posted: 08/08/2011 4:58 a.m.
The Pine Bluff School District plans to investigate why 171 employees were collectively overpaid $473,142 without proper documentation during the 2009-2010 fiscal year.
posted: 08/05/2011 3:41 a.m.
A group of Gould residents has sued two aldermen in a bid to oust them, claiming that the representatives are unqualified to serve on the City Council.
posted: 07/31/2011 4:54 a.m.
As a young girl, Paige Morphew felt like a Chinese princess when her cousin dressed her in a traditional red Chinese dress and arranged her hair Beijing-opera style.
posted: 07/29/2011 2:29 a.m.
The Pine Bluff Civil Service Commission was officially abolished Thursday, allowing the city to be responsible for creating and enforcing rules and regulations for police officers and firefighters.
posted: 07/27/2011 4:51 a.m.
Morrilton building owners have started their excavator search anew after Snyder Environmental and Construction Inc. withdrew its bid to clean up the rubble from the fatal collapse of two buildings in May.
posted: 07/26/2011 6 a.m.
The suspect in the slaying of an elderly woman killed Friday in an attack with a box cutter at the Waldo post office ended his initial court appearance early Monday by requesting to speak with an attorney.
posted: 07/21/2011 5:09 a.m.
The Southern States Police Benevolent Association backed out on a settlement to abolish Pine Bluff’s Civil Service Commission on Wednesday evening.
posted: 07/18/2011 5:03 a.m.
Miss Arkansas 2011 Kristen Glover says mentoring can help troubled teens get a second chance.
posted: 07/17/2011 5:08 a.m.
Kristen Glover, Miss Ouachita Baptist University, tapped her way to the Miss Arkansas crown Saturday night.
posted: 07/16/2011 5 a.m.
Farm leader, businessman and former U.S. Senate candidate Stanley Reed died in a one-car accident near Augusta on Friday, one day after he interviewed for the University of Arkansas System president position.
posted: 07/15/2011 5:09 a.m.
The Arkansas State Police Commission on Thursday reinstated a state trooper involved in a 2009 fatal accident.
posted: 07/14/2011 4:48 a.m.
The Two Rivers School District will meet with the Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation Division to discuss what happens next since voters turned down a proposed millage increase to build a new elementary school Tuesday.
posted: 07/13/2011 4:37 a.m.
Democrat Hudson Hallum won the District 54 state House of Representatives seat with 51 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s Crittenden County special election.
posted: 07/13/2011 4:36 a.m.
Newport residents overwhelmingly voted Tuesday to continue a half-cent economic development sales tax for another 10 years.
posted: 07/13/2011 4:36 a.m.
Two Rivers School District in Yell County will not receive funds from a proposed property-tax increase to build a new elementary school and sports complex estimated to cost $17.4 million.
posted: 07/12/2011 4:20 a.m.
Newport residents will vote today whether to extend a decade-old half-cent citywide sales tax used for economic expansion.
posted: 07/09/2011 4:52 a.m.
Four candidates for the University of Arkansas System presidency will be interviewed next week by trustees.
posted: 07/08/2011 5:50 a.m.
Arkansas improved from eighth to ninth in a national obesity report released Thursday, but not because it made great strides — other states’ residents are getting fatter at a faster rate, Arkansas Surgeon General Dr. Joe Thompson said.
posted: 07/04/2011 4:16 a.m.
More than 100 Brinkley School District parents who had filed a lawsuit last month against their school system are unhappy with the School Board’s choice for superintendent.
posted: 07/04/2011 4:15 a.m.
Jerry O. Payne, the Pine Bluff School District’s new superintendent, was the leader of a Louisiana school district when Hurricane Katrina hit, leaving Bogalusa, La., without electricity for more than a month.
posted: 06/29/2011 5:36 a.m.
The jury trial for a Conway man facing a murder charge in Hot Springs was canceled because he disappeared Monday morning, officials said Tuesday.
posted: 06/29/2011 5:20 a.m.
Forrest City will have a new police chief in August to fill the vacant position.
posted: 06/28/2011 4:49 a.m.
A Conway man facing murder charges was supposed to show up for a pretrial hearing in Hot Springs on Monday.
posted: 06/26/2011 3:41 a.m.
In March 2010, a tornado sucked the shoes right off 22-month-old Mark Kostreva’s feet while simultaneously blasting out all of the windows in his Center Hill home.
posted: 06/19/2011 4:36 a.m.
The abrupt closing of The Cathedral School in May has families in a frenzy to find other schools.
posted: 06/12/2011 4:47 a.m.
It has been a year since flash floodwaters rushed into Albert Pike Recreational Area, killing 20 people.
posted: 06/09/2011 4:45 a.m.
Temporary clinics opened in five eastern Arkansas cities Wednesday, drawing hundreds of people seeking free checkups, eyeglasses and dental care.
posted: 06/07/2011 4:56 a.m.
Free health and dental clinics will temporarily serve five of Arkansas’ least-healthy counties, Gov. Mike Beebe announced Monday.
posted: 06/05/2011 5:19 a.m.
The Little Rock School Board pledged Saturday to move forward with a set of ambitious goals to run a more efficient, cohesive district despite the loss of millions of dollars in desegregation aid to its magnet schools.
posted: 05/31/2011 4:42 a.m.
Sunny skies and no rain helped Riverfest set an attendance record this weekend.
posted: 05/28/2011 3:38 a.m.
Arkansas State University System President Charles Welch is ready to take care of business.
posted: 05/27/2011 4:42 a.m.
The Arkansas State University board of trustees approved the 2011-12 ASU budgets and an undergraduate tuition increase of about 4 percent Thursday for the school at Jonesboro.
posted: 05/24/2011 4:33 a.m.
Gov. Mike Beebe wanted to be a secret agent when he finished high school. But he soon figured out that becoming the next James Bond probably wasn’t so romantic after all.