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Furry friends

Pine Bluff Police Officer Hodges Stewart holds Bear, a 1-and-a-half year-old male Shih Tzu puppy that was turned in to the shelter Monday afternoon. Stewart said the owner of the dog was an elderly lady who could not take care of Bear anymore and brought him and another dog to the shelter. ‘That’s really smart,’ he said. ‘We can try to get them adopted or rescued by someone.’ (Pine Bluff Commercial/Ray King)

‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ is a by-the-numbers biopic

“The Man Who Knew Infinity” tells the fictionalized true story of Srinivasa Ramanujan, a brilliant unschooled mathematician whose work changed the field. Let me stop you before you say “A Beautiful Mind” or “The Imitation Game.” This biopic, from writer-director Matthew Brown, is a dutiful effort that never quite adds up to those vastly superior efforts.

CAC Pinwheel Garden

Christa Menotti, executive director of the Children’s Advocacy Center, left, Sheree Perkins and Hazel Maxey stand behind the sign and pinwheel garden in front of the Donald W. Reynolds Community Service Center. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and they put up the pinwheel garden to represent happiness and diversity, with each of the pinwheels being a different color. In 2015 the staff at the center, which provides services to child victims of sexual abuse, saw 685 clients and their families. Menotti said the center is a nonprofit agency and is always seeking volunteers and donations. (Pine Bluff Commercial/Ray King)

Washington Digest: Senate Approves Energy, FAA Bills

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Senate handed lopsided victories last week to its first major energy bill in nearly a decade and a Federal Aviation Administration measure to enhance safety, promote drone technology and offer additional consumer protections to the flying public.