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Showcase Game of the Week: Glen Rose vs. Fountain Lake

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) -- Our THV Showcase Game of the Week features two teams out of 3A Conference destined for a championship spot in conference play.

The rainy weather didn't keep the fans away at Cobra Mountain a.k.a. Fountain Lake High School.

Colin Hunter decided he want to take the long route to the end zone. Unfortunately, after a few bumps in the road, Hunter found himself out of bounds inside the 15. A few plays later, Hunter goes for broke and hurls it into the end zone. But the ball falls in the hands of Glen Rose's Taylor "Tiki" Barber.

Barber's one handed interception could be a THV Top 11 Nominee. The first quarter comes to an end, scoreless for both teams.

In the second quarter, the Beavers were on the move once more. This time it's Curtis Burton. Burton with the quick pass down the sideline inside the 10 yard line. It's now first and goal for the Beavers.

Showcase Game of the Week: Glen Rose vs. Fountain Lake preview

FOUNTAIN LAKE (KTHV) -- THV's Jessica Duff has a preview of a major conference 3A matchup Glen Rose versus Fountain Lake in this weeks' Showcase Game of the Week.

The Beavers have won five straight games by an average of 34 points since losing to Malvern by 3 in the season opener.

"It's been a pretty aggressive matchup each and every time.  Not saying all the games are close, but it's a pretty good rivalry between both teams, they'll really get after you and play extremely hard, and we expect nothing less than that tomorrow night," says Glen Rose head coach Mark Kehner.

But luck has been Fountain Lake's side in recent history. The Cobras have 3-1 advantage over the Beavers since 2008.

"It's a huge game for us, because it's for the conference lead in the 5-3A.  So our kids are excited about it and it's a chance to get a number one seed in the playoffs.  So it's huge for everybody," says Fountain Lake head coach Tommy Gilleran.

Ark. woman admits guilt in sex trafficking ring

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - An Arkansas woman has pleaded guilty to helping run a violent nationwide sex trafficking ring that solicited customers for prostitutes as young as age 17.

Brittany Lawson, of Hot Springs, pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking in federal court in Council Bluffs.

She faces a lengthy prison term when she is sentenced because the charge carries a maximum of life in prison. But prosecutors agreed any recommended sentence should be shortened because she was under the coercion of co-defendant Johnelle Bell, described as a violent New Jersey pimp and mastermind of the ring.

Bell has pleaded not guilty and faces trial next month.

Lawson admitted that she posted ads on backpage.com soliciting customers in Iowa and elsewhere, recruited prostitutes, secured rental cars and rented motel rooms.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

$37,000 in jewelry stolen, 2 felons arrested

GARLAND COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - Two people are under arrest for allegedly breaking into a home and stealing over $37,000 worth of jewelry.

The Garland County Sheriff's Office arrested Haley Rae Rudd, 26, and John Oscar Hibbs, 43, and charged them both with felony counts of residential burglary and theft of property more than $25,000, and possession of a firearm by certain persons. Both are convicted felons.

Rudd is also charged with a felony count of second-degree forgery and misdemeanor counts of theft by deception and criminal impersonation. Rudd was released on bond while Hibbs remains behind bars.

The Sheriff's office say a woman filed a burglary report saying someone pried open the back door to her home and stole her jewelry box that had all of her jewelry inside including rings, pendants, earrings, necklaces, gold coins, pins, and bracelets with an estimated value of $37,160.

4 animals shot to death, 1 injured in Garland County

GARLAND COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - Authorities are investigating a case in which four animals were killed, and one was injured in Garland County.

According to deputies, the animals' owner checked on his stock Monday and found two quarter horses, one cow, and one donkey shot and killed. Additionally, deputies say one cow was shot in the horn, causing her to bleed from the nose. It's unknown at this time if the cow will survive.

Deputies say they have juvenile suspects, but no arrests have been made at this time.

Ark. manufacturing company reaching 90 years

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) -- A current documentary playing in Little Rock showcases the struggles of the U.S. manufacturing business. We recently told you about the film "Death by China" on Today's THV This Morning. But in Hot Springs a company is bucking the trend, operating almost 90 years.

You won't find a shortage of rubber bands at this Hot Springs manufacturing plant.

"We do about 15 million pounds a year," President Bonnie Swayze said.

Coming off the lines and into bins, rubber bands are one of the staple products at Alliance Rubber Company, which has become a staple business in Spa City.

The Great Debate

The Great Debate

You are cordially invited, to attend the only "No Holds Barred" City / County Candidate Debate prior to the November 6 election. This special event is hosted jointly by the GGGG and Garland County Tea Party.  The Debate will be at the

Garland County Library Auditorium – Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 5:30 PM.

Bring your questions for candidates.  Each candidate will be allowed 2 minutes to answer questions posed to them and the opponents will be allowed 1 minute for rebuttal.  Due to the number of candidates, it is likely that time constraints will dictate that only 3 or 4 questions per candidate can be addressed. This is also why candidates will only be asked written questions from the audience.  Each candidate will also be allowed a 2 minute wrap-up.