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Request to commute sentence denied

Sep 18, 2014 7:09pm

A Southeast Arkansas resident saw his request to have his sentence commuted denied by the Arkansas Parole Board on Thursday.

Theatrice Hunter was convicted two counts of first-degree murder...

Senate backs Obama’s Iraq-Syria plan

Sep 18, 2014 7:09pm

WASHINGTON — The Senate agreed Thursday to authorize the White House to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels to confront the militant group known as the Islamic State or ISIS.

The measure...

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Legislative panels eye proposal for lottery audit

Sep 18, 2014 7:09pm

LITTLE ROCK — A proposal for lawmakers to hire consultants, without taking bids, to conduct a performance audit of the state lottery received reviews from two legislative panels on Thursday.

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Burkhalter goes after Griffin with attack ad

Sep 18, 2014 7:09pm

LITTLE ROCK — Democrat John Burkhalter went on the offensive Thursday in the lieutenant governor’s race, launching a new television ad that labels Republican opponent U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin as a...

Authorities arrest 25th person in alleged drug ring

Sep 18, 2014 7:09pm

LITTLE ROCK — The 25th and final suspect wanted in connection with an alleged drug-trafficking ring based out of a Little Rock auto shop has turned himself in, the U.S. attorney’s office in Little...

Ethics complaint filed against GOP state treasurer hopeful

Sep 18, 2014 7:09pm

LITTLE ROCK — A North Little Rock woman said Thursday she has filed a complaint with the state Ethics Commission against Republican candidate for state treasurer Dennis Milligan over possible...

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Pine Bluff residents relieved at Buffington’s arrest

Sep 18, 2014 8:09pm

The news that the escaped inmate Timothy Buffington had turned himself in Thursday morning to authorities in Booneville after three months at large was welcomed by area residents.

Jefferson...

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Torii, Katrina Hunter give $2K to Oak Park School

Sep 19, 2014 9:09pm

Oak Park Elementary School educators announced Thursday that Pine Bluff native and Major League Baseball player Torii Hunter and his wife Katrina Hunter gave a $2,000 gift to recognize student...

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Skipper anchors Arkansas’ O-Line

Sep 18, 2014 5:09pm

FAYETTEVILLE — The short video clip has made its rounds on social media all week, serving as the perfect picture of Arkansas’ overpowering win at Texas Tech.

Dan Skipper, Arkansas’ 6-foot-...

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Report of gunshot from car leads to woman’s arrest

Sep 18, 2014 4:09pm

A reported armed disturbance on Tuesday in the western part of Pine Bluff resulted in the arrest of a woman who allegedly fired a handgun into the air while sitting in a vehicle.

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