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Distracting driving mobilization in central Arkansas

Distracting driving mobilization in central Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Distracted driving is a big concern to a Central Arkansas Traffic Enforcement Group.

To reduce the number of fatal crashes, the Central Arkansas Group has been conducting a distracted driving mobilization that started on September 22 and ends on Tuesday.

They're using marked and unmarked cars to identify drivers guilty of distracted driving and will issue them a violation citation. Arkansas State Police says so far they've given out 11 citations.

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Neighbors shocked at Hot Springs teacher's child porn arrest

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - "Just surprised. Very surprised," Jenny Black said. Black lives directly across the street from a Garland County teacher who was arrested for possessing child pornography. Black continues, "It's a little scary and I have little grandkids too and that's pretty scary."

42-year-old Zachary
Thomas Nehus
was arrested Thursday afternoon. Nehus was employed by St. John the Baptist Catholic School at the time of his arrest. According to Dennis Lee with the Catholic Diocese of Little Rock, Nehus was placed on administrative leave on Thursday.

Update: Hot Springs teacher arrested for child pornography bonds out

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 25, 2014) – Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that agents from his office have arrested a Garland County teacher for possession of child pornography.

Zachary Thomas Nehus, 42, of Hot Springs was arrested this afternoon on 30 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child, a Class C felony. Nehus bonded out of the Garland County Detention Center on a $75,000 bond on Friday.

According to Aaron Sadler of the Attorney General's office, Nehus was employed by St. John's middle school at the time of his arrest.

Dennis Lee with the Catholic Diocese of Little Rock stated that Nehus was placed on administrative leave on Thursday.

Yard, rummage, and garage sale listings for central Arkansas

Yard, rummage, and garage sale listings for central Arkansas

The following is a list of yard sale locations in the central Arkansas area:




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! ***We will need at least two days notice on all posts!

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Items you’ll be selling

Once sale information starts coming in, we’ll share the details with your community on THV11 in My Town, and keep the pages running until yard sale season is over.

More information on THV11 in My Town and how to become a community blogger:http://on.kthv.com/1m0hby7

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'Disappearance of Maud Crawford': An Arkansas mystery

UNDATED -- Beth Brickell, author, filmmaker and former actress from Los Angeles, will give four talks and do book signings for her book, "The Disappearance of Maud Crawford," September 26-30 in Camden, Hot Springs, Little Rock and Blytheville.

Maud Crawford's disappearance in Camden on March 2, 1957, is the most widely-publicized mystery in Arkansas history. Crawford was an attorney and prominent civic leader in Camden who had been an associate of U.S. Senator John McClellen before he was elected to the senate. She disappeared from her home on a cold, rainy, foggy Saturday night for no apparent reason. No body, clue, trace or motive was found by the original police investigation.

Red Cross blood donation events for October

Red Cross blood donation events for October

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Red Cross) — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during Liver Awareness Month this October.

According to the American Liver Foundation, more than 6,000 liver transplants are performed each year in the U.S., making it the second most common transplant. Liver transplant patients may require in excess of 30 pints of blood during surgery. Volunteer donors are the only source of blood for those in need of transfusions during surgery.

Donors with all blood types are currently needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative. All those who attempt to donate blood during October will be eligible to win a $5,000 Visa gift card, courtesy of Suburban Propane.

Garland Co. man sentenced for brief jail escape

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - An inmate who escaped the Garland County jail last year has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Richard McCoy Jr. was being held on a parole violation when he and another inmate escaped from the jail in October 2013. Authorities say McCoy and inmate Ryan Rimmer were helping deliver breakfast to the Garland County Juvenile Detention Center when they ran away from the jail.

Both were recaptured a few hours later in Hot Springs.

The Sentinel-Record reports that McCoy was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Tuesday after pleading guilty to third-degree escape. Rimmer pleaded guilty to the same charge earlier this year and was sentenced to eight years in prison.

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