sheriff’s deputies arrest five on drug-related charges Tuesday

Oct 29, 2014 6:10pm

Five people were arrested on drug-related charges Tuesday night after Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office deputies served search warrants at two locations.

David Kilcrease, 38, of Pine Bluff...

UA Notebook: Hogs’ auditioning punt returners

Oct 29, 2014 6:10pm

Arkansas appears to be looking everywhere for a punt returner.

Coach Bret Bielema said Wednesday nine players have auditioned for the position in practice this week, including cornerback D....


Schools teach dangers of drugs, bullying during Red Ribbon Week

Oct 29, 2014 6:10pm

Jefferson County school districts are teaching drug prevention in a coordinated effort in observance of Red Ribbon Week.

In the Pine Bluff School District, Broadmoor Elementary School...

Bielema has penchant for unusual plays

Oct 29, 2014 6:10pm

FAYETTEVILLE — On the surface, Bret Bielema is simply a football tough guy.

Arkansas’ coach — a former defensive lineman — wants his program anchored around a big offensive line, punishing...

Hawaii fires Arnold ahead of UAPB opener

Oct 29, 2014 5:10pm

The head coach of Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s first opponent in the upcoming men’s basketball season has been fired.

The University of Hawaii announced Tuesday that Gib Arnold and assistant coach...

Candidates to address Delta Grassroots Caucus

Oct 29, 2014 2:10pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ major-party candidates for governor and the 1st District congressional seat are among the speakers scheduled to address the Delta Grassroots Caucus’ fall regional...

End of daylight saving time means time to check smoke alarm batteries

Oct 29, 2014 2:10pm

With daylight saving time coming to an end 2 a.m. Sunday, the Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Department reminds residents it’s time to check the batteries in their smoke alarms.


AG: Beware Ebola-related scams

Oct 29, 2014 1:10pm

LITTLE ROCK – Scammers will use any opportunity to take advantage of consumers’ fears. Since the first case of the Ebola virus was reported in the United States, an increasing number of...