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Garland County's Relay for Life at Oaklawn Park

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - THV's Craig O'Neill was live tonight in Hot Springs for Relay for Life.

Craig was live on the grounds of one of his favorite places, Oaklawn Park.

Relay for Life is a way to meet people in your community who are passionate about finding an end to cancer.

To learn more about Relay for Life, just click the THVideos.

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Facilitators check up on Garland Co. Jail

GARLAND COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - Jails keep suspected criminals off the streets so we can be safe. But just how secure are the jails?

Criminal Detention Facilitators inspect Arkansas jails every year to make sure they comply with state standards. Garland County Jail passed inspection, but did come up short in four areas.

"This is the same report we've been receiving for years, this is the way we've been operating for years." Every year, inspectors review Arkansas jails to make sure they are following state standards. Garland County Detention center passed, but not with flying colors. They lacked in four areas but Sheriff Larry Sanders says the report is no surprise. "The areas we were cited in is not unusual, this jail was built for 88 inmates we house on average 200 in an area designed for 88 you would expect the kitchen to be too small and storage to be too small."

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.)

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.

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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

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.