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Report crimes online in Garland County

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - The Garland County Sheriff's Department has a new, high-tech, and convenient way for citizens to report crimes.

The department recently launched a feature on its website that allows people to file reports criminal online. This option is available for minor crimes - such as a missing bicycle, car damage, or harassing phone calls - that occur in Garland County. Victims can log online and fill out the basic information of the incident. Officers will then investigate the crime and contact the victim for further information.

The department suspects about 25 percent of crimes in the county can be reported online. Crime tips may also be submitted through this online process. This service does not apply to crimes that occurred in the city of Hot Springs or Hot Springs Village.


Saturday: Bass tourney to honor memory of Benton High student

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A bass tournament is set for this weekend to honor the memory of a high school student.

Here's more about the 8th annual Buddy Bass Tournament to honor Jacob McClintic:

The Jacob McClintic Benefit Bass Buddy Tournament was established in 2005 to honor the memory of Jacob, a Benton High School senior and the oldest son of pastor Dennis McClintic and his wife Janet, who was killed in an automobile accident the previous year.

Thus far, proceeds of this tournament have enabled the Scholarship Committee to give out $26,000 in scholarships to college-bound Benton High School Seniors.

It will be held on Lake Quachita this Saturday, October 6, 2012.

Fordyce Bathhouse to close for repairs

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (Hot Springs National Park) -- Starting Monday, October 1, the Fordyce Bathhouse will close temporarily for heating and air conditioning system repairs.

The Hot Springs National Park Visitor Center will temporarily be located in the Lamar Bathhouse at 515 Central Avenue. The Bathhouse Row Emporium is also located inside the Lamar Bathhouse; both are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Displays in the Lamar exhibit room feature items from the park museum collection that have not been on display in recent years. Currently the exhibits include Hot Springs National Park souvenirs, natural history collections, and architectural objects. These displays will change periodically to feature other items.

The park movies, Valley of Vapors and Taking the Baths will be shown continuously in the temporary visitor center also.

'Journeys in the Art of Clay'

'Journeys in the Art of Clay'

HOT SPRINGS, AR:    Inspired by the quote “Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree,” by Emily Bronte, Arkansas artist Lori Arnold created her latest body of work Journeys in The Art of Clay, an exhibition of new sculptural pieces.   Arnold’s work is anything but typical. Her clay art sculptures are a contemporary merge between human figure, architecture and nature created in an array of thoughtful, unique pieces that reflect the artist’s own intellectual journey and creative process. 

Arnold began her journey creating a special series of sculptures inspired by the organic forms of nature while serving as Artist in Residence at Hot Springs National Park in 2010.  With nature as her primary source of inspiration, she combines materials such as glass, clay, and found objects to explore relationships between form, space, texture and color. 

Schools, Health Department offer flu vaccines for K-12

Schools, Health Department offer flu vaccines for K-12

(LITTLE ROCK) —The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) and local school districts statewide are again offering the seasonal flu vaccine to school children in grades K-12 beginning the week of October 8. School clinics will be going on for the next several months.

Seasonal flu vaccine is not required for children to attend school, but it is highly recommended.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) recommend everyone aged 6 months and older receive a seasonal flu vaccine every year.  Seasonal flu causes children to miss school and their parents to miss work.   If you have insurance, the ADH will ask your insurance company to pay for the cost of giving the vaccine.  If you do not have insurance or your insurance company does not pay, the shot will be no charge to you.

Rx drug drop-off locations open across the state

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, a time for people to get rid of their old prescription medications.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) scheduled the event, which runs in cities across the country from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This allows people who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

During the last drug take-back day on April 28th of this year, citizens turned in a record-breaking 552,161 pounds (276 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal. When the results of the four Take-Back Days to date are combined, they have removed more than 1.5 million pounds (774 tons) of medication from circulation.

THV Game Night: Football highlights

Arkadelphia 48, Arkansas Baptist 19

Atkins 48, Lavaca 28

Barton 45, Riverview 19

Batesville 38, Paragould 6

Bearden 51, Parkers Chapel 14

Benton 48, JA Fair 6

Bentonville 56, Siloam Springs 0

Bigelow 20, Mount Ida 6

Blytheville 12, Nettleton 7

Booneville 47, Subiaco Academy 0

Cabot 26, Marion 12

Camden Fairview 47, White Hall 8

Camden Harmony Grove 50, Genoa Central 29

Carlisle 44, Clarendon 6

Cedar Ridge 42, Marked Tree 12

Cedarville 48, Danville 26

Charleston 46, Paris 20

Conway 63, LR Hall 6

Conway Christian 41, Mountain Pine 8

Corning 36, Manila 6

Crossett 14, Dumas 7

De Soto 33, Kirk Aca., Miss. 7

Decatur 41, Westside-Johnson Co. 28

Des Arc 62, Marvell 22

DeWitt 25, LV Lakeside 14

Dierks 62, Foreman 53

Dollarway 64, Marianna Lee 0