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Bridge repairs will require lane closures on Interstate 30 in Little Rock

Bridge repairs will require lane closures on Interstate 30 in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK (6-13) – Bridge repairs will require lane closures on Interstate 30 in Little Rock, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will repair the bridge deck on the Arch Street overpass. The work will require closing the eastbound outside lane of Interstate 30. The lane closure will extend east from near 65th Street (mile marker 134) to the I-30/I-530/I-440 interchange (mile marker 137).

The lane closures will be Monday, June 16th through Tuesday, June 17th, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs. The work had been scheduled to be complete June 12th, but work was postponed that week, due to weather.

Dollarway schools removed from state control


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas State Board of Education has voted to remove the Dollarway School District in Jefferson County from state control.

The state took over the district in 2012, citing problems with Dollarway's administration and student performance. The nearly 1,300-student district had been on probation for two years before the state takeover.

After the takeover, Dollarway's school board was dissolved and a new superintendent was appointed.

The state board voted Thursday to remove Dollarway from state control, effective Oct. 1.

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Pine Bluff man wanted for arson, theft


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Pine Bluff Police Detective Division is asking the public for help in locating a man who is wanted in connection with a theft of a motor vehicle and arson that occurred Wednesday.

On June 11 at about 9:45 a.m. Alfred Flowers was seen taking a pick-up truck from the area of 27th and Hickory Street. That vehicle has since been recovered but not before it was burned.

Mr. Flowers is a 38-year-old black male, who is 6'1", weighing about 185 pounds. Flowers doesn't have a known residence. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information regarding Flowers is asked to contact the police dispatch center at 870-541-5300 or the Detective Division at 870-730-2090.


Police need help finding burglary, theft suspect


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – Pine Bluff Police are asking for help in finding a burglary and theft suspect.

PBPD is looking for Ashton Deshawn West. Investigators said he forced his way into his ex-girlfriend's home, and following a fight, he stole her car and cell phone on June 5 around 2 p.m.

Anyone with information West's whereabouts is asked to call the Pine Bluff Police Detective Division at (870) 730-2090 or the dispatch center at (870) 541-5300.


Give blood with the American Red Cross and help maintain the summer blood supply

Give blood with the American Red Cross  and help maintain the summer blood supply

UNDATED (June 3, 2014) — The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to make and keep donation appointments to maintain the summer blood supply and help prevent a shortage. Donors of all blood types are currently needed, especially those with type O negative, B negative and A negative.

While the need for blood remains constant during the summer, donations drop. Between June and August, on average, two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what hospitals need. This seasonal decline could be overcome if just two additional donors – above what is expected – give blood at each Red Cross blood drive this summer.

Pine Bluff police reminds residents of juvenile curfews


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (PBPD) -- As summer vacation for our younger citizens arrives, the Pine Bluff Police Department would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the city's Juvenile Curfew Ordinance. Although the daytime curfew is lifted during the summer break, the nighttime curfew remains in effect.

The times for the nighttime curfew are 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. on Sunday to Thursday, and from 12:00 (midnight) to 5:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

This ordinance applies to all persons under the age of 18 unless they fall under one of the ordinance recognized exceptions;

Pine Bluff man sought for aggravated assault suspect


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – Pine Bluff police is searching for a man wanted for an aggravated assault.

Anthony Simmons, 38, is wanted in connection with an incident on June 3 in the employee parking lot of Stant.

During the incident, police said Simmons is reported to have threatened his ex-girlfriend and an acquaintance with a firearm.

Anyone having contact with Mr. Simmons is asked to call the police as he is considered armed.

Anyone with information regarding the location of Mr. Simmons is asked to contact the Dispatch Center at 870-541-5300 or the Detective Division at 870-730-2090.