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A look inside Paintball Arkansas Zombie Hunt

A look inside Paintball Arkansas Zombie Hunt

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – Out on the outskirts of Conway, contagion has spread, the dead are walking, and the only safe house left in the country has been compromised. Through the emergency exit, you’re left with no choice but to jump on a ride through the woods with nothing but the weapons you’re given and your own fear.

Paintball Arkansas Zombie Hunt has opened for its second year and offers a frightful ride on the Zombie Annihilation Vehicle, 100 rounds of glow-in-the-dark ammo, and a tour through a labyrinth of horrors. The 25 to 30 minute tour is $25 per person and includes all of the above plus sideshow acts by PaulPrater.com.

Thursday was opening night and tours run to Nov. 8 on Thursdays through Saturdays. Gates open at 7 p.m.

Veteran gives 25K to start scholarship endowment fund

Veteran gives 25K to start scholarship endowment fund

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) – The love story of two veterans resulted in the culmination of a love to give an opportunity for others to be educated. 43 years ago, Rudolph Miller met his soul mate, the late Louise Henderson-Miller at Womack Army Hospital in Fort Bragg, North Carolina during military service in the United States Army.

“I admired her as she cared for seriously injured soldiers in the emergency room,” recalled Miller. “Her beautiful eyes captivated me.”

Louise wanted to become a registered nurse but didn't complete her studies. Nevertheless, she worked in health care helping senior citizens and shut-ins. She volunteered countless hours and welcomed the forgotten into their home. Through her years of service to others, it was evident that she had the heart of a nurse but had health problems of her own. As years went by, her health deteriorated and she was no longer able to help others. She passed away May 22, 2014.

World-famous Budweiser Clydesdales to visit Pine Bluff

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (October 15, 2014) - The iconic Budweiser Clydesdales are coming to the Pine Bluff area.

To celebrate their 81st anniversary with Anheuser-Busch this year, the Budweiser Clydesdales will make multiple appearances at community events. The hitch team and red wagon will serve as the Grand Marshals for the White Hall Founder's Day Parade on Oct. 25 and will visit the Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce Fish Fry on Oct. 23.

In addition, the Budweiser Clydesdales will take part in various community food drives, including the Neighbor to Neighbor event on Oct. 24, where consumers can interact with the hitch team and help "fill the wagon" with canned food items.

The horses will be in Pine Bluff on the following days:

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. — One horse show at White Hall City Park

15 train cars derail near Pine Bluff

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A trail derailed outside Pine Bluff in Jefferson County.

According to authorities, the derailment happened around 6:30 a.m. Friday morning at Gaddy Koonce Road. They added that fifteen cars have derailed and should be cleared between Friday night and early Saturday morning.

A representative with Union Pacific told THV 11 that there are no injuries or any leaks or spills and that the train was Texas-bound through Dallas.

Clean up crews are currently clearing out tanks that were onboard, though THV11 currently has no information what the tanks contained.

Stay with THV 11 News for more on this developing story.

Pine Bluff Arsenal to announce up to 40 open positions

Pine Bluff Arsenal to announce up to 40 open positions

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – Pine Bluff Arsenal said Thursday that it will announce up to 40 positions in the coming months.

According to Cheryl Avery, the positions will include mechanical engineers, industrial engineers, equipment/maintenance mechanics, safety specialists, and industrial workers.

She said these are not newly created jobs, but positions that need to be filled.

Avery added that anyone interested in applying at the Arsenal should monitor local newspaper ads, the Arsenal’s Facebook page located at www.facebook.com/AmericasArsenal, www.usajobs.gov, and the Arsenal’s webpage located at www.pba.army.mil.

Domestic Violence Awareness 5K scheduled

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (October 9, 2014) – Pine Bluff Arsenal's Army Community Service and Recreation Services will sponsor a Domestic Violence Prevention 5K run/two mile walk-stroll Oct. 18 at 8 a.m.

The race will begin at the Arsenal's Fitness Center crosswalk, and is for males and females ages 10 to 65-plus.

First, second and third place awards will be given for the 5K run. Entry fee is $20 prior to race and $25 the day of the race.

Race participants will need to enter through Dexter Gate the day of the event.

For information or to register, call 540-3658.

Counties call for jail overcrowding solution

Counties call for jail overcrowding solution

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Officials from all 75 Arkansas counties are demanding answers on how state officials plan to reform prison funding.

Because of overcrowding, state inmates have to be housed at county jails, taking up space reserved for inmates within those counties.

County officials say the state requires they hold their own inmates and maintain prison conditions at a state specified level.

However, the problems counties say they face are space for the inmates and full reimbursement from the state.

"We need to get the state to start taking responsibility for their own inmates. They're forcing. They're basically... They're not basically but they're forcing the counties to violate the rights of our inmates by not running a constitutional jail," said David Lucas, Jackson County Sheriff.