Carrying his shadeToday may be the first official day of fall, but on Saturday, it still felt a lot like summer. P’Caylin Carter, 10, one of the Palestine Peewee football players, carried an umbrella with him to try and stay cooler as he participated in the pre-game coin flip. Palestine’s peewee teams were hosting Marianna for a pair of youth games. Photo by Fred Conley.
Long says audit findings rarely lead to charges - The Joint Legislative Audit Committee is reporting that two of 33 cases from the First Judicial District referred by the committee to Prosecutor Fletcher Long for the period of Jan. 1, 2013 to Aug. 25, 2014 have resulted in charges being filed.
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Medical officials urge vigilance in fighting new respiratory virus - Area medical officials are making preparations as the number of children suffering from a rapidly spreading respiratory virus grows.
Buchanan arrested after fleeing attempt - A Forrest City man with a history of felony arrests is once again being held in the St. Francis County Jail after a weekend arrest on felony charges.
Two shot Saturday; another two this morning - Two men were shot early Saturday morning in the Beech Grove neighborhood in an incident police were told stemmed from an earlier altercation at a local nightclub.
Troopers drugs hidden in trailer - State troopers found 21 bundles of marijuana hidden inside a utility trailer loaded with an old four-wheeler during a traffic stop just after midnight Sunday on Interstate 40.