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BET Sunday Best contestant Rome Washington to headline Gospel Extravaganza

BET Sunday Best contestant Rome Washington to headline Gospel Extravaganza

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) – The Gospel Extravaganza remains one of the most popular events at the beginning of Homecoming Week at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) for students, alumni and the community.

This year the event will feature Season 7 BET© Sunday Best contestant Rome Washington. Sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA) the event will be held Sunday, November 2 in the J.M. Ross Theatre of the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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PBPD offering safe, fun Halloween event for families

PBPD offering safe, fun Halloween event for families

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – If you’re still looking for something to do Halloween night, the Pine Bluff Police Department has the perfect event for you.

Sergeant David De Foor told THV11 News that the department will host their annual Fall Festival at the Pine Bluff Convention Center October 31 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free, and various games and candy will be available for the kids; PBPD will also provide concessions.

All families are invited to join.

Update: Name released in Pine Bluff deadly shooting


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – Pine Bluff police say what they initially thought was a traffic accident turned into a homicide investigation.

Just after 12:30 a.m. Oct. 31, officers were called to the intersection of 12th and Cherry about an accident. When they arrived they found 57-year-old Claudell Turner in a white Buick Rendezvous that had struck a water hydrant and utility pole.

When officers approached they saw Turner had been shot, but was still alive. Police say an officer started CPR until an ambulance arrived, but Turner's condition deteriorated and he succumbed to his injuries at 12:59 a.m.

A motive for the shooting is still under investigation and no suspects have been named or arrested at this time.

Anyone who has information about this homicide is asked to call the Pine Bluff Police Detective Office at 870-730-2090 or the dispatch center at 870-541-5300.


HUD reports decrease in homelessness in Arkansas

HUD reports decrease in homelessness in Arkansas


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 30, 2014) – U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro announced on Thursday HUD's latest estimate of homelessness in the U.S., noting a continued overall decline in the total number of persons experiencing homelessness and significant reductions particularly among veterans and those persons living on the streets. In Arkansas, homelessness had declined by 23 percent since last year.

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U.S. Postal Service shares dates for best Christmas delivery times

U.S. Postal Service shares dates for best Christmas delivery times


The U.S. Postal Service is gearing up to help customers ship some 15 and a half billion cards, letters and packages in time for Christmas.

It's also aiming to cash in on the holiday by offering festive stamps, packaging and even gift cards.

To make sure your package is delivered on time, the agency suggests sending gifts a little early.

Taking advantage of the postal services online postage and free package pick-up may help as well.

To ensure that holiday mail and packages are delivered in time for Christmas, the Postal Service recommends the following mailing and shipping deadlines:

Dec. 2 - First-Class Mail International

Dec. 2 - Priority Mail International

Dec. 10 - Priority Mail Express International

Dec. 15 - Standard Post

Dec. 17 - Global Express Guaranteed

Who’s ready for a haunting? See list of haunted houses, forests, hay rides

Who’s ready for a haunting? See list of haunted houses, forests, hay rides

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Halloween is getting close, and nothing screams fall more than getting chased through dark halls by zombies and ax-wielding ghouls.

Check out our list of haunted houses, forests, hay rides and more:

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#1 ANNUAL ARKANSAS NIGHT TERRORS 13

Dates: Oct 10 & 11, Oct. 16-18, Oct. 22-25, Oct. 26-31, Nov. 1

Time: 7:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m. during the week, 7:30 p.m. to midnight or later on the weekend.

Location: 11200 West Markham; Little Rock (Behind Colonial Wine and Spirits)

Number: (501) 398-FEAR (3327)

Tickets: $15; $1 off admissions available at Colonial Wine and Spirits

Website: http://hauntingarkansas.blogspot.com/

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ARKANSAS' REAPER HAUNTED HOUSE

Dates: Oct. 3-4, 10-11, 16-31; Nov. 1

Time: 7 p.m. - ???

Location: 6016 Crystal Hill Rd.; North Little Rock

2 suspects burglarize Pine Bluff business

2 suspects burglarize Pine Bluff business


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – Pine Bluff police are looking for two suspects who burglarized a tire store.

Richard Wegner with PBPD said Oct. 19 shortly after 11 p.m. two men burglarized the American Tire business at 511 W. Spruce.

After breaking in through a window the suspects stole three floor jacks.

Police is asking for the public's assistance in identifying these two men. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detective Division at 870-730-2090 or Dispatch at 870-541-5300.