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UAPB to mark 142 years during Founder’s Celebration

UAPB to mark 142 years during Founder’s Celebration

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) - The Inaugural Founders and Honors Convocation is the beginning of a new Founder’s Celebration tradition for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. This noble event to be held Thursday, April 23 combines two time-honored activities into one momentous occasion that acknowledges University heritage and academic competence concurrently. 

The theme of the event is "Honoring the Legacy: Blending the Past and Future." Activities for the week will begin Tuesday, April 21 and continue through Sunday, April 26, according to university officials.

Pedestrian collision sends 13-yr-old to hospital

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - A 13-year-old boy was taken to Arkansas Children's Hospital Friday night after being hit by a car while crossing a street in Pine Bluff.

According to reports, the teen was crossing a lane of traffic on University Avenue near Bell Street when he was struck by a 2006 Mercury Milan.

The 13-year-old was transported to Arkansas Children's Hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.

The accident is still under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Pine Bluff police at (870) 541-5300 or the Traffic Division at (870) 850-2456.

Eligible female inmates to be transferred to work-release program

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Department of Correction will soon begin transferring female inmates who are eligible for a work-release program into a new facility in Pine Bluff.

The department says the process of moving 54 inmates to the Pine Bluff Re-Entry Center will start on Saturday.

The department's work-release program is for inmates who are within 30 months of parole. Only those with non-violent convictions and clean disciplinary records are eligible.

All beds are expected to be filled by next week and the transfers will allow the department to move women being held in county jails into the state prison beds left vacant by the inmates moved to Pine Bluff.

The department said that as of Thursday there were 205 female state inmates being held in county jails.

Female inmates being transferred to work-release program

Female inmates being transferred to work-release program

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - The Arkansas Department of Correction will begin transferring female inmates to the agency's work-release program in Pine Bluff on Saturday. 

The Pine Bluff Re-entry Center will house 54 women. Qualifications for those able to be in the program include those that are within 30 months of parole, with non-violent convictions and have a clean disciplinary record.

As part of the program, the inmates will work paid jobs in the community under SAJ Distributors Inc., Tyson and AmeriPride. They will use their income to partially reimburse the state for their care and custody and provide one-third to any dependents. 

Mother's Day gadgets for your special someone

Mother's Day gadgets for your special someone

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Believe it or not, Mother's Day is right around the corner, and for some, it will the first of many. That means new tips and gadgets.

Ginger Daril with Verizon stopped by THV11 This Morning to share some high tech ways to help moms take care of their little ones.

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Victim's social media history points to signs of domestic violence

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - On Monday, April 13 at 6:50 a.m. Pine Bluff Police responded to the 700-block of West 29th where they found LaRonda McElroy lying in her front yard. She was shot by this man Chris Fletcher. A short time later, McElroy was pronounced dead.

"Domestic violence is prevalent in our community," Kimberly Warren with the CASA Women's Shelter explained. Warren works at the Casa Women's Shelter in Pine Bluff and sees these type of scenarios far too often. But was this case domestic violence? And could it have been prevented?

Warren continued, "You know if you call the police, as long as you have your paperwork, you know they'll come but like you said, they can't sit there 24 hours." Looking at McElroy's recent Facebook activity, the signs were present.

Man arrested after woman shot in front yard

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – Pine Bluff police have arrested a man believed to have shot a woman in her front yard Monday morning.

Investigators told THV11 that Chris Fletcher, 38, of Pine Bluff, was arrested in Amarillo, Texas, at 2 a.m. Tuesday for capital murder and felon in possession of a firearm.

Fletcher was apparently tracked down through bus records. Sergeant David DeFoor with the Pine Bluff Police Department said when Texas authorities tried to apprehend him, he first lied about his identity and then fled but was caught shortly after.

Police said the shooting, which happened on the 700 block of West 29th Street, was called in by neighbors. The victim, 28-year-old LaRonda McElroy, was rushed to the Jefferson Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead a short time later.