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Pine Bluff police investigating Sunday night homicide

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Pine Bluff police need the public's help in getting information in a May 18 homicide.

Sgt. David De Foor with PBPD said around 9:30 p.m. that night officers were sent to an apartment complex at 1020 S. Linden about a shooting.

De Foor said when they arrived they found 56-year-old James Green with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center where he died from his wounds.

Officers learned at the scene that a family member Green's told officers that an unknown man entered his apartment demanding cigarettes and money. De Foor said a fight started between the subject and the family member, and the subject pulled out a pistol and hit the family member.

UAPB to honor retirees at reception May 15

UAPB to honor retirees at reception May 15

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) will honor nine employees at its  Annual Retiree Celebration Thursday, May 15 at 6:30 P. M. in the L. A. Davis, Sr. Student Union Lounge.  These honorees have served the University at tenures that range from 30 years to more than 67 years.

The 2013-2014 honorees are:

PBPD: Man shot in head, suspect on the loose

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – The Pine Bluff Police Department have a man in custody for a shooting that happened Friday morning.

According to a press release issued by the Pine Bluff Police Department, a man was shot in the head during an apparent attempted robbery May 9. The incident happened about 9:40 a.m. in the 800 block of West 28th Avenue. The report states that the victim was shot from behind by Joseph Byrd, 26, who went through the victim's pockets before leaving the scene.

The victim was taken to the hospital where he is recovering from what is described as non-life threatening injuries.

Richard Wegner with PBPD said Byrd has been arrested for first degree battery later that day.

‘Stamp Out Hunger’ This Saturday, May 10th

‘Stamp Out Hunger’ This Saturday, May 10th

This Saturday, May 10, 2014, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) joins forces with the Arkansas Foodbank, United Way, the AARP Foundation and others to help Stamp Out Hunger in Little Rock and throughout Arkansas.  Letter carriers will fan out across the nation to pick up donated food on doorsteps and beside mailboxes as they deliver the mail.

The Stamp Out Hunger food drive, held annually on the second Saturday in May, has become the nation’s largest single-day food drive benefitting Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, and its network of food banks. Last year’s drive brought in 74 million pounds of food and provided assistance to the millions of Americans struggling to put food on the table.

Jefferson Co. Sheriff warns those delinquent on child support

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. (JCSO) -- The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is issuing a final warning to "deadbeat dads" who have defaulted on their child support payment obligations.

One of the many special operations conducted by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is "Operation Mother's Day," an operation initiated by Sheriff Gerald Robinson in 2007 to target "deadbeat parents" subject to arrest for contempt of court due to failure to pay child support.

Governor Beebe announces intent to grant pardons

Governor Beebe announces intent to grant pardons

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe today announced his intent to grant 15 pardons. An additional 38 clemency requests were denied and six had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.

The 15 applicants intended for pardons have completed all jail time, fulfilled all parole-and-probationary requirements and paid all fines related to their sentences. There is a 30-day waiting period to receive public feedback on the pardons before final action is taken.

Governor Beebe intends to grant pardons to the following people:

Kevia K. Bolden (Memphis, TN): Shoplifting This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2007 - Little Rock District), the fact that all terms of the applicant's sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. There are no law-enforcement objections to the application.

Update: Credit card fraud suspect turns herself in

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – Pine Bluff police said a woman wanted for credit card fraud has turned herself in.

Lt. David Price said 23-year-old Courtney Gail Clary turned herself in Thursday May 8. She is facing charges of fraudulent use of a credit card.