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Help fight hunger in Jefferson County

Help fight hunger in Jefferson County

You are invited!!!

 

SEPTEMBER 11, 2014

 

Join us for an interactive meeting to work toward solutions to fight hunger in Jefferson County.

BE PART OF THE DISCUSSION AND SOLUTIONS!

 

Donald W. Reynolds Center

211 West 3rd Avenue

Pine Bluff, AR 71601

 

4:30PM-7:30PM

 

Refreshments will be served.

 

HUNGER RELIEF SUMMIT SPONSORS

COMMITTEE

 

Vickey Davis, United Way of Southeast Arkansas; Frederick Jackson, Kozmic Kids; Freddye Petett, Arkansas Foodbank; Amanda Smith, Mayor’s Office; Reverend Jesse Turner, ICVR;

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To reserve your seat, please call:

(870) 534-2153 no later than September 5, 2014.

Suspect in custody for August murder


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – On Wednesday, the Pine Bluff Police Department arrested a suspect in the August 19th murder of Howard Edwards.

Courtland King, 18, was taken into custody for 1st Degree Murder after evidence was gathered by detectives.

According to Lt. David Price, King is expected to be arraigned on Friday.

STORY:

Homicide investigation after man found in car


Arkansas Foodbank wants you to wear orange Thursday for ‘Hunger Action Day’

Arkansas Foodbank wants you to wear orange Thursday  for ‘Hunger Action Day’

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ARFoodbank) - September is Hunger Action Month (HAM) and the Arkansas Foodbank is asking the public to wear orange in support for hunger awareness in the state of Arkansas.  Unfortunately, Arkansas is one of the states at the forefront when taking a look at hunger in America. Arkansas ranks first in senior hunger, first in severe hunger, seventh in child hunger and second overall in the entire nation for food insecurity.

On Thursday, September 4th the Main Street, Junction and Clinton bridges will be lit orange at dusk in support for Hunger Action Day.

Supreme Court to argue inmate's freedom of religion

Supreme Court to argue inmate's freedom of religion


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - When the Supreme Court returns from break next month, its focus will be on the freedom of religion for prisoners.

On October 7th, they'll argue if prison officials can prohibit Muslim inmates from growing beards required by their faiths.

The case was originally brought by Arkansas inmate, Gregory Holt. At his 2012 hearing, prison officials said the strict policy was a result of security concerns.

Right now, more than 40 state prisons allow the beard.

The exceptions, according to Holt's brief, include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.


Nominees announced for Black Hall of Fame

Nominees announced for Black Hall of Fame

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - African Americans in the state are being recognized today for their outstanding achievements.

Chairman of the Black Hall of Fame, Charles Stewart, listed this year's nominees to be inducted.

Among them are educators, business men and women, entertainers and those involved in social and political life.

"We each year will receive a number of nominations and we are actually building a library of nominees," said Stewart.

Stewart also said this year they will hold a special tribute performance at the ceremony for those who have died this year. They expect a record turnout.

For a list of the inductees and how to purchase tickets: http://on.kthv.com/1lIjHe4

 

84th Miss UAPB appears in September issue of EBONY

84th Miss UAPB appears in September issue of EBONY

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) –  Alexis Cole, Spring 2014 University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) graduate and 84th Miss UAPB is one of 10 campus queens to appear in the September issue of Ebony Magazine as part of their HBCU Queens feature.

“My experience being featured in Ebony Magazine as one of the Top 10 HBCU Queens was extremely overwhelming!,” exclaimed the Memphis, Tennessee native. “It was truly an honor to be in the presence of so many influential African-American young ladies."

The queens were also able to meet the Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, who was extremely outgoing and charismatic. The photo shoot was also a treat, according to Alexis.

“They treated us like true royalty. From the designer clothes we wore for the shoot to the celebrity hair and make-up artist who made us look beautiful, the entire experience was amazing!”

Ragweed season in full swing

Ragweed season in full swing


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Fall allergy season is already in the air. One of the most common allergens in Arkansas right now is ragweed.

"Here in Arkansas it usually begins in the second or third week of August," said Dr. Karl Sitz, Little Rock Allergy and Asthma Clinic. "And will peak in the first or second week of September, and continue until early October."

He said the plant is more recognizable that you may realize.

"It's a bush that you can look at as you're driving down the road and you'll see it growing on the side of the road in ditches," he said.

The classic symptoms include sneezing, stuffiness, watery eyes and a runny nose. But with other fall pollens in the air, it's hard to know for sure if ragweed is the cause of those symptoms.