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$25k worth of inventory and trailer stolen from Pine Bluff business woman

PINE BLUFF, Ark.-"It was my business, something I put my blood, sweat and tears in, and for someone to take it. It's really hurtful," LaTisha Smith said. A Pine Bluff woman, who has a passion for fashion, says a thief took everything she worked for.


Man shot and killed in Arkansas neighborhood

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. - A man died after being shot in an Arkansas neighborhood Wednesday evening. The shooting happened in Blytheville. Police were called to the 100 block of East Cherry Street around 6 p.m.


Unsolved homicide investigation; family believes police cut corners

PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- A Pine Bluff murder case is at a standstill. "I remember it just like yesterday." In the shadow of a church steeple is a dark memory for Carolyn Armstrong. "It was like 30 911 calls that night," she said.


Shipley Donuts Ready To Hire On Arkansas Blvd.

It's been over a year since ground broke on the donuts of my dreams, Shipley Do-nuts, and it looks like we're getting close. Look there, in the window, it's a "Now Hiring" sign! I grew up in Houston where Shipley began, and I love 'em! I can only hope they live up to my memories.


Arkansas lawmaker files bill that would legalize physician-assisted suicide

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) — A lawmaker wants to give patients in Arkansas the right to die. Representative (R) Dan Douglas calls his bill the Compassionate Care End-of-Life Option Act. According to his bill, physician-assisted suicide would become possible in Arkansas, but only for those suffering te


AG mobile office staff to visit Pine Bluff

The mobile office of Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge will be available from 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 14, at the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service, 500 Idaho St.


Arkansas highlights sites, events for Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and Arkansas has a prominent place on the stage of black heritage and culture, according to a news release from the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. Arkansas Tourism has compiled a list of sites and events that are significant pieces of black history in Arka


Arkansas Couple Arrested After DPS Discovers Over 4,000 Grams of Methamphetamine During I-30 Traffic Stop

Texas DPS officers arrested Victor and Amber Hernandez of Arkansas on Wednesday afternoon after discovering 4,003 grams of methamphetamine in their vehicle during a traffic stop on I-30.


Southern Poverty Law Center finds 14 hate groups in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — After a sweeping indictment led to the arrests ofArkansas-based members of an alleged white supremacist group on Feb. 12, others accused white supremacist, were arrested in Oklahoma.


WH student among art contest winners

FBT Bank & Mortgage recently awarded two students and two schools in Jefferson County through its Simply Artful Celebration of Black History Month Arts Contest. At Coleman Intermediate School in the Watson Chapel School District, Kellye Thompson, a student, won for her work celebrating the accomplis


Clark County authorities, Arkansas State Police and FBI investigate bank robbery

ARKADELPHIA, Ark.(KATV) — An Arkadelphia branch bank was robbed on Thursday around 9:25 a.m. Police say an unidentified Hispanic male described as possibly being around 30-years-old, was wearing a black hooded coat and black ball cap, blue jeans, and white shoes.


Top Dems call for end to Medicaid work rules after 18,000 lose coverage in Arkansas

Top congressional Democrats are calling on the Trump administration to stop approving work requirements in Medicaid after more than 18,000 people lost coverage last year due to the requirements in Arkansas.


Arkansas man charged with forging LU documents

An Arkansas man has been charged with forging documents at Lincoln University. Robert Brown, 21, is charged with one count of felony forgery. Brown “knowingly altered personal information and identifications to apply to Lincoln as a student on two separate occasions,” according to a Lincoln Universi


Arkansas may consider allowing doctors to prescribe lethal doses of medication for terminal patients

ARKANSAS - (2/22/19) Representative Dan Douglas' Death With Dignity Bill would allow doctors to prescribe lethal doses of medicine for you to end your life, if you prove to be clear of mind.


Arkansas family loses everything after escaping fire

CROSS COUNTY, Ark. — Eight members of a Cross County, Arkansas family escaped a devastating fire Monday morning. The fire destroyed their home and everything they own. It happened in the small community of Cherry Valley located a few miles from Harrisburg. On Thursday, one of the survivors told us a


PB on hot streak heading into Thursday's game with Hall

Ocie B. Brown/OF THE COMMERCIAL STAFF/obrown@pbcommercial.com — On Senior night Tuesday, the Pine Bluff Zebras recognized eight seniors and beat the White Hall Bulldogs in a decisive 67-54 win.


Republican Candidate at Center of Fraud Inquiry Calls for New Congressional Election in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for Congress in North Carolina whose campaign funded an illegal voter-turnout operation, on Thursday called for a new election.


Skeletal remains found near I-40 in central Arkansas; police investigate whether they are those of man missing since 2015

Authorities in Central Arkansas said they are investigating whether human remains found off a Conway road are those of a man who went missing more than three years ago. A man discovered what appeared to be a human skull just before dark on Monday on the city’s north side, the Conway Police Departmen


Texarkana Arkansas Police Could Use Your Help Identifying Mailbox Thief

Have you seen this car, or the person driving it in your neighborhood? The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department would love to find this person that has been allegedly stealing from mailboxes.


Arkansas bill would automatically seal some criminal records

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — An Arkansas lawmaker is proposing that some non-violent offenders be allowed to have their criminal records automatically sealed, a move backed by a coalition that says it would give people a second chance after serving their sentence.