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Chicot Co. highway project put on hold

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has withdrawn 10 construction projects— including one from Chicot County — from its planned list of projects scheduled for award in April as a result of the uncertainty of federal-aid reimbursements available from the Federal Highway Trust Fund.

Oklahoma City suburb devastated by tornado

Rescue workers clawed through mountains of rubble in a frantic search for survivors — including dozens of missing children — as the death toll mounted after a mile-wide tornado flattened an Oklahoma City suburb, destroying whole neighborhoods and at least two schools.