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Drew Central teacher accused of sexual assault

A 57-year-old teacher at Drew Central High School was arrested Wednesday for allegedly having inappropriate contact and communication with a 16-year-old female student, according to a news release from the Drew County Sheriff’s Office.

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The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has withdrawn 10 construction projects— including one from Chicot County — from its planned list of projects scheduled for award in April as a result of the uncertainty of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

Bradley County’s tomato festival may have no tomatoes

WARREN — Bradley County's Pink Tomato Festival kicks off this week, with the Grand Tomato Ball on June 7 leading into a week of festivities starting Thursday, June 13. But there's one small problem: There may not be many tomatoes.

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.