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Today's Box Office: I, Frankenstein

I, Frankenstein based on the graphic novel of the same name sees a modernized version of Victor Frankenstein's monster caught in the middle of a war between vigilant gargoyles and ferocious demons. Adam (Aaron Eckhart) is a creature with no soul and no love for humans, gargoyles, and especially the demons who are hunting him to discover the secret to his immortality.

This was not a movie I expected to like but I was pleasantly surprised. It never promised to be the next big thing to hit cinemas and the only thing the trailers hinted at was a movie with action in it. It delivered on both points. I, Frankenstein is an easy movie to sit back and watch, the premise doesn't require you to get too involved in the story and at a 91-minute runtime doesn't require too much investment of your time. It's the perfect movie for a night when you just want to watch a movie, just don't bother with the added expense of 3D.

John Brown Watson Library to host book review and signing

John Brown Watson Library to host book review and signing

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) - Sheep Ears, the book by Pine Bluff author Sherry Witt, develops fascinating and true stories from her life that were the result of her using her own sheep ears.

“Everyone has the ability to hear the good Shepherd,” said Witt during a meeting recently with Georgia Watley, coordinator of Special Collections Services in the John Brown Watson Memorial library at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB).

This first book by Witt develops numerous real-life stories that chronicle what happened when she listened and responded with her sheep ears. Each story is accompanied with related questions and biblical answers that may be used by churches, families, or as games with friends. Her lively persona engages the reader immediately and makes the book a page-turner.

“We are guided daily to help our neighbors, friends, or even strangers,” continued Witt, “but we must listen with our sheep ears.”

Dollarway student dies after passing out during basketball game

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - A Dollarway High School student died after passing out while playing basketball at his school on Wednesday night.

According to Pine Bluff Police Department PIO, Richard Wegner, 17-year-old Tabarres Miller passed out while playing in a game on Wednesday evening, and died shortly afterwards. Tameka White with the Dollarway School District said Miller was not on the school's basketball team.

"He's done it before. He gets to playing and gets dehydrated. Really I didn't have time to think about anything just hoping it was one of those things," said Tabarres' mother, Lorraine Miller.

Paramedics attempted to revive Miller, but were not able to. Grief counselors were at the school Thursday to help students and teachers cope with the passing of their classmate.

Little Rock's Main Street 'Creative Corridor' Plan Wins National Award

Little Rock's Main Street 'Creative Corridor' Plan Wins National Award

A plan to transform four neglected blocks of Main Street in downtown Little Rock into an arts district has earned a national design award for the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture and Marlon Blackwell Architect of Fayetteville... Read More

26 counties, including Pulaski, now under Burn Ban

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Twenty-six counties are now under a burn ban in Arkansas.

"Due to the weather and rapid drying conditions, it has become necessary to ban all outdoor burning in Pulaski County," stated an Executive Order from the county judge.

The counties under a burn ban as of January 23, 2014:

Pine Bluff police searching for aggravated burglary suspect

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - Pine Bluff police are searching for a man wanted for aggravated burglary.

Lt. David Price said David Hanley, 20, is wanted for an aggravated burglary that happened Jan. 19 at a home on the 3000 block of Violet Drive.

Hanley's last known address is 1208 Boston Drive.

Hanley was last seen with a Glock .40 caliber handgun.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of David Hanley, please contact the Pine Bluff Police Detective Office at 870-730-2090 or the dispatch center at 870-541-5300.

Pine Bluff mayor, some council members disagree on how to change city's image

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - Some Pine Bluff aldermen disagree with the Pine Bluff mayor on how to change their city's image.

"I don't think we have to spend $175,000 for someone to tell us what's wrong with our city," said Alderman George Stepps.

Council members voted 5 to 3 to use the tax money to hire a marketing firm to look at the city's image, but some aldermen want the measure reversed.

"A marketing firm is going to tell you that you need some paint out there on your building, but you've still got to go out there and do it," said Alderman Stepps.

Mayor Debe Hollingsworth calls the image campaign an investment.

"The city provides a product and with any business ... you want to be able to sell that product," said Mayor Hollingsworth.

The mayor said crime is down and said the new image is needed to attract businesses to the city.