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Teen shot during attempted robbery in Pine Bluff

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - A teen was shot during an attempted robbery in Pine Bluff.

Pine Bluff police says 19-year-old Jarvis Davis was at the University Deli at 1019 N. University around 12:30 a.m. when an unknown man approached him and pulled a gun.

After demanding money, police say Davis and the suspect began fighting over the gun. During the fight the gun fired, hitting Davis in the stomach.

He was taken by a friend to JRMC emergency room where he underwent surgery.

The police department is asking anyone with information to please contact the Detective Division at 870-730-2090.

(Source: Pine Bluff Police Dept.)

Today's Box Office: Robert Rodriguez & Danny Trejo talk Machete Kills

Machete Kills brings back Danny Trejo as ex-Federale agent Machete in an over-the-top throwback to the exploitation films of the '70s. Machete is sent on a mission by the President of the United States to stop a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer from launching an attack that will throw Earth into anarchy.

The film opens this weekend in theaters. Click the video to see what director Robert Rodriguez and actor Danny Trejo have to say about making the film.

Today's Box Office: Captain Phillips and Machete Kills

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- THV11 Film Critic Jonathan Nettles with a double review of Captain Phillips and Machete Kills.

In April 2009, Somali Pirates boarded the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama after a failed hijacking attempt; the pirates escape the vessel on board a small lifeboat with the Alabama's commanding officer as their hostage. This is the true story that is the basis for Captain Phillips. 

23-year-old shot, killed by would be grandfather-in-law

ALTHEIMER, Ark. (KTHV) - A Jefferson County man was shot and killed at his home Thursday by his would be grandfather-in-law.

According to public information officer Major Lafayette Woods, Jr., with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, 23-year-old Tabius Love was shot and killed by 75-year-old Billy Nutt during an alleged domestic dispute on the 10000 block of Cornerstone Road.

Woods said Love suffered what appeared to be a single gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. Love apparently lived at the home with his girlfriend, Misty Nutt, and her grandparents Billy and Ana Nutt.

Billy Nutt was arrested and is currently being held at the W.C. "Dub" Brassell Adult Detention Center for probable cause of first-degree murder.

Nutt is expected for his first appearance in court on Oct. 11 at 9 a.m. at Jefferson County District Court.

Firm hired to handle UAPB marketing, image

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has hired a firm to handle its marketing and public relations.

The school announced Tuesday that The Design Group will work to help the traditionally black campus increase enrollment as well as retention and graduation rates.

The Little Rock-based firm says its efforts will be part of UAPB's "reimaging initiative."

Chancellor Laurence B. Alexander says the school is developing new strategies and partnerships to help students better prepare to join the workforce.

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Pine Bluff swears in new police chief

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) -- Go ahead and take the "interim" tag off police chief Jeff Hubanks' title in Pine Bluff.

Mayor Debe Hollingsworth announced Friday that Hubanks is the city's new permanent chief. Hubanks beat out a list of 43 applicants from across the country for the job, and it's his second stint with the department.

He began his career in Pine Bluff in 1985 and retired as a lieutenant. With 10 months already under his belt, he believes the department will keep making progress.

"Crime is down and it will continue to go down," he said.

Hubanks replaced Brenda Davis-Jones. Mayor Hollingsworth fired her shortly after taking the oath of office.

Today's Box Office: James Hetfield goes Through the Never

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Concert movies can drag on at times and eventually become boring, unless we're talking about Metallica.

I talked with James Hetfield last week about Metallica: Through the Never which is a concert movie with a  storyline about a roadie who is sent on a mission to retrieve something for the group and along the way he experiences very strange events set to the music of the ultimate rock band, Metallica.

Hetfield talks about the origination of the idea for the movie and the process of putting it all together.