Mercury originated in Cleveland County

Mercury that spilled from a wrecked car in May, leading to an environmental cleanup that cost the city thousands of dollars, was reportedly stolen from the son of a deceased dentist in Cleveland County.

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FEMA grant to fund fire training simulator

U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-District 4, on Monday presented a Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighters Grant of $409,091 to the Hot Springs Fire Department to purchase a live fire training simulator.

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Study says travel-related spending up since 2010

Visitors to Garland County generated $745 million in 2015, and visitor spending in the county generated more than $57 million in tax revenue for state and local governments, according to a new economic impact study released Friday.

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Back the Blue rally set for Wednesday

The Arkansas Municipal Police Association will hold a Back the Blue rally at the Hot Springs Farmers & Artisans Market on Wednesday in conjunction with its annual convention, which is being held in Hot Springs this year.

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Caution urged as lake level drops

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urged caution Thursday as the pool elevation of Lake Ouachita continued to slowly fall due to the open flood tunnel at Blakely Mountain Dam and full-load hydropower generation.

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Storms leave 6.5K without power

Severe thunderstorms packing "hurricane-force" winds left thousands of Entergy Arkansas Inc. customers without power on Saturday, along with washed-out roads and downed trees that hampered some relief efforts.

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Rain doesn't dampen crowds at state finals

Thursday's opening of the state high-school basketball finals at Bank of the Ozarks Arena was the seventh-best attendance since the championships began in 1993, Steve Arrison, CEO of Visit Hot Springs, said Friday.

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'Challengers' explores black candidates' history in city

A former city alderman has released a new book that profiles 63 black candidates who filed for political office in Hot Springs from 1954 to 2010, and the local chapter of the NAACP is challenging other chapters to document black political involvement in their own communities.

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What treasures await?

Hot Springs is finally getting the recognition it deserves as the birthplace of spring training for Major League Baseball.

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