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Officials fight spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

Officials fight spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Last month, The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission confirmed an elk was the first case of Chronic Wasting Disease in the natural state. Since then, two deer have also tested positive for the deadly disease.

While the disease can’t be contracted to humans, it is still something Arkansans should take seriously.

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.

Pine Bluff Hosts the 2015 Student Angler Federation Southern Conference Championship

Pine Bluff Hosts the 2015 Student Angler Federation Southern Conference Championship

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - The Bass Federation/Student Angler Federation is coming to the Arkansas River for their 2015 Southern Conference Regional High School Fishing Tournament on Saturday, October 17. 

The top 10 percent of teams in each state championship advance to a conference championship. Qualifiers from AR, KS, LA, MO, NE, NM, OK and TX are eligible to compete in this event.

Takeoff will be at 7 a.m., and the weigh-in is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Regional Park.

During the tournament will also be fishing clinics and demonstrations, a children’s fishing derby (at Martin Luther King Park) and activities for the public, which will take place at the Waterfront Facility in Regional Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

This event is sponsored by the UAPB Aquaculture/Fisheries Center, Pine Bluff Parks & Recreation and the Pine Bluff Convention & Visitors Bureau.

 

High School Weightlifting Exhibition scheduled at Pine Bluff Convention Center

High School Weightlifting Exhibition scheduled at Pine Bluff Convention Center

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - Mid-South Fitness & Personal Trainers Association is sponsoring a High School Weightlifting Exhibition on Saturday, July 11 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

This event is geared toward high school male and female athletes, and it will teach how to build muscle, increase strength, lose body fat, maximize performance and minimize overtraining. A panel of five fitness trainers will also discuss health and nutrition. Door prizes will be given away throughout the day.

A Community Sports Award will also be presented to Pine Bluff High School for winning the 6A Arkansas State Championship in both basketball and football. This event is free for student athletes, however, pre-registration is required. Call (870) 592-5440 or (501) 568-5441 to register or for more information.

Where you can & can't set off fireworks in central Ark.

Where you can & can't set off fireworks in central Ark.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - With the fourth of July fast approaching, it would be good to know where in central Arkansas you can light your fireworks.

Here are some of the cities where you can and can't shoot off your pyrotechnics:

 

Trivia Question: What’s hidden in the UAPB logo?

Trivia Question: What’s hidden in the UAPB logo?

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – Can you tell us what’s hidden in the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff golden lion?

We’ll give you a hint: It’s a mane feature.

Camp iRock registration deadline extended to July 11

Camp iRock registration deadline extended to July 11

Little Rock, AR – The registration deadline for Camp iRock has been extended to July 11. The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC) will host the fourth annual all-girl fitness and nutrition camp, Sunday, August 10 through Saturday, August 16. The experience will take place at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center, 1720 Ferncliff Road in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Designed exclusively for girls in sixth, seventh and eighth grades, Camp iRock offers fun educational activities, workshops and exercises aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles, physical activity and self-confidence. Forty girls from across Arkansas will be selected to attend the camp free of charge. To apply or to learn about camper criteria visit, www.campirock.com.