WATCH: Returning soldier surprises daughters at Jessieville Elementary JESSIEVILLE -- After spending one year stationed in South Korea, U.S. Army Sgt. Michael Garrett surprised his daughters Rayleigh, 7, and Sofia, 5, in a heartfelt reunion during their lunch break at Jessieville Elementary Friday. by Cassidy Kendall The Sentinel-Record 7 hrs. ago
Sheriff to keep 2 boats on patrol The Garland County Sheriff's Department said it plans to patrol Lake Hamilton this summer with two of its four boats. by David Showers 7 hrs. ago
Seals finish strong at holiday meet BENTON -- Aubrey Schmitt, a member of the Hot Springs Family YMCA Seals, was the runner-up for the girls 10-and-up high-point award at last month's Central Arkansas Swim Club Holiday Classic at the Benton Aquatic Center. by STAFF REPORTS 7 hrs. ago
Irish photo exhibit opens at HS Convention Center A new photography exhibit opened Saturday at the Hot Springs Convention Center that will complement the city's annual St. Patrick's Day celebration. by Tanner Newton 7 hrs. ago
WATCH: Grand Lagniappe celebrates 30 years Grand Lagniappe Shoppe is celebrating its 30th anniversary today with friends, family and former employees of store owner Marcia Dobbs-Smith, with a party and fashion show. by Cassidy Kendall The Sentinel-Record 7 hrs. ago
Sheriff's log Jan. 16 Dennis Huggs reported a theft of a Ruger SR 22 handgun and a Mossberg International 715T Tactical semi-automatic rifle from his shop and a Glock 9-mm from his vehicle at 138 Trapper Lane, possibly by a known suspect. 8 hrs. ago
Police log Jan. 16 Paul Borig reported a theft of a black and blue 2012 Triumph motorcycle at 401 Hagen St. Walmart, 4019 Central Ave., reported a theft of merchandise. 8 hrs. ago
WATCH: Grand Lagniappe celebrates 30 years Grand Lagniappe Shoppe is celebrating its 30th anniversary today with friends, family and former employees of store owner Marcia Dobbs-Smith, with a party and fashion show. by Cassidy Kendall The Sentinel-Record
Pompeo breaks silence on alleged threats to envoy in Ukraine WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday broke nearly 72 hours of silence over alleged surveillance and threats to the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, saying he believed the allegations would prove to be wrong but that he had an obligation to evaluate and investigate the matter. by MATTHEW LEE The Associated Press
Owner of boat that sank, killing 17, settles final lawsuit KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The owner of a tourist duck boat that sank in a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, has settled its final pending lawsuit for an undisclosed amount. by HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH The Associated Press
AP visits immigrant courts across US, finds nonstop chaos LUMPKIN, Ga. -- In a locked, guarded courtroom in a compound surrounded by razor wire, Immigration Judge Jerome Rothschild waits -- and stalls. by KATE BRUMBACK, DEEPTI HAJELA and AMY TAXIN The Associated Press
Pentagon adding to restrictions on foreign military students WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is imposing new restrictions and controls on all international military students at American bases, including barring them from having privately owned firearms on base, in response to a shooting by a Saudi trainee in December that killed three sailors in Florida. by ROBERT BURNS The Associated Press
'Days of God': A look at Iran's mounting crises DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Iran's supreme leader says his nation is living through "days of God." by JOSEPH KRAUSS The Associated Press
UN report lays out agonies faced by Syrian children amid war GENEVA -- In Syria's civil war, girls as young as nine have been raped and forced into sexual slavery. Boys have been tortured, forced into military training and ordered to carry out killings in public. Children have been targeted by sniper fire and used as bargaining chips to extract ransoms. by JAMEY KEATEN The Associated Press
Technology could cut train crews from 2 to 1 but is it safe? OMAHA, Neb. -- How many people does it take to operate a locomotive? by JOSH FUNK The Associated Press
Diamond Lakes Dental welcomes Ribeiro Diamond Lakes Dental and Dr. J. Michael Plyler announce the addition of Dr. Rita Ribeiro to their dental care team.
Smarty Jones draws 10, Asmussen with 4 Hall of Fame trainer and Eclipse Award finalist Steve Asmussen has four of the 10 horses entered in the $150,000 Smarty Jones, Oaklawn Park's first major prep race for the 146th Kentucky Derby. by Bob Wisener
Junior Rams roll past junior Panthers Lakeside's junior boys picked up their first conference win Thursday night as they rolled to a 50-38 win over Magnolia at the Lakeside Athletic Complex. by STAFF REPORTS
Saturday's Letters to the editor 'Ridiculous' plan Dear editor: Regarding the Jan. 15 article "State buys land to protect thermal springs": Does anyone besides me realize the absurdity of this? Geologists universally explain that rain that falls today doesn't surface on Hot Springs Mountain until 4,000 years from now. So the state is spending a million dollars of taxpayers' money so that people living 4,000 years in the future will enjoy the Hot Springs. Now, don't get me wrong, I do believe it's proper that our government should spend money and resources to ensure our environment is protected but isn't this going beyond ridiculous? If you believe even a little of the current "climate change" hysteria the planet will be unsustainable in, 10, 20 or 100 years anyway, so why is the state of Arkansas spending a million dollars to prevent what happens 4,000 years from now?
Girls at center of teen mental health crisis We're in the middle of a teen mental health crisis -- and girls are at its epicenter. Since 2010, depression, self-harm and suicide rates have increased among teen boys. But rates of major depression among teen girls in the U.S. increased even more -- from 12% in 2011 to 20% in 2017. In 2015, three times as many 10- to 14-year-old girls were admitted to the emergency room after deliberately harming themselves than in 2010. Meanwhile, the suicide rate for adolescent girls has doubled since 2007. by Jean Twenge AP's The Conversation
Cotton appointed Gov. Asa Hutchinson has appointed Thomas Leonard "Len" Cotton of Dardanelle to the Arkansas Tech University Board of Trustees. Cotton's five-year term will begin on Jan. 15 and expire on Jan. 14, 2025.
Billy the Dragon Submitted photo
Items of interest Judicial candidate to address
Saturday Datebook Civic groups Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 4369, 817 Hobson Ave., is having an open grill from 5:30-7 p.m. today. There will be a choice of burgers, fries, onion rings, chicken strips or shrimp baskets. The public is welcome to attend. Call 501-318-1599, or 501-922-2988, for more information. Support groups Narcotics Anonymous meets at noon and 8 p.m. today at 919 Hobson Ave. This is a 12-step recovery program for people for whom drugs have become a major problem. The Helpline number is 501-321-8700.
Sheriff's log Jan. 16 Dennis Huggs reported a theft of a Ruger SR 22 handgun and a Mossberg International 715T Tactical semi-automatic rifle from his shop and a Glock 9-mm from his vehicle at 138 Trapper Lane, possibly by a known suspect.
Police log Jan. 16 Paul Borig reported a theft of a black and blue 2012 Triumph motorcycle at 401 Hagen St. Walmart, 4019 Central Ave., reported a theft of merchandise.