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Warren man sentenced for adult abuse

A Bradley County man has been sentenced to five years in the Arkansas Department of Correction, with three years suspended, on one count of adult abuse and one count of criminal use of property, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced Monday.

Gibson says he’s going to ‘shine a light’ on Siemens issues

On Oct. 11, 2013, the city of Monticello entered into a $10 million contract with Siemens Industry Inc. to upgrade the city’s water system with new water meters and replace aging water lines. A year and $7 million later, the city has hired an attorney to determine whether the transaction complies with applicable law and, if so, is the company fulfilling its obligations under the contract.

Ding Dong Days

Three intrepid rock-wall climbers show their stuff Saturday at the 2014 Ding Dong Days Fun Day at Memorial Park in Dumas, which offered music, munchies and a lot of other family-oriented activities for everyone. Dumas also held its annual Ding Dong Days parade as part of the annual community celebration. (Special to The Commercial/Joe Dempsey)

Area farmers able to burn even during ban

Despite the burn ban that was in effect for Jefferson County for the past several weeks before Friday's heavy rains, plumes of smoke could nevertheless be spotted on an almost daily basis rising from agricultural land in rural areas to the east of Pine Bluff.

New State Highway 530 opens

With the removal of tarps covering road signs and barrels blocking the on- and off-ramps, crews with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department on Thursday morning officially opened to traffic the Exit 44 State Highway 530 interchange with Interstate 530 on the south side of Pine Bluff.