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The ICVR Community Table

The ICVR Community Table

 

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The Interested Citizens for Voter Registration, Inc. (ICVR) Respect for Life Campaign continues on in spite of the recent homicide however; we need additional organizations and persons involved to work with the clergy on the "Thou Shall Not Kill" initiative. The Respect for Life Campaign will hold the first in a series of Community Table meetings that focuses on a number of community problems which are negatively impacting the quality of life in the city of Pine Bluff.

Governor to issue pardons

Governor to issue pardons

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Governor Mike Beebe today announced his intent to grant six pardons. An additional 25 clemency requests were denied and 21 had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.

The six applicants intended for pardons have completed all jail time, fulfilled all parole-and-probationary requirements and paid all fines related to their sentences. There is a 30-day waiting period to receive public feedback on the commutation and pardons before final action is taken.

Governor Beebe intends to grant pardons to the following people:

Clifford Damron (Monette): Theft of Property, Breaking or Entering
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1979 - Cross County), the fact that all terms of the applicant's sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations.

Weed and Seed sets Coffee with the Chiefs

Weed and Seed sets Coffee with the Chiefs

 
PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- Weed and Seed Coffee with the Chiefs is scheduled for 9 to 10 am Wednesday morning November 2, 2011, at the Regenerated Missionary Baptist Church located  6th Avenue at Ohio Street in Pine Bluff.  Jefferson and Lincoln counties Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter is scheduled to address members of law enforcement, clergy and community.  
 
Coffee with the Chiefs provide an opportunity for members of law enforcement and fire safety officials to interact with clergy leaders in an effort to exchange information and ideas for reducing crime and arson and other safety issues in Pine Bluff.  Elected officials or their representatives are invited to enjoy a cup of coffee with the chiefs.

Halloween safety tips

Halloween safety tips

Trick-or-treating is a fun adventure for children and parents. Keep it fun by preparing yourself and your children for a safe night out, beginning with these basic safety tips from Sheriff Larry Sanders of Garland County.

  • Ensure costumes fit well, are flame retardant, and never obscure visibility.
  • Check your local law enforcement agency's website for registered offenders residing in your area.
  • Teach your children to never enter any home without you or without your permission and only approach homes that are well-lit.
  • Remind children to stay in well-lit areas, never take shortcuts, and never go into isolated areas.
  • Let your know to tell you or a trusted adult if they see anything weird or unusual.
  • Teach children to bring treats home before eating them.

ICVR Weed and Seed tackles crime in Celebrate Safe Community event

ICVR Weed and Seed tackles crime in Celebrate Safe Community event

  ICVR Respect for Life, Pine Bluff Weed and Seed along with the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) take on homicides and drugs in Pine Bluff during the Tenth Annual Weed and Seed Bike Safety and Red Ribbon Week during the Celebrate Safe Communities (CSC) event. The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 29 from 10 AM to 1 PM at Central Park 23rd at Hickory Street. The nationwide Celebrate Safe Communities event is a joint effort of the National Crime Prevention Council, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, and the U.S. Department of Justice.

October is Crime Prevention Month. For more than 27 years, NCPC has worked with local law enforcement and communities to address local crime prevention issues during Crime Prevention Month and for the last four years through the Celebrate Safe Communities initiative.

Police track fake checks, money orders to Pine Bluff

Police track fake checks, money orders to Pine Bluff

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) -- Monday  the Pine Bluff Police Department’s Detective Division was contacted by a Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection Special Agent in reference to counterfeit money orders and cashier’s checks. The money orders and cashier’s checks were sent to 48-year-old Annette Johnson, according to Pine Bluff police.

Authorities say the package was originally targeted by Customs and Border Patrol in Cincinnati, Ohio. Upon inspection there were 264 counterfeit money orders at $925.00 each, 48 counterfeit cashier’s checks at $4,950.00 each and 41 counterfeit cashier’s checks at $3,950.00 each in the package.

Nonviolence campaign to continue despite recent homicide

Nonviolence campaign to continue despite recent homicide

From a release sent to Today's THV from ICVR:

 

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - The latest homicide in Pine Bluff does not dampen our spirit or weaken our resolve with the ICVR Respect for Life initiative the goal remains unwavering; to reduce homicides in the community especially among African-Americans, according to a spokesman.

The ramifications of these senseless acts of violence and killings destroy life but more importantly these acts destroy progress and curtails opportunity for economic development and growth resulting in the city's inability to attract jobs. We plan to step up our communication with clergy in order to get a greater number to participate; in addition to emails we will begin making personal phone calls along with personal visits to determine the lack of participation by some.

The clergy has been targeted first b