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Pine Bluff attempted murder suspect arrested in Wisc.

Pine Bluff attempted murder suspect arrested in Wisc.

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – Police in Pine Bluff have a second suspect in custody for attempted murder and robbery.

Sgt. David Price said Deundra Harris was taken into custody in Wisconsin and extradited back to Arkansas Wednesday in connection with a robbery and an attempted murder of a Pine Bluff man in June.

The first suspect, Azeez Muhammad, has been in custody since Aug. 20 for this incident. Police are still searching for a third and final, Brandon R. White.


Pine Bluff hopes new business venture spurs growth

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV)—A new 54-store bazaar is coming to Pine Bluff. The shop, which is similar to a thrift store, will move into the vacant Food King Grocery on the corner of 16th Avenue and Cherry St.

"I explain what we're doing and [people's] eyes get big. [They say] "you're doing that here?!" and I'm like yeah. [They say] "Why?" and I'm like why not," said Archie Winn, who came up with the idea for the store.

Winn has lived in Pine Bluff in his entire life and has already invested $40,000 into the project, all out of his own pocket.

"I think this is going to be basically the biggest store known to Arkansas," said Winn's sister and business partner Kala Bullard.

Each store will hire people from Pine Bluff, pulling in much needed jobs and a new sense of community.

Local parents respond to NFL child abuse case

Local parents respond to NFL child abuse case

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Whether you call it cultural or criminal, the debate over spanking and other corporal punishment has come center stage in the United States.

A national conversation over parenting continues to grow in the wake of a child abuse case involving NFL star Adrian Peterson, who is charged with felony child abuse after reportedly spanking his 4-year-old son with a tree branch.

"The scars on the kid's leg and bruises look pretty excessive," said Nicholas Dudley, a Little Rock father of two. "My wife and I decided early on that we wouldn't spank our children, we just believe there are multiple other ways to send a good message to your children as far as what needs to be done."

Study sheds new light on schizophrenia

Study sheds new light on schizophrenia

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Mental health researchers here in Arkansas joining with colleagues around the world in ground-breaking new findings about schizophrenia.

They're spreading the word that the condition commonly thought of as "split personalities" is actually a cluster of 8 genetic disorders.

Doctor Pedro Delgado with UAMS said this latest study is part of a larger trend seen in other medical research.

"Genetic findings are starting to now show that what looks like a single kind of cancer is actually lots of different kinds of cancer that just look similar," said Delgado.

Doctor Delgado says that people with these genetic clusters probably won't escape schizophrenia, but the clusters will give doctors a chance at early intervention, helping them tailor treatment.

County Judges Association opposes statewide liquor sales

County Judges Association opposes statewide liquor sales

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 16, 2014) — The County Judges Association of Arkansas voted to adopt a resolution in opposition to the "Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment" during its summer meeting in Little Rock.

The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment is a proposed amendment to the Arkansas Constitution to provide that, effective July 1, 2015, the manufacture, sale, distribution and transportation of intoxicating liquors is lawful within the entire geographic area of each and every county of this state.

According to the resolution, "traditionally, under the Arkansas Constitution and Amendment 55, the people of Arkansas have proclaimed their view in favor of 'home rule' and local control."

Pine Bluff police investigate robbery, attempted robbery

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – Pine Bluff police are investigating two incidents where one business was robbed, and a second robbery was attempted Monday night.

Sgt. David De Foor with Pine Bluff police said the McDonald's at 107 S. Blake Street was robbed at gunpoint just before 10:30 p.m. According to the police report, witnesses said a masked black male entered the business with a shotgun and fired one shot. The report says the suspect chased two employees as they ran from the business.

No money was taken.

The second robbery happened at Hazel Street Bottle Shop at 2811 S. Hazel Street just after 11 p.m. The incident report states a black male wearing all black, white gloves, and what appeared to be a white t-shirt covering his face entered the store armed with a shotgun. The store employee told police the suspect pointed a gun and demanded money.

Suspects sought in hotel robbery, shooting

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – Pine Bluff police need your help identifying two suspects involved in a robbery and shooting.

The two suspects are responsible for a robbery and shooting at the Plaza Hotel at 2 Convention Center Drive.

Richard Wegner said at 11:25 p.m. Sept. 11 two men entered the hotel and demanded money from an employee at the hotel while armed with handguns. Wegner said after getting the money from the register, the two demanded money from the safe while threatening the employee's life.

When the employee told the suspects he couldn't open the safe, the employee kicked the door closed and one of the suspects fired two shots, striking the employee once in the shoulder. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.