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Hot Springs man charged in deadly beating with prosthesis

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas man is accused of using his prosthetic arm and a rock to beat another man to death.

Hot Springs police say 52-year-old Ray Allen Brown is charged with second-degree murder in the Tuesday night killing of 52-year-old Robert Brindley.

An arrest affidavit says Brown called police at 9:45 p.m. and said he was being threatened by another man. The Sentinel-Record reports (http://is.gd/dvhX3H) that police arrived to find the victim lying in the road bleeding.

The affidavit says Brown told police he hit the man with his prosthetic arm, which sent him to the ground. Brown said he then picked up a rock and smashed Brindley's head.

He remained in jail Friday on $10,000 bond and has a court appearance set for June 12.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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British Car Week holds national meet in Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (June 1, 2012) - Over 130 cars from at least 30 different states are in Hot Springs and Hot Springs Village this weekend. 

The Spa City is hosting British Car Week with a unique car show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 2 at the Ponce De Leon Center parking lot.  There will be spitfires, triumphs, MG's, Rolls Royce's', Bentleys, Jaguars and more.

The show promises to have a festival-like atmosphere with food vendors, beer, wine and soda tents, etc. John Nikas with his "Drive Away Cancer" car will also be present.

Visit www.britishcarweeknationalmeet.org for more details on the event.

Sheriff introduces smartphone app

Sheriff introduces smartphone app

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Garland County Sheriff Larry Sanders announced today that his office is the second agency in the State to launch a smart-phone app that allows the office to communicate much more effectively with the community.

The Garland County Sheriff’s Department app is a free download for users and is currently available for Android smart devices, with an app for the IPhone coming soon.

Users of the app will have access to real-time detention center information plus lists of non-custodial parents and most-wanted criminals. The Sheriff’s Department will also be able to send news and alerts directly to users’ smart-phones – notifying them about anything from bank robberies and missing persons, weather warnings and more.

“The most beneficial and significant feature of this app is that it lets us get important information right to people’s fingertips and, as an ad supported app, at no cost to the taxpayers” said Sheriff Sanders.

Hot Springs man accused in beating death

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - Police have arrested a man accused of beating a Hot Springs man to death Tuesday.

When Hot Springs police responded to a 911 call on Carson Street, they say Robert Brindley, 52, was laying face-down in a pool of blood.

Police say the suspect, Ray Allen Brown, 52, tells them that he and Brindley were arguing when he struck him in the back of the head with his prosthetic arm, knocking him to the ground. Brown also tells police that he slammed a large rock down onto Brindley after he was already on the ground.

According to police, Brindley was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died. Brown is being held in the Garland County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond. He is facing a second degree murder charge.

Source: Hot Springs Police Department

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Hero Central: One penny at a time for Ronald McDonald House

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - It started with one. One child in need. One family looking for help. One doctor with an idea. One community joining forces to build the first Ronald McDonald House.

And, just one penny can make a difference today in the lives of children and families.

So far Arkansans have donated $130,000 in spare change and nationally more than 25 million dollars has been raised.

On Friday, July 1, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is asking you to continue to support their 1 campaign and 'Join RMHC for 1' by adding one penny, one dime, quarter or dollar to the RMHC Donation Boxes at local participating McDonald's restaurants.

Attempted rape in Garland County

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - A Garland County woman said she was attacked by a man who attempted to rape her late Tuesday as she walked her dog.

"The victim stated the white male jumped from the grassy area and got on top of her," said Deputy A J Tart of Garland County Sheriff's Department.

The woman said it happened between 8:30 and 9 p.m. near the corner of Keith Drive and Bayside Road just outside Hot Springs. 

"The victim states she was able to fight him off because he was possibly intoxicated." said Deputy Tart.

The victim describes the suspect as in his 30s, 6-feet tall, around 170 pounds, slender build with straight,  medium-length blonde hair.  She said the man had a light complexion and a full beard.  She states he wore blue jeans, a dark-colored shirt and brown shoes during the attack.

"After the attack, she was able to leave the scene, run home and get her mother." said Deputy Tart.

Magic Springs kicks off 'Celebrate The Word' Christian festival

Magic Springs kicks off 'Celebrate The Word' Christian festival


Magic Springs Water and Theme Park presents the first weekend of Celebrate The Word, a Christian festival spanning three summer weekends with award-winning bands Third Day and Tenth Avenue North and inspirational speaker Kevin Downes.


The multi-platinum-selling rock band Third Day has played to millions of fans in numerous sold-out arenas around the world.  It’s garnered 25 No. 1 singles across multiple formats – not to mention armloads of Grammy and Dove Awards.  Yet the band’s willingness to struggle openly before fans and critics alike to unearth its identity, purpose, and missionstands as Third Day’s most valued accomplishment during its first decade together.  Backing up the band's ascent, Billboard magazine noted the act is "not only one of the best Christian bands of the '90s but one of the best rock bands, period.”