February 10, 2016

Local News

Sheriff's log

Jan. 22 Andrew Pennington, 4809 Park Ave., reported a theft. Missing was a motorcycle battery. Feb. 6 Bruce Diggs, 3799 Spring St., reported a theft. Missing was a television.

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Police log

Feb. 8 Mary Duke, 508 Second St., reported a burglary. Missing were a bag, money and a microphone.

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House fire

The Hot Springs Fire Department responded to a fire in the front living room of 330 Alpine St. Tuesday morning. The fire department extinguished the fire within five minutes of arriving.

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Red flag warning

Flags at the intersection of Park, Central and Whittington avenues snap in gusty winds Tuesday afternoon. The National Weather Service placed Garland County and most of western Arkansas under a red flag warning Tuesday, indicating critical fire weather conditions.

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ADE pulls back bonus cut proposal

The Arkansas Department of Education has agreed to shelve a proposal to its National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Rules after many concerns were expressed by educators from across the state.

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Man asks for, gets maximum sentence

A Malvern man was sentenced to life plus 60 years in prison Tuesday after asking a Garland County Circuit Court jury from the witness stand to give him the maximum for the rape and attempted murder of a local woman in 2014.

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Finance office gets final OK

Three ordinances the Garland County Quorum Court adopted Monday night gave final approval to the formation of the county financial management office two weeks after justices of the peace first debated the merits of bringing most of the county's financial functions under one department.

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LHJH cheerleaders earn 2nd at nationals

Lake Hamilton's high school and junior high cheer squads each advanced to the final round of national competition this weekend, and the junior high team walked away with second-place honors by the end of competition.

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