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Several firearms stolen from Pine Bluff pawn shop

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – The Pine Bluff Police Department is asking for help identifying suspects from an August burglary.

On Friday, police released security camera footage showing several suspects with their faces hidden by clothing.

Around 3 a.m. on August 10, several suspects knocked a hole in a wall of the Money Corner Pawn Shop at 621 S. Ohio. Several firearms were stolen in the burglary.

Anyone having any information on the suspects is asked to contact the Detective Division at 870-730-2090 or the dispatch center at 870-541-5300.


Jefferson Co. takes up vicious dog ordinance

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - For the first time since a man was mauled to death by four dogs, the Jefferson Quorum Court has agreed on an ordinance to drastically tighten rules surrounding vicious animals.

The measure has failed four times prior because of ambiguous wording, but now the court says it's time to pass a statute they say is long overdue.

March's attack was the third such death in the county in the last five years. Right now, only a $25 fine stands as a deterrent, and this ordinance could raise that fee to more than 500 as well as tacking on jail time.

"[Vicious animals are] a major problem all over the country," said quorum court chairman Ted Harden. "[This proposed ordinance] is going to be stringent."

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.

PopUp West Ninth

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Developed by studioMAIN and Create Little Rock, Pop Up in the Rock is a rapid community development project that focuses on illustrating underdeveloped potential in local city areas.

The next Pop Up event will take place on West Ninth Street on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The PopUp West Ninth event will focus on Little Rock’s Historic West Ninth Street and will span from the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC) at Ninth and Broadway to Dreamland Ballroom at Ninth and State and across the State Street overpass to the campus of Philander Smith.

PopUp West Ninth hopes to encourage pedestrian and bicycle traffic between Philander Smith College and West Ninth Street via the South State Street overpass, thereby bridging the gap that originally unraveled the urban fabric of the area.

Inspired by community feedback and the rich history of West Ninth, PopUp in the Rock hopes to demonstrate the district’s potential for a vibrant future.

Missing Pine Bluff man found safe

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - On August 27, the Pine Bluff Police Department asked for the public's help in locating a missing 59-year-old man.

On Friday, police stated that the man, James Lee Owens, was located in another state unharmed. No other information will be released.

UCA Theatre to host Katie Campbell for puppetry workshop series

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - Alpha Psi Omega, University of Central Arkansas’s honorary theatre society, will host Katie Campbell to present a public lecture, “What is Puppetry?” on Saturday, September 19.

The event, free and open to the public, will be held at the Bridges/Larson Theatre in the Snow Fine Arts Center at 6:00 p.m.

Campbell is a director, actor, playwright, puppeteer, and teaching artist. Her shadow puppet play, “The Ugly Duckling,” has revived a 2015 Jim Henson Foundation Family Grant and national attention.

“The opportunity to have Katie Campbell teach these workshops is exciting because it explores a different facet of theatre. This knowledge will expand and diversify our theatre skills, and I know it will inspire Alpha Psi Omega, theatre students, and all who attend,” states Jordyn Daniels, UCA Theatre senior and Alpha Psi Omega president. 

UAPB gets $280k NSF grant for dedicated research network

UAPB gets $280k NSF grant for dedicated research network

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – UAPB was awarded a $281,488 grant from the National Science Foundation to create a Dedicated Research Network (DRN), making UAPB one of only two schools in the state with a network of this nature.

Over the last several years, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB)  has developed innovative and productive research groups exploring topics in bioinformatics, nanosciences, security analytics and biotechnology. One challenge that continues to confront all research groups and projects at UAPB is that of the limited ability of the campus’ network to support large science data movement between research laboratories, national and global research partners. 

The result of a collaboration between the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and Technical Services, this project is designed to enhance the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s campus network infrastructure to enabled dynamic network services for research activities.