The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is taking steps toward redeveloping a baccalaureate program in nursing.
The university is to conduct a feasibility study and the Arkansas State Nursing Board is to conduct an on-site survey. The board would have to approve the program, as would University of Arkansas Trustees and the state Higher Education Coordinating Board.
In 2010, UAPB's nursing program was suspended, which led to the school being barred from accepting new students.
A circuit judge has filed an order removing Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell from office after the Arkansas Supreme Court found Cassell was ineligible for the post.
The order from Circuit Judge David Clinger says Cassell should be removed immediately from office. Two weeks ago, the high court found that Cassell's 1979 conviction for possessing stolen hens made him ineligible to serve.
Legislators passed new air pollution control regulations and the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is to hold a meeting on how to implement the new law.
The agency is to conduct a hearing at 1 p.m. Friday at ADEQ headquarters in North Little Rock. The meeting is open to the public but officials have specifically invited parties that will be affected by the new law, along with environmental groups.
At issue is the emission of certain types of pollutants.