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Correction

An article in the Wednesday edition of The Commercial about a Tuesday night political forum incorrectly attributed a quote on the city’s improving crime statistics. The quote came from incumbent Ward 3 Alderman Bill Brumett.

Arkansas state parties reap national cash

WASHINGTON — The Arkansas Democratic and Republican state parties have received more than $7 million from their national affiliates this campaign cycle largely to help bolster the election efforts of candidates running for U.S. Senate and Congress.

Fire Near 3rd and Blake

Pine Bluff Fire & Emergency Services firefighters respond to a trailer fire at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday near Third Avenue and Blake Street. Fire officials at the scene said no one was injured and the trailer appeared to be abandoned. The window facing the street was broken out, and the house next door was a burned-out structure. (Pine Bluff Commercial/Amy Widner)

Campaign Stop

Nina Taggart, right, enjoys a doughnut while listening to Frank Gilbert, the Libertarian Party candidate for governor, who was campaigning Wednesday in Pine Bluff. Gilbert said his party is ‘building for the future: after fielding 27 candidates for office this year.’ (Pine Bluff Commercial/Ray King)

AG: Beware Ebola-related scams

LITTLE ROCK – Scammers will use any opportunity to take advantage of consumers’ fears. Since the first case of the Ebola virus was reported in the United States, an increasing number of organizations have popped up offering “cures” and opportunities to donate to victims of the virus.