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PBPD investigating Saturday homicide, city’s third in six days

The Pine Bluff Police Department has identified the victim in Saturday’s homicide as 30-year-old Earnest Ford Jr. of Pine Bluff. This is the city’s sixth murder of 2016 and the third in the past six days. According to a police department news release, at around 5:03 p.m., officers responded to the area of 1112 E. 24th Ave. in reference to a person having been shot.

Jewish temple prepares for final service

For the past 149 years, members of Pine Bluff’s Jewish community have been worshipping at Temple Anshe Emeth. However, after today, the Temple will close its doors, likely never to open again. The congregation will host their last service at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church Chapel in Pine Bluff.

Felony charges filed

Felony charges were filed during the past week against the following individuals by Eleventh Judicial District-West Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter. Listed below are the names and addresses of the defendants, the charges filed against them, the investigating agency and the bond amount if any.