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Today's Box Office: The Amazing Spider-Man

The most common questions I hear about The Amazing Spider-Man are "Why are they rebooting it?" and "Where the last three not good enough?"

The easiest (and more sinister) answer to question number one is "Money". The studios know that the big comic book franchises make a lot of coin and they're eager to cash in. Sony has 3 more films left in their deal with Marvel for Spider-Man movies. So they want to strike while the iron is still hot. However, there's a deeper reason for rebooting a movie franchise.

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Hot Springs Village water main break causes outdoor watering ban

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, Ark. (KTHV) - Around 3:45 a.m. a main water line broke in Hot Springs Village. The pipe unleashed nearly 1 million gallons of water before crews got it plugged around 7:00 a.m. 

The Property Owners' Association banned all outdoor water use and also encouraged limited indoor use until the city's water supply can recover this evening. 

Randy Noles, the director of Public works explains how the water levels in the tanks are rising, "If we keep it at around 20 feet, we're doing good... we're at 22.5' so we recovered from like 5-6' this morning to that point." 

Hot Springs Village water supply used 99 percent of the available water yesterday, which is the largest water-usage day in the city's history. The Public works department will let us know when they lift the ban on outdoor watering.

It's kind of like "Words With Friends," but with trivia

It's kind of like "Words With Friends," but with trivia

A Fayetteville company, MobileFWD, released a game called Trivi.al in the Apple Apps Store on June 21.

Matt Hudson, one of the founders of MobileFWD, said his company has the venture capital and -- hopefully -- the concept that will make the game a success. Trivi.al, as he describes it, is a trivia game that is powered by social networking. Players can challenge Facebook friends to games or find random opponents through the online service.

So far, the game is only available on iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod). Should it catch on with Apple users, however, Hudson said the company will likely expand it to other mobile platforms.

Click here to learn more about Trivi.al. It's free to download and play.

 

Gretchen Wilson performs at Magic Springs

Gretchen Wilson performs at Magic Springs

WHAT:

Magic Springs Water and Theme Park presents Grammy award-winning, country music artist Gretchen Wilson.

 

WHO:

In 2004, Gretchen Wilsonwent overnight from talented obscurity to phenomenon with her Grammy Award-winning single "Redneck Woman," a number-one hit on the Billboard country charts.  The song served as the hit single for her debut album, Here for the Party.

The following year, Wilson released the title track All Jacked Up, which became the highest-debuting single for a female country artist.  Her third album, One of the Boys, was released in 2007.

Overall, Wils

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AFC encourages all county judges to ban any use of fireworks

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Burn bans have been issued in over 50 counties in Arkansas, and the Arkansas Forestry Commission has classified the entire state as being in high wildfire danger. Any open burning is discouraged.

Crews have suppressed 21 wildfires that burned 915 acres this past weekend alone.

The AFC says that without significant rain in the forecast, they strongly encourage all county judges to include bans on the setting-off of fireworks while under a burn ban.

Faulkner Co. escapee arrested in Hot Springs

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) -- Faulkner County authorities say Dustin Reeves, the inmate who escaped earlier this week (http://on.kthv.com/LtjrXq), has been picked up by Hot Springs Police.

According to deputies, Reeves and his girlfriend, 36-year-old Anna Grinder, were at a Hot Springs pawn shop attempting to pawn merchandise. It is not know at this time if said merchandise was stolen.

Both Reeves and Grinder were arrested and taken into custody, where they await transport back to Faulkner County authorities.

Reeves is charged in Faulkner County with felony escape, while Grinder faces misdemeanor charges of hindering apprehension. It is unclear at this time whether Hot Springs police have any additional charges against the two.

Is Arkansas ready for severe wildfires?

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - With the rising temperatures comes the rising concern for wild and brush fires in Arkansas.

The Arkansas Forestry Commission keeps track of the wildfire danger in the state as well as fight any fires that happen. In Tuesday's report, AFC crews suppressed 20 wildfires consuming 240 acres.

There are currently 55 out of 75 Arkansas counties that have enacted a burn ban.