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Saving lives

Danny Smith, left, of Hot Springs, a firefighter and regular blood donor, is congratulated by Bob Woodall, with Arkansas Blood Institute, after winning an outdoor reclining chair as part of the April 20-21 blood drive at CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs, where donors, primarily hospital employees, contributed more than 400 units of blood. At each blood drive, numerous businesses contribute door prizes and Sam's Club manager, Danielle Boyce, donated the chair Smith won in a drawing.

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GPS tracker leads police to alleged bank robber

A GPS tracker embedded in money led Hot Springs police and Garland County sheriff's deputies and investigators straight to a man who allegedly robbed Simmons First Bank, 515 W. Grand Ave., Friday afternoon and left behind a fake bomb.

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LH Future Farmers receive grant

PEARCY -- The Future Farmers of America chapter at Lake Hamilton High School was one of 12 in the state recently chosen by Tractor Supply Co. to receive grant funding as a part of the "Grants for Growing" program.

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One-Acts offers array of comedy and drama

Red Door Studios, which brought the Spa City the highly entertaining "Derby Day" during last year's Arts & The Park Festival, is back again this year offering an evening of fast-paced live theater, ranging from comedy to drama and the bizarrely absurd to biting political satire.

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Seized cars for sale

Potential buyers look over numerous vehicles on display Friday at the 18th Judicial District East Drug Task Force's 2016 auction of vehicles seized previously during DTF operations. The event was held inside at the Bill Edwards Center, 517 Airport Road, because of impending bad weather, with about 23 vehicles up for bid.

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Car stuck in ravine

A wrecker pulls a vehicle out of a ravine on Carpenter Dam Road between Lake Park Drive and Entergy Park Thursday evening after it left the roadway in a single-vehicle wreck. Minor injuries were reported.

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Sheriff's log

April 28 Warren McCollum, 126 McCollum Point, reported a breaking or entering. Missing were a pole saw, backpack blower, chain saw, hand-held blower and trimmer loop. Janis Polychron, 118 Covey Rise Trail, reported a theft by a known suspect. Missing were two watches and a bracelet.

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Police log

April 28 Betty Mayor reported a theft at The Atrium, 2803 Albert Pike Road. Missing was money.

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Garvan art installation wraps up

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held today for "Brushwood Dance: An Art Installation by W. Gary Smith," a nationally known artist and landscape architect, at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

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AGFC readies for fishing challenge

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission tagged 60 fish and 11 bonus fish Thursday morning at the Andrew H. Hulsey State Fish Hatchery to release into lakes Hamilton and Catherine, offering anglers of all ages a chance at $86,000 in cash prizes.

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