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28th Annual Chancellor’s Benefit for the Arts set for February 21

28th Annual Chancellor’s Benefit for the Arts set for February 21

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (University of Ark. in Pine Bluff) - The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will host its 28th Annual Chancellor’s Benefit for the Arts February 21, 2015, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

The black tie event will salute individuals who have worked tirelessly and donated generously to promote activities and programs that benefit their communities and students attending the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

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Students from all over Ark. will compete in State Spelling Bee

Students from all over Ark. will compete in State Spelling Bee

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - The best spellers in the state will come together to compete at the Arkansas State Spelling Bee, which could take the winner to nationals in Washington D.C.

The competition will be held Feb. 28 in the Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus in Conway. Registration will start at 7:30 a.m. and the competition will begin at 9 a.m. 

The competition will consist of 60 county spelling bee winners in second through eighth grade that will be competing for an all-expense-paid trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C., in May. 

The other prizes will be Kindles for the top three finishers, Amazon gift cards and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionaries. 

 

Four suspects taken into custody for Pine Bluff robbery


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – A man was robbed on Wednesday morning at a grocery store in Pine Bluff.

The incident occurred at Brookshire's Grocery Store at 1605 E. Harding St. around 10:49 a.m.

The victim was able to give a description of the suspects and vehicle, and police were able to pull the vehicle over in a parking lot. He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. His condition is currently unknown.

According to police, four suspects were taken into custody. The suspects are Devonta Collier, 20, Krystal Edgerson, 20, Roderick Bell, 19, and Josh McAfee, 21.

Two handguns were recovered from the vehicle, but it is unknown if they were involved in the incident.

Pine Bluff police are still investigating.

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MC Lyte to speak during YMTF program

MC Lyte to speak during YMTF program

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) - Lana “MC Lyte” Moorer will be the speaker for this year’s Youth Motivation Task Force (YMTF) Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB).

Sponsored by the Office of Career Services, the free, public event will be held Tuesday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the H. O. Clemmons Arena of the Kenneth L. Johnson, Sr., HPER Complex.

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Police are asking for help finding missing Benton man

Police are asking for help finding missing Benton man

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department issued a missing person report Tuesday for Michael Ray Isbell.

Isbell, 48, of Benton was last seen Tuesday morning around 9 a.m. at the Birch Tree Organization located at 1502 Mary Kay Lane. According to reports, Isbell has been diagnosed with a mental illness that could possibly impair his judgment. 

He is believed to still be in central Arkansas. Isbell is described as standing six feet tall with short dark hair. He was wearing a white sweater, dark jacket, tennis shoes and blue jeans when he allegedly walked away from his volunteer job. 

Pine Bluff landmark closes after 40 years of business


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - After 40 years of business the burger shack Sno-White Grill that so many call home is going out of business.

The grill, which sits on 3rd Avenue, has been regarded as one of Pine Bluff's best since it was founded in the 1970's but at age 78 its owner Bobby Garner is calling it quits.

"If you keep talking to me I'll start crying," Garner said when asked how he felt about closing shop.

The business was founded in the mid-70's and has endured a fire, plus visits from dozens of famous customers, including Bill Clinton.

It's acted as a source of familiarity for regulars who call the other patrons family.

"Just so many people had so many memories here it's hard for a lot of them to give them up," said Glynn Bishop, who comes to the restaurant twice a day six times a week.

"This place has been around longer than I have," added local Etoyle Mouser.

Pine Bluff store keeping teens off the street


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - A Pine Bluff non-profit opened a retail store on Friday to help kids stay off the streets.

The non-profit called Full Circle 360, is teaching teens how to manage their own business but more importantly how prepare for careers in the future.

Teenagers between the age of 14 to 17 are helping run their own retail store.

"Show them how important work is and help them develop positive work skills like being on time, and having to get along with co-workers and things of that nature," said Alex Price, the founder of Full Circle 360.

The non-profit helps the elderly and the youth develop skills necessary to thrive and live successfully.

"Shopping gives them something to do and it helps enhance what they learn in school."