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UAPB to offer new degree in biochemistry

UAPB to offer new degree in biochemistry

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - The Department of Chemistry and Physics at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will be offering a new bachelor’s degree in biochemistry beginning in the Fall 2016 semester.

Dr. Grant Wangila, interim chair of the department of is overjoyed to be part of starting the new degree track for undergraduate students. This program is an eye opener for those who have interests in many disciplines, including health professions, biomedical research, agricultural research and the pharmaceutical sciences.

“Biochemistry is a very fascinating subject and is the basis of the health sciences,” Dr. Wangila said. “This new major is the best preparation for students who wish to pursue research careers in the biomedical sciences or careers as health professionals. I am looking forward to seeing the program grow at UAPB.”

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How to find out about road conditions; it’s not by calling 911

How to find out about road conditions; it’s not by calling 911

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – With more winter weather in the forecast, many will soon want to know about road conditions. Here is a look at different ways you can learn about the current road conditions in your area:

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Wilbert family still searching for justice after PB teen arrested


The UAPB Chancellor, Laurence B. Alexander released the following statement Wednesday afternoon:

We extend our gratitude to local law enforcement officials for their measured and thorough investigation that led to an arrest in the death of Keith Wilbert, Jr.  Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the Wilbert family. We are trusting that justice will be served. UAPB remains committed to a social justice agenda that positively impacts the campus, the local community and beyond.

If you have any information on this case, you are asked to contact the Pine Bluff Police Department. 

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Teen arrested for murder of 21-yr-old UAPB student


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - A 19-year-old was taken into police custody on Wednesday for the 2015 murder of University of Arkansas in Pine Bluff student, Keith Wilbert. 

The 21-year-old was found shot to death in his home located at the 4300 block of Boone Street on September 23, 2015. At the time of the murder, Pine Bluff police believed that it was a home invasion, and that three people were involved in the robbery. 

Harold Magee, 18, of Pine Bluff was arrested on Wednesday, January 20. The Pine Bluff Police Department stated that the arrest was made after evidence that linked Magee to the murder was discovered. 

The UAPB Chancellor, Laurence B. Alexander released the following statement Wednesday afternoon:

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Tour for Diversity in Medicine to visit UAPB

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - A group of medical professionals from all over the U.S. are paying a visit the University of Arkansas in Pine Bluff to provide free interactive workshops to high school and college students in February.

The Tour for Diversity in Medicine, a volunteer initiative developed by two young physicians to educate, inspire and cultivate the next generation of minorities in medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy, will visit the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) Thursday, February 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the STEM Academy and Conference Center.

PBPD looking for culprit in broken car window case


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – Pine Bluff police are asking for help in finding the culprit for several broken car windows in the Dollarway area.

According to Lt. David E. Price, several car windows have been broken out cine June 2015. He said a pellet gun may have been used to cause the damage.

At the moment, police do not have a suspect description, but they do know that a red Toyota Tundra has been seen in the area around the same time that the vandalism occurred.

 


Pine Bluff community to hold candlelight vigil for 85-year-old business owner


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - In honor of the death of 85-year-old Pine Bluff business owner, Lenon Buie, the community is going to hold a candlelight vigil on Sunday. 

Buie was found shot to death behind Buie's Grocery located at 3200 Port Road around 2:50 a.m., January 8. Found near his body, were the clothes police believe were worn by the suspect during the murder. They also said personal items belonging to Buie are missing, and that they believe robbery is a likely motive.

The candlelight vigil will be held Sunday, January 10 at 6 p.m. at Buie's Grocery in Pine Bluff. Organizers are asking for the public to join the family and community in honoring the life and legacy of a man that was well-loved in the Pine Bluff community.