Several local veterans gather at the veterans monument in front of the Forrest City Civic Center Monday for the annual Memorial Day Ceremony. From left, Earl Burghart, Clyde Clark and Charles McGowan, all veterans of the U.S. military, observe a moment of silence in memory of fallen veterans. Photo by Caitlyn Sweet

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Fleeing suspect dies after struck by patrol vehicle - A Forrest City man who had been struck by a St. Francis County Sheriff's Deputy's vehicle on Friday succumbed to his injuries at the Regional One Medical Center in Memphis Monday.

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