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Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a 17-year-old who ran away from his home Thursday, April 23.

Christopher Bennett left his home Thursday, and according to reports, has not been seen from his parents since. 

Bennett is described as being a white male standing at approximately 5'6" tall and weighing at around 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to still be in the central Arkansas area. 

Police stated that any person who knowingly harbors a runaway could face charges. 

Anyone with information about Bennett's whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171 or (501) 315-TIPS.

 

UAPB among schools chosen for girls in STEM grant

UAPB among schools chosen for girls in STEM grant

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) – The Arkansas STEM Coalition, in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Higher Education and the Arkansas Department of Career Education, announces the award of $76,000 from the Carl D. Perkins Technical Education Act of 2006 to support eleven STEM Leadership for Girls Conferences held to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. The one-day conferences will be held in April and May 2015.  The purpose of the grant funding is to improve opportunities and services to Arkansas female students, particularly in grades 10-12 and in grades 13-14 which are freshman and sophomore years.  In addition the conferences will promote interest in STEM career fields and ultimately reduce the stereotype that these fields are mainly for males. This program hopes to encourage young females to pursue collegiate careers in STEM related occupations.

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.

Re-Fashion Bash to feature students' recyclable designs

Re-Fashion Bash to feature students' recyclable designs

BENTON, Ark. - Saline County students will be showcasing their recycled material fashion designs. 

On Saturday, April 11 at 5 p.m., be a part of Re-Fashion Bash “Where Green is the New Black.” It will be held at the Benton Event Center. This event will highlight Saline County students of all ages walking the runway turning trash to treasure. Come out and support your students on this memorable red carpet night.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Saline County Regional Solid Waste Management District Office located at 114 W. Sevier Street in downtown Benton. Top recycled designs will receive prize money, with first place receiving $500, second place $250, and third place $100.

UCA television station available through U-verse

UCA television station available through U-verse

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - A station previously only available in Conway will no spread to various parts of Arkansas. 

The University of Central Arkansas' Channel 6 television station is now available on U-verse, Channel 99.

“I'm extremely excited to be able to reach a new audience through Channel 6's original programming,” said Chris Churchill, director of Channel 6 Television. “Now, thanks to AT&T U-verse, UCA students, family and fans can experience our programming from anywhere in central Arkansas.”

Channel 6 will cover from Little-Rock to Pine Bluff, including Benton, Bryant, Cammack Village, Conway, Haskell, Jacksonville, Little Rock, Maumelle, Pulaski County, Shannon Hills, Sherwood and Searcy.

​To access Channel 6's programming through U-verse, browse to U-verse Channel 99, which will display a list of available Public Education Government (PEG) channels. Click on Conway and then UCA Television.

Pine Bluff school wins hundreds in national challenge

Pine Bluff school wins hundreds in national challenge

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - Dollarway High School won $500 from Taco Bell's 2014 Unlock the Box Challenge.

It all started when Career Coach Candice Jones coordinated "Make the Promise" days. This was created in order to get students to make the promise to graduate high school. Each student would fill out a pledge card stating their goal of completion, and they would in turn receive a coupon for a free taco from Taco Bell. The pledge cards were returned to the contact at Taco Bell. 

Dollarway High School collected 232 pledge cards of students dedicating themselves to getting a diploma. As a result of getting over 30 percent of their students registered, they won $500. 

BET Sunday Best contestant Rome Washington to headline Gospel Extravaganza

BET Sunday Best contestant Rome Washington to headline Gospel Extravaganza

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) – The Gospel Extravaganza remains one of the most popular events at the beginning of Homecoming Week at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) for students, alumni and the community.

This year the event will feature Season 7 BET© Sunday Best contestant Rome Washington. Sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA) the event will be held Sunday, November 2 in the J.M. Ross Theatre of the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public.