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Storms cause power outages, minor damage in city

High winds from a line of severe thunderstorms knocked out power to nearly 10,000 residents and businesses across the city Thursday evening. Wind gusts were reported as high as 60 to 80 miles per hour in Jefferson County, according to meteorologists with the National Weather Service in North Little Rock.

Dallas County sets meetings

Dallas County Courthouse at Fordyce will host two meetings: The county solid waste board will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, July 18, and the quorum court meeting was changed to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 26.

Suspect in home invasion arrested

A Pine Bluff man who is currently on probation was arrested early Friday morning after he was identified as one of the suspects who broke into an apartment late Tuesday that resulted in another suspect being shot to death.

Bethel New Bethel honors leaders

Bethel New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 2522 N. Pryce St., will celebrate the second pastoral anniversary of the Rev. and Mrs. Roosevelt Simmons Jr. starting with a luncheon for Shannon Simmons at noon Saturday, July 16, at the Promenade at Chenal at Little Rock. Sunday, July 17, at 11 a.m., services will feature guest speaker Brodes Perry of St. Mark Baptist Church at Little Rock. At 3 p.m., the guest speaker will be the Rev. Terry Brown, pastor of adult ministries at North Dallas Community Bible Fellowship.