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Let us help you with your yard sale!

Let us help you with your yard sale!

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Having a yard/rummage/garage sale? We want to help!

Send the following to information to mytown@thv11.com, and we’ll post it for free!

$450 raised for Mountain Pine Elementary School

$450 raised for Mountain Pine Elementary School

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (MPE)  – Tim Parker Chrysler helped raise $450 in funding for Mountain Pine Elementary School with Chrysler brand’s Drive for the Kids® program. The fundraising event was held on Thursday, February 27th in conjunction with the school Parents Meeting.

“Drive for the Kids is a mutually beneficial program. We are pleased to support our local schools, and enjoy demonstrating a terrific, world class product,” said Shannon Carr, Manager of the Southwest Business Center for Chrysler Group LLC. “Parents are genuinely interested in testing our 2014 Chrysler Town & Country minivan with all of the advanced safety, technology, and economy features, and we are happy to help raise extra dollars for the school. Drive for the Kids allows us the opportunity to work together for the kids and everyone has a great time!” 

Hot Springs OKs condemnation of Majestic Hotel


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - City leaders in Hot Springs have approved the condemnation of the Majestic Hotel building that was destroyed in a fire last month.

The move Tuesday by the Hot Springs Board of Directors allows the city to request the full demolition of the remainder of the historic hotel. The complex was partially razed for safety reasons after the Feb. 27-28 fire.

The Sentinel-Record reports that rubble from the building has been piled along Park Avenue since the fire. The condemnation resolution approved Tuesday allows the city to re-enter the site and remove the remaining debris, if necessary.

Authorities say they don't know for sure what caused the fire at the abandoned hotel, but the fire chief says the blaze may have been started by a homeless person or "urban explorer."

Hot Springs board votes to condemn part of Majestic Hotel


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) – Action is being taken to clean up a historic hotel after a fire ripped through part of it. Tuesday night, the Hot Springs Board of Directors voted to condemn part of the Majestic Hotel.

"I don't think you can do it 30 days. I don't it can be done," said Ray Owens Jr. as he was making a closing argument to buy more time for his client.

Owens is representing the owner of the Majestic Hotel, Gary Hassenflu.

"I know that if you started with trucks immediately tomorrow morning trying to haul the debris off, it probably isn't going to be done in 30 days."

City attorney Brian Albright said it doesn't have to be completely cleaned up in that timeframe, but they need to get started on removing the debris and the safety hazard.

He said, "It's very important to get it cleaned up for the health, safety, and welfare of people."

GCSO looking for clues in 2012 murder


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) – The Garland County Sheriff's Office is looking into the 2012 murder of a Pearcy man.

According to investigators, 45-year-old Frank Huneycutt was found March, 29, 2012 at his home on Addison Road; police believe he had been dead for around five days before he was found by a friend who had been trying to contact him for several days.

"There were no immediate signs of foul play and the extended period that Mr. Huneycutt had been deceased did not offer visible signs of trauma," GCSD Lt. James "Corky" Martin said during the initial investigation.

According to deputies, Huneycutt had been shot multiple times and several items were missing from his home. There were no signs of forced entry or signs of a struggle, which police believe could indicate that Huneycutt knew the shooter.

Woman shot to death in Hot Springs


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) – Hot Springs Police Dept. is investigating the shooting death of a woman.

Cpl. McCrary Means said Thursday officers responded around 2:20 a.m. to a shooting at 515 Higdon Ferry Road.

According to a press release, officers found a female lying on the floor just inside the resident with apparent injuries. Lifenet responded but couldn't find any signs of life, so the Garland County Coroner was notified. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman's name has not been released nor has the cause of death. Her body has been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy.

Anyone with information on this case can contact Det. S. Lampinen or Sgt. J. Burfeind at (501) 321-6789 ext 6717.

Mobility van could give woman independence for first time in 16 years

Mobility van could give woman independence for first time in 16 years

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is giving local heroes from across the country a chance to win a custom Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. One of the local heroes nominated for the competition is from right here in central Arkansas.

Becky Justice, a 38-year-old from Cabot, has been proving people wrong most of her life. Affected with Spina Bifida*, Justice said she fought her school in the early 1990s to make the campus wheelchair accessible rather than giving in and finding a different school. Now, she’s trying to once again to gain her independence through a contest made possible by NMEDA.

 “I was told that I helped to start the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) because of my part in helping to make the school wheelchair accessible,” Justice wrote on her NMEDA entry.