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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.

It’s Official: New Trotter Ford-Lincoln location celebrated at ribbon cutting

Less than two months after the Trotter Ford-Lincoln dealership moved from its location on Olive Street to a new location just off Interstate 530 and Old Warren Road, company president H. Ford Trotter III was joined by family, friends, elected officials and members of the Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce Red Coats in cutting the ribbon to officially open the business Wednesday morning.

Free summer reading event set

Top Knotch World Inc. will sponsor a free summer reading program for students in third grade and up. The sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at 119 W. Second Ave. (formerly Terry’s restaurant). Breakfast and lunch will be served daily.