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Severe weather likely this evening

Severe weather likely this evening

A band of storms already popping in Oklahoma this morning along an approaching cold front. Ahead of that front, warm and muggy conditions with increasing clouds.

Cold front arrives by later afternoon in NW Arkansas with a pretty decent chance of rain and storms. Timing in central Arkansas will be later tonight, and cool air arriving Friday. This weekend will be the second weekend of Autumn and it will certainly feel like it.

Thursday: high 87, mostly cloudy. pm t-storms

Friday: high 75, mostly sunny.

 

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Court sets oral arguments in Saline County case


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments for Oct. 23 in a lawsuit that seeks to place a measure on the November ballot that would legalize alcohol sales in Saline County.

Circuit Judge Grisham Phillips ruled last month that a petition to place alcohol sales on the November ballot in Saline County fell short by nearly 90 signatures. Phillips had disqualified 159 signatures.

A group called Our Community, Our Dollars argues that there are enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot. They say the Saline County Clerk's Office didn't certify 720 signatures once it believed the threshold to place the issue on the ballot had been reached.

Briefs from both sides will be due ahead of the oral arguments. Early voting begins Oct. 20 for the November election.

Happy Birthday to THV11’s Hayden Balgavy!

Happy Birthday to THV11’s Hayden Balgavy!

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Happy birthday to our very own Hayden Balgavy!

The now 24-year-old works at THV11 as our sports producer, and he has some pretty awesome parents. They brought us cake and barbecue to celebrate!

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Police: Suspects caught breaking into coin machines


BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) – Police say they have two men in custody for allegedly trying to break into coin machines at a local car wash.

Police responded to Brown's Car Wash at 1118 Edison Ave. around 9:40 p.m. Oct. 1 after a call from a witness saying they saw subjects breaking into coin machines.

When officers arrived they talked to James McCool, 38, and Jessica Higgins, 28, who were at the scene. Based on information and evidence found, McCool and Higgins were arrested for attempting to break into coin machines.

Both are charged with criminal attempt to commit breaking and entering. This is an ongoing investigation and police say additional charges could be forthcoming.


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Police looking for man linked to 4 sexual assault cases

Police looking for man linked to 4 sexual assault cases


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (October 1, 2014) - The Hot Springs Police Department is looking for a man who by description has been linked to 4 sexual assault cases. The last known case was reported in August. In all four cases the victims have entered into the suspect's car willingly and without force.

Police are looking for a black male, 5'8-5'10, with thin build in his early to mid-20's with medium length hair. He may possibly sometimes wear eye glasses and has a tattoo of lips on the right side of his neck.

He has been known to travel in two vehicles. One vehicle is described as a late model 2000`s Subaru passenger car, possibly silver in color. The second vehicle is described as a mid 90`s dark green or blue Chevrolet Corsica or Lumina style vehicle.

My Town Hero: New program helps students transition into high school with mentor system

My Town Hero: New program helps students transition into high school with mentor system

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - The transition to high school can be an exciting time for some, but for others, it can be intimidating.
 
"There's a lot of kids, and the hallways are really crowded, so it was scary to me,” explained Tavonia Smith.

“It was a big change,” added Mondraul Jernigan. “At first I really didn't think it was going to be as hard as it was.”

Update: All 3 suspects arrested in recent Malvern National Bank robbery

Update: All 3 suspects arrested in recent Malvern National Bank robbery


BENTON, Ark. (October 1, 2014) - Detectives with the Benton Police Department obtained information that the third suspect in a recent bank robbery, Oneida Saylor, 35, has been arrested in Texas. Saylor was the third and final suspect being sought for a robbery that took place at Malvern National Bank on June 16.

Detectives worked diligently with numerous other agencies on locating the suspects and preserving valuable evidence in the case. Many of the other agencies that were contacted are also working parallel investigations on the suspects in their jurisdictions.

Rodney and Stephanie Hurdsman were arrested previously in relation to this investigation. All three suspects are currently awaiting extradition back to Arkansas.