Firefighters combat hot temps while fighting vacant house fire The Hot Springs Fire Department combated the weather as well as a blazing house fire on Walnut Street Wednesday afternoon, with two firefighters receiving intravenous fluids as temperatures soared into the upper 90s. by Tanner Newton 5 hrs. ago
Baseball committee misses filing deadlines The committee promoting the passage of an $8.5 million bond issue for a youth baseball complex missed deadlines for filing June and July financial reports, the Arkansas Ethics Commission said. by David Showers 5 hrs. ago
Rep. Warren first to receive Statesman Award from FCAC State Rep. Les Warren, R-District 25, of Hot Springs, was the first legislator to be awarded the 2019 Statesman Award by the Family Council Action Committee for making an "A" on its 2019 legislative report card, FCAC officials said Wednesday. by Cassidy Kendall The Sentinel-Record 5 hrs. ago
LR woman arrested for violent home invasion A Little Rock woman sought in connection with a violent home invasion in Hot Springs on Aug. 10 was arrested Tuesday night after causing a disturbance at a local hotel. by Steven Mross 5 hrs. ago
Hogs set for 'Beanie Bowl' FAYETTEVILLE -- The University of Arkansas held its final major scrimmage of training camp Wednesday afternoon on the practice fields outside Walker Pavilion. by Bob Holt and Tom Murphy Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 5 hrs. ago
Sheriff's log Aug. 20 George Cantwell reported a theft of a green 2017 John Deere CX15 from 302 Clear Creek Road. Katrina Johnson reported a theft of two televisions, ID and a birth certificate from 530 Crystal Hill Road 5 hrs. ago
Police log Aug. 20 Katherine Hannah, 1020 Illinois St., reported vandalism to a window of the residence. Bobby Joe Cagle reported a break-in to a vehicle at 406 W. Belding St. Missing was a Walther P22 semi-automatic pistol. 5 hrs. ago
Fiber optic work closes part of Oakwood Street Fiber optic work closes part of Oakwood Street 5 hrs. ago
Sheriff's log Aug. 20 George Cantwell reported a theft of a green 2017 John Deere CX15 from 302 Clear Creek Road. Katrina Johnson reported a theft of two televisions, ID and a birth certificate from 530 Crystal Hill Road
Police log Aug. 20 Katherine Hannah, 1020 Illinois St., reported vandalism to a window of the residence. Bobby Joe Cagle reported a break-in to a vehicle at 406 W. Belding St. Missing was a Walther P22 semi-automatic pistol.
Georgia asks judge not to block restrictive abortion law ATLANTA -- Georgia has asked a federal judge not to block the state's restrictive abortion law from taking effect and to dismiss a challenge to the constitutionality of the measure. by KATE BRUMBACK The Associated Press
Coroner: Leader of large organic food scheme dies by suicide IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A Missouri farmer blamed for running the largest organic food fraud scheme in U.S. history has died by suicide, weeks before he was to report to federal prison to begin serving a 10-year term, a coroner said Tuesday. by RYAN J. FOLEY The Associated Press
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Epstein may have gamed the system from beyond grave FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The will that Jeffrey Epstein signed just two days before his jailhouse suicide puts more than $577 million in assets into a trust fund that could make it more difficult for his dozens of accusers to collect damages. by CURT ANDERSON The Associated Press
3 women sue Epstein's estate, citing rape, other sex acts NEW YORK -- Three women filed lawsuits Tuesday accusing Jeffrey Epstein of raping them or subjecting them to other forced sex acts, including one case while he was serving a Florida jail sentence that allowed him out to work during the day. by LARRY NEUMEISTER JIM MUSTIAN The Associated Press
Greenland fallout: Trump scolds Denmark over rejection COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Escalating an international spat, President Donald Trump said Wednesday he scrapped his trip to Denmark because the prime minister made a "nasty" statement when she rejected his idea to buy Greenland as an absurdity. by JAN M. OLSEN LAURIE KELLMAN The Associated Press
Italian premier resigns, blames deputy for political crisis ROME -- Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte resigned Tuesday, blaming the collapse of his 14-month-old populist government on his rebellious, anti-migrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who triggered a political crisis to try to force early elections. by FRANCES D'EMILIO The Associated Press
Report shows US deficit to exceed $1 trillion next year WASHINGTON -- The federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to more than $1 trillion in the next fiscal year under the first projections taking into account the big budget deal that President Donald Trump and Congress reached this summer, the Congressional Budget Office reported Wednesday. by KEVIN FREKING The Associated Press
Facebook rolls out tool to block off-Facebook data gathering SAN FRANCISCO -- Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet -- or at least on Facebook. by BARBARA ORTUTAY The Associated Press
US OPEN '19: Williams-Osaka reverberations felt, year later As the start of the 2019 U.S. Open approaches, the indelible image from last year's tournament does not involve a particularly remarkable shot or a champion holding a trophy. by HOWARD FENDRICH The Associated Press
A new format for FedEx Cup brings clarity and curiosity ATLANTA -- Justin Thomas has a two-shot lead, and the Tour Championship hasn't even started. by DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press
Thursday's Letters to the Editor How is your aim? Dear editor: The second meeting of "Stomp Out Socialism" will be held at the Garland County Library this Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. in Room D.
Thumbs column The torrid temperatures and high humidity persist, but even so, social and activity calendars are still filled with interesting things to do and see in and around the resort city.
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Brazilian police kill man who held bus passengers hostage RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brandishing a fake gun, a man on Tuesday took dozens of hostages on a bus in Brazil and threatened to set the vehicle on fire with gasoline before police shot him dead in a four-hour standoff on Latin America's longest bridge. by DIANE JEANTET The Associated Press
Kashmir police say thousands detained in crackdown in region SRINAGAR, India -- At least 2,300 people, mostly young men, have been detained in Indian-administered Kashmir during a security lockdown and communications blackout imposed to curtail unrest after New Delhi stripped the disputed region of statehood, according to top Kashmir police and arrest statistics reviewed by The Associated Press. by AIJAZ HUSSAIN The Associated Press
Item of interest HSACF announces newest board members The Hot Springs Area Community Foundation has announced the election of four new members of its board of directors. Stephanie Alderdice grew up in the Dallas-Fort Worth area but now describes herself as "an unofficial cheerleader for Hot Springs," where she owns a full-service advertising and marketing agency named for the temperature of the world-famous waters, Celsius 61. She holds an undergraduate degree in Rhetoric from West Texas A&M and a master's in Communication from Eastern Michigan University. Alderdice and family relocated to Hot Springs in 2012. "She has become very active in the Hot Springs community, giving her time and expertise to various ad campaigns and civic committees in our community," a news release said.
Wednesday Datebook Civic clubs Rotary Club of North Garland County, known as Scenic 7 Rotary, meets at noon on the first, second and third Thursdays at Charlie's Pizza Pub, 127 McNeely Circle, and adjourns by 1 p.m. On fourth Thursdays, the club meets after hours at 5 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Members and visitors are asked to arrive at least 30 minutes before the meetings in order to socialize and have time to place menu orders. Call Amanda Kennedy, 922-0227, for more information. Hot Springs Elks Lodge 380, 132 Abbott Place, will meet at 7 p.m. today. Pot roast will be served from 5-6:15 p.m. for $8 per person.