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Easy Breezy

Old Glory got a workout on Monday. This 30-foot by 60-foot flag atop a 130-foot pole, at the Smart auto dealerships in White Hall, had no troubling unfurling and staying that way as wind gusts as high as 38 mph blew through the area. The breezy day came on the heels of a cold front and was strengthened by the confluence of another front in the Ohio Valley, according to Jeff Hood, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Little Rock. Hood said conditions would be similar on Tuesday although not quite as windy, and the cooler temperatures would remain with the chilliest morning occurring on Wednesday when the lows would be in the upper 20s. Asked if there was any snow in the forecast, Hood said there were a few flurries Monday in Northwest Arkansas but nothing in the immediate future for the Pine Bluff area. (Pine Bluff Commercial/Byron Tate)

Juvenile court policy hopes to reduce incarceration rates

In an effort to reduce the number of juveniles being sent to the detention center, Sixth Division (Juvenile) Circuit Judge Earnest E. Brown Jr. met with school resource officers from the Pine Bluff, Dollarway and Watson Chapel districts Friday and encouraged them to consider alternatives to arrest.