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HUD reports decrease in homelessness in Arkansas

HUD reports decrease in homelessness in Arkansas


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 30, 2014) – U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro announced on Thursday HUD's latest estimate of homelessness in the U.S., noting a continued overall decline in the total number of persons experiencing homelessness and significant reductions particularly among veterans and those persons living on the streets. In Arkansas, homelessness had declined by 23 percent since last year.

U.S. Postal Service shares dates for best Christmas delivery times

U.S. Postal Service shares dates for best Christmas delivery times


The U.S. Postal Service is gearing up to help customers ship some 15 and a half billion cards, letters and packages in time for Christmas.

It's also aiming to cash in on the holiday by offering festive stamps, packaging and even gift cards.

To make sure your package is delivered on time, the agency suggests sending gifts a little early.

Taking advantage of the postal services online postage and free package pick-up may help as well.

To ensure that holiday mail and packages are delivered in time for Christmas, the Postal Service recommends the following mailing and shipping deadlines:

Dec. 2 - First-Class Mail International

Dec. 2 - Priority Mail International

Dec. 10 - Priority Mail Express International

Dec. 15 - Standard Post

Dec. 17 - Global Express Guaranteed

2 suspects burglarize Pine Bluff business

2 suspects burglarize Pine Bluff business


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – Pine Bluff police are looking for two suspects who burglarized a tire store.

Richard Wegner with PBPD said Oct. 19 shortly after 11 p.m. two men burglarized the American Tire business at 511 W. Spruce.

After breaking in through a window the suspects stole three floor jacks.

Police is asking for the public's assistance in identifying these two men. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detective Division at 870-730-2090 or Dispatch at 870-541-5300.


19th Annual Big Boo!-seum Bash to deliver Halloween fun

19th Annual Big Boo!-seum Bash to deliver Halloween fun


Little Rock, Ark. (October 7, 2014) – Sponsored by the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Greater Little Rock Museums and Cultural Attractions Consortium will host the 19th Annual Big Boo!-seum Bash at multiple downtown attractions Thursday, October 30, 2014 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Big Boo!-seum Bash is free to the public, and it provides event goers the opportunity to visit many of Little Rock's museums and cultural attractions for a night of safe trick-or-treating and family fun and games. Visitors are encouraged to dress in Halloween costumes.

Visitors may pick up game cards at any participating Boo!-seum location that must be stamped at each attended location to be eligible for prize drawings. Stamped cards will include prize entry instructions. Prize entrants must be 18 years of age or younger. Prize structure is as follows:

Woman attempts to cash stolen check at Pine Bluff Simmons Bank


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (October 29, 2014) – The Pine Bluff police are seeking a woman who attempted to cash a stolen check at a Simmons Bank on Tuesday.

According to police, the woman caught in the surveillance video entered the drive-thru at the bank and attempted to cash a stolen check. She presented a stolen Simmons debit card and a stolen driver's license. The items were stolen in Bryant from two different victims.

Anyone who has information about this suspect is asked to call the Pine Bluff Police Detective Office at 870-730-2090 or the dispatch center at 870-541-5300.


Pine Bluff theft suspect found in Georgia


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A Pine Bluff theft suspect has been found in Georgia.

Pine Bluff police have been looking for Kelli Shavers, 34, connection with a theft from a local McDonald's from August 2014.

Richard Wegner with PBPD said Tuesday Shavers was captured in Georgia outside of Atlanta. She was arrested on a warrant in connection with the theft and will be returned to Pine Bluff.


Dollarway School District dodging distress


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - "I don't blame our students for anything," Dollarway Superintendent Bobby Acklin said. After more than two years of state control, Superintendent Acklin said he is working hard with one main goal. He said, "We have to put student achievement first. To get the achievement level to where it's satisfactory. Not just with the state standards, but our standards."

The state voted to take over the Dollarway school district in June 2012 after it failed to meet standards for two consecutive years. "Not taking care of transcripts, attendance issues," Acklin explained.