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UAPB getting nursing program back after making changes

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - After having their program shut down in 2013, the University of Arkansas in Pine Bluff (UAPB) Nursing Department is making a comeback.

The university's four year program was shut down two years ago after students failed to meet state standards. The students' scores allegedly weren't showing the same results as the rest of the students in the state.

"The problem and the issue for the program was with the student outcome with the NCLEX Exam," said Diann Williams, chair for the Department of Nursing.

During the two years that the Nursing Department was on hold, the university reviewed its curriculum. "We have a curriculum that we feel is much stronger," said Williams.

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Holmes to return home for Little Rock Fashion Week

Holmes to return home for Little Rock Fashion Week

By: Marleachia McJunkins

Little Rock, Ark. – Since 2009 Brandon D. Campbell has been producing Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW), and this year will be unlike any other experience.

July 13-July 18 will be a week filled with memorable fashion moments. On July 18, LRFW will hold its BIG Night exclusive fashion event on the fourth block of Main Street in downtown Little Rock. It will mark the return of Little Rock’s very own TV news personality Keristen Holmes as the show host.

“I couldn’t be more excited to go back home to host LRFW Big Night”, says Holmes. Holmes, a local southern news anchor, is how one would describe her, “I’m just a girl from Pike who made it.”

Holmes is a North Little Rock native. Holmes states, “As a high school student, I was involved in every activity from cheerleading to competitive speech.” At North Little Rock High she was her own renaissance woman in the making.

THV11 Working For You: Changing of document storage in Jefferson Co.

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - Seems like it would be easy to get lost, in what appears to be a maze. Jefferson County Circuit Clerk Lafayette Woods, Sr. says, "We just have run out of storage space, and we're just in a bad situation." Barely any room left, creating a problem for Jefferson County.

The rooms are dedicated to storing things like your title, divorce records, liens and the deed to your home. All precious and important documents to have in a safe place. But imagine if all of them were gone in the blink of an eye.

For officials in Jefferson County, maintaining this part of the county's history is becoming more risky as the storage conditions get worse. There are documents dating all the way back to the 1800s, but nothing is accessible with the click of a button. Woods continues, "We need to come into the 21st century here in Jefferson County with our record keeping."

UAPB is now accepting nursing program applicants

UAPB is now accepting nursing program applicants

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (July 9, 2015) – Enrollment is now open for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year of Pre-Licensure (Generic) Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Prospective students who have completed the required prerequisite general education courses are now able to submit applications.

Students who are admitted to the pre-licensure program and successfully complete all required coursework and program requirements will be eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Students who pass the NCLEX-RN will be licensed to practice as a registered nurse.

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Pine Bluff homeowners now getting relief from FEMA

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTVH) - FEMA set up shop in Pine Bluff Wednesday in an effort to provide assistance for flood and storms victims.

The organization set up a Disaster Recovery Center at the Pine Bluff Convention Center, and began interviewing homeowners with the help from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

FEMA is offering assistance for repairs and temporary housing, while the Small Business Administration is providing low interest loans.

Ron Roth works with FEMA, he explained to THV11 that anyone who has any questions about the type of assistance they can receive should visit the center. He said, "They can come down here, and we can look that information up."

CADC accepting applications for summer LIHEAP program

BENTON, Ark. (CADC) - Central Arkansas Development Council is currently accepting applications for the summer regular Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) utility assistance with mass intake days that begin July 6, 2015.

Jefferson Co. searching for budget solution

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) -- Greece isn't the only region in a debt crisis. On a smaller, but still critical scale, Jefferson County is as well.

They need to cut $1 million as fast as possible.

Last week, the Quorum Court voted 8-5 to deny a plan that would cut more than 120 salaries by 20 percent.

On Tuesday, they met again to draft another solution, and while there still isn't a fix some members feel more hopeful while others feel stagnant.

"What we need to do is find some type of plan because we know something needs to be done," said Justice of the Peace Ted Harden.