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Update: Names released in Hot Springs double shooting

Update: Names released in Hot Springs double shooting


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) – Hot Springs police is investigating the double homicide of two men.

Cpl. McCrary Means with HSPD said Sept. 22 at 9 pm. officers responded to Knights Inn on E. Grand about a shooting. When they arrived they found a 22-year-old Jeremy Simms lying on the sidewalk with an apparent gunshot wound, and a second victim, 32-year-old Dennis Gormley, was found a few feet away with a gunshot wound as well.

The Garland County Coroner pronounced both victims dead at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.


Hot springs man charged with domestic battery

Hot springs man charged with domestic battery

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - A father in Hot Springs was arrested and charged after allegedly abusing his girlfriend and her one-month-old child.

John Adams was arrested over the weekend and charged with two counts of domestic battery. Police found the woman had injuries to her face, arms, knees and stomach.

In addition, the neighbor that called police told them that Adams knocked the baby's crib over and kicked the child.

Both mother and child were taken to a local hospital.

Trial underway in Garland Co. nightclub slaying

Trial underway in Garland Co. nightclub slaying

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - A trial is underway for a 25-year-old man charged with murder in connection with a 2012 New Year's Day shooting death at a Garland City nightclub.

The Texarkana Gazette reports that a jury of nine women and three men are hearing testimony in the case of James Williams. Williams faces up to life in prison if found guilty of murder in the shooting death of 45-year-old George Eugene Foster following an altercation at G Spot nightclub.

Officials say Foster wasn't involved in the altercation in the parking lot but exited at the wrong moment.

Prosecutors say James Williams' brothers helped him flee the parking lot after the shooting.

On Monday, jurors heard the nightclub owner call 911 to report a fight appeared to be getting out of hand.

Body of deceased person found in Hot Springs Village home

Body of deceased person found in Hot Springs Village home

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, Ark. (KTHV) - On Tuesday, officers with the Hot Springs Village Police Department responded to 14 Alava Way in reference to a deceased person. Upon officer's arrival, they encountered the caller whom stated that a white male was located at the residence.

Once inside the residence, the officers confirmed that a white male was deceased from injuries that were not consistent with natural causes. The exact cause of death will be determined by the Arkansas state crime lab as well as positive identification.

The Garland County Sheriff's Department was called into assist in the investigation and will assume the case. The Hot Springs Village Police Department and the Arkansas State Police will be assisting in the investigation.

Trouble enforcing texting while driving law in Arkansas

Trouble enforcing texting while driving law in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - For years, we've seen public service announcements about texting while driving, but are people really getting the message? One student says, "I mean they're sad. You know, it's emotional. I just feel I've seen so many that you think it just won't happen."

THV11 News sat down with six teenage students at Sylvan High School in Sherwood, Arkansas. They admit, texting and driving is a big temptation for teenagers like themselves. "I don't do it all the time but sometimes I do text and drive and I admit that it is dangerous," Antonius Russell says.

WATCH STORY: http://on.kthv.com/PAhkKz

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 71 percent of teens and young people say they have sent text messages while driving and 78 percent of them have read a text message while driving.

FBI needs help identifying suspected child sexual predator

FBI needs help identifying suspected child sexual predator

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (FBI) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking the public's assistance with obtaining identifying information regarding an unknown male suspected of sexually exploiting a child. Photographs and informational posters depicting the unknown individual, known only as John Doe 28, are being disseminated to the public and can be found online at the FBI website athttp://www.fbi.gov/wanted/ecap.

Garland County Sheriff's Office announces new mobile app

Garland County Sheriff's Office announces new mobile app

GARLAND COUNTY, Ark. (GCSO) - Garland County Sheriff Larry Sanders announced today that his office is the second agency in the State to launch a smart-phone app that allows the office to communicate much more effectively with the community. The Garland County Sheriff’s Department app is a free download for users and is now available for the IPhone. The Android version was released in May of 2012.