Local man arrested for alleged rape of girl

A local man was arrested Wednesday night on multiple felony charges, including rape and attempted rape, stemming from allegations of numerous sexual assaults involving a 13-year-old girl beginning in February.

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HS man sentenced for sexual assault

A Hot Springs man was sentenced to the maximum of 20 years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty in Garland County Circuit Court to groping an 11-year-old girl in 2016 because he was physically attracted to her.

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Man killed in 70 east wreck

A Hot Springs man died from injuries he suffered in a collision with two trucks Tuesday afternoon on Highway 70 east just west of the rest area, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary fatal crash summary.

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VFW seeks new home as it resumes honor guard

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2278 has been in limbo in recent months without a permanent home which, among other issues, forced a temporary suspension of its honor guard activities. Now, the group is working to get things back on track, the post's commander-elect said Tuesday.

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Main target located in roundup

A parole absconder arrested late Tuesday was so much the focus of a warrant roundup this week coordinated by the Arkansas Community Correction Special Response Team that they dubbed their effort Operation National Forrest, a play on the name of the suspect, Kenno Augusta Forrest.

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Alleged police impersonator, accomplice arrested

A Jacksonville man sought by Hot Springs police for allegedly impersonating a law enforcement officer to shoplift items last month was identified and charged Monday and his girlfriend and alleged accomplice was arrested Tuesday.

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Former sheriff's sergeant pleads guilty to theft

A former Garland County sheriff's investigator pleaded guilty Monday in Garland County Circuit Court to stealing money from the Arkansas Narcotics Officers Association while serving as treasurer and was sentenced to two years' probation.

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