September 04, 2015

Local News

Police log

Sept. 2 Emma L. Plummer, 1513 Seventh St., reported a burglary. Missing were a game console and video games. Gus Reich, 201 Garland Ave., reported a theft of a license plate and license tab.

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Sheriff's log

Sept. 2 Kimberly S. Ocker, 210 Parkshores Road, reported a theft of cash. Cara Green reported a theft at 130 Tallentwood Place. Missing were 15 firearms.

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First Friday

Lake Hamilton's Cole Honeycutt (89) runs the ball as Bryan Fields, left, and Nathan Dutton defend during practice Wednesday at Bank of the Ozarks Field. The Wolves welcome Hot Springs to their revamped facilities for their season opener at 7 p.m. today, kicking off the first football Friday night of the fall.

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62-year-old 'mermaid' swims Lake Hamilton

She might not have actual gills, but the self-dubbed "Sunset Mermaid," also known as Jan Gerber of Hot Springs, gave real mermaids a run for their money Thursday morning when she swam Lake Hamilton from the Highway 70 west bridge to the Highway 7 south bridge in just under four hours.

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New jail receives favorable state audit

A report released Tuesday showed the Garland County Detention Center was in total compliance with state jail standards during an Aug. 10 audit, a review Sheriff Mike McCormick said validates the time and resources put into the $42 million project.

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Stolen gator found, returned

One of the 13 alligators stolen from the Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo on Aug. 15 was found Wednesday morning and returned, Jamie Bridges, manager of the tourist attraction, said Thursday.

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