PD bids Chapmond emotional farewell

The Hot Springs Police Department bid an emotional farewell Friday to retiring Assistant Police Chief Chris Chapmond, who has accepted a job as the police chief of Bluffton, S.C.

Field set for city board races

The field set Friday for the Hot Springs Board of Directors elections in November includes candidates who are current and prior litigants in lawsuits against the city.

Sun Belt opens new era with title game

NEW ORLEANS -- The Sun Belt Conference is entering its final football season under the leadership of commissioner Karl Benson, who took over at a time of major transition and uncertainty for the league.

Man pleads not guilty to carjacking, kidnapping

A Springdale man charged with multiple felonies in connection with an alleged carjacking and kidnapping Tuesday night pleaded not guilty to the charges Friday in Garland County District Court and reportedly had to be removed from the video courtroom for causing a disturbance.

US to send hospital ship to Colombia

WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is preparing to dispatch a hospital ship to Colombia and possibly other parts of South America to help relieve strain on health care systems overloaded by an influx of hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans who have fled that crisis-racked nation, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday.

Quapaw House names marketing manager

Vena Schexnayder has been named the marketing and business development manager at Quapaw House Inc., with responsibilities for marketing the Promises residential program and building corporate employment assistance professional relationships.

A positive effect

Dear editor: In a letter by Mr. Noah Little on Aug. 16, he attempts to criticize the positive effects of the GOP tax cuts. Pretty much a losing tactic by the Democrats, of which I assume he is one.

Daughter's birth reawakens memories of abuse in dad

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are proud parents of our first child, a girl. Despite his excitement and pride, her arrival has caused his childhood sexual abuse by his stepfather to resurface with more detail than he previously remembered. It has reached the point that if he isn't thinking about suicide, he's grilling me for reasons why I love him, which he doesn't believe.