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Doubling down on failure

Aug 22, 2014 10:08pm

When President Obama announced in 2011 the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq, he was sanguine about that nation’s future. U.S. soldiers could be “proud of their success,” he said, and he was...

Thankful on 75th anniversary

Aug 22, 2014 10:08pm

Editor, The Commercial:

When our children and grandchildren announced that they were giving us a 75th wedding anniversary program, people came from across the country just to be a part and...

Bielema applauds successful offseason at luncheon

Aug 22, 2014 9:08pm

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas coach Bret Bielema is proud of what the Razorbacks have accomplished on and off the field throughout the long offseason.

Now he’s eager to put the finished product...

Arkansas home sales up, prices down in June

Aug 22, 2014 8:08pm

LITTLE ROCK — The number of homes sold in Arkansas increased by more than 10 percent in June compared with a year earlier, and the average price of homes sold decreased by less than 2 percent, the...


Hutchinson, Ross trade barbs on taxes, attack ads

Aug 22, 2014 8:08pm

LITTLE ROCK — Republican Asa Hutchinson and Democrat Mike Ross traded barbs Friday in a forum for the major-party gubernatorial candidates, with Hutchinson accusing Ross of lacking credibility and...

Pilots to fly

Aug 22, 2014 7:08pm

Civil Air Patrol pilots will be flying search and rescue training exercises from Pine Bluff’s Grider Field Airport on Saturday in a drill designed to simulate an emergency.

The drill...

Romney stumps for Cotton

Aug 22, 2014 7:08pm

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Thursday that bringing real change to Washington means electing someone to the Senate like Tom Cotton who will stand up to...

Bond set in alleged assault on male nurse

Aug 22, 2014 6:08pm

A $25,000 bond was set Friday for a man who allegedly kicked a nurse at Jefferson Regional Medical Center while the nurse and other medical personnel were trying to restrain the man.


PB man arrested in alleged rape

Aug 22, 2014 6:08pm

A Pine Bluff man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly raping a juvenile female at a house on the west side of the city.

Willie Thompson, 35, was also ordered to have no contact with the 17-...

County crime down almsot 25 percent in July

Aug 22, 2014 6:08pm

Reported crime in the unincorporated areas of Jefferson County dropped nearly 25 percent in July, compared to a year ago, according to the monthly report from the sheriff’s office.