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McClard's Bar-B-Q in round two of southern bracket


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - One Hot Springs restaurant was chosen for the second year in a row to compete in the ultimate barbecue bracket.

With everyone choosing their team match-ups for March Madness, Garden and Guns thought they would create a bracket of their own. They picked 32 barbecue restaurants from several different states in the south to compete to be the best one.

So far, McClard's Bar-B-Q has made it to round two of the competition. Now, the business is up against Franklin Barbecue out of Austin, Texas.

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Ark. hit-and-run leaves pedestrian with life-threatening injuries


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - The Hot Springs police are investigating a hit-and-run accident that left a pedestrian with life-threatening injuries on Tuesday, March 17.

Ofc. McCrary Means said the Hot Springs Police Department responded to a call close to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Carpenter Dam Road and Shady Grove, where a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle. When police arrived, they found the victim in the northbound land of Carpenter Dam close to the entrance of a nearby Dollar General Store suffering from life-threatening injuries.

According to Ofc. Means, a white four-door passenger car was seen leaving the Dollar General parking lot southbound on Carpenter dam, while an unknown truck left northbound. They believe the white car struck the pedestrian and drove southbound on Carpenter dam.

Ark. woman arrested for domestic battery against minor


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - A Hot Springs Village woman has been arrested for injuring a minor.

On Wednesday, the Hot Springs Police Department was notified of injuries to a child that were reportedly consistent with abuse. The Hot Springs Village Police contacted the Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children Division and the Garland County Sheriff's Office for assistance.

Police said that subsequent to an investigation, arrest warrants were obtained for Amber Victoria Rose, 18, of Hot Springs Village for Domestic Battery 2nd Degree (Class C Felony) and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor 1st Degree (Class D Felony).

On Friday, police said Rose was arrested on those warrants by the Hot Springs Village Police and Garland County Sheriff's Office.




LRFW accepting designers and volunteers for events

LRFW accepting designers and volunteers for events

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (LRFW) - Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) is accepting fashion designer’s applications for the seventh annual LRFW, which is scheduled for July 13 through 18. The application deadline is April 7, 2015.

Founded by entertainment producer Brandon Campbell in 2009, LRFW has showcased over 95 fashion brands by local, national, international and student designers; been attended by fashion and entertainment executives from E! Entertainment, Style Network, MTV, NBC, Dillard's, Belk, Otis College of Art & Design (Los Angeles), Harding University, Savannah College of Art & Design and Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Past designers have gone on to have their clothing lines worn by celebrities and showcased at presentations during New York Fashion Week.

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Magic Springs to open next month


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (Magic Springs) - The theme park area of Magic Springs Water and Theme Park is set to open on Saturday, April 11, at 11 a.m. The park closes at 6 p.m. the first four weekends.

Those coming to the park on the first four weekends: April 11-12, 18-19, 25-2 and May 2-3 may purchase tickets online at magicsprings.com for $19.99. The water park will open on Saturday, May 9.

"We are deeply discounting admission for the first few weekends to give all families the chance to experience the great attractions the park has to offer," Honeycutt said. "All the favorite theme park rides will be open including our roller coasters —X-Coaster, the Gauntlet and the Arkansas Twister."

Update: City directors condemn Majestic Hotel


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - It's been more than a year since the historic Majestic Hotel burned down in Hot Springs.

The rubble from the fire still sits virtually untouched in the middle of downtown and now the city is taking matters into its own hands. But it is a sticky situation, while people in Hot Springs are anxious to get the mess cleaned up, they don't want to get stuck with the bill.

"It's private property," said Hot Springs Assistant City Manager Lance Spicer. "That's one of the things that we keep running into is: we only have so much authority that we can do when we're dealing with a private property owner."

Majestic condemnation back on board Agenda


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - Monday, the Hot Springs City Board could could once again decide to condemn the old Majestic Hotel property, the part that was not burned down in a fire more than a year ago.

Previous efforts have been tabled, while the property owner negotiated with city and state officials on a clean-up plan.

But tomorrow may be different. A deadline to begin removing debris from the site expired last week without any action.