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Commission approves waterfowl season dates

Commission approves waterfowl season dates


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AGFC) – For the 18th consecutive year, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission approved a 60-day hunting season for waterfowl. The vote came today during the Commission's monthly meeting.

AGFC Waterfowl Program Coordinator Luke Naylor presented the Commission with the late migratory season proposals. "Habitat conditions were improved or similar to last year in many areas due to average or above-average annual precipitation," Naylor explained. "Continued wet conditions appear to be driving continued good habitat" he added.

Naylor noted that total duck population estimates of breeding waterfowl in the U.S. and Canada were the highest on record. "The total duck population estimate is 49.2 million ducks. That's an 8 percent increase from 2013 and 43 percent above the long-term average," Naylor said.

Rev Run to begin school year at UAPB

Rev Run to begin school year at UAPB

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) –  The school year is set to begin at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) with exciting new developments and initiatives to improve the collegiate experience. Apart from an upcoming launch of a new fitness center and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academy and Conference Center, the newest addition to the UAPB experience is the Pride Forum.

A collection of distinguished speakers sponsored by different organizations, the Pride Forum will begin with Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons Tuesday, August 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the H.O. Clemmons arena of the Kenneth L. Johnson, Sr. Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Complex. Sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, the free, public event is the main attraction for Welcome Back Week at UAPB.

Jefferson County jobs announcement planned


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - Highland Pellets LLC, an Arkansas company, today announced the building of a 500,000 metric ton per year wood pellet facility in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The $130 million plant will create more than 35 direct jobs and an additional 482 indirect jobs with a direct financial impact of $86 million annually that will benefit local communities.

Highland Pellets is a privately held company with industry veterans from the wood pellet, finance, and energy markets. Wood pellets are a sustainably sourced feedstock for use by European industrial utilities to lower their carbon footprint and provide sustainable base load power.

Uber app attempts medicine delivery service

Uber app attempts medicine delivery service


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (UNDATED) - A cutting-edge car service is trying to change the way you get your medicine.

Uber has changed the world of transportation but can it cater to your drug store needs?

The company announced a trial service in Washington D.C. that offers on demand delivery of medicine and other drug store products.

Users select the "corner store" option in the app, and send a text with a link to items available to buy. An Uber driver then calls you to take your order, and when they get to your house, the purchase is charged to your account.

Right now, the city of Little Rock is debating whether to bring Uber service here.

Arkansas to survey bears in 2 zones

Arkansas to survey bears in 2 zones


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is planning to survey bears in two zones that cover much of southern Arkansas.

The survey will be in bear zones 3 and 4 that include all of Grant, Cleveland, Dallas, Nevada, Ouachita, Calhoun, Bradley, Drew, Ashley, Union, Columbia, Lafayette, Hempstead, Little River and Miller counties. The zones also include parts of Pulaski, Saline, Hot Spring, Clark, Pike, Howard, Sevier, Jefferson, Lincoln, Chicot and Desha counties.

Bear program coordinator Myron Means says the commission is asking the public to send any photographs and location information for bears in the past year in the zones to help determine the abundance and distribution of the bear population in that part of the state.

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Pine Bluff police searching for two wanted suspects


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – Two Pine Bluff men are wanted on aggravated robbery charges.

According to police, Cornelius Jones, 25, is wanted for an Aggravated Robbery that occurred on August 7th at the Circle N at 2901 W. 28th.

Jones is a black male who is 5'11, weighs 130 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

Marcus Williams, 22, is also wanted for an Aggravated Robbery that occurred on August 17th at the McDonald's at 2819 S. Olive. Williams is a black male who is 5'11, weighs 135 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. He should also be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone who has information about these suspects are asked to call the Pine Bluff Police Detective Office at 870-730-2090 or the dispatch center at 870-541-5300.


Homicide investigation after man found in car


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – Pine Bluff police is investigating an early morning homicide after a man was found slumped over in his car.

The man was found Tuesday around 2:20 a.m. in the area of 15th Street and Mulberry Street. The black male was found unresponsive and apparently had suffered what appeared to be a gunshot wound.

His name has not been released pending notification of his family.

Lt. David Price with PBPD said there is no suspect information or motive at this time.

Anyone who has information about this homicide is asked to call the Pine Bluff Police Detective Office at 870-730-2090 or the dispatch center at 870-541-5300.