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PB woman wins $1 million in lottery

Cynthia Johnson of Pine Bluff has won $1 million in the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery. Johnson plans to pay off some bills and bank the rest. The winning item was a non-winning $1 million riches-instant game ticket entered in the Play it Again Second Chance Drawing. Johnson bought her ticket at the Big Red Valero on West 28th Avenue in Pine Bluff. (Special to The Commercial)

Water World

Water floods Regional Park on Thursday afternoon as a thunderstorm drops rain on an already saturated landscape. Hydrologists are expecting the Arkansas River at Pine Bluff to rise until Friday night or early Saturday morning. Regional Park is closed because of the flooding. If the river crests as high as hydrologists are expecting, it would be the fifth-highest flood level in Pine Bluff’s recorded history. (Pine Bluff Commercial/David Hutter)