Two Illinois men arrested on way to music festival

A pair of Illinois men are behind bars after a routine traffic stop on Wednesday led to the discovery of more than eight ounces of psychedelic narcotics. The men reportedly told police that they were on their way to sell the drugs at a Texas music festival.

Honoring McCollum at St. Francis County Museum

A new exhibit at the St. Francis County Museum is bringing bright colors and a modern fashion flair to the corner of the museum’s parlor room as it honors the memory of the late Cara McCollum, a Forrest City native, and takes a look at her journey to become Miss New Jersey 2013 – a journey that began with her desire to share her love of reading with children in her community.

Nine local nonprofits to participate in ArkansasGives donation event

The final installment ArkansasGives, a 12-hour giving event hosted by the Arkansas Community Foundation, is set for Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and several nonprofits in St. Francis County stand to benefit from the generosity of donors both locally and statewide.

State police working to prevent distracted driving in April

During April, Distracted Driving Prevention Month, Arkansas law enforcement agencies will be renewing efforts to enforce and increase awareness of the state’s distracted driving laws. Arkansas State Police and the Highway Safety Office will be coordinating with national efforts to spread the message about distracted driving.