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Hot Springs Halloween road rage victim speaks


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV)- After spending five months in a wheelchair and only just recently learning to walk again on her own, Jennifer Rowton spent Halloween with kids and grandkids, but this year they'll just collect candy at a local church.

Rowton is a victim of a road rage incident involving Twila Watson, who was arrested last Halloween for speeding through a Hot Springs neighborhood, running into parked cars, and crashing into a tree all with her two children in the back seat. She then backed up and ran over Rowton. "I'm not going to say we haven't been kind of nervous this week leading up to it but we're doing pretty well," she said. "I still have a few surgeries ahead of me and different things but a year later I'm thankful to be alive."

U.S. Postal Service shares dates for best Christmas delivery times

U.S. Postal Service shares dates for best Christmas delivery times


The U.S. Postal Service is gearing up to help customers ship some 15 and a half billion cards, letters and packages in time for Christmas.

It's also aiming to cash in on the holiday by offering festive stamps, packaging and even gift cards.

To make sure your package is delivered on time, the agency suggests sending gifts a little early.

Taking advantage of the postal services online postage and free package pick-up may help as well.

To ensure that holiday mail and packages are delivered in time for Christmas, the Postal Service recommends the following mailing and shipping deadlines:

Dec. 2 - First-Class Mail International

Dec. 2 - Priority Mail International

Dec. 10 - Priority Mail Express International

Dec. 15 - Standard Post

Dec. 17 - Global Express Guaranteed

Woman confirmed dead after Hot Springs apartment fire


GARLAND COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) -- A woman has been confirmed dead after an apartment fire in Garland County.

According to officials with the Hot Springs Fire Department, a call was received around 5 p.m. Sunday about smoke pouring out of an apartment on Hickory Street. They reportedly arrived in under two minutes.

The Garland County coroner confirmed that one woman was found dead. Her name has not been released, and her cause of death has not been released.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Stay with THV11 for more on this developing story.


Oklahoma escapee captured in Hot Springs


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (October 22, 2014) – On Wednesday, Hot Springs Police arrested Raymond Jay Stewart, 26.

Stewart reportedly escaped from the Bryan County Jail in Oklahoma on October 18 where he was being held awaiting trial on the charge of first degree murder.

On Monday, the Arkansas State Fusion Center sent out a state wide broadcast listing Raymond Jay Stewart as a wanted person who was last seen on Saturday in downtown Durant, Oklahoma.

On Wednesday, a detective recognized Stewart from the photo attached to the broadcast walking in the 800 block of Central Ave.

Officers made contact with the subject at 100 Bridge Street and confirmed he was in fact Raymond Jay Stewart and took him into custody. Stewart is currently being held at the Garland County Detention Center where he will await extradition back to Oklahoma.


Proposal would reduce Garland City Council pay


GARLAND CITY, Ark. (AP) - Voters in the small southwest Arkansas town of Garland City will decide Nov. 4 proposals to reduce the pay to City Council members and limit the use of city money for attending conventions and banquets.

Local Constable Charles Walthall circulated petitions and got the necessary 21 signatures of registered voters to place the questions on the ballot. Garland City has 116 registered votes and 15 percent were needed.

The town's population is 242.

One proposal would reduce pay to councilors from $125 per meeting to $120 per year. The second says City Council members are not entitled to attend banquets, annual conventions or other events at city expense.

Hot Springs woman killed in Garland County crash


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State Police say a 29-year-old Hot Springs woman has been killed in a head-on collision in Garland County.

A police report says Chelley Conrad died in the crash Friday on Highway 227 North.

The report says Conrad was a passenger in a northbound car when the car crossed the center line and collided head-on with a southbound vehicle.

The driver of the car and two people in the second vehicle were taken to a Hot Springs hospital with undisclosed injuries suffered in the collision.

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IPDRA working to finish rebuilding what the storm left behind

IPDRA working to finish rebuilding what the storm left behind

MAYFLOWER, Ark. (KTHV) – The central Arkansas community still needs the help of lending hands following April’s deadly tornado. One organization is working in coordination with the Vilonia Disaster Recovery Alliance and the Faulkner County Long-Term Recovery Board to get volunteers out to these devastated areas of the state in an effort to help finish rebuilding what the storm left behind.

Inter-Faith and Partners Disaster Recovery Alliance (IPDRA) is made up of several faith-based and voluntary organizations that are working together to secure volunteers, material resources, and funding to meet the needs of others living in Faulkner County and beyond.