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ASMSA opens Class of 2018 admissions cycle

ASMSA opens Class of 2018 admissions cycle

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts has officially launched the search for the Class of 2018.
Students apply to ASMSA through a competitive admissions process that evaluates high school coursework, ACT/SAT scores, responses to essay questions, letters of recommendation and other accomplishments.  Finalist candidates are invited to attend Interview Weekends in April.  The process is similar to application at selective colleges and universities.
Students must submit their completed online application, test scores, and letters of recommendation no later than March 1, 2016.

PopUp West Ninth

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Developed by studioMAIN and Create Little Rock, Pop Up in the Rock is a rapid community development project that focuses on illustrating underdeveloped potential in local city areas.

The next Pop Up event will take place on West Ninth Street on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The PopUp West Ninth event will focus on Little Rock’s Historic West Ninth Street and will span from the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC) at Ninth and Broadway to Dreamland Ballroom at Ninth and State and across the State Street overpass to the campus of Philander Smith.

PopUp West Ninth hopes to encourage pedestrian and bicycle traffic between Philander Smith College and West Ninth Street via the South State Street overpass, thereby bridging the gap that originally unraveled the urban fabric of the area.

Inspired by community feedback and the rich history of West Ninth, PopUp in the Rock hopes to demonstrate the district’s potential for a vibrant future.

UCA Theatre to host Katie Campbell for puppetry workshop series

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - Alpha Psi Omega, University of Central Arkansas’s honorary theatre society, will host Katie Campbell to present a public lecture, “What is Puppetry?” on Saturday, September 19.

The event, free and open to the public, will be held at the Bridges/Larson Theatre in the Snow Fine Arts Center at 6:00 p.m.

Campbell is a director, actor, playwright, puppeteer, and teaching artist. Her shadow puppet play, “The Ugly Duckling,” has revived a 2015 Jim Henson Foundation Family Grant and national attention.

“The opportunity to have Katie Campbell teach these workshops is exciting because it explores a different facet of theatre. This knowledge will expand and diversify our theatre skills, and I know it will inspire Alpha Psi Omega, theatre students, and all who attend,” states Jordyn Daniels, UCA Theatre senior and Alpha Psi Omega president. 

Single car accident turns into homicide investigation

Single car accident turns into homicide investigation

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – What started out as an emergency call for a single-car accident has become a homicide investigation.

Sgt. David DeFoor said the body of 32-year-old Darrell Lovett, of Pine Bluff, was found late Sunday in a black Mitsubishi Galant in a ditch at the intersection of 3rd and Grant Streets. He had apparently been shot multiple times.

DeFoor said the investigation was still in its early stages and little information could be released.

JCSO launches new website feature

JCSO launches new website feature

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has recently launched a new feature on its online website that will show the public an inmate's profile. 

The department has now added a button to their inmate roster list named VINELink (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) that will give the public the ability to keep track of any charges in an inmate's custody status. Crime victims can find information about the criminal cases of these offenders at any time.

The public can even sign up for alerts on inmates through VINELink via email, phone, or teletypewriter, in addition to looking at the website.

For more information about the Website please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 870-541-5351 or visit www.jeffcoso.org

Pine Bluff woman celebrating 90th bday

Pine Bluff woman celebrating 90th bday

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - After celebrating her and her husband's 76th wedding anniversary in July, Arwilda Whiteside will be celebrating her 90th birthday on August 22. 

Arwilda and Cleovis Whiteside celebrated their 76th year of marriage on July 25, 2015. Now, Arwilda is looking forward to turning 90 on Saturday. Her husband is 94 years old. 

Whiteside credits her longevity to God. 

To find out more information on the celebration, or to wish her a Happy Birthday, call (870) 247-3835

Pine Bluff police nowoffering emergency contact list service

Pine Bluff police nowoffering emergency contact list service

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - The Pine Bluff Police Department is now offering to take in emergency contact lists for those taking extra precautions. 

The department will take in emergency contact lists sent to them from those in the Pine Bluff community. This service would be helpful for the elderly, anyone with no or few relatives in Pine Bluff or college students with no family in Pine Bluff. 

This will be free of charge to those who feel they need to send police their emergency contacts. 

If interested in this service, mail your lists of emergency contacts to the Pine Bluff Police Department at 200 E. 8th St, or email your list to pbpd@pbpd.org. 

They ask that you remember to include your name, birthdate, address and any and all contact information of anyone you wish us to contact in the event of an emergency. If you mail your list to the station, please note "emergency contact" on the outside of the envelope.