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Minority teacher scholarships available at UAPB

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Applications for the Arkansas Geographical Critical Needs Minority Teacher Scholarship Program are now available for the spring 2016 semester at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.


Pine Bluff Hosts the 2015 Student Angler Federation Southern Conference Championship

Pine Bluff Hosts the 2015 Student Angler Federation Southern Conference Championship

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - The Bass Federation/Student Angler Federation is coming to the Arkansas River for their 2015 Southern Conference Regional High School Fishing Tournament on Saturday, October 17. 

The top 10 percent of teams in each state championship advance to a conference championship. Qualifiers from AR, KS, LA, MO, NE, NM, OK and TX are eligible to compete in this event.

Takeoff will be at 7 a.m., and the weigh-in is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Regional Park.

During the tournament will also be fishing clinics and demonstrations, a children’s fishing derby (at Martin Luther King Park) and activities for the public, which will take place at the Waterfront Facility in Regional Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

This event is sponsored by the UAPB Aquaculture/Fisheries Center, Pine Bluff Parks & Recreation and the Pine Bluff Convention & Visitors Bureau.


ASMSA opens Class of 2018 admissions cycle

ASMSA opens Class of 2018 admissions cycle

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts has officially launched the search for the Class of 2018.
Students apply to ASMSA through a competitive admissions process that evaluates high school coursework, ACT/SAT scores, responses to essay questions, letters of recommendation and other accomplishments.  Finalist candidates are invited to attend Interview Weekends in April.  The process is similar to application at selective colleges and universities.
Students must submit their completed online application, test scores, and letters of recommendation no later than March 1, 2016.

Pine Bluff woman celebrating 90th bday

Pine Bluff woman celebrating 90th bday

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - After celebrating her and her husband's 76th wedding anniversary in July, Arwilda Whiteside will be celebrating her 90th birthday on August 22. 

Arwilda and Cleovis Whiteside celebrated their 76th year of marriage on July 25, 2015. Now, Arwilda is looking forward to turning 90 on Saturday. Her husband is 94 years old. 

Whiteside credits her longevity to God. 

To find out more information on the celebration, or to wish her a Happy Birthday, call (870) 247-3835

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).

JCPenny deals for tax-free weekend

JCPenny deals for tax-free weekend

UNDATED, Ark. (KTHV) - One option to take advantage of for some back-to-school shopping and during one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year could be your local JCPenney store . From denim and school uniforms to dorm gear and backpacks, JCPenney is a one-stop shopping destination for all their back-to-school needs. For a limited time, kids will receive $10 haircuts at jcp salons [Valid July 15 – Aug. 31, while appointments last] and $29.99 eyeglasses at all JCPenney optical stores [Valid July 5 – Sept. 15]. 


July 17 - 18 – Tax holiday

*Extended store hours*


Local JCPenney stores. (Go to jcpenney.com and click on “find a store” for nearest location.)