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Science with Sarah: Why duck season is so special

BRUMMITT, Ark. (KTHV) - This weekend, one of the busiest seasons for Arkansans comes to an end. Duck hunting ends Sunday, followed by a youth weekend on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.

This week's Science with Sarah puts a new spin on the sport, exploring why duck hunting is so special to Arkansas.

Whether it's the culture, legacy, or thrill, duck hunting is a major sport to the natural state. Feather Farms of in Brummitt, Ark. took Sarah Fortner on a duck hunt to learn what it's all about.

Geography of Arkansas plays a huge role in the duck hunting success. As birds migrate in from Canada, Arkansas is in the path to warmer weather. It's not just the temperature that appeals the birds, but typically in winter, most land in the northern plains are frozen or snow covered, so the ducks don't have a food source. In turn, when the weather is very icy up north, it typically means hunting in Arkansas is that much better.

PB Police officer mistakenly shoots fellow officer

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - A case of mistaken identity landed one Pine Bluff police officer in the hospital on Friday. He was mistakenly shot by another Pine Bluff officer.

Around 5 a.m. on Friday, one officer was doing a regular business check behind several Camden Road businesses. He came across a door at Tobacco Outlet that police have called "unsecure."

"He opened the back door, when he opened the back door he saw a silhouette pointing a gun at him and discharged his firearm," said Pine Bluff Training Officer, David DeFoor.

But that silhouette wasn't a criminal, it was another officer.

"There were two officers inside the store and they were doing surveillance for the break-ins that we've had," said Patricia Weatherly, Tobacco Outlet Store Manager.

Police: Pine Bluff officer shoots fellow officer

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - In the early hours of Friday morning, officers in Pine Bluff were involved in an officer-involved shooting.

Lt. David Price said in a press release that at 5 a.m. officers were conducting surveillance inside the Tobacco Outlet at 3800 S. Camden Road. Price said the store had been burglarized several times recently.

Price said a graveyard patrol unit, doing regular business checks, found an unsecure door on the rear of the Tobacco Outlet, but was unaware the other officers were inside.

The release stated when the patrol officer entered the business to check things out, he came into contact with a dark figure, which was one of the surveillance officers, holding a weapon.

Price said a shot was fired and the surveillance officer was struck in the arm. The wound was not life threatening and the officer was treated and released from JRMC.

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