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Arkansas seeks federal disaster aid for 10 counties

Jul 08, 2014 6:07pm

WASHINGTON — Arkansas is seeking federal help for farmers and ranchers in 10 eastern counties where severe storms caused significant damage to crops and pastures last week.

The Arkansas...


Official: State could seek waiver to allow more innovation on health care

Jul 08, 2014 6:07pm

LITTLE ROCK — If Arkansas were to obtain an “innovation waiver,” it could continue to push the envelope on health care coverage, the executive director of the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace...

UAMS gets federal grant for Fort Smith teaching center

Jul 08, 2014 6:07pm

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences said Tuesday it has received $900,000 in federal funding to allow it to increase the number of resident physicians at its regional...

Former Wildcat, Weevil Miner named Panhandle State coach

Jul 08, 2014 6:07pm

GOODWELL, Okla. — Former Watson Chapel and Arkansas-Monticello player Jason Miner has been named head baseball coach at NCAA Division II Oklahoma Panhandle State.

The Goodwell university...


Additional money for county road department recommended for approval

Jul 08, 2014 6:07pm

A supplemental appropriation for the Jefferson County Road Department using funds received from state highway and natural gas taxes was recommended for approval by two committees of the quorum...

PB resident represents Southeast Arkansas at Delta academy in D.C.

Jul 08, 2014 6:07pm

Pine Bluff resident Charles McGhee was among 13 Arkansans who discussed infrastructure, health care and transportation with federal lawmakers in Washington, D.C., last month.

McGhee serves...

Townsend Park ball field construction to begin soon

Jul 08, 2014 5:07pm

Construction work on the Townsend Park baseball field is expected to begin soon, with the goal of it being ready for the public by spring 2015.

ETC Engineers and Architects Inc. of Little...

Gragg reportedly names top 6 college choices

Jul 08, 2014 5:07pm

Dumas senior-to-be tight end Will Gragg announced his top six choices for college recently at a prestigious football camp.

Gragg tweeted Monday night Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, Louisville, Ole...


Police seek shooting suspects

Jul 08, 2014 8:07pm

A Pine Bluff man was beaten and shot in the early morning hours of Monday, June 30, and police are asking for help in locating the people responsible.

Officer Richard Wegner said in a press...


Sheriff wants to add search-and-rescue dog to department

Jul 08, 2014 9:07pm

While Jefferson County Sheriff Gerald Robinson said Tuesday that two K-9s who are working with their handlers in the department’s patrol division are enough to get the job done, he would like to...