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Youth track and field group heading to California

When Shannaine Eans blows her whistle, she means business. On a recent afternoon at the Watson High School football field, she took command of the 20-yard line like a four-star general in front of a regiment of troops. Only she wasn’t commanding soldiers — her army is made up of area kids with a passion for track and field.

Johnson found not guilty on all charges

After just two hours of deliberation, 12 jurors found Jefferson County Clerk Patricia Royal Johnson not guilty on all charges. Family and friends clapped as Johnson hugged her attorney after the verdict was read Friday at the Jefferson County Courthouse. Retired Pulaski County Judge John Langston presided.

Sheriff: Charges against Johnson ‘a bunch of crock’

Hard work and dedication — just a couple reasons why Patricia Royal Johnson, Jefferson County Clerk, saw fit to give her employees checks in the form of end-of-the-year bonuses. Johnson testified Thursday at the Jefferson County Courthouse that she believed compensating her employees for not only their commitment to the office, but also the citizens of the county, should be rewarded.

Storms cause power outages, minor damage in city

High winds from a line of severe thunderstorms knocked out power to nearly 10,000 residents and businesses across the city Thursday evening. Wind gusts were reported as high as 60 to 80 miles per hour in Jefferson County, according to meteorologists with the National Weather Service in North Little Rock.

Suspect in home invasion arrested

A Pine Bluff man who is currently on probation was arrested early Friday morning after he was identified as one of the suspects who broke into an apartment late Tuesday that resulted in another suspect being shot to death.