July 23, 2014

Local News

Horse captured

Hot Springs Police Department Officer 1st Class Joey Williams, left, and Officer Shawn Lowrey, right, talk with Steve Quast, second from left, and Rick Johnson, back right, near the intersection of Shady Grove Road and Mote Street after a successful group effort to catch a horse that was loose in Hollywood Cemetery on Tuesday.

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Road blocked

Gorge Road near Gulpha Gorge Campground in Hot Springs National Park was blocked off from Sleepy Valley Road to East Grand Avenue early Tuesday evening until authorities could remove a dump truck that overturned in the roadway near the campground's amphitheater.

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Two injured

Emergency personnel work the scene of a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Higdon Ferry Road on Tuesday afternoon.

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Birthday treat

Lucas Parish, 15, of Barnhart, Mo., left, and his cousin, Kyle Jarosik, 16, of Robertsville, Mo., enjoy a crystal-clear view from the Hot Springs Mountain Tower's top deck on Tuesday.

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Wednesday's Sheriff's log

July 21 Corey Bellamy, 814 W. Goathill Road, reported a break-in to a vehicle. Missing were a wallet, debit card, money and ID cards. Trava A. Foster, 146 Bradford Road, reported a burglary. Missing were a 48-inch television, 42-inch television, 36-inch television and a purse.

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Wednesday's Police log

July 21 Leon Parks reported a theft of money at Canyon Springs, 1401 Park Ave. Aaron Scott Montemayer reported a break-in at Embassy Suites Hot Springs -- Hotel & Spa, 400 Convention Blvd. Missing was a Samsung tablet.

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Election commission addresses voting machine shortage

More polling locations could help alleviate long lines, but a lack of voting machines remains the biggest obstacle to unsnarling the backup voters contended with during primary voting in May, the Garland County Election Commission said last week.

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Hot Springs swimmer wins Spirit Award

Hot Springs Family YMCA Seal swimmer Lizzie Purnell was awarded the Mary Grace Spirit Award earlier this month at the the Mary Grace Tucker Memorial Invitational at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

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