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Today's Box Office: Adrift in the Ice Age

In the interest of transparency, I should preface this by stating that I've only seen the first Ice Age movie and I've seen it only once...at the dollar theater and have had no interest in seeing it or any of the other Ice Age movies again.

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Teen challenge helps Potter's Clay

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - Young men recovering from numerous life struggles gave back to other struggling peers today. 

Teen challenge is a group of young men dealing with the difficulty of turning their life around. It's a ministry based program and lasts 14 months. Gary Weston oversees the program, helping mentor the group and

Despite the heat and rain, Teen Challenge spent their Friday afternoon hammering away for Potter's Clay. It is a different program, one for recovering women. Mike Brakebill helps run the women's ministry and says it's a shelter for women and children in Christ. Potter's Clay helps battered that are sometimes abused, homeless or have dealt with drug abuse.

The fence you see in the video is one of the final touches that are keeping the women from moving in.

The fence and the gates around the area are to keep ladies safe. The fence is vital, without it Potter's Clay wouldn't be able to open the home.

Gaming boom hits Arkansas gambling powers

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) -- The two biggest gambling spots in the Natural state saw strong financial gains in 2012. Oaklawn and Southland's electronic games boomed from 2011 to 2012.

The low rumble of thoroughbreds racing to Oaklawn's finish line shoots adrenaline through Lee Buxton of Little Rock.

"It's a beautiful sport, the horses are healthy and handsome," says Buxton.

Buxton stops by Oaklawn Racing and Gaming about once a week, and says aside from the sheer enjoyment of sport, the gambling opportunities keep him coming back.

"The betting pools are bigger than some of the tracks during simulcast season," says Buxton.

Oaklawn Assistant General Manager, David Longinotti, attributes good weather to the strong 2012 race season.

"In 2011 remember we had all that bad winter weather, we lost a record number of eight live racing days, 2012, this year we didn't lose any," says Longinotti.

Garland Co. traffic stops leads to 3 arrests on drug charges

GARLAND COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - A traffic stop on fictitious tags leads to the arrest of three people, while another person fled the scene.

Authorities say Patricia Green, 40, Richard Clift, 42, and Shannon Chewning, 27, were all taken into custody early Tuesday and charged with a felony count of possession of drug paraphernalia. This is punishable by up to six years in prison.

In addition, the Garland County Sheriff's Department says Green was charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamines) with intent to deliver, which is punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Authorities say he was still being held Wednesday in lieu of a $7,000 bond while the others were each released on a $2,500 bond.

All three suspects are set to appear in court July 24.

Source: Garland County Sheriff's Department

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It's So Official - Little Rock Fashion Week 2012!

It's So Official - Little Rock Fashion Week 2012!

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 16-21) - For fashion enthusiasts from everywhere, it's that time of year for fun, bright lights, action, fashion and entertainment that they've been waiting to experience - Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW). The fourth annual LRFW is July 16-21. This year LRFW is being held at locations throughout Little Rock and North Little Rock. The experience will highlight the fashion brands by emerging local, national, and European designers, including the art by hairstylists, makeup artists and popular musicians.

It's an experience that promises to be one-of-a-kind throughout, and Brandon D. Campbell, LRFW's founder and executive producer, isn't sparing too many details on the creative aspects of each presentation. He's describing the 2012 installment as "reality fashionment experiences."

"From a creative perspective, the experiences that my team and I have assembled are the most unique ever.

Dress like a cow, get free food

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 13, 2012) - Go to any Chick-fil-A restaurant today, July 13 dressed as a cow and receive a FREE combo meal in celebration of the chicken chain's annual Cow Appreciation Day.

Or come partially dressed as a cow -- such as a cow headband, a cow-printed hat, vest or purse -- and get a free entree.

THV Extra: Crime victims suffering from PTSD

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Anxiety and stress are symptoms many of face on a daily basis. But the victim of a crime might experience it more often.

Post traumatic stress syndrome is a common problem for crime victims. Counselors say some of the typical factors that lead to PTSD are war, assault, rape and domestic abuse.

LaShunda Dickerson is a former victim of abuse. She says it took her years to ask for help.