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Another Arkansas city mulls defying Act 137


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - The push and pull continues between cites and state government over anti-discrimination laws with the next skirmish set to come in Hot Springs.

On Tuesday, the city board put an anti-discrimination ordinance on the agenda for debate and a vote at next week's regular meeting.

The new ordinance mirrors one that was passed by Little Rock last week.

It forbids discrimination against gays and lesbians by the city and for businesses and vendors that do business with the city.

Problem is the new ordinance flouts the new state law passed this past legislative session that was supposed to prevent cities and towns from passing ordinances like this.

Act 137 says cities and towns can't add classifications that don't exist in state law.

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Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a 17-year-old who ran away from his home Thursday, April 23.

Christopher Bennett left his home Thursday, and according to reports, has not been seen from his parents since. 

Bennett is described as being a white male standing at approximately 5'6" tall and weighing at around 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to still be in the central Arkansas area. 

Police stated that any person who knowingly harbors a runaway could face charges. 

Anyone with information about Bennett's whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171 or (501) 315-TIPS.

 

Little Rock Fashion Week looking for aspiring models

Little Rock Fashion Week looking for aspiring models

By: Destiny Esaw

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Little Rock Fashion Week is hosting its annual Model Search. Come ready, dressed and impress this year’s LRFW judges.

Judges include:

  • Marlisa Goldsmith, KTHV 11 morning anchor
  • Chevette Durham, owner of Bouncing Kidz Boutique
  • Karia Daniel, licensed cosmetology instructor and loctician
  • L.A. Rose, owner of Hollywood Beauty & Style and Deco Rose Couture Custom Fashions
  • Omar Rosas, Salon Karizma hairstylist
  • Rance Golden Jr., creator of Total Rance Live and audio engineer of KARK NBC 4 and KLRT FOX 16

“I’m always excited about the annual model search to discover new talent and see familiar faces” says Brandon D. Campbell, creator and executive producer of LRFW. “LRFW is the best platform for those models who dream of being the next Naomi Campbell, or the next Tyson Beckford to be discovered or to take their modeling careers to the next plateau.”

Ribbon will be cut on new Malvern LifeNet location

Ribbon will be cut on new Malvern LifeNet location

MALVERN, Ark. (KTHV) - On Thursday, April 23, Malvern officials will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new LifeNet location.

The company will be located on Highway 270 behind Fred's. The ribbon cutting cermony will begin at 10 a.m. and it is open to the public. 

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Update: Saga of the roaming buffalo continues


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - Two buffalo are still roaming Hot Springs.

Police said they believe the animals are still in the general area where they originally were, but the area is densely wooded.

An entire herd of the large mammals escaped their enclosure on April 16, and law enforcement spent that the afternoon trying to contain them. By that evening, four were captured. As to how the buffalo got out of their pen, the police chief said he believes someone accidentally left a gate open.

The owner has apparently had the buffalo since they were calves and has committed himself to finding the missing two, according to the city of Hot Springs.

The city said Tuesday that he hopes the remaining two will join the others pastured nearby, so he can transfer them to another county, where they can live more comfortably.

Golf ball sized hail shatters car window in Hot Springs


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) – Golf ball sized hail damaged homes and business and shattered car windows in Hot Springs Sunday night.

Josh Mills got home from his son's football practice just moments before the storm hit. "It came down pretty hard for a good five to seven minutes," Mills told THV11. "It did a lot of damage to my house."

Mills' wife's car window was completely destroyed by the hail. His quick thinking next door neighbor had her daughter keep a few stones in the freezer to prove just how large they really were. "Once I finished taking in the dog it started hailing," recalled Faith Leblanc. "They were the size of golf balls."

Day two in search for rogue Hot Springs buffalo


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - Two buffalo are still running loose in Hot Springs after five managed to break free into a suburban neighborhood on Thursday morning.

Sheriff's deputies, police, and concerned residents have been searching all day. They haven't spotted anything yet but say they're confident they will in the coming days.

Despite the presence of three one-ton creatures. Deanwood Estates was about as normal as it could've been on Friday. That is until Joan Teague and her husband Carl showed up.

The two own the 40 acres the three buffalo are roaming and they had only one thing on their minds.

"We know they're there because we've been told by several people so we just have to believe it."