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Fashion show set for April 12 at Pine Bluff Convention Center

Fashion show set for April 12 at Pine Bluff Convention Center

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The 6th Annual Easter Fashion Parade, Luncheon and Silent Auction will be held Saturday, April 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. This year’s theme is “Orbiting Fashion with the Next Generation.”

Sponsored by the Jefferson County Single Parent Scholarship Board, the event will include a luncheon, silent auction, vendors and door prizes. Guests can also have photos taken with the Easter Bunny.

“It’s going to be an all childrens’ show this year and it’s going to be a blast,” says JCSPS board vice-chairperson Alamae Harris. “Get ready for the ride. We are going on a fashion journey out of this world!”

The style show will feature children’s clothing for ages 3-19 from area retailers as well as original designs by NaTashia Riley of Texarkana, Ark. Originally from Gould, Ark., Riley says she has always had a “passion for fashion.”  

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Pine Bluff Arsenal to hold Child Abuse Awareness 5K

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (PB Arsenal) -- Pine Bluff Arsenal's Recreation Services and Army Community Service office will sponsor the 16th annual Child Abuse Awareness 5K run and two mile walk/stroll, at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 12. Race surface is asphalt and flat.

Entry fees are $20 prior to the race and $25 race day. Awards for first, second and third place will be given in various age categories for males and females. For registration forms and information, call Courtney Lott at 870-540-3658.

Law change creates possible public auction deals

Law change creates possible public auction deals

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - There's a boost coming to public auctions pushing to get tax money back from delinquent properties.

The state's biggest public sale arrives Tuesday at Verizon Arena.

A recent change in the law starts bidding at how much is owed in taxes, not assessed value.

Commissioner of State Lands, John Thurston, said that it's changing the crowd at the sale.

"And it's bringing more folks out. People that may not have had as deep a pocket can actually come out and be involved in the bidding," said Thurston.

Bidding can begin possibly thousands of dollars lower, but be aware, even if you pay a small amount at the auction, there are still several possibly steep expenses that come with tax delinquent property.


Arkansas law enforcement cracking down on texting, driving

Arkansas law enforcement cracking down on texting, driving

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Arkansas State Police) -- Arkansas law enforcement officers will join in a collective effort this month to crack down on violators who text while driving.

The statewide effort to curb texting while driving violations is part of a six day national initiative that begins April 10th.

The U Drive. U Text. U Pay. campaign is a twofold initiative that combines additional law enforcement patrols devoted to watching for drivers who are texting along with a national advertising and media outreach plan designed to inform the public about the stepped-up patrols and the driver's responsibility to obey the law.

Educational Access conference to focus on STEM success

Educational Access conference to focus on STEM success

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) – The University of Arkansas Pine Bluff (UAPB) will host the 21st Annual Mary E. Benjamin Conference on Educational Access Wednesday, April 23, in the Kenneth L. Johnson Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Complex with the theme, “Preparing K-16 for STEM Success.”

More Arkansas Rice, Cotton, Soybeans, Sorghum Expected

More Arkansas Rice, Cotton, Soybeans, Sorghum Expected

The National Agricultural Statistics Service is predicting more acres of rice, cotton, sorghum and soybeans planted in Arkansas this year with fewer acres dedicated to corn and winter wheat. Higher prices in 2013 saw corn become a rising star for Arkansas farmers, but the market has cooled, according to experts... Read More

Pine Bluff teen killed in one-vehicle accident

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) -- A teen driver was killed in a one vehicle accident Friday night.

Pine Bluff police said 18-year-old Artisha Rainey was killed in the 3600 block of Hazel Street. Officers were dispatched to the crash at 8:25 p.m. and learned that Rainey's 2005 Kia Spectra had been traveling south on Hazel Street when it left the roadway and collided with a tree.

She was pronounced dead just before 9 p.m.

Witnesses reported the vehicle approached them from the rear then passed them at a high rate of speed. Once making the pass the car began to fishtail before leaving the roadway. Evidence at the scene indicates the car left the roadway on the east side before striking the tree.

The Traffic Division is still investigating the collision.