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Sheriff's deputies join in seatbelt crackdown

Garland County sheriff's deputies are joining in the "Click It or Ticket" national seat belt campaign which began Monday and runs through June 3, concurrent with one of the busiest travel and holiday weekends of the year.

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Two-vehicle wreck

Fountain Lake Fire Department personnel clean up the scene of a two-vehicle collision between a blue Chrysler PT Cruiser and a white GMC Terrain shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday in the 9800 block of Park Avenue.

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EMS Week

Briar Jackson, a 911 dispatcher, fills his plate with slices of beef brisket at the annual EMS and first responder appreciation dinner at LifeNet, 220 Ouachita Ave., on Wednesday.

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Confrontation investigated

Hot Springs police detectives speak with Isaac Love, left, on Wednesday after he claimed that another driver nearly ran him off the road on Fox Pass Cutoff and then fired a gunshot at his vehicle.

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Sheriff's log

May 23 Stephen McCaslin reported a burglary at 390 Owl Creek Road. Missing were clothing, cosmetics, a television and a bow and arrow. Norma Gallegos reported a burglary at 910 Ridgeway St. Missing were two cameras, a handgun and a checkbook.

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Bicyclist killed; vehicle flees scene

A 52-year-old Hot Springs man was killed Wednesday night after the bicycle he was riding in the 3300 block of Highway 70 west was struck from behind by a vehicle that fled the scene, according to Arkansas State Police.

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Voting patterns continue to shift

Early voting outpaced Tuesday's election day turnout in Garland County for the second consecutive federal election, upending the voting pattern from the last midterm primary and nonpartisan general election in May 2014.

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Election results

These are the final, unofficial results from the May 22 preferential primary, school and nonpartisan judicial elections: Ballots cast -- Total: 12,536 Ballots cast -- Democrat: 2,908 Ballots cast -- Republican: 9,283 Ballots cast -- Nonpartisan: 345 Ballots cast -- Blank: 2

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16 teams plan to clean up at tub races

Sixteen teams have signed up to compete in the 13th annual Steuart Pennington's World Championship Running Of The Tubs June 2 on Central Avenue in downtown Hot Springs, Visit Hot Springs said Wednesday.

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Honoring the fallen

Carry the Load representative Steve Hansley, left, of LaCrosse, Wis., and Hot Springs Assistant Police Chief Chris Chapmond lead the Carry the Load East Coast leg relay team through Hot Springs Wednesday morning.

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