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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.

White Hall man accused of taking purse from vehicle

A White Hall man accused of taking a purse from a vehicle at the gas pump Monday at Brookshire’s on Camden Road allegedly told police he “had lost his job and needed money,” Detective Billy Robertson said in a probable cause affidavit presented in district court Wednesday.