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Pine Bluff landmark closes after 40 years of business

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - After 40 years of business the burger shack Sno-White Grill that so many call home is going out of business.

The grill, which sits on 3rd Avenue, has been regarded as one of Pine Bluff's best since it was founded in the 1970's but at age 78 its owner Bobby Garner is calling it quits.

"If you keep talking to me I'll start crying," Garner said when asked how he felt about closing shop.

The business was founded in the mid-70's and has endured a fire, plus visits from dozens of famous customers, including Bill Clinton.

It's acted as a source of familiarity for regulars who call the other patrons family.

"Just so many people had so many memories here it's hard for a lot of them to give them up," said Glynn Bishop, who comes to the restaurant twice a day six times a week.

"This place has been around longer than I have," added local Etoyle Mouser.

Pine Bluff store keeping teens off the street

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - A Pine Bluff non-profit opened a retail store on Friday to help kids stay off the streets.

The non-profit called Full Circle 360, is teaching teens how to manage their own business but more importantly how prepare for careers in the future.

Teenagers between the age of 14 to 17 are helping run their own retail store.

"Show them how important work is and help them develop positive work skills like being on time, and having to get along with co-workers and things of that nature," said Alex Price, the founder of Full Circle 360.

The non-profit helps the elderly and the youth develop skills necessary to thrive and live successfully.

"Shopping gives them something to do and it helps enhance what they learn in school."

Third suspect in custody for Clark Co. robbery, murder

Third suspect in custody for Clark Co. robbery, murder

CADDO VALLEY, Ark. (KTHV) - CADDO VALLEY, Ark. (KTHV) - According to the U.S. Marshals Service, the third suspect involved in the Kwick Stop Shell murder and robbery, Craig Alan Wade, 24, of Pine Bluff was taken into custody around 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Clerk killed during Clark Co. store robbery

After police received a tip that Wade was located at a Little Rock hotel, Wade was found at the Budget Host Inn off Interstate 30 and 65th Street with a female accomplice.

Model of the Year Faith Laureles embraces life on top

Model of the Year Faith Laureles embraces life on top

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (LRFW) - It has been one year since she was named the Oneofakind Baton Rouge Fashion Week 2014 Model of the Year, and model Faith Laureles is still in shock.

“I still can't believe it,” she said about winning the recognition.

Since receiving the Model of the Year award in Baton Rouge, Laureles was also named the Little Rock Fashion Week 2014 Model of the Year last summer and has embarked on a modeling career that continues to surprise her.

With an interest in the fashion industry, Laureles participated in the casting call in 2014 when her mother, Amy Laureles, was looking for a different experience for her daughter. Once announced as the Model of the Year, Laureles was able to advance her modeling career with a contract with talent agency, Oneofakind Talent Inc. The high school sophomore has strolled runways for LRFW, New Orleans Fashion Week, has been featured in photo shoots and has become the face of the second annual OBRFW and seventh annual LRFW.

Pine Bluff students reenact Selma March

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - Students at the Lighthouse Charter School in Pine Bluff took to the streets Friday as they celebrated National School Choice Day.

In honor of this holiday, school leaders chose to reenact the Selma March that was led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 50 years ago.

They say the city of Pine Bluff gets a bad rap, and Friday they just wanted to do something positive.

"Anytime there's some type of right you're being denied, whether it's civil or anything else, you don't have to fight or respond with violence and so this is a very peaceful march just celebrating the city," said Brent Mitchell, Lighthouse Charter School.

More than 300 students took part in Friday's march along with the fire and police departments as well as other city leaders.

Arkansas road crews to close I-530 lane at Pine Bluff

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas highway crews will close a lane on Interstate 530 in Pine Bluff for road work next week.

The state Highway and Transportation Department said Friday that crews will improve the driving surface between the north interchange with the U.S. 65 business route and the U.S. 79 exit for Fordyce, Rison and Camden. The work will reduce I-530 southbound traffic to one lane.

The lane will be closed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day next week, if weather allows.

More information is at www.IDriveArkansas.com or ArkansasHighways.com. The highway department also tweets at AHTD.

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Pine Bluff police searching for shooting suspect

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - Police are searching for a suspect in connection with a shooting in Pine Bluff.

Officers received a call of shots fired Saturday, Jan. 17. When they arrived on the scene off Pine Street, they found a man in a ditch suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The victim was reportedly rushed to Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

During the investigation, police said they identified a possible suspect by the name of Tony Wayne Scott II. Scott is described as 34-years-old, weighs around 155 pounds and stands 6'2" tall.

His last known address was located at the 3200 block of Tennessee Street in Pine Bluff.

Anyone with information regarding Scott's location is asked to contact the Detective Division at 870-730-2090 or the Dispatch Center at 870-541-5300.