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Hot Springs police respond to bank robbery

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (September 16, 2014) – On Tuesday, around 12:36 p.m., officers from the Hot Springs Police Department responded to Bank of the Ozarks at 1617 Malvern Ave. in reference to a bank robbery.

According to the bank employees, a male entered the bank and presented the teller with a note demanding money and stating he had a gun. After the teller handed the suspect an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect was last seen running north on Malvern Ave.

According to police, officers converged on the area but did not locate the suspect. Detectives and the HSPD Crime Scene Unit are on scene collecting evidence and speaking with witnesses.

More information will be added to this story as it becomes available.

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County Judges Association opposes statewide liquor sales

County Judges Association opposes statewide liquor sales

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 16, 2014) — The County Judges Association of Arkansas voted to adopt a resolution in opposition to the "Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment" during its summer meeting in Little Rock.

The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment is a proposed amendment to the Arkansas Constitution to provide that, effective July 1, 2015, the manufacture, sale, distribution and transportation of intoxicating liquors is lawful within the entire geographic area of each and every county of this state.

According to the resolution, "traditionally, under the Arkansas Constitution and Amendment 55, the people of Arkansas have proclaimed their view in favor of 'home rule' and local control."

Judge dismisses case on Hot Springs water issue

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - A circuit judge says a measure that would have stopped Hot Springs from using DeGray Lake as a supplemental water source will not be on the November ballot.

Garland County Circuit Court Judge Marcia Hearnsberger agreed with Hot Springs officials who rejected the ordinance because of improper wording. Several residents tried to force an ordinance on the ballot that would have stopped Hot Springs from using water from DeGray Lake.

The city agreed last year to pay Central Arkansas Water $1 million for the rights to a 20 million gallon per day allotment from the lake, which would supplement the water the city already receives from Lake Hamilton.

According to The Sentinel-Record (http://bit.ly/1qUjZP2 ), the petition was rejected because it didn't include the phrase "Be it enacted by the people of."

Hot Springs shooting suspect arrested after police pursuit

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) – Police in Hot Springs are investigating a shooting incident that occurred Monday afternoon.

According to a press release sent to THV11 by McCrary Means with the Hot Springs Police Department, officers responded to a home on the 200 block of Campbell Street in reference to a shooting. Means said they found a man in his early 20s with gunshot wounds to his upper body.

Witnesses reportedly said the victim was talking to someone in a 2000 model grey Ford Taurus when gunshots were heard. The vehicle then fled the scene.

Means said that after a BOLO (Be On The Lookout) was issued, the vehicle was found within minutes. After a short pursuit, the driver was reportedly taken into custody at an apartment complex on the 400 block of Campbell Street.

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Lane closures set for MLK Expressway in Hot Springs

LITTLE ROCK (9-15) – Improvements to Highway 270 (MLK Expressway) will require lane closures in Hot Springs, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will be doing routine maintenance including general cleaning, weed removal, and drain cleaning along the Highway 270 (MLK Expressway) median. The work will require closing the eastbound and westbound inside lanes within the moving work area.

13 things to do in central Arkansas this weekend

13 things to do in central Arkansas this weekend

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Soiree) – Little Rock Soiree has constructed a list of 13 things you can do this weekend in central Arkansas. Take a look and start making some plans!

Thursday (Sept. 11)

1. The Art of Motion: Tango at Arkansas Arts Center

Friday (Sept. 12)

2. Eric Church: The Outsiders World Tour at Verizon Arena

3. Second Friday Art Night

Saturday (Sept. 13)

4. Inaugural Pop Up Shop at Verizon Office Park, Building 3

5. Ninth Annual Thea Paves the Way at Clinton Presidential Center,

6. Fighting Red 5K: A Race to End Blood Cancer at Big Dam Bridge

7. South Main Vintage Market at The Bernice Garden

8. Little Rock Bacon Fest at Arkansas State Fairgrounds

11-year-old captures essence of Arkansas through photos

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV)- Every day we pass hundreds, if not thousands of people. We see their faces, we see their clothes, but we don't always see beneath their image to their essence.

One young Arkansas girl is trying to change that, one picture at a time.

11-year-old Katie Chandler began the Facebook page Humans of Arkansas in July as a way to tell the hundreds of stories we don't see every day.

"Some people reject us and some people are glad to do it," Chandler said smiling.

"Essentially what's she's trying to do is to capture the essence of Arkansas through photographs, and anecdotes, and quotes," added Katie's mother Amanda Chandler.

Even though she's from the tiny town of Newhope, Katie has traveled all over Arkansas, cementing moments in time in Hot Springs, Little Rock and Fayetteville, introducing new characters, triumphs, and tribulations with each snap shot.