Fatal apartment fire ruled arson

A Hot Springs man was charged with capital murder and arson Thursday afternoon for allegedly intentionally setting Tuesday's fatal fire at Polo Run Apartments, 126 Manor Lane, Hot Springs police said.

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Local man charged with 2,000 counts of child pornography

A local man who was arrested for embezzling funds from a local company in December was charged with 2,000 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing of matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child on Friday after pornographic material was allegedly found on his former work computer, according to city police and court records.

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Closures forced in some areas

Heavy rainfall that totaled more than 5 inches and counting in some areas of the county led to flooded roadways and prompted Entergy Arkansas Inc. to open spillway gates at Remmel and Carpenter dams to maintain lake levels Wednesday.

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Boys & Girls Club to close at month's end

The board of directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Hot Springs said Friday the club will close at month's end after 75 years in operation, following notice from Boys & Girls Clubs of America that it would revoke the local charter at the end of February.

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Hot Springs residents join effort to replace Medals of Honor

Members of a goodwill group of Arkansans who visited Ireland last year in part to honor John King, an Irish-American War hero buried in Calvary Cemetery in Hot Springs, have renewed an effort to replace his two Medals of Honor, which were lost while in the possession of the U.S. Navy.

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Oaklawn's patriarch leaves legacy of growth

Charles J. Cella, whose innovative leadership over the course of the past half century helped turn Oaklawn Park into one of the nation's premier racing centers, has died of complications from Parkinson's disease, his family said Wednesday. He was 81.

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