Police prepared for parade crowds, traffic

Today's combined events of Oaklawn's Rebel Stakes and the First Ever 15th Annual World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade will be an "all hands on deck" affair, according to Hot Springs Police Chief Jason Stachey.

Stardust Big Band

Out-of-town visitors to Hot Springs this weekend for the St. Patrick's Day parade will be welcomed to the Stardust Big Band dance at the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa Crystal Ballroom beginning at 3 p.m. ...

Funds for St. Jude Children's

Zeta Chi Chapter, Epsilon Sigma Alpha International, a philanthropic sorority in Hot Springs, recently held its annual fundraiser, "Doin Time For Kids," at Gregg Orr Cadillac. Members of Zeta Chi and community leaders served as ...

Judge considers marijuana licenses

LITTLE ROCK -- An Arkansas judge said Friday he'll rule by the middle of next week on whether to allow the state to issue its first licenses for companies to grow medical marijuana after hearing complaints from an unsuccessful applicant challenging the permitting process.

Privatizing costs more

Dear editor: Putting the profit motive into government is an insane idea. Government is not a business and should not be run by private, for-profit enterprises who are then allowed to lobby for more work, which means more taxpayer expense, especially the military-industrial complex and big pharma.

Man uses security cameras to spy on stay-at-home wife

DEAR ABBY: I'm a stay-at-home mom with three children -- all in school. We recently had security cameras installed around our house. However, my husband has taken to using them to monitor everything I do throughout the day. He will say things like, "What took so long to go to the dry cleaner?" or, "Why did you go outside at 11 a.m.?" I feel like a prisoner in my home! What should I do? -- ...