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Hot Springs interim police chief named

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (November 19, 2015) -- Interim City Manager Bill Burrough recently announced the appointment of Assistant Police Chief Jason Stachey as Interim Police Chief of the Hot Springs Police Department, effective December 1, 2015.

Following the retirement of current Police Chief David Flory on November 30, the city will begin the recruitment process by advertising for candidates and developing an applicant pool.

Hot Springs police searching for missing man

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Hot Springs Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in finding a missing Arkansas man.

James Allen Brown, 29, was reported missing by his father on September 11, 2015. The last known contact that Brown reportedly had was a phone call he made to his mother during the late hours of September 6.

Brown was last seen in the area of Cones Road in Hot Springs.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Detective Rostan with the Hot Springs Police Department at 501-321-6789 ext. 6785.

Strong winds damage buildings in Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - Strong winds and heavy rain damaged many downtown Hot Springs buildings on Tuesday, as well as knocked the power out city wide.

Many schools in the Hot Springs district lost power around 11 Tuesday morning. The district was forced to end school early and send kids home.

While city officials assessed local storm damage, their buildings took a hit as well. Strong winds blew out the window of Interim City Manager Bill Burrough's office. The Garland County Title Company even lost a portion of its roof during the storm. The Police Department reported 27 storm-related calls as of 2 p.m., including roads blocked by downed trees and power lines; scattered limbs and other debris in roadways; and numerous power and traffic signal outages.

Arkansas hunters feeding the hungry

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - Modern gun deer season is just around the corner, and some hunters are using their skill to give back to the community.

Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry is entering its 16th year feeding and serving food banks across the state. To date, AHFH has provided over 3,000,000 servings of wild game to over 100 agencies across the state.

The Hot Springs Village Urban Hunt thus far has provided over 7,000 pounds of venison burger, enough to provide of 28,000 servings to needy families in the Garland County area.

The organization currently works with Project Hope Food Bank, Pleasant Hill Baptist, Crossgate Church, Lake Hamilton Parent Center, Salvation Army and Piney Methodist Church.

26-yr-old sexually assaulted after leaving Hot Springs bar

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - A man was placed in custody Friday after allegedly assaulting a 26-year-old female back in September.

On September 4, officers with the Hot Springs Police Department discovered an incoherent 26-year-old at the 100 block of Ross Street complaining to emergency personnel that she had been sexually assaulted.

According to police reports, the victim at first was only able to answer minimal questions. Her three friends told police that the night began at Boondocks Pool Hall, where they say the 26-year-old was awake and not intoxicated. While at Boondocks, a male by the name of Shawn McKinney walked up to them and started hanging around. The victim reportedly left Boondocks to ride with McKinney to meet up with her friends at the next location. McKinney later arrived at the next location and told the victim's friends that she was passed out in his truck.

Owner of Posh Lounge and Studio arrested on rape accusations

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - The owner of Posh Lounge and Studio was taken into custody on Friday after running from police.

At around 6 a.m., November 6, the Hot Springs Police Department responded to the 100 block of Magnolia Street in reference to a disturbance. Officers made contact with an 18-year-old woman who claimed she had been raped by Christopher Alphonzo Minniefield. Minniefield was inside a nearby residence while the victim was being questioned. He reportedly jumped from a 2nd story window and ran from the home.

After further investigation, police discovered that the rape actually occurred early Friday morning at Posh Lounge and Studio located at 2100 Albert Pike Road.

UPDATE: Charges against Hot Springs father upgraded after infant son dies from injuries

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) -- A Hot Springs father is facing charges after hospital personnel found multiple injuries on a 3-month-old child.

According to a press release shared with THV11 by public information officer Kirk Zaner, the Hot Springs Police Department was contacted by Arkansas Children's Hospital staff Tuesday evening.

An emergency room doctor is said to have notified police of the baby, Zayden Page, having injuries that included a burn on his neck, a broken collar bone, rib fractures, and multiple bruises to the head and face.