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The year 2014 is almost over and we have had a busy year.  Just a reminder about #GivingTuesday.  This year it falls on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.  Lupus patients, please help and support the cause of lupus.  We have worked since October 1993 so very hard as volunteers and I am happy to say that we have made many accomplishments.  People are finally taking this cruel complex disease of lupus serious.  Research in Little Rock was a big milestone.  Although the research did not work, we are praying that will not be the end of lupus research in Arkansas.  The first medication in over 50 years for lupus was approved  by FDA March 2009 and lupus has been around for many years.  It is difficult for me to believe that lupus patients only had aspirin for the excruiating pain they had to endure, but that is true.

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1 killed, 2 injured while trying to push SUV down street

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – One man is dead and two others were injured while the group was trying to push an SUV down the street.

According to the Pine Bluff Police Department, a female was steering a 2001 Chevrolet blazer while two men were pushing it down Olive Street. Apparently a van traveling the same direction struck the two men and the rear of the Blazer.

Police reports show that one of the men was taken to UAMS in Little Rock where he later died, and the other received severe injuries to his lower extremities. The woman steering the Blazer and the person driving the van were not severely injured.

Arkansas university gets $1.5 million in grants

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has received $1.5 million in federal funding for four agriculture and food science projects.

The university's School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences was awarded the grants this week from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

An associate professor of agriculture is using biotechnology to increase the tuber size and yield of locally grown sweet potatoes. A horticulture specialist plans to educate impoverished youth about local food systems and fresh foods.

Police: Man found shot in parking lot, shooter not in custody

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – Pine Bluff Police are looking for any additional information in a recent homicide.

According to Lt. David Price, Kenneth Wayne Moore, Jr., 28, of Pine Bluff, was found unresponsive in a parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound around 9:30 p.m. Saturday on Rhinehart Road. He had apparently been shot in the upper body.

Moore was later pronounced dead by the Jefferson County Coroner.

Police have not released a motive for the shooting and have not shared any information on a person of interest.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Pine Bluff Police at (870) 730-2090 or the dispatch center at (870) 541-5300.

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NCAA accusing UAPB of allowing 124 ineligible players

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) -In a 25-page infractions report released on November 5 the National Collegiate Athletic Association centers their case around the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Lonza Hardy says, "Basically it was a systems error where checks and balances were not in place."

According to the report, over the course of five academic years dating back to 2007, UAPB "erroneously certified" 124 student-athletes for competition. "As a result, the institution permitted ineligible student-athletes to practice and compete." Hardy continues, "A host of people played a role in the certification of student-athletes."

Lack of money impedes interest in purchasing body cameras

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - In the coming weeks, a grand jury plans to make a decision on whether a Ferguson police officer will face charges in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in August. Since it happened, law enforcement agencies across the country continue to review policies, but a lack of money is preventing some from buying the equipment they want.

Every time an officer steps out of the car, he or she runs a risk. Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) Major Lafayette Woods said immediately following the officer involved shooting in Ferguson, they reviewed their policies.

Arkansas Elections Results 2014

Arkansas Elections Results 2014

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