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​Consultants: Rely on private providers for broadband in schools

Dec 17, 2014 6:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas could save $8.52 million a year if public K-12 schools obtained Internet service solely from private providers and disconnected from the state-run APSCN network, consultants...

Court: Game wardens don’t have ‘unbridled discretion’ to stop hunters

Dec 17, 2014 6:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas game wardens do not have “unbridled discretion” in choosing when to stop hunters, the state Court of Appeals said Wednesday.

A nine-judge panel of the court found in...

Arkansas may benefit from Obama’s Cuba policy

Dec 17, 2014 5:12pm

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s move to normalize relations with Cuba could prove to be an economic boon to Arkansas’s rice and poultry industry.

Although a longstanding U.S. economic...

Broadway accepts ASU job

Dec 17, 2014 5:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Department of Higher Education Director Shane Broadway will join the Arkansas State University System as vice president for governmental relations, ASU System President...

Razorbacks see progress in offense

Dec 17, 2014 5:12pm

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas offensive coordinator Jim Chaney is proud of the progress his group has made as it races toward the end of the 2014 season.

The Razorbacks produced a pair of 1,000-...


Police, community leader discuss race relations with Southeast students

Dec 17, 2014 5:12pm

Southeast Middle School students discussed race relations Wednesday with Pine Bluff police officers and a community leader in relation to the death of Michael Brown at the hands of then-Police...


Cash-only bond set in alleged burglary

Dec 17, 2014 5:12pm

A $10,000 cash-only bond was set Wednesday for a man who allegedly broke into a house Dec. 10 and pointed a rifle at the homeowners before driving away.

Pine Bluff District Judge John...


Arrest made after alleged armed disturbance

Dec 17, 2014 5:12pm

A reported armed disturbance Sunday morning on the south side of Pine Bluff resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly choked a woman and pointed a gun at her.

Eugene Leguie, 26, had...

Christmas Card Fund helps students in need

Dec 17, 2014 5:12pm

As of Wednesday, The Commercial’s Christmas Card Fund had collected $5,198.

Now in its 27th year, the fundraiser benefits needy children in the Pine Bluff, Dollarway, Watson Chapel and...

National-level same-sex marriage debate trickles down to First Presbyterian

Dec 17, 2014 4:12pm

The First Presbyterian Church in Pine Bluff awaits the vote of a governing body on a proposed change to the definition of marriage, a question that is alternately causing some people to join and...