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Race for the Cure scheduled for October

Race for the Cure scheduled for October

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Women united in the city on Tuesday as the Arkansas chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation made their big "Race for the Cure" announcement.

The theme for this year's race is "Move. Be Moved".

A breast cancer survivor spoke at the event today, describing her fight and what the race means to her.

"My wonderful husband Barry Marshall and my beautiful daughter Mattie Underwood were right by my side during the process giving constant, love, care, support and it's this same love that you cannot help but to experience on the race day," said survivor Celese Marshall.

The race is set for Saturday, October 4th. Their goal is set at $1.6 million for breast cancer research, education, screenings and treatments.

The Arkansas Race for the Cure is one of the largest Komen events across the country.

My Town Hero: Batesville mom provides kids with second chance at childhood

My Town Hero: Batesville mom provides kids with second chance at childhood

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - In Batesville, one woman has dedicated her life to helping children believe in themselves and lead fulfilling lives.

"When I first moved in I was scared to death,” said Jamey Vanlandingham, who first set foot on Cheyenne Ingram’s porch 7 years ago. "My parents at the time were not stable enough, and DHS stepped in. I'd gone from one place to the next.”

But this time was different.

"You walk in the door, and you immediately get a feeling like ‘I'm at home,’" Vanlandingham described, saying that Ingram welcomed him with open arms when he came to the Arkansas Sheriff's Youth Ranch in Batesville. "It wasn't like ‘Well what did you do? Why are you here?’ It was more of a ‘Well, you're one of mine now. Let’s be a family.’"

For Jamey, the ranch provided a second chance at childhood, but he wasn't alone. Cheyenne was raising several other young boys just like him who'd been abused or neglected.

Local racing fixture, Don Grisham, dead at 84

Local racing fixture, Don Grisham, dead at 84

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - There are people who walk this earth who contain an inner light, a spark, a glow. Some call it a vibe, and when you meet these people, you instantly like them.

Unfortunately, we have lost one of those people.

Don Grisham was a native of Hot Springs, a graduate of Henderson State, and spent most of his career writing for the Daily Racing Form.

He witnessed some legendary horses at Oaklawn. One of them we met for the first time together: Smarty Jones.

Oaklawn GM Eric Jackson said today of Don that there wasn't anyone anywhere who didn't like him.

Grisham was 84 years old.

Year-Over-Year US Home Prices Show a Slowing Gain

Year-Over-Year US Home Prices Show a Slowing Gain

U.S. home prices rose in June by the smallest year-over-year amount in 20 months, slowed by modest sales and more properties coming on the market... Read More

Jessieville superintendent offers his resignation

JESSIEVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – In a rare Saturday night school committee meeting, the Jessieville superintendent has offered his resignation.

Leaders at the Jessieville School District were meeting three days after superintendent, Andy Curry, was arrested for a DWI in Texas while he was on vacation.

Following Curry's resignation, other members of the board are now planning to step down. His resignation will be voted on when the board meets again Mon., Aug.11.

"I think it would be a beautiful thing if we as a community took all that energy and instead worked for our kids instead of hurting each other," said Sonya Eisenhaur, school board president.

STORY: Jessieville superintendent arrested in Texas (http://on.kthv.com/1s5jQHD)

11-year-old arrested for car theft

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - Hot Springs police arrested an 11-year-old boy on Thursday after he reportedly managed to steal a car and drive it at least 3 miles.

The car's owner reported it stolen from the YMCA and police used the "Find My iPhone" app to locate the car on Mountain View Street.

The boy allegedly got out of the driver's seat when police arrived.

They say he later admitted to taking the keys from a cubby and going through purses in the car.

A felony conviction could mean 10 years in prison.

Plumb and Switchfoot Close Out Concert Series at Magic Springs August 8 and 9

Plumb and Switchfoot Close Out Concert Series at Magic Springs August 8 and 9

Magic Springs Water and Theme Park will host a “Celebrate The Word” weekend featuring leading Christian performers Plumb on Friday, August 8 and alternative Christian rockers and Grammy award-winners Switchfoot on Saturday, August 9. 

Both shows will begin at 8 p.m. at the park’s amphitheater and will feature opening acts at 7 p.m.  The Autumn City of Texarkana, Texas, will open for Plumb with The Fable and Fury of Searcy, Ark., opening for Switchfoot. The concerts will close out the park’s concert series.

Friday, August 8- Plumb