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Update: Homicide Victim Identified by Pine Bluff Police

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - Police have released the name of a man who was found shot to death on Thursday night. The Pine Bluff Police Department has identified the victim as Robert Wilkerson, 34, of Pine Bluff. Original story: PINE BLUFF, Ark. - The body of a man who police say had been shot has been foun

KARK - 2018-03-23 17:54:19

Police: Man found dead outside abandoned Pine Bluff house

Authorities are investigating after a man was found dead inside a vehicle in Pine Bluff late Thursday night. (KATV Photo) Authorities are investigating after a man was found dead inside a vehicle in Pine Bluff late Thursday night. Pine Bluff officers said they were called out to a residence in the

KATV - 2018-03-23 05:33:07

Pine Bluff police need public's help finding two missing girls

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - The Pine Bluff Police Department has asked for the public's help finding two missing girls. Areanna Moore, 12, and Mercedes Lee, 11, were both reported missing according to the police departments Facebook page. Police said the two girls may be together. Moore is described a


Chief's stolen gun, shootouts, chases in slain man's past

A 22-year-old Little Rock man found shot to death inside a crashed car last weekend drew public notoriety two years ago when he and another man were arrested with Police Chief Kenton Buckner's lost gun. Police reports show that Nathaniel Mitchell Sullivan also survived a highway shooting attempt las

NWAONLINE.COM - 2018-03-23 09:40:00

Cross County sheriff: Woman arrested after twin babies found dead in suitcase

Credit: CROSS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE Keysheonna Reed, 24, of Wynne Authorities have arrested Keysheonna Reed, 24, of Wynne more than a month after newborn twins were found dead inside a suitcase along County Road 602, about 90 miles northeast of Little Rock. Wynne faces two counts of abuse of a

NWAONLINE.COM - 2018-03-22 22:10:00

Jefferson County Food Safety for the week of 3-25-18

The Arkansas Department of Health regulates the sale of food at establishments which include restaurants, bars, daycares, schools, grocery stores, convenience stores, bed and breakfast facilities, hotels/motels, mobile units and concession stands. Inspections are made unannounced by environmental he

PINE BLUFF COMMERCIAL - 2018-03-23 06:01:00

Pine Bluff district names Teacher of the Year

The Pine Bluff School District recently announced that Amanda Cross is the district's Teacher of the Year. Cross teaches at 34th Avenue Elementary School. She is pursuing her master's degree in curriculum and instruction, with a building level principal certificate from Arkansas State University at


PB area sees largest pop. drop in state

The Pine Bluff metropolitan area saw the biggest decrease in population in the state from 2010-17, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau. In the Pine Bluff metropolitan area, 1,633 more people left the city over the last year than moved to it, the bureau said. The number of births sl


LRPD Offers $10K Reward for Info in Murder Investigation

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Police have released new information regarding the murder investigation of Devon Howard, 23, who police say was shot and killed at the Eagle Nest Apartment complex in February. Detectives are seeking help from the public in the location of Breyln London, 23, who is currently a p


Clemons to fill county judge's seat after Wilkins steps down

Booker Clemons Jr., who retired from the Cooperative Extension Service and later served as chairman of the Jefferson County Board of Election Commissioners, was selected as the new Jefferson County judge Thursday night following an executive session of the Jefferson County Quorum Court, which lasted

PINE BLUFF COMMERCIAL - 2018-03-23 00:54:20

Meeting set to replace Wilkins; U.S. attorney provides more details of payments

The Pine Bluff Commercial reports on a fractious discussion by the Jefferson County Quorum Court last night on steps to replace Henry Wilkins IV as county judge. He's resigned effective Thursday after disclosure in a federal court in Missouri that he'd said he'd received $100,000 in bribes from indi


State, cities, counties sue opioid makers, suppliers

The state and a coalition of 87 Arkansas counties and cities are suing the makers and distributors of addictive painkillers for their role in the opioid epidemic. The complaint, filed Monday in Crittenden County Circuit Court, includes 72 of 75 counties and 15 cities, including Little Rock, Fort Smi


Simmons First National Corporation Announces Pricing of Subordinated Notes Offering

PINE BLUFF, Ark., March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Simmons First National Corporation (Nasdaq:SFNC) today announced the pricing of its offering of $330 million aggregate principal amount of 5.00% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Subordinated Notes due 2028 (the "Notes"). The Notes will bear a fixed interest


Arkansas Prison Incidents Injure 6

GOULD, Ark. - Six state prison inmates suffered minor injuries in incidents on Sunday and Monday. Both happened at the Varner Unit in Lincoln County, according to the Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC). On Sunday, one inmate attacked another. The inmate who was attacked suffered a minor cut tha


Report: Growth continues in Northwest Arkansas

Newcomers propel NWA growth Newcomers from around the country and world are propelling Northwest Arkansas's growth to a larger and larger degree, newly released population estimates show. The U.S. Census Bureau reported this week the four-county Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers metropolitan statisti


AEDC names Pine Bluff native project manager

Pine Bluff native Dutch King, formerly of Perks Worldwide, has joined Arkansas Economic Development Commission as a project manager for the business development division. "I'm excited to join the Arkansas Economic Development Commission team of professionals and I look forward to working with partne


State, nation see population shifts

Estimated population change from 2010 to 2017 by metropolitan statistical area. The county that grew the most and the county that grew the least in 2017 are in opposite corners of Arkansas and highlight continuing trends of prosperity and decline in the Natural State, according to the latest U.S.


Pine Bluff newspaper calls for county judge's resignation over bribery allegation

The Pine Bluff Commercial called in an editorial today for Henry Wilkins to resign as Jefferson County judge over the revelation Friday that he'd told the FBI he'd taken $100,000 in bribes from lobbyist and health copany executive Rusty Cranford when he was a state legislator. Wilkins has not been


Police Baseball and Softball Camp draws about 100 kids

About 100 young people from Pine Bluff and Jefferson County are spending part of their spring break with police officers at the Pine Bluff Police Department's annual Baseball and Softball Camp. Because of rain early in the week and cool temperatures, the camp has been held indoors in the arena at th


Update: Man Dies, Woman Critical in LR Shooting

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Police have released the names of a man who was shot to death Sunday night and a woman with him who was also shot and left critically injured. The Little Rock Police Department (LRPD) says Nathan Sullivan, 22, of Little Rock, was pronounced dead at the scene and Cierria Onukwube