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Bill Cosby to tape performances at UAPB

 

The tapings will occur Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Center. The public is invited to attend.

In performance, Cosby will interview young children and adults who are over 50. The four-minute segments can be seen via Cosby's mobile phone apps.

Jazz musician Clark Terry will take part in some of the tapings.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

UAPB campus police, Highway Safety Dept. promote highway safety

 

The theme for the initiative is: "Buckle Up and Stay in the Game" and "Lion Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk: A Winning Combination".

An outreach event hosted by UAPB Campus Police, information will be available in front of Golden Lion's Stadium prior to kick-off. Pre-game festivities are expected to begin at 1:30 p.m. according to UAPB Campus Police Chief Maxcie Thomas.

Several tables will be set up in front of Golden Lion Stadium encouraging UAPB students, the campus community and citizens of Pine Bluff to make a pledge to buckle up and not drink and drive in support of Highway Safety.

Everyone who signs a pledge card will receive a Pom Pom Creature featuring the message "Buckle Up and "Don't Drink and Drive" and will automatically have their name placed in a drawing for a chance to win one of two Apple® iPods, a signed football or a signed basketball. Prize winners will be announced during the first quarter of the football game.

Ark. authorities investigating fatal pursuit

 

The Pine Bluff Commercial reports that 50-year-old Kelvin Nelson was pronounced dead at Jefferson Regional Medical Center about 12:20 a.m. Wednesday. Jefferson County Coroner Chad Kelley says the body was sent to the State Crime Laboratory for an autopsy.

State Police spokesman Bill Sadler says Trooper Charles Spurlin was headed north on I-530 when he saw a southbound vehicle that appeared to be speeding. Spurlin crossed the median, chased the vehicle and tried to stop it but eventually lost sight of the car.

Sadler says another trooper spotted the vehicle overturned in the front yard of a home.

Pine Bluff police are investigating.

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Police search for missing Pine Bluff woman

Dorothy Young was last seen Oct. 26 in the area of 15th and Cherry at the Speedway.

She was wearing a purple wrap on her head, blue v-neck sweater and jeans.

She suffers a seizure disorder and takes insulin.

If anyone has seen her or know the whereabouts of Young, please contact the Pine Bluff police department detective office at 730-2090.

(Source: Pine Bluff Police)

Minors find places to drink in Arkansas

While investigating another story, Today's THV found some teens who say a number of bars, restaurants and liquor store owners turn a blind eye to underage drinking.

Random stings, of restaurants and bars are a tool Alcoholic Beverage Control Board agents use to discourage liquor sales to minors. Still, ABC Director Michael Langley says minors find ways around regulations. "You can stem the tides but I don't think you can completely prevent alcohol getting into the hands of minors," says Langley.

ABC says for every business randomly checked, 20 percent are cited for non-compliance. Businesses get several chances to make corrections, by deadline, the ones that don't risk losing their permit to sell alcohol.

"If you're willing to sell to minor in short periods of time, you're thumbing your nose at the state of Arkansas, the government of Arkansas," says Langley.

Update: Authorities identify 2 found dead in Pine Bluff house

Lt. Bob Rawlinson says the bodies of Neahmiah Thompson and his sister, Catherine Johnson, were found just after 4:30 p.m. Monday inside a house.

Jefferson County Coroner Chad Kelley said the bodies were sent to the State Crime Laboratory for autopsies to determine the "cause and manner of death."

Rawlinson said police were called to the house after a family member went to check on the victims, who were reportedly last seen late Friday.

He says the heat had been turned up to 80 degrees inside the home, and the decomposition of the bodies have made it difficult for investigators to determine what happened to the siblings.

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Two bodies found in Pine Bluff home

Police found a man and a woman dead this afternoon in this house on West 11th street. Officers say they were dead for at least 2 days before someone found them.

Police did not see any forced entry to the home. Officers have not released a cause of death or identities of the victims.

Source: Pine Bluff Police