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Three men fined for roles in videotaped deer beating

Subscriber onlyThe case of three Georgia men involved in beating a deer inside a car in January was settled Thursday in Stuttgart District Court, where all three were fined for their actions. Continue reading...

3 men fined for roles in videotaped deer beating in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyThe case of three Georgia men involved in beating a deer inside a car in January was settled Thursday in Stuttgart District Court, where all three were fined for their actions. Continue reading...

Police: Arkansas woman arrested after hydrocodone pills fell out of bra

Subscriber onlyA Mabelvale woman was arrested Thursday while trying to cash a suspicious check at the U.S. Bank branch on Baseline Road. Continue reading...

Arkansas high school football star charged in second assault

Subscriber onlyA Pine Bluff High School football standout and a Little Rock man, already in jail after their arrest in connection with a shooting Saturday, face three additional counts of aggravated robbery and felony battery. Continue reading...

Fort Smith school chief ending run

Subscriber onlyFort Smith School District Superintendent Benny Gooden, the second-longest serving school superintendent in Arkansas, will retire effective June 30. Continue reading...

Arkansas high school football standout jailed in shooting

Pine Bluff star 1 of 4 arrested; victim critical

Subscriber onlyPine Bluff High School football standout David Beasley and three other men remained jailed Monday after a weekend shooting at a Pine Bluff convenience store that left another man in critical condition at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Continue reading...

Charges dropped for 2 in Arkansas funeral-home backlog of bodies

Relatives wanted to avoid corpse-abuse trial, prosecutor says; lawsuits pending

Subscriber onlyThe Pulaski County prosecuting attorney’s office on Thursday dropped criminal charges against a father and son who owned the now-defunct Arkansas Funeral Care funeral home, where investigators found a backlog of bodies waiting to be cremated or embalmed in January of 2015. Continue reading...

Maryland educator picked to be chief of PB schools

Subscriber onlyMaryland educator Michael Robinson has been hired as the superintendent for the Pine Bluff School District. Continue reading...

Groups working to save armory from demolition

Historic building served Guard, Clarksville youths

Subscriber onlyA historical society and a group of residents are working to save the old Clarksville National Guard Armory building. Continue reading...

Little Rock School District to revise security measures, ask more of teachers

Subscriber onlyThe Little Rock School District will introduce new safety and security measures for the next school year that over time will reduce the number of security positions on campuses and require teachers to spend more time "on duty" monitoring school grounds. Continue reading...

OBITUARY: Instructor Joel Ruminer known as top tap dancer

Subscriber onlyJoel Ruminer of Little Rock once studied under Fred Astaire, was the longtime choreographer for the Miss Arkansas pageant and fostered the dance careers of thousands of central Arkansas youngsters as owner of Joel's House of Dance. Continue reading...

Contempt cited, 2 Parkin aldermen jailed for weekend

Subscriber onlyParkin aldermen Delores Atkins and Edna Faye Futch spent the weekend in the Cross County jail on contempt of court charges stemming from a feud between the city's mayor and the City Council over who controls hiring and firing of city employees. Continue reading...

Killer dies in escape attempt from Arkansas prison

Two put on leave after fatal shots

Subscriber onlyConvicted killer Christopher Wilson was shot and killed shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday as he tried to escape from the Arkansas Department of Correction's Varner unit in Grady. Continue reading...

Street shut, Pine Bluff shops take a hit

Demolition project raises ire

Subscriber onlyAnother business is going away on Main Street in Pine Bluff, the latest blow to a once bustling city that is trying to come to grips with a drastic population decline and a decaying commercial landscape. Continue reading...

UCA sports chief, lawmaker Bill Stephens dies at 83

Subscriber onlyBill Stephens, the longtime University of Central Arkansas athletic director and former state representative responsible for changing the school's name in 1975, died Monday at Conway Regional Medical Center. He was 83. Continue reading...

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