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Escapee captured

A man who escaped from a Dallas County jail around midnight Saturday was captured in Drew County on Monday morning shortly after 11 a.m. He was observed getting into a vehicle at an automated teller machine near a store across from the Drew County Road Department on U.S. 278 E.

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.