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Ark. man arrested twice for spending fake money

Ark. man arrested twice for spending fake money

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - A man from Enola, Ark. was arrested twice in two days for allegedly spending fake money at Benton businesses. 

Police first arrested Ronald Wayne Foret, 46, on March 13 after Walmart employees claimed he was trying to buy merchandise with counterfeit bills. He was charged with five counts of forgery and posted bond. 

The next day, an employee with the Best Western hotel in Benton called police to report the use of fake bills for a room. Officers found in the room, which was under the name Foret, a computer, printer, scales and copied $20 bills. Foret was arrested again and transported to the Saline County Detention Center. 

Foret now faces 12 counts of forgery and 3 counts of criminal possession of forgery device. 

Anyone with additional information about Foret should contact the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171. 

 

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Event schedule for St. Patty's Day in Hot Springs

 Event schedule for St. Patty's Day in Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - If you are feeling the luck of the Irish on Thursday then downtown Hot Springs is where you need to be. 

On March 17, four-leaf clovers and anything green will cover the streets of Hot Springs, Ark. This is all in celebration for St. Patrick's Day.

The city is known for having the world's shortest parade celebrating this irish holiday. Their schedule of events leading up to the historic parade, include:

4:30 p.m.- Blarney Stone Kissing Contest at Arkansas Blarney Stone

5:30 p.m. - Festivities kick off with special guests at Bridge Street

6:25 p.m. - Measuring of the parade route at Bridge Street

6:30 p.m. - World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade at Bridge Street

Following the parade will be a free concert by The Bacon Brothers.

Freedom from smoking support groups at UAMS

Freedom from smoking support groups at UAMS

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Anyone ready to quit smoking is invited to join one of two support groups starting in March at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

The Freedom from Smoking evening session will meet from 5:30-7 p.m. for seven Tuesdays beginning March 15 in the UAMS College of Public Health, Room 3202.

The daytime session will meet from 3-4:30 p.m. for seven Wednesdays beginning March 16 at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute’s Patient Support Pavilion.

To register, contact Pat Franklin at (501) 944-5934 or plfranklin@uams.edu.

McCain Mall makes special plans for Easter Bunny's visit

McCain Mall makes special plans for Easter Bunny's visit

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Easter Bunny will be hopping through North Little Rock on Sunday with a special mission. 

McCain Mall is inviting children with special needs to come and snap a photo with Caring Bunny. The mall will be setting up the area so that it will be perfect conditions for children with special needs. There will be no lines, no crowds and no music.

Families can bring their kids on Sunday, March 13 from 11 a.m. till 12:30 p.m. to the JCPenny Court. 

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/McCainMall/

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UAMS to offer free legal assistance for cancer patients

UAMS to offer free legal assistance for cancer patients

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Local attorneys are going to offer free legal assistance to those in cancer treatment or have completed treatment in April. 

On April 6, lawyers will be at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) giving free advise on important personal documents. Those include preparing wills, powers of attorney and living wills.

This will all be done in the Patient Support Pavillion on the first floor of the UAMS Cancer Institute. 

Appointments will be made at one-hour intervals. To make a reservation for your spot, call the UAMS Cancer Institute Social Work Department at (501) 603-1612 or email wilsonavisf@uams.edu. 

Free parking for the event will be available in parking deck 3 at the corner of Cedar Street and Capitol Avenue.

 

Oaklawn cancels Thursday's races

Oaklawn cancels Thursday's races

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Oaklawn management made the decision to cancel Thursday’s nine-race card after more than five inches of rain left the track too saturated for racing.

“The safety of the horses and riders is always our first concern,” said Director of Racing David Longinotti. “The rain began about 3 p.m. Tuesday and has barely stopped since.”

Oaklawn remains open for gaming and simulcast racing. The game room will remain open until 3 a.m. 

Live racing is scheduled to resume Friday with a 1:30 p.m. first post. 

Boys and Girls Club of Bryant closing early due to rain

Boys and Girls Club of Bryant closing early due to rain

BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) - The heavy rainfall on Wednesday caused the Boys and Girls Club of Bryant to close up shop early. 

Rain was back in the forecast this week, causing high chances of flooding. The Boys and Girls Club of Bryant released Wednesday afternoon that they would close early due to that issue.

Parents were asked to pick up their children before 5 p.m.

Be sure to call the Club at (501) 653-5437 for more information.