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House fire leaves 32 cats dead, charges probable

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - A house fire left 32 cats dead and 7 more injured in Hot Springs and now authorities are looking for answers as to what happened.

The Garland County Sheriff's Office is investigating the fire and the person involved is an employee of the sheriff's department.

The charges being considered are cruelty to animals or animal neglect.

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Hotel Transylvania Screening Information

Want to see a free movie? Here's your chance. An early screening of the animated film Hotel Transylvania is taking place on Saturday, September 22nd at 10am at the Rave Theater on Colonel Glenn in Little Rock a full week before its theatrical release. For your chance to receive free passes, log on to www.gofobo.com/rsvp and enter RSVP code: "KTHVSUWB". Passes are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Having a pass does not guarantee admission.

28 cats found deceased, 11 taken to vet after house fire

GARLAND COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - 28 cats were found deceased and 11 taken to a vet for treatment after a house fire Monday morning on North Gate.

According to the report by the Garland County Sheriff's Department, Animal Services received their first complaint about the home in spring of 2010 in reference to animals being abandoned. Authorities say the portion of the residence was cleaned up and Animal Services thought the problem was resolved.

After another complaint earlier this month, Animal Services gave the homeowner a Monday deadline to have the home cleaned. Instead, firefighters were called to the home. When the fire was out, authorities found the cats.

Authorities have not released the name of the homeowner or the cause of the fire.

Take a 'Moment' in Hot Springs

Take a 'Moment' in Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- On October 20, 2012, several thousand pilgrims are expected to arrive in Hot Springs for a massive prayer event being called "The Moment". Called a "Planetary Pentecost" by Rev. David Hulse, founder of the RISE Wellness Center, Hot Springs, this event is expected to draw global attention and attendance.

It is the goal of The Moment event to bring people from all over the planet to join hands, hearts and minds, in prayer for healing. Manataka with this history of peace, healing and wonder seems a perfect place for such an endeavor, says Rev. Hulse.

Growing up in Oklahoma, Rev. Hulse has always felt a connection with Native American peoples. After several years of ministering in Hot Springs, where he first heard about the Manataka Sacred Site, he decided to relocate here. "There is a language of the Heart," says Rev. Hulse.

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THV Game Night: Friday night highlights

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Here's a look at high school football scores across the state.

Alma 17, Russellville 14

Atkins 14, Two Rivers 6

Bald Knob 63, Augusta 28

Barton 42, Clarendon 12

Bayou Aca., Miss. 50, West Memphis Christian 19

Bentonville 41, South Panola, Miss. 6

Berryville 21, Green Forest 16

Bigelow 26, Danville 20

Bixby, Okla. 22, Springdale 7

Bryant 19, LR Catholic 18

Camden Fairview 42, Warren 0

Carlisle 22, Osceola 18

Cedarville 20, Waldron 8

Conway 31, Cabot 21

Cross County 54, Marvell 0

Dardanelle 27, Clarksville 13

Dollarway 32, Crossett 13

E. Poinsett Co. 41, Hazen 8

El Dorado 21, LR Central 0

England 12, Yellville-Summit 7

Farmington 26, Paris 0

Fayetteville 55, Muskogee, Okla. 14

Fordyce 36, Monticello 0

Forrest City 57, Marianna Lee 0

Bridge inspection calls for lane closure in Hot Springs

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Bridge inspection calls for lane closures in Hot Springs.

According to officials with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, crews performing routine bridge inspection on Highway 7 over Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs will require a lane closure beginning next week.

Officials say the inspection will call for an alternating lane closure of the northbound and southbound lanes on Tuesday, Sept. 18 and Wednesday, Sept. 19; both days between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting.

AHTD reminds motorists to be cautious in all highway work zones.

5 things to do in Arkansas this weekend

(UNDATED) KTHV -- Today's THV is always looking to make your life easier. So, every Friday we compile a list of five things in Arkansas to do with the family over the weekend.

#1. Free Hunger Games Showing -- Friday night tweens and teens can enjoy the hit blockbuster Hunger Games in Conway. The movie is about a young woman who volunteers for "battle" to save her little sister. The outdoor screening at the Village at Hendrix is free, but dollar donations will benefit the Alzheimer's Walk. It starts at 7:30 p.m.

#2. Wine & Food Festival -- The 15th annual event starts Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Wildwood Park for the Arts. You can overindulge in a variety of 150 different selected wines. Several central Arkansas restaurants will also be featured: Bravo, Arcadia, and Chenal Country Club.