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Bridge closed

BRIDGE CLOSED — Avoid the area the 28th Avenue bridge (near intersection with Bay). The road is closed because there is a downed tree leaning on a power line in the area, according to police and MECCA officials at about 7 p.m. Thursday. The Commercial first heard reports from residents about the closure at about 5:30 p.m.

PB unemployment rose in June

Pine Bluff’s June unemployment rate rose to 10.7 percent from the 10.1 percent reading for May, according to data released Wednesday by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.