Animal cruelty being investigated

The St. Francis County Sheriff’s department is investigating a case of animal cruelty involving the confirmed deaths of four dogs.

Crews make major gains against California wildfire

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Lisa Gregory has kept a close eye on the weather since fleeing her home in the woods as a wildfire advanced in Southern California. She doesn’t know when she can return or whether her house was still standing.

FCPD Crime Stoppers offering reward

The Crime Stoppers division of the Forrest City Police Department is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for firing several shots into a city-owned building over the weekend.

New plight for Louisiana flood victims: Finding a place to live

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) — Keisha Taylor, a 37-year-old mother of four, has spent three nights in two different shelters since her family fled the flooding at their Baton Rouge apartment complex. She doesn’t know how many more nights they will be sleeping on cots inside the downtown arena where hundreds sought shelter.

City Council votes to form committee for EMS research

In a regularly scheduled meeting held Tuesday night, members of the Forrest City City Council unanimously agreed to form a committee to examine the needs of the community in regards to local ambulance services. In addition to four city council members, the committee is expected to include representatives of local ambulance companies, Forrest City Medical Center, dispatchers and members of both the Forrest City police and fire departments.