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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.

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.


In an article that ran in Thursday’s edition of the Commercial, the Rev. Timothy R. Ramey, who drafted a resolution for condemning violence, incorrectly said that Philando Castile was fatally wounded in Minneapolis, Minn. The shooting occurred in the St. Paul, Minn., a suburb of Falcon Heights.