October 22, 2016

Samaritan expansion takes shape

The first phase of an expansion to the Samaritan Ministries facility on Sanford Street, part of its ongoing effort to help homeless men in Hot Springs, is scheduled to be completed next month.

Community College Work$

From left, state Rep. John Vines, D-District 25, meet with National Park College President John Hogan and Jeff Weaver, vice president for external relations, prior to meeting with the college's board of trustees Thursday morning ...

Wreck injures two

Emergency personnel work the scene of a three-vehicle collision in the 4900 block of Malvern Road Thursday morning.

US: Ex-contractor committed 'breathtaking' theft of secrets

WASHINGTON -- A former National Security Agency contractor's theft of top secret government information was "breathtaking in its longevity and scale," federal prosecutors said in a court filing Thursday aimed at keeping the man locked up as the case moves forward. They said he took enough classified material to fill roughly 200 laptop computers.

Senior leaders

Jack Henry Hill and Spencer Kauffman celebrate after winning the Class 5A boys doubles tennis championship Tuesday at Lakeside High, where both are seniors. Hill and Kauffman also won the 5A title and overall championship as sophomores in 2014. The overall tournament is next week at Burns Park in North Little Rock.

Pope sends US church message with cardinal choices

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis named 17 new cardinals on Oct. 9, adding like-minded prelates from dioceses big and small to the club who will elect the next pope. Three were Americans in a clear signal to the conservative U.S. church hierarchy that Francis wants moderate pastors at the helm of the U.S. church.

Nursing workshop

Hot Springs School District team members, from left, Samantha Bollen, Katie Cazenave, Dawn Utsey and Lisa Upshaw participated in a workshop Sept. 23. The district was closed to students for teachers to attend professional development.

Friday's Datebook

Support groups Narcotics Anonymous meets at noon and 8 p.m. today at 919 Hobson Ave. This is a 12-step recovery program for people for whom drugs have become a major problem. The Help Line number is 321-8700. Alcoholics Anonymous meets at noon, 6 p.m. (two meetings -- one man, one woman) and 8 p.m. today at 411 Sellers St. Call 623-6328 for information. Narcotics Anonymous, SOS Group, meets at 6 p.m. today at 315 W. ...