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Goodwill expands re-entry program to Pine Bluff, helps former inmates transition
PINE BLUFF, Ark. — After spending time in prison, getting back into society can be a challenge. Some may give up if they don’t know where to turn. That’s why Goodwill is expanding its re-entry program to Pine Bluff.
Man arrested after fatal shooting outside Pine Bluff apartment
One person is in custody in connection with a homicide in Pine Bluff Monday afternoon. Authorities say Daryll Broady, 26, was arrested shortly after the shooting took place. Pine Bluff police say the shooting occurred around 4:45 p.m. in the parking lot of the apartment complex located in the 2600 b
Panel denies Pine Bluff school's charter renewal
A divided Arkansas Charter Authorizing Panel on Tuesday voted to deny the renewal of the charter for the Pine Bluff Lighthouse Academy that serves about 270 students in grades kindergarten through eight.
January 2019 events at Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas
Yoga for Kids — Every Saturday, 10:15-11 a.m. It’s just like yoga for adults, but sillier. Yoga is a great way to increase fitness, decrease stress, and improve mental focus in a non-competitive manner. We invite kids age 7 and older to join us every Saturday morning, 10:15-11 a.m. and start your we
Monday night shooting kills 1
The Pine Bluff Police Department is investigating a shooting at an apartment complex that left one dead and another in custody Monday. At approximately 4:45 p.m., officers responded to calls of a shooting in the parking lot of 2601 S Olive, according to a news release. When they arrived, they found
Mayor, council say goodbye to Brumett, Walker
The Pine Bluff City Council on Monday night said goodbye to two of their own as council members Bill Brumett and Thelma Walker attended their final meeting. “The City of Pine Bluff would like to say thank you as you exit your seats,” Mayor Shirley Washington said before presenting plaques bearing th
Construction on city’s aquatics/multi-purpose center progressing
Construction on the new Pine Bluff Aquatics and Multi-purpose Center is well underway on 11th Avenue near downtown Pine Bluff. The $12 million facility is scheduled to be finished by summer 2019. Commercial Managing Editor/John Worthen.
Police believe man arrested in Union Co. is connected to string of Dollar General robberies
A man is in custody after being tied to a robbery of a White Hall Dollar General store. Police believe he is connected to a string of four Dollar General store robberies. In November, four Dollar Generals in were robbed within four days. Police at that time believed the incidents were connected, and
UAPB senior wins research competition
Ashlyn Carlton, a senior major of animal science at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, recently won the First Place Poster Award at the Arkansas Association for Food Protection’s annual meeting in Fayetteville, according to a news release.
Students from UAPB, SEARK graduate Friday
Hundreds of students from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and Southeast Arkansas College gathered Friday in separate graduation ceremonies at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.
Decades after attracting national attention, King Cotton Classic returns to Pine Bluff
PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KATV) — Nearly two decades after paving the way for high school tournaments around the country, "the 'King' is back." Later this month, the King Cotton Classic, once recognized as one of the nation's premier high school boys basketball tournaments, is set to return to the newly ren
Santa spreads Christmas cheer at county courthouse
One-year-old Zayven Thomas gets an assist from his grandmother, Samella Thomas, Friday as they visit with Santa Claus at the Jefferson County Courthouse. The annual event held in the rotunda featured cookies and punch for children from day cares, elementary school and others. Thomas works for the Ta
Odds Long of Arkansas Casino Coming to Pope County, as Local Leaders Oppose Gambling Venue
The statewide Arkansas casino ballot question that passed during the November election earmarks a gaming venue for Pope County, but local leaders are opposed to the facility. Issue 4 — a referendum to amend the Arkansas Constitution and authorize as many as four commercial casinos — passed with 54.1
Pine Bluff fire crews introduce new 10-year smoke detectors, installing for free in homes
PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - There's a new smoke detector that lasts 10 years meaning you don't have to change the batteries, and still know you're safe and protected. The Pine Bluff Fire Department sees value in them, so they partnered with the Red Cross to install the smoke detectors in people's home
Update: Pine Bluff Murder Suspect Jailed in Kansas City
PINE BLUFF, Ark. - Nine months after a homicide in Pine Bluff police say an arrest has been made out of state. The Pine Bluff Police Department (PBPD) announced in a Wednesday news release that Marquanthony Sullivan, 27, was jailed in Kansas City, Missouri.
Arkansas Couple’s Adoption of 7 Siblings Finalized Ahead of Christmas
A couple in Arkansas was able to adopt a set of seven siblings just weeks before Christmas. Terri Hawthorn and Michael Hawthorn told themselves that they would foster children but never adopt when they became foster parents years ago.
New Casino for Pine Bluff in Early Stages of Development
PINE BLUFF, Ark. (Arkansas Money & Politics) - John Berrey’s vision is impressive. Berrey, chairman of Downstream Development Authority and the Quapaw Nation, spoke by phone about plans for a casino development in Pine Bluff.
Waiver could make dismissal for Little Rock and Pine Bluff teachers easier
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Teachers and parents with the Little Rock School District are worried a waiver to an education law could put their jobs in jeopardy. The Arkansas Department of Education was set to discuss an agenda item concerning LRSD Thursday, Dec. 13. It would allow them to waive a num
Jefferson County Food Safety reports for the week of 12-16-18
The Arkansas Department of Health regulates the sale of food at establishments which include restaurants, bars, daycares, schools, grocery stores, convenience stores, bed and breakfast facilities, hotels/motels, mobile units and concession stands. Inspections are made unannounced by environmental he
Restructuring of City Clerk’s Office being considered
A proposal to restructure the Pine Bluff City Collector’s Office by eliminating a part-time position and spreading the money from that position between the remaining people in the office will go to the Pine Bluff City Council for a final decision.