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Hot Springs police make arrest in murder of 58-year-old

Hot Springs police make arrest in murder of 58-year-old

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - The Hot Springs Police Department made an arrest on Wednesday regarding the murder of Steven Paul Moore, which occurred on October 8.

Malcom Jalil Easley, 22, was taken into custody on Wednesday, October 22 for shooting and killing 58-year-old Moore, who was found by police around 3:15 a.m. at Linwood Avenue and Garland Street.

For more information on the discovery of Moore, click here: Police release name of 58-year-old killed in shooting

Easley is charged with Murder Second Degree.

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Magic Springs partners with Project Hope Food Bank

Magic Springs partners with Project Hope Food Bank

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - A popular local attraction is teaming up with a charity organization to help those who need it the most. 

Lasting through the month of October and into the first of November, Magic Springs is working with Project Hope Food Bank of Hot Springs on several events. 

On Saturday, October 24 from 8 a.m. till 1 p.m., employees with Magic Springs are hosting a Monster Yard Sale and Blood Drive at the entrance of the park. The yard sale is open to the public and 10 percent of the proceeds will be given to Project Hope. A discount coupon to anyone who makes a purchase at the Yard Sale will also receive $10 off Magic Screams admission- making it $19.99.   

“It’s something our employees wanted to do for themselves, and they want to give back to the community at the same time,” said Steve Honeycutt, general manager of Magic Springs.

Wife, daughter murdered in Garland County home

Wife, daughter murdered in Garland County home

GARLAND COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) -- A wife and daughter are dead, after being shot in their Hot Springs home.The suspected gunman is a family member.

55-year-old Eric Reid is behind bars Tuesday night, arrested for two counts of first degree murder charges."It's hard to predict and there's very little that law enforcement can do to prevent a situation like this," said Mike McCormick, Garland County Sheriff.

Police located person of interest in Hot Springs homicide

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) -- Police have found the man that they believed to be a person of interest in a homicide that happened last week in Hot Springs.

Police said Steven Moore, 58, was found dead at the intersection of Linwood Ave. and Garland St. on Oct. 8 around 3:15 a.m.

Officials announced earlier on Friday, that they had developed a person of interest. As of 9:30 p.m. that same day, they had located and identified the man.

The investigation is ongoing.


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Central Park Fusion Cuisine hosts HS Wine & Food Fest

Central Park Fusion Cuisine hosts HS Wine & Food Fest

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - Central Park Cuisine will host the Hot Springs Wine & Food Fest Saturday.

The festival is the leading fundraiser for Project HOPE Food Bank, with a goal of raising money to fight food insecurity in the community. 

The event will be held on October 17 at Central Park Fusion Cuisine.  Doors open at 2 p.m. with gourmet hors d'oevre prepared by Chef Matt Fuller and pared with fine wines.  There will also be live music and a silent auction. 

All proceeds from the silent auction, raffle and table sponsorships will benefit the food bank.

“Our first event was a wonderful success and the proceeds fed many in our community that would have otherwise gone hungry” said Food Bank Director Ted Thompson.

24th annual film festival kicks off in Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) --The 24th annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival kicked off on Friday, Oct. 9 and will continue until Sunday, Oct. 18.

The event is the oldest nonfiction festival in North America, and has recently become an Academy-qualifier for Documentary Short Subjects. It takes place at the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa on Central Avenue in Hot Springs.

General admission is $7.50.

For a look at the film lineup and event schedule, click here.

For tickets and more information, click here.

Hot Springs reveals plan for future development

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) -- After much anticipation and community involvement, the city of Hot Springs unveiled its future on Thursday in front of more than 300 people.

Ideas about transforming downtown began after the Majestic Hotel burned down more than a year and a half ago. The plan is ambitious in that it hopes to change the way people view downtown. Eighteen stores have opened in the area since the Majestic fire and the city hopes it's just the tip of the iceberg.

“We have a rich history here,” said Downtown Development Director with the Hot Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Cole McCaskill.

The thing about revitalization is it usually suggests rebuilding, but not in Hot Springs. In Hot Springs, it means taking what's there and making it better.