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U.S. representatives to visit Pine Bluff Arsenal

U.S. representatives to visit Pine Bluff Arsenal

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - U.S. Representative French Hill and U.S. Representative Bruce Westerman will be touring the Pine Bluff Arsenal during the month of April.

The pair will be receiving the tours and informational briefings on Monday, April 5. The visit will include tours of manufacturing facilities and an outdoor demonstration of pyrotechnic ammunition.

French Hill is the U.S. representative for the second district in Arkansas, and Bruce Westerman is the U.S. representative for the fourth district in Arkansas. 

Pine Bluff police searching for gas station car thief

Pine Bluff police searching for gas station car thief

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – The Pine Bluff Police Department is searching for locating a man responsible for a stolen vehicle at a local gas station on Sunday, March 15.

The incident occurred at the 2500 block of Cherry St at about 6:18 p.m.

According to police, the victim stopped at a gas pump and went inside the establishment. However, when he returned, his vehicle was gone.

Raye Jean Montague to speak for UAPB Lyceum event

Raye Jean Montague to speak for UAPB Lyceum event

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) – Raye Jean Montague, internationally registered professional engineer, will be the keynote speaker for the Lyceum event at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB).  Sponsored by the UAPB Lyceum Committee in partnership with the STEM Scholars Academy Guest Lecture Series, the free, public event will take place Thursday, April 2 at 11 a.m. in the STEM Building Conference Center.

Montague will give a presentation entitled, “Turning Obstacles into Challenging Situations” at the event to share her amazing life story as a young African-American girl growing up in Arkansas that dared to dream of one day becoming an engineer.

Pine Bluff police investigating homicide at Plaza Hotel

Pine Bluff police investigating homicide at Plaza Hotel

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - Officers responded to a homicide around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning at Plaza Hotel located at #2 Convention Center Drive.

When police arrived at the hotel, they found a man lying on the ground with possible gunshot wounds. The victim, identified as 32-year-old Christopher Pridgeon, was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Eric Belcher. 

According to officials, details are still being developed at this time, and no suspects have been identified.

If you have any information regarding the death of Pridgeon, you are urged to contact the detective division at (870) 730-2090. 

Pine Bluff man wanted for 1st Degree Battery

Pine Bluff man wanted for 1st Degree Battery

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - Xavier Roaf, 20, is wanted by Pine Bluff police for first degree battery that occurred on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 2305 West 32nd Street.

Reports state that the incident began as a verbal altercation between the victim and Roaf. When the victim attempted to walk away, Roaf pulled out a revolver pistol and fired at him several times. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the upper left side of his back and was transported to a local hospital. 

Roaf's last known address is at the apartments off 1105 East 26th Street. According to police, Roaf is carrying a handgun and should be considered as armed and dangerous. He was last seen wearing white pants.

Anyone with information regarding Mr. Roaf can call the Pine Bluff Police Detective Division at (870)730-2090 or the dispatch center at (870)541-5300.  

Pine Bluff police searching for burglary suspect

Pine Bluff police searching for burglary suspect

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - Pine Bluff police are searching for a man wanted for burglary on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at an apartment off 4418 Union. 

Police warn that Herve Turner, 21, should be considered armed and dangerous. His last known address is 1601 S. Nebraska in Pine Bluff.

For the full police report of the incident, click here

Arkansas Guard prepares teams to assist state police on highways

Arkansas Guard prepares teams to assist state police on highways

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Arkansas National Guard) - The Arkansas National Guard on Wednesday again answered the call to support the Arkansas State Police with teams of Guardsmen at area troop headquarters across South Arkansas.

As winter storm Remus began dumping significant snowfall on a majority of the southern half of the state the Arkansas National Guard received a tasking from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management for several teams to assist the Arkansas State Police with transportation and possible assistance to stranded motorists along the highways.

The support missions were assigned to elements of the Guard’s 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.  Currently the Guard has three teams standing by to provide assistance.  The teams are made up of two HMMWVs and four Soldiers at each location working 12-hour shifts with the troopers.  Missions thus far total 14 Guard members and six vehicles.