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  1. 100 images of faded gloryRead the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago | NWAonline

    Michael Hibblen's arresting photo of the atrium of the Hotel Pines, once a luxury hotel in Pine Bluff, is part of "Light Through the Pines," an exhibit at the Central Arkansas Library System's Cox Creative Center. The exhibit is running Friday-Aug. 31. Rita Henry had been fascinated with the old Hotel Pines in Pine Bluff ever since she was a young girl.

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  2. PB demolition plan slow to set upRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | NWAonline

    Dina Tyler, a deputy director at the Arkansas Department of Community Correction said in an emailed statement that hiring a supervisor for the program took longer than expected, which also delayed the bidding process for equipment needed for the program. "We are now waiting for the bids to be submitted and processed," Tyler said, noting that a supervisor has been hired.

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  3. Security chips in the cards for AmericansRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | NWAonline

    Banks in Arkansas that issue credit cards are spending thousands of dollars to fund computer chip technology that promises to cut down on theft. Retailers are also hurrying to install the technology by an Oct. 1 deadline set by MasterCard, Visa and other card brands.

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  4. 2nd suspect jailed in fatal PB holdupRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | NWAonline

    Police arrested Lorenzo Kellon, 23, on Tuesday night, saying they believed he was the one who fired the shots that killed 46-year-old Hardip Singh. Both men had been the subject of a manhunt after Singh was shot multiple times during a robbery just before 9 p.m. Monday at the Big Red store at 1802 E. Harding Ave. Police arrived at the store in response to a robbery call and found Singh's body on the west side of the business.

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  5. PB man oversaw 3 bank holdups, U.S. jury decidesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | NWAonline

    A federal jury spent about two hours over two days deliberating before finding Cameron Zayrell Arnold, 30, of Pine Bluff guilty Wednesday of masterminding three bank robberies in Little Rock and Benton that were carried out by other men. The other two men pleaded guilty to bank robbery charges and agreed to testify against Arnold in the hope that they will receive leniency at sentencing in return.

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  6. Officer testifies in robbery trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | NWAonline

    A part-time White Hall police officer who owns a car business in Pine Bluff saw his two professions merge one day last year to help catch bank-robbery suspects. Testifying in a federal trial that began Monday for a Pine Bluff man accused of orchestrating three bank robberies last year, Dane Reed, owner of Dane's Auto Sales, told jurors that he always takes his police radio to the car dealership in case the small Police Department needs assistance.

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  7. PB slaying draws 25-year sentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 20 | NWAonline

    A Pine Bluff man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and one count of committing a terroristic act in the 2013 shooting death of Carol Baker, 54, of Pine Bluff. According to the Jefferson County prosecuting attorney's office, Samuel Kimmons, 27, was sentenced to 25 years in prison Wednesday for his role in the crime.

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  8. PB woman arrested in killingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | NWAonline

    A Pine Bluff woman was arrested Thursday morning, authorities said, after she admitted to killing 84-year-old Esbend Sheridan on Tuesday night by stabbing him repeatedly and striking him in the face with a board. Carla Davidson, 53, of Jefferson County was held without bond at the Jefferson County jail on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated robbery.

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  9. Housing board to seek information-act clarityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | NWAonline

    The Little Rock Housing Authority board of commissioners voted Thursday to allow the agency's law firm to seek a declaratory judgment in an ongoing dispute with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette over document requests. The Metropolitan Housing Alliance will ask a Pulaski County circuit judge to determine what services the state's Freedom of Information Act permits a public agency to bill a requester for in readying documents for release, said the agency's attorney Mark Davis, with Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, LLP.

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  10. Body of man, 84, found beside roadRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | NWAonline

    The Jefferson County sheriff's office is investigating the death of an 84-year-old man found Wednesday near the shoulder of a highway, according to a news release from the sheriff. The body of Esbend Sheridan, 84, was found by a Waste Management employee at 11:52 a.m. in the 8200 block of U.S. 79 South about 3.5 miles south of the city limits of Pine Bluff, according to the release.

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  11. State receives 12 proposals for 17 chartersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | NWAonline

    Twelve organizations have submitted letters of intent to the state to open 17 charter schools -- plus some satellite campuses -- in 2016-17 in communities including Little Rock, Bentonville, Scott and Lockesburg. As many as six of the schools would open in Little Rock if all plans come to fruition.

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  12. Residents left cleaning mess from floodingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 15 | NWAonline

    Hundreds of Jefferson County residents have been busy over the past week, cleaning up their homes after floodwaters that had crept into them abated. The Arkansas River crested in Pine Bluff on June 4 at 46 feet -- 4 feet above flood stage -- marking the fifth-highest level ever recorded there, officials with the National Weather Service have said.

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  13. Accidents on Arkansas roads leave three deadRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 15 | NWAonline

    A Tucker man died Saturday in a single-vehicle crash on Arkansas 165 in Lonoke County, according to an Arkansas State Police report. Cedric Herron, 36, was a passenger in a 2000 Honda Accord heading south on Arkansas 165 about 5:23 p.m. After failing to manage a curve, the car left the road, hit a tree and then flipped several times, according to the report.

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  14. Boat advisory still in effect for riverRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 14 | NWAonline

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminded boaters Friday that a small-craft advisory for the Arkansas River is still in place, even as river flows have decreased somewhat with recent flooding receding. During high flows, dikes that are normally visible are submerged, and strong currents and large debris can threaten the safety of pleasure craft, the Corps said in a news release.

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  15. State expands role in PB schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 13 | NWAonline

    T.C. Wallace , interim Pine Bluff school superintendent, talks with Elbert Harvey and Richard Wilde of the state Department of Education's school improvement office Friday during a meeting in Little Rock on academically troubled schools in Pine Bluff. The Arkansas Board of Education's academic-distress committee on Friday directed state school improvement specialists to expand their work in individual Pine Bluff schools to include district leaders in efforts to advance student achievement.

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  16. Counties survey damage as floodwaters recedeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | NWAonline

    Arthur Walker looks out the back door of his flooded home Wednesday in Shreveport, where the Red River was finally starting to recede after cresting at 7 feet above flood stage. In Arkansas, teams were still waiting for the river to go down enough to access some areas.

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  17. From the air, governor sees breadth of floodingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 10 | NWAonline

    Donna Yarbro pauses from the messy cleanup of mud and water in her Pine Bluff home Tuesday as floodwaters from the Arkansas River recede from her Island Harbor Estates neighborhood. After a helicopter tour of submerged fields and washed-out land, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday that he will work to secure federal disaster relief to help with the untold damage to crops, livestock and homes inflicted by the most severe flooding in southwest Arkansas in more than 20 years.

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  18. Nonprofit to return gifts from treasurer, deputyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 9 | NWAonline

    The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network will be returning donations that were made by state Treasurer Dennis Milligan and his Deputy Chief of Staff Jason Brady, money donated after questions were raised about Brady's misuse of the charity's resources, the group announced Monday. Ray Carson, a cancer society spokesman, said the nonprofit group received the contributions last week from Milligan and Brady, but he declined to specify the size of the gifts.

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  19. UAPB fisheries unit gets new digs, chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 8 | NWAonline

    Big changes are sweeping through the aquaculture and fisheries program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, including the retirement of the director and a key diagnostic lab moving off campus. The University of Arkansas board of trustees voted recently to pay Carole Engle a $51,536 stipend as part of an early retirement agreement, according to documents released by the UA System.

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  20. Two rivers' crests raise hope of waters recedingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2015 | NWAonline

    About 2 feet of water flooded the first floor of Eddy Sanders' home on Holiday Road in Island Harbor Estates in Pine Bluff on Thursday. See more photos at arkansasonline.com/galleries.

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