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Hot Springs gets approval for Majestic Hotel sidewalk clearing


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (April 8, 2015) – Following an official finding of no significant asbestos-containing materials in the area adjacent to the sidewalk in front of the Majestic Hotel "yellow brick" building, the City of Hot Springs obtained approval on Wednesday from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) to clear the sidewalk for pedestrian access in the near future.

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Unclaimed lottery ticket in Hot Springs


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - Someone is holding a lucky ticket in Hot Springs, and they may not even know it.

The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery says it sold a $150,000 ticket at a gas station, and as of Tuesday night, it's still unclaimed.

The winning Natural State Jackpot ticket was purchased at the EZ Mart on Summer Street.

Check your tickets again. The winning numbers are 2-9-30-35-36.


Magic Springs to open this weekend


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - If you're looking for something to do this weekend, Magic Springs is opening up for the summer season.

The Hot Springs theme park opens at 11 a.m. this Saturday. For the first four weekends, the park closes at 6 p.m., and admission is only $20.

Season passes are $69.99, and include the entire concert series. Discount passes can purchased at Walgreens for $64.99. For more information on park pricing or to purchase a season pass, visit MagicSprings.com or call 501-624-0100.

The water park is set to open May 9.

The park is located at 1701 E. Grand in Hot Springs.


Church hosts benefit concert for seriously injured mother

Church hosts benefit concert for seriously injured mother

SHERIDAN, Ark. (KTHV) - The Immanuel Baptist Church will host a benefit concert on April 24 for a mother who was seriously injured in an automobile accident recently. 

Ashlea Keisler Moore is a single mother raising her 11-year-old son. She is facing a minimum of six months of recovery time with limited resources. 

The Kinsmen will be performing at the benefit concert at 7 p.m. on April 24 at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Sheridan. They are inviting the community to come and support Moore. Admission for the concert is free, but the church will be accepting donations. All of the proceeds will go to Moore to help with her recovery. 

For more information, contact the church office at (870) 942-4055.

 

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Substitute teacher arrested for pulling box cutter on student


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) – On Friday, a 74-year-old substitute teacher was arrested for reportedly pulling a box cutter on a student.

Parents of students at Lakeside Middle School received a recorded phone message around 2 p.m. from school officials making them aware of the situation. The message said the teacher had been working with 7th graders.

According to police, the teacher was arrested for 3rd degree assault and removed from campus.

Here is a copy of the text sent out to parents of the students:

Police captures man wanted for stealing explosives

Police captures man wanted for stealing explosives

GARLAND COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - The Garland County Sheriff's Office located and arrested a man that led police on a high speed chase Sunday, March 29 and ran into nearby woods leaving his female accomplice and sticks of dynamite behind in the vehicle. 

Deputies began pursuing Shannon Dale Smith, 43, and Kandyce Jones after receiving a tip of a possible kidnap, and their vehicle matched the description.

After a high-speed pursuit, deputies were able to pull over the suspects. Smith ran off into nearby woods, and Jones was taken into custody. She was charged with five counts of Criminal Possession of Explosives.  

Garland County deputies along with the U.S. Forest Service were able to locate Smith at a location on Iron Fork Lane. He is charged with five counts of Possession of Stolen Explosives.

Pulaski, Saline Co. see 12 arrests on 23 active felony bench warrants

Pulaski, Saline Co. see 12 arrests on 23 active felony bench warrants

UNDATED (KTHV) - Twelve individuals were taken into custody Monday, March 30 on 23 active felony bench warrants. 

The Saline County Sheriff's Office joined up with the Benton Police Department, Bryant Police Department and the United States Marshal's Service to conduct the arrests. According to officials, there were six teams comprised of over 30 deputies, U.S. agents and K-9 units holding the investigation.

 Following are the names, race, sex, ages and charges of the people arrested:

1.      Suzie Cox                    W/F     30 YOA          FTA for hot checks

2.      Constance Jackson    B/F      45 YOA          FTA for narcotic violations