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TESLA and Fireworks Highlight Fourth of July

TESLA and Fireworks Highlight Fourth of July

 

The rock band TESLA will take the stage at Magic Springs Water and Theme Park on Friday, July 4, 8:00 p.m. The John Calvin Brewer Band opens at 7:00 p.m. 

The park will host a pre-concert party at 3:00 p.m. at The Hideaway.  The $20 party ticket includes live entertainment from local band Midnite Parade, appetizers from Trejo's, two drinks, early entry into concert venue and chance to win a Meet-n-Greet with TESLA.

A fireworks show will begin immediately following the concert.

TESLA is a Sacramento-based rock band and has sold 14 million albums in the United States. They are a multi-platinum-selling rock band known for their melodic songs and down–to-earth appeal. Thanks to their die-hard, loyal fan base and their younger generation offspring, TESLA continues to tour to sold-out crowds around the world.

Hot Springs man dies in propane tank explosion


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - A Hot Springs man cutting open a large propane tank died when the work caused an explosion.

Hot Springs police say 65-year-old Phillip Landry was cutting the tank on a sidewalk when the explosion occurred Thursday.

The Sentinel-Record reports (http://is.gd/T6Hm6b) that Landry worked for a business that makes barbecue grills and smokers. Police say Landry was almost finished cutting what was supposed to be an empty tank when it exploded.

Landry was outside a building where four other tanks were stored. No citations were issued - but the city's planning department tagged the building as unusable due to code violations. Officials say the tanks could not be stored at the building and they were removed.

Code administrator Bart Jones says the building wasn't approved for the work being done there.

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Magic Springs to Host “Celebrate The Word” weekend with leading Christian bands

Magic Springs to Host “Celebrate The Word” weekend with leading Christian bands

Magic Springs Water and Theme Park will host a “Celebrate The Word” weekend featuring leading Christian bands For King & Country on Friday, June 13 and Casting Crowns on Saturday, June 14.  Both shows will begin at 8 p.m. at the park’s amphitheater and will feature opening acts at 7 p.m.

Casting Crowns is a contemporary Christian rock band started in 1999 by youth pastor Mark Hall, who serves as the band's lead vocalist .The band has won a Grammy and multiple Dove Awards.

Their latest album, "Thrive," debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart and No. 6 on the Billboard 200, selling 45,000 first-week copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Thrive" is the band's fifth Top 10 on the Billboard 200 -- more than any other Christian act in the SoundScan era. (castingcrowns.com)

Results: Summer Cereal Drive live in Hot Springs


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- THV 11 was live in Hot Springs June 6 THV Summer Cereal Drive.

We were live all morning collecting boxes of cereal and monetary donations to help feed hungry kids and their families this summer.

The grand total from this morning was 2,946 boxes. They all benefit the food pantry at Faith Fellowship Church.

For the last 13 years, you, THV11, and the Arkansas Foodbank - in partnership with local businesses, groups, and schools - have teamed up during the summer months to provide healthy breakfast options for children and families in central Arkansas who would otherwise go without the most important meal of the day - breakfast.

We are collecting cereal starting today through June 27.

If you want to donate, click here for all the details: http://on.kthv.com/1i8NG5S


Results: Summer Cereal Drive live in Hot Springs

Results: Summer Cereal Drive live in Hot Springs

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- THV 11 was live in Hot Springs June 6 THV Summer Cereal Drive.

We were live all morning collecting boxes of cereal and monetary donations to help feed hungry kids and their families this summer.

The grand total from this morning was 2,946 boxes. They all benefit the food pantry at Faith Fellowship Church.

For the last 13 years, you, THV11, and the Arkansas Foodbank - in partnership with local businesses, groups, and schools - have teamed up during the summer months to provide healthy breakfast options for children and families in central Arkansas who would otherwise go without the most important meal of the day - breakfast.

We are collecting cereal starting today through June 27.

Majestic owner given 60 days to clean up rubble


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP/KTHV) - The owner of the Majestic Hotel in Hot Springs has been given 60 days to clean up the rubble left over from a fire that destroyed a large part of hotel complex in February.

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality sent a letter Monday to Garrison Hassenflu, who owns the corporation that owns the Majestic property. The letter also says Hassenflu must submit a plan within 10 days detailing a removal plan for the debris at the Majestic site.

Hassenflu told THV11 Thursday that he actually isn't the owner, but he is a member of the company which owns the hotel. He said the company has been preparing to remove the debris for months, testing for asbestos and getting estimates.

Give blood with the American Red Cross and help maintain the summer blood supply

Give blood with the American Red Cross  and help maintain the summer blood supply

UNDATED (June 3, 2014) — The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to make and keep donation appointments to maintain the summer blood supply and help prevent a shortage. Donors of all blood types are currently needed, especially those with type O negative, B negative and A negative.

While the need for blood remains constant during the summer, donations drop. Between June and August, on average, two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what hospitals need. This seasonal decline could be overcome if just two additional donors – above what is expected – give blood at each Red Cross blood drive this summer.