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Local man arrested after vehicle strikes building

A Hot Springs man was charged with several traffic violations late Tuesday after he allegedly drove into a local business and struck a guardrail, then fled the scene only to return a short time later. John Robert Niemeyer, 29, who lists a Lees Landing address, was taken into custody at around 10:45

SENTINEL-RECORD - 2017-09-21 11:00:00

Color your home beautiful: Arkansas Furniture's design for success

Customers walking into Arkansas Furniture find first-class fixtures covered in vibrant colors and richly textured upholstery. The store has a vibe of comfort with a huge dose of glamour. "Arkansas Furniture's moniker has always been, 'Color your home beautiful,' and we believe it's one reason for o

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE VOICE - 2017-09-21 20:12:06

Lane closures planned on highways 70, 88, 128

Rock blasting operations will require 10-minute closures today through Tuesday on Highway 70 east in Garland County, weather permitting, according to a release from the Arkansas Department of Transportation. Traffic will be stopped in the area between Scenic Ridge and Summit Ridge roads once daily f

SENTINEL-RECORD - 2017-09-22 11:00:00

Store manager pleads in home invasion, gambling operation

The former manager of a Mountain Pine convenience store who was staying in the country through the DACA program pleaded guilty to felony charges Monday stemming from a 2016 home invasion and illegal gambling operation at his store. Sunny Ghotra Singh, 25, appeared in Garland County Circuit Court wit

SENTINEL-RECORD - 2017-09-19 11:00:00

Powerless: Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The sky was darkening Thursday afternoon as 10-year-old Sarah Jimenez laid out three plastic buckets on her grandmother's patio in hopes of capturing rainwater. "We can use it to at least flush the toilets," she told her grandmother. A day after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puert

SENTINEL-RECORD - 2017-09-22 11:00:00

Despair rises for relatives of missing in Mexico quake

MEXICO CITY -- As painstaking attempts to reach survivors in quake-ravaged buildings across Mexico City stretched into a third day Thursday, desperation mounted among loved ones who earlier had high hopes for quick rescues and some complained they were being kept in the dark about search efforts. An

SENTINEL-RECORD - 2017-09-22 11:00:00

Update: Majestic Hotel Site Almost Cleared

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - More than three years after the Majestic Hotel was destroyed in a fire, an environmental check of the site is nearly complete. After looking over the site for a couple of months, the City of Hot Springs says the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality found a fuel bunker wit

KARK - 2017-09-21 22:59:11

Iran: Trump's UN comments 'ignorant, absurd'

UNITED NATIONS -- Iran's president warned Wednesday that his country will "respond decisively" to any violation of the agreement that reins in its nuclear program and called U.S. President Donald Trump's "ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric" about Iran unfit for the United Nations. In remarks clea

SENTINEL-RECORD - 2017-09-21 11:00:00

Mexico quake rescuers race to free girl, other survivors

MEXICO CITY -- The wiggling fingers of a young girl trapped in the rubble of her collapsed school in Mexico City raised hopes among hundreds of rescuers working furiously Wednesday to try to free her -- a drama that played out at dozens of buildings toppled by the powerful earthquake that killed at

SENTINEL-RECORD - 2017-09-21 11:00:00

Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and turned some streets into raging rivers Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis. Le

SENTINEL-RECORD - 2017-09-21 11:00:00

'America First,' but who will follow?

UNITED NATIONS -- President Donald Trump invited the question, and now the world must answer: If America insists on putting itself first, will anyone else follow? Trump scolded and badgered in his United Nations debut. He declared parts of the planet are "going to hell." Standing Tuesday before the

SENTINEL-RECORD - 2017-09-21 11:00:00

Arlington's owner appeals city's new notice

The attorney for the owner of the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa on Monday appealed an updated notice of unsafe conditions the city issued the downtown property last week. The Sept. 14 notice supplants an Aug. 10 closure notice that the owner's attorney, John Baker, appealed to the city's Board of Zon

SENTINEL-RECORD - 2017-09-20 11:00:00

Arkansas judge: State must disclose execution drug details

LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas' intent to shield much of its execution procedure from public view took another hit Tuesday when a second judge ruled that the state's prison system must disclose labels that will identify the manufacturer of a lethal injection drug. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Mackie Pierce

SENTINEL-RECORD - 2017-09-20 11:00:00

Nation's First "Prescription for Life" School in Arkansas

FORT SMITH, Ark. (News release) - In conjunction with National Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today launched a first-in-the-nation education initiative called "Prescription for Life" at Fort Smith Southside High School. Prescription

KARK - 2017-09-19 16:45:20

Cat 5 Hurricane Maria threatens Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Hurricane Maria intensified into a dangerous Category 5 storm and pounded the little island of Dominica as it surged into the eastern Caribbean on Monday night, and forecasters warned it might become even stronger. The storm was following a path that could take it today near

SENTINEL-RECORD - 2017-09-19 11:00:00

Medical marijuana deadline creates new challenges

LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas will get its first hint this week of just how large the state's medical marijuana industry will become with hundreds of applications expected to be delivered for those wanting to grow and sell the drug. But there are still a host of challenges that remain as the state prepare

SENTINEL-RECORD - 2017-09-19 11:00:00

Cancer touches resident's life

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE -- As this year's Village Walk for Cancer Research approaches, event chair Melanie Pederson shared the following story of survival from Hot Springs Village resident Sonja Kelley. "Sonja Kelley moved seven times in seven years before settling in Memphis for 17 years with her husba

SENTINEL-RECORD - 2017-09-19 11:00:00

Online Presence Stressed to Mount Ida Area Chamber Members

"If you aren't online, you don't exist," local Chamber of Commerce members and guests were told by Chelsea Goza of Henderson State University's Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, last week. Goza was presenting a seminar to the group. The seminar was the second in a series of

SWARKANSASNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 11:58:57

Montgomery County JPs treated to picnic, updates

Members of the quorum court were treated to a "Picnic on the Square" presented by Montgomery County 4-H members and county extension service before last Monday's meeting. Montgomery County 4-Hers served a picnic style meal for those in attendance before the meeting. Extension Officers then shared in

SWARKANSASNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 11:33:28

Arkansas' welcome center has Howard County touch

News-Leader staff The formal grand opening of the new $2.5 million Red River Welcome Center on U.S. Highway 70 north of Texarkana took place Monday, and no one was more anxious to finish the ceremony and get back to her work routine than the center's manager, Sheila Nichols. The new center actually

SWARKANSASNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 13:37:33