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Time to use animal cruelty laws

Mar 25, 2015 7:03pm

With the recent death of De’Trick Johnson, the people of Pine Bluff and Jefferson County are forced to recognize the flaws in our local culture of animal keeping. While county lawmakers have been...


Construction project taking shape on South Olive Street

Mar 25, 2015 6:03pm

New construction is taking shape in a commercial area along Mallard Loop, next to a building leased by Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Roger Dadlani is owner of the property and referred questions...


Panel rejects bill to expand access to employees’ social media accounts

Mar 25, 2015 6:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — A Senate committee on Wednesday rejected a bill that would allow some employers to demand access to employees’ social media accounts, a bill that is opposed by Facebook.


Franklin, Yell counties get federal grants for emergency equipment

Mar 25, 2015 6:03pm

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded more than $100,000 in grants in Franklin and Yell counties for emergency response equipment.

Franklin County will receive $50,000...

Boy injured in four-wheeler accident

Mar 25, 2015 6:03pm

Children riding a four-wheel vehicle crashed Wednesday in the Watson Chapel area and one child suffered an injury, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Lafayette Woods Jr. said.

“We were...


Board approves Key as education chief

Mar 25, 2015 5:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — The state Board of Education voted unanimously to approve former state Sen. Johnny Key of Little Rock as state education commissioner in a special meeting Wednesday.

Gov. Asa...


Missouri returns the favor in downing UAPB

Mar 26, 2015 1:03am

COLUMBIA, Mo. — On Tuesday night, Arkansas-Pine Bluff coach Carlos James said he knew Missouri would be “motivated” when it wrapped up a two-game set with UAPB on Wednesday afternoon.



Vigil set to honor De’Trick Johnson

Mar 25, 2015 5:03pm

A balloon release and candlelight vigil will be held in honor of De’Trick Johnson at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Lake Saracen Pavilion.

Johnson died following an attack by dogs...

White-blossomed pear has dark, thorny invasive side

Mar 25, 2015 5:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — With angelic white blossoms that transform the spring landscape, flamboyant foliage in fall and abilities to tolerate air pollution and resist disease, the Bradford pear became a...


No search Wednesday for man believed to have jumped into river

Mar 25, 2015 5:03pm

Although the Army Corps of Engineers have lifted a small craft warning that had been issued for the Arkansas River, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Maj. Lafayette Woods Jr. said...