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Pine Bluff woman killed in accident


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – Police in Pine Bluff say a woman was killed in an accident Monday.

Lt. David Price with PBPD said a 2007 Nissan Quest traveling north on Blake Street and had begun to turn left onto 13th Avenue when it collided with a 1994 Toyota Camry was traveling south on Blake Street.

Price said it is undetermined which party had a green light or red light.

The passenger of the Quest, 73-year-old Alice Wooley, was taken to Jefferson Regional where she was pronounced dead just after noon.

The driver of the Quest and the driver of the Camry were also taken to Jefferson Memorial for non-life threatening injuries.

The collision is still under investigation.


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Pine Bluff to use inmates to demolish 600 houses


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV)- A pilot program with Arkansas Community Corrections will allow prisoners to work with local governments in tearing down condemned houses.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for our city," said Pine Bluff councilman Lloyd Holcomb. "We have 600 condemned houses on our list right now." Holcomb and other council members support making Pine Bluff the first Arkansas city to benefit from the program. Made possible through an $830,000 grant from Arkansas Economic Development Commission, the two year program allows 50 prisoners and parolees to provide free labor to the city while learning job skills for their futures.

Pine Bluff woman wanted for McDonald's theft


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - A Pine Bluff woman is wanted in connection with a theft from the local McDonald's.

According to Lt. David Price, Kelli Shavers, 34, is wanted for Theft of Property and was last seen driving a 2000 white Nissan Pathfinder with an unknown license number.

Price is a white female with brown hair, blue eyes, and is 5'8.

If anyone knows the whereabouts or information about Shavers, please contact the Pine Bluff Police Detective Division at (870)730-2090 or the dispatch center at (870)541-5300.


Pine Bluff planning to demolish 600 condemned houses


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - A meeting Monday night in Pine Bluff will give the public a chance to question officials over plans to demolish some 600 condemned houses.

The new program, that would have prison inmates doing the work, was proposed by Arkansas Community Correction (ACC). ACC hopes that this project will give inmates job skills to use when they're released.

The public meeting starts at 5:30.


Historic gown collection to undergo conservation process; may be removed from public exhibit

Historic gown collection to undergo conservation process; may be removed from public exhibit

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (OSHM) - The Old State House Museum’s First Ladies’ Gown collection, which contains over 120 years of inaugural gowns worn by Arkansas’s First Ladies, will temporarily close to the public on September 8, 2014, so the gowns can be assessed for conservation needs. The last day to see the collection before the assessment is September 7, 2014.

“The Arkansas First Ladies Gowns at the Old State House Museum are, through the years, our most popular artifacts,” said Bill Gatewood, director of the Old State House Museum. ”Our responsibility to preserve the gowns yet make them accessible to the public creates a very challenging situation.  The Museum staff's decision to begin conservation of the gowns exhibit must balance both considerations.”

Project Runway Alumn Korto Momolu to speak at breastfeeding education event

Project Runway Alumn Korto Momolu to speak at breastfeeding education event

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Arkansas Department of Health, Sisters United, UAMS College of Medicine, and Baptist Health are coming together to host an event for pregnant women, new moms, and breastfeeding mothers.

The free event on Sat., Aug. 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. is intended to discuss breastfeeding successes and challenges in addition to featuring health booths, prizes, breakfast, massages, and more.

It will be held at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center on 501 West Ninth Street. Special guests include breastfeeding mom, Korto Momolu (Project Runway) and Dr. William Greenfield, OB/GYN      

Detonations planned for central Arkansas arsenal


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (August 22, 2014) – Residents living close to Pine Bluff Arsenal should not be alarmed if they hear small explosions coming from the installation Tuesday.

Personnel from the Little Rock Air Force Base Explosive Ordnance Detachment will be detonating production components damaged during the manufacturing process.

Fishing and other recreational activities near Yellow Lake will be restricted during this time and Arsenal access to the Arkansas River will be closed.