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Lawmakers OK bills on abortion, drug testing, lottery scholarships

Mar 30, 2015 8:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas lawmakers on Monday approved bills to impose new restrictions on abortion, require drug testing of some applicants for public benefits and make changes to lottery-funded...

Parks and Recreation Commission accepts bid on concession stands

Mar 30, 2015 7:03pm

After receiving only one response to a request for bids to run the concession stand at Regional Park during the softball season, the Pine Bluff Parks and Recreation Commission voted Monday to give...


Star City horse finds gold at end of Rainbow (Stakes)

Mar 30, 2015 7:03pm

HOT SPRINGS — Coming off an eye-catching 7½-length maiden score in his career debut, Weast Hill was equally impressive winning his second start in Sunday’s $75,000 Rainbow Stakes.

The Star...

Extremists count on your credulity

Mar 30, 2015 7:03pm

On Friday, the Arkansas Senate passed House Bill 1228 (SB 202), a bill to enact the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Supporters assert that the bill would offer protections to individuals and...

Bill on petition process advances

Mar 30, 2015 7:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — A Senate committee on Monday advanced a bill that would impose new restrictions on the petition process for ballot initiatives.

The Senate State Agencies and Governmental...


Winfrey to dedicate Maya Angelou stamp

Mar 30, 2015 7:03pm

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service, which will begin selling its Maya Angelou Forever Stamp next Tuesday, has planned a star-studded ceremony that day to honor the poet who spent much of her...

Mosley tabbed Boxtorow All-American

Mar 30, 2015 6:03pm

Marcell Mosley has brought a little national recognition to Arkansas-Pine Bluff men’s basketball.

The standout senior point guard made the second team of the Boxtorow Division I All-...

GAC honors Boll Weevils’ Braddock

Mar 30, 2015 6:03pm

RUSSELLVILLE – Austin Braddock threw two complete-game victories in the past week, holds a 6-1 record and sports a 2.00 earned-run average.

Adding to that list of accomplishments is a...


Stolen radioactive device could be public health hazard

Mar 30, 2015 5:03pm

A Troxler gauge containing radioactive material was reported stolen from a construction site near Interstate 40 West in northwest Pulaski County and could be a radiation hazard if damaged,...

Easter celebration, giveaway set Saturday

Mar 30, 2015 5:03pm

A citywide Easter Celebration and Community Resource Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at Concourse D of the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

The effort, which...