Public defender asking judge to take her off case

A Hughes man sentenced to more than 100 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections for the 2010 murder of Anna Mae Banks and the attempted murder of her husband, Nathaniel Banks, is scheduled to appear again in St. Francis County Circuit Court later this week.

FC natives working to make changes in community

Most Forrest City residents will agree that something needs to be done to address a recent problem with violent crime in the community, but one group of area residents and natives is actually working together to try to find a solution.