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Pine Bluff community groups giving back ahead of holiday


 

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) -- A week before Thanksgiving, one man is helping to spread a clear message in his community. 

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Pine Bluff PD asks public for help in finding wanted man


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - The Pine Bluff Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a man who rammed his vehicle into another vehicle, threatened their life and drove off.

According to police reports, at 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, Tyran Rakim Williams, 22, used the vehicle he was driving to ram into another's vehicle on the 2500 block of Hazel Street. During the initial investigation of the accident, he allegedly threatened to kill both the victim and law enforcement.

The vehicle Williams was driving was later recovered, but the owner told police that Williams was not authorized to be inside their home to get the vehicle's keys.

Williams is approximately 6'0" tall, weighing between 180 to 200 pounds.

UAPB theatrical season to debut with Hope’s Return November 19

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Love, isolation, war and prayer are all of the essential elements that make up the unraveling of the play, Hope’s Return by Nikki Skies.

This upcoming production of the 2015-2016 John-McLinn Ross Player’s pivotal season is sure to illuminate societal issues.  In this enticing play, Hope, a soldier, was sent to war to serve her country. Upon her return home to Georgia to live a normal life, reality indicates that it’s much easier said than done.  She struggles with the desire to pursue dreams of becoming a teacher while her religious family wants her back in church and traumatic flashback experiences from the war want her back in Iraq.

Tyson Foods Inc. recalls around 52k pounds of chicken wing product


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Safety and Inspection Service announced on Tuesday that Tyson Foods Inc., a Pine Bluff, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 52,486 pounds of chicken wing product.


Officials decided to recall the product following several consumer complaints stating that the meat had an "off odor" and caused mild illness after consumption.

The fully cooked buffalo style chicken wing section item was produced on October 24, 2015 and October 25, 2015.

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Pine Bluff remains identified as missing girl


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - The remains of a young woman found in Pine Bluff this week have been positively identified as missing 23-year-old Maranda Goldman.

Goldman disappeared from the Goodwill in Pine Bluff on October 8. She was supposed to have an interview with the store, but according to Goodwill, she never made it. Her car was discovered just sitting in the parking lot.

Initially investigators at the Pine Bluff Police Department said they did not expect foul play, however, since those remains were found and identified, authorities are now treating the case as a homicide.

"The biggest thing we need to know right now is the cause of death. We don't know if there's any criminal activity involved per se, and we also don't know if it's natural causes or what the case may be. So, we are waiting on the return from the crime lab", explains Lt. David Price with the Pine Bluff Police Department.

Crime lab confirms body found is missing Pine Bluff woman


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – On Thursday, the Arkansas State Crime Lab confirmed that a body found in Pine Bluff is that of a missing Arkansas woman.

The remains of 23-year-old Maranda Goldman were recovered by detectives of the Pine Bluff Police Department on Tuesday.

Goldman was reported missing on October 8. She told her mother she was going to fill out a job application at the Goodwill store in Pine Bluff that afternoon. She was last heard from after leaving the store around 4:30 p.m. Her car was later found in the parking lot.

Reports state that the cause of death has not been determined. Stay with THV11 and THV11.com for more details as they become available.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Detective Division at 870-730-2090 or the Dispatch Center at 870-541-5300.

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Inmate electrocuted at state prison in Pine Bluff


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - Officials say an inmate was killed in a construction accident at the Arkansas Department of Correction's Ester Unit in Pine Bluff.

Correction department spokeswoman Cathy Frye says the accident happened Monday at the prison. Frye says 38-year-old Richard W. Eaton was electrocuted while working on a metal ceiling.

The death is under investigation.

Frye says Eaton was serving a 25-year sentence for a 2003 rape conviction out of Hot Spring County.

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