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ADEQ director to retire

Jul 30, 2014 7:07pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality Director Teresa Marks will retire on Sept. 30, the agency said Wednesday.

Gov. Mike Beebe appointed Marks in 2007 to head the...

Fire at camper trailer linked to electrical appliance

Jul 30, 2014 7:07pm

A fire that apparently started with a faulty electrical appliance resulted in moderate damage to a pull-behind camper trailer Tuesday evening.

Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Chief...

State senator to resign, start work as lobbyist for UA System

Jul 30, 2014 7:07pm

LITTLE ROCK — A state senator is resigning to begin work as a lobbyist for the University of Arkansas System.

Sen. Johnny Key, R-Mountain Home, told the Arkansas News Bureau on Wednesday...

Attorney general’s office asks judge to keep ban on gay marriage in place

Jul 30, 2014 7:07pm

LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office on Wednesday asked a federal judge to keep Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriage in place.

McDaniel’s office asked U.S. District Judge...

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Stores prepare for crowds with tax-free back-to-school shopping set for weekend

Jul 30, 2014 7:07pm

As students get ready to return to school, parents can save money on certain school supplies and articles of clothing this weekend during the no-sales-tax holiday in Arkansas.

The waiver of...

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City told to wait week for assessment of collapsed building; mayor considers other options

Jul 30, 2014 7:07pm

Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth said that her Wednesday meeting with the owner of the partially collapsed building at 620 S. Main St. did not produce the answers that she sought.

“I met...

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PB man facing felony allegation after arrest in domestic violence case

Jul 30, 2014 7:07pm

A reported domestic disturbance Monday at an apartment on West 34th Avenue resulted in the arrest of a man on felony charges because of a prior conviction.

Landon Collins, 30, had...

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Senate Republicans snuff job-growth bill touted by Pryor

Jul 30, 2014 6:07pm

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked action on a bill that Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., had unveiled last week as a key component of his job-growth agenda.

The bill that aimed...

Police seeking burglary suspects

Jul 30, 2014 6:07pm

Pine Bluff police are asking for help in identifying and locating the suspects who broke into a pawn shop on East Harding Avenue early Thursday morning and stole weapons.

Officer Richard...

PB unemployment rose in June

Jul 30, 2014 6:07pm

Pine Bluff’s June unemployment rate rose to 10.7 percent from the 10.1 percent reading for May, according to data released Wednesday by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.

Pine...

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