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Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. - (Oct. 29, 2015 – With recent flash news alerts regarding missing children, teens, and others alike throughout the state, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office decided to issue a reminder to all parents regarding the indentification of their children. 

Major Lafayette Woods, Jr. issued the following statement on Thursday:

When a child or someone you know is reported missing, emotions become raw, which can hinder the ability of parents or love ones to make rational decisions. Yet, their actions and the actions of law enforcement in the first 48 hours are critical to the safe recovery of a missing. Knowing what you can do, what others can do, and where to go for help will not only expedite the search and recovery of your child or love one, it also will help to ease the emotional and financial burden of the search.

Couple shot in Pine Bluff

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - Officers with the Pine Bluff Police Department discovered a man and woman shot in Pine Bluff Wednesday.

According to a Pine Bluff patrol officer, the man and woman were shot near the area of 11th and Indiana Wednesday evening.

The man and woman were transported to a hospital and were treated with non-life-threatening injuries.

Pine Bluff Arsenal hosts holiday event

Pine Bluff Arsenal hosts holiday event

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - Pine Bluff Arsenal’s Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host a holiday bazaar on November12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Creasy Auditorium.

The auditorium is located outside Plainview Gate, in the Creasy Complex. More than 15 vendors will be present.

This event is open to the public.

Silver Alert inactivated for missing Pine Bluff man

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – The Silver Alert issued for David C. Young on October 23 was inactivated on Sunday. 

Registration open for alumni marching band

Registration open for alumni marching band

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The Marching Musical Machine of the MidSouth at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, affectionately known as M4, is looking to continue the university's alumni involvement by opening up registration to them to perform at the 2015 homecoming. 

For the last few years, alumni of this ensemble have come back to perform during the homecoming parade and at halftime during the game. As a way to keep the relationship between the university and its alumni alive, registration is open to all former members of M4 for homecoming 2015. The fee for registration is $50 per person.

According to band officials, practice will be held Friday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m. and at 11 a.m. on November 14.

Vigil set for missing Pine Bluff woman

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - It has been 13 days since the disappearance of Maranda Goldman, and her family is now offering a reward for information regarding her whereabouts.

On Thursday, October 8, 23-year-old Maranda Goldman told her mother she was going to fill out a job application at the Goodwill store in Pine Bluff. Family told THV11 that Goldman told them that the interview went well, but after speaking with Goodwill employees the interview never happened. Her car was found in the parking lot.

"We don't have any indication of foul play right now but, at the same time, we don't have anything ruling it out either," said Pine Bluff Police Officer Richard Wegner.

Pine Bluff PD to demolish derelict housing

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - Individuals who have completed probation or parole through the Arkansas Department of Community Corrections are helping the Pine Bluff Police Department demolish abandoned houses. 

The demolition of the derelict housing in Pine Bluff is set to begin on Monday, October 19 at 8 a.m. Funding for the program is administered by the Arkansas Department of Community Corrections.  Around $830,000 will be allotted to demolish 600 derelict houses in the city over the next two years. 

The address of the first demolition will be at 1506 W. 19th Street.