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24-year-old shot to death in Pine Bluff


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV/AP) – An early morning shooting has left one person dead in Pine Bluff.

According to the Pine Bluff Police Department, 24-year-old Berlandrick Bass was shot to death near 5th Street and Washington Street just after midnight Friday. 

The Associated Press reported that Bass was found dead in a vehicle near Hudson Park.

Bass’s body has been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for autopsy. 

Police say there have been no arrests in the case and no information on a possible suspect has been released. The investigation is still early and anyone with information regarding Bass’s death is asked to contact the Detective Division at (870) 730-2090 or Dispatch at (870) 541-5300. 

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Pine Bluff police nowoffering emergency contact list service

Pine Bluff police nowoffering emergency contact list service

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - The Pine Bluff Police Department is now offering to take in emergency contact lists for those taking extra precautions. 

The department will take in emergency contact lists sent to them from those in the Pine Bluff community. This service would be helpful for the elderly, anyone with no or few relatives in Pine Bluff or college students with no family in Pine Bluff. 

This will be free of charge to those who feel they need to send police their emergency contacts. 

If interested in this service, mail your lists of emergency contacts to the Pine Bluff Police Department at 200 E. 8th St, or email your list to pbpd@pbpd.org. 

They ask that you remember to include your name, birthdate, address and any and all contact information of anyone you wish us to contact in the event of an emergency. If you mail your list to the station, please note "emergency contact" on the outside of the envelope. 

A Recap of LRFW 7

By: Tabitha Cooke

LITTLE ROCK, Ark - Not even a nearly record-breaking hot day could prevent the excitement around the show and entertainment behind the outdoor event on the 4th block of Main Street in downtown Little Rock at the Big Night.

Little Rock’s very own native and TV news personality, Keristen Holmes, returned home to host Big Night, presenting returning designers and new designers as they showcased their clothing lines while models strutted in the designer’s collection on the runway at the seventh annual Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW).

Update: Pine Bluff burglary suspect identified

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - Police are searching for a suspect behind eight known burglaries in Pine Bluff.

Jackie Gipson, 49, was identified as the suspect caught on camera in a burglary on August 6.

Anyone with information about Gipson's whereabouts is asked to contact Pine Bluff Police Detective Division at (870) 730-2090 or the Dispatch Center at (870) 541-5300.


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Police searching for suspect who stole security camera

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – Pine Bluff police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect responsible for stealing a security camera from a local business.

According to police, a security camera mounted outside of Rick's One Stop at 6000 W. Barraque was stolen on Monday at about 2:20 a.m.

If you have any information about the suspect pictured, you are asked to contact the Pine Bluff Detective Division at 870-730-2090.

Arsenal sets rules for hunting on grounds at Pine Bluff

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - The Pine Bluff Arsenal says hunters who wish to hunt on their grounds during upcoming seasons must register for a drawing to be used to distribute permits.

The arsenal said Friday it posted a form online at www.pba.army.mil and says registration will be open until August 23.

Hunters selected will be notified via email. They must pass a background check, show proof of taking a hunter safety education course and proof of an Arkansas hunting license.

Upcoming seasons:

White-tailed Deer Seasons - Archery Sept. 26-Dec. 31; Muzzleloader Oct. 17-21; Special Youth Hunt Nov. 7-8 and Modern Gun (Shotgun Only) Nov. 14-18

Small Game (Squirrel and Rabbit) - Jan. 1 - Feb. 29

Furbearer Trapping - Nov. 19 - March 31

UAPB to host U.S. Ambassador Perkins August 6

UAPB to host U.S. Ambassador Perkins August 6

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - United States Ambassador Dr. Edward J. Perkins will visit the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) Thursday, August 6. Ambassador Perkins will speak during an assembly at 6:15 p.m. in the J.M Ross theatre of the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts building. The event is free and open to the public.

Ambassador Perkins served as the Clinton Administration’s representative to the Commonwealth of Australia from November 24, 1993 until August 1996. Previous appointments include Ambassador to the United Nations in 1992, Ambassador to Liberia in 1985, and Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa where he served from 1986-89.