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'Put Down the Guns'

'Put Down the Guns'

 

WHAT: Respect for Life Meeting "Put Down the Guns" WHERE: ICVR Weed and Seed office, locate 2315 South Olive Street, Pine Bluff, AR WHEN: Tuesday, August 16, 2011, at 6:00 P.M. PURPOSE: Organize, Organize, and Organize: (1). Organize large "Respect for Life" rally and march downtown Main Street. (2.) Organize workshops and other conflict resolution initiatives.  (3). Organize a community-wide service project during the MLK Week, January 2012. Details 870-536-7274.  

Body found in Pine Bluff leaves police asking for leads

Body found in Pine Bluff leaves police asking for leads

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) -- Pine Bluff police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an unidentified body found on the 4000 block of Bay Street.

When they arrived, witnesses told them that a black male lay partially covered in leaves.  The body was transported to the crime scene lab and later identified as 29-year-old Jason Taggart.

Police are seeking information that could lead to the identification of individual or persons responsible for the crime.  A reward may be offered for information leading to positive identification and arrest of a suspect. If you have information, call (870) 730-2078.

Police seeking burglary suspect

Police seeking burglary suspect

Pine Bluff Police are seeking information on the identity of a man they believe committed several burglaries in the Pine Bluff area.

On July 4, 2011 at approximately 6:20 a.m. officers responded to K&N Food Mart at Expressway and Hutchinson in reference to a Commercial Burglary that had occurred around 4:30 a.m.  The business’ telephone lines had been cut, and the front door was forcibly entered.

Similarly, on July 3, 2011 at approximately 9:15 a.m., Pine Bluff Police responded to a Burglary call at Long John Silver restaurant at 15th and Main.  Upon arrival, they found the alarm wire to the business had been cut, and the north glass door had been shattered. 

Detectives later obtained surveillance video from the business that showed a black male forcibly entering the business around 5:30 a.m.

Police seeking burglary suspect

Police seeking burglary suspect

Pine Bluff Police are seeking information on the identity of a man they believe committed several burglaries in the Pine Bluff area.

On July 4, 2011 at approximately 6:20 a.m. officers responded to K&N Food Mart at Expressway and Hutchinson in reference to a Commercial Burglary that had occurred around 4:30 a.m.  The business’ telephone lines had been cut, and the front door was forcibly entered.

Similarly, on July 3, 2011 at approximately 9:15 a.m., Pine Bluff Police responded to a Burglary call at Long John Silver restaurant at 15th and Main.  Upon arrival, they found the alarm wire to the business had been cut, and the north glass door had been shattered. 

Detectives later obtained surveillance video from the business that showed a black male forcibly entering the business around 5:30 a.m.

ICVR Respect for Life initiative

ICVR Respect for Life initiative

The Interested Citizens for Voter Registration, Inc. [ICVR] Respect for Life Initiative will hold a joint press conference with Pine Bluff's Muhammad Study Group of the Nation of Islam on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 2 p.m.

The press conference is called as a result of the recent homicides combine with a wave of violent shootings in the city. The event will be held at 1314 South Cherry Street in Pine Bluff. Details 870-536-7274. 

Parole board to consider commuting 77-year-old's sentence

Parole board to consider commuting 77-year-old's sentence

The Arkansas Parole Board has found merit for the commutation of sentence of a 77-year-old Camden woman who has been in prison since 1982 on a murder charge.

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Footchase leads to shootout with police; two arrested

Footchase leads to shootout with police; two arrested

CAMDEN, Ark. (KTHV) -- Two men are in jail after a chase lead to a shootout with police Tuesday.

Authorities say they received a call about to two suspicious men in the area of Day and Nite. According to police, Raymond Walker, 19, and Michael Jackson, 25, were trying to hide from the officer who arrived. When he spotted them, they fled.

Police say during the chase Walker began firing on the officer while running away, starting a shootout that left Walker injured.

Jackson was later arrested after admitting himself to the hospital for a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his hand.

Both men are currently in the Ouachita County Detention Complex on charges of attempted capital murder of a police officer.