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Registration open for girls in STEM Leadership Conference

Registration open for girls in STEM Leadership Conference

PINE BLUFF, AR (January 28, 2016) - The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) continues to expand its portfolio of innovative STEM programs to help ensure a diverse and well-prepared U.S. STEM workforce. 

UAPB received an award from the Carl D. Perkins Technical Education Act of 2006 from the Arkansas STEM Coalition, in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Higher Education and the Arkansas Department of Career Education to support the 2016 Girls in STEM Conference. With the theme, “Ladies STEMulated to Learn,” the one-day conference will be held Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm in the STEM Building and Conference Center. The event is free, however, registration is required to attend. 

Pine Bluff murder victim’s family seeking answers

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – The family of a Pine Bluff murder victim is still looking for answers after a surprise development in the case. 

Last week, an arrest was made after six months of waiting. But that suspect no longer faces murder charges after a judge found no probable cause for him to be charged. Now, the family wants an explanation.

One by one, the Wilbert family walked into the Jefferson County Courthouse on Tuesday, looking for an explanation for what they call an injustice. “My family is hurting because we were given hope,” said Keith's uncle, Derrick Wilbert.  

Man no longer charged with murder in UAPB student death

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) -- The man arrested in connection to the murder of a UAPB student is no longer being charged with murder.

Eighteen-year-old Harold Magee's arrest affidavit reportedly did not have enough sufficient evidence for murder charges in the shooting death of 21-year-old Keith Wilbert Junior.

Wilbert was killed during a home invasion in Pine Bluff in September.

Magee was arrested on January 20 after evidence was found that allegedly linked him to the murder. Magee is being held on a $25,000 bond for a theft by receiving charge.

The investigation is ongoing and more charges are possible.


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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.”

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:


Check out iDriveArkansas.com.

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: