Flotilla urges caution on lakes

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary advises boaters to exercise "extreme caution" on area lakes due to the amount of debris that has been washed into the water by recent heavy rainfall.

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Entergy repairs outages, advises caution on lakes

Entergy Arkansas Inc. had restored power by Monday morning to nearly all of the households in Garland County that lost service during severe weather over the weekend, and both Entergy and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cautioned boaters to watch for debris washed into area lakes by the storms.

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Coalition condemns bomb threat

The Concerned Citizens Coalition, which has been protesting at the real estate office of District 5 City Director Rick Ramick, on Saturday condemned a bomb threat at the business on Friday while continuing to attack the director's residency.

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Dreary weather didn't dampen spirits or crowd at parade

An intermittent rain didn't dampen the spirits of parade-goers at Friday's First Ever 14th Annual World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade, which produced one of the memorable moments in the parade's history: Alfonso Ribeiro performing his signature dance, "the Carlton."

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Police release gunfight details

Hot Springs Police Chief Jason Stachey said Monday that investigators are trying to determine what preceded an exchange of gunfire between three men Saturday night near the busy intersection of Grand and Central avenues that left four men injured, including a bystander.

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City to get reimbursed for mercury cleanup

The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to reimburse the Hot Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission nearly $13,000 for the cost it incurred to clean up a mercury spill following a double-fatality wreck on one of its parking lots in May 2016.

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Entergy wants shorelines kept clear of debris

Given the recent springlike weather, Entergy Arkansas Inc. asks lakefront property owners to refrain from the practice of disposing of yard waste in the waters or shorelines of lakes Hamilton or Catherine, which are set to refill next month.

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Accidental fire claims two lives

Despite what Hot Springs Fire Chief Ed Davis called a "valiant" lifesaving effort, two Hot Springs residents died in an accidental fire that was confined to a single bedroom in an apartment at 115 Wade St. Wednesday night.

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Oaklawn to introduce Show Bet Bonus

Oaklawn Park is trying to make wagering more fun for newcomers this year by offering a bonus on winning show bets placed on-track during the live meet, which begins Jan. 13

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