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Register for 2 free Garland County Library programs

Garland County Library will host informative sessions, on elder law at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 17, and funeral arrangements at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Both programs are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register online at gclibrary.com, call the library at 501-623-4161, or in person at th


Police: Suspect steals $1,500 worth of items from beauty store in Benton

BENTON, ARK. (KATV) — Authorities are asking the public for help locating the suspect responsible for stealing $1,500 worth of merchandise from a store in Benton. Benton police say the suspect entered the Ulta Beauty store on Wednesday, January 9.


Free-range kids bill, take two

State Sen. Alan Clark (R-Lonsdale) is back again with more proposed changes to the Arkansas child welfare system. Late last year, he filed SB 12 which, like his similar bill from 2017 that passed in the Senate with bipartisan support but later died in House committee, excludes certain acts of parent


Bob Ballinger spits on the voters of Arkansas, wants to roll back minimum wage for thousands

In November, 68.5 percent of Arkansas voters approved an increase in the state minimum wage. Today, barely two months later, Sen. Bob Ballinger has introduced legislation to roll it back for many workers.


Felon waving gun around while intoxicated sentenced to prison

A Hot Springs man with multiple prior felony convictions who was arrested last year after waving a gun around while intoxicated was sentenced to six years in prison Monday. Doyle Scott Smith, 49, who lists a Panama Street address, pleaded guilty in Garland County Circuit Court to a felony count of p


Wanted Wednesday: Garland County Sheriff's Office

GARLAND COUNTY, Ark. (KATV) — The Garland County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who’s wanted in connection with a shooting that happened on New Year’s Day. George Alex Lewondowski, 36, was reportedly involved in a shooting that took place in the 100 block of 7th Street in Mount Pine.


This Chinese restaurant in Benton is causing traffic problems

With a growing city, comes new business, and new business can bring unwanted traffic. That’s the issue the Bryant Police Department is working to tackle after an “on the go” restaurant came to town, situated on one of the busiest highways.


Garland County Sheriff's detention staff achieve national certifications

Several members of the Garland County Sheriff’s Department detention division applied and tested for national certification through the American Jail Association, Sheriff Mike McCormick said today. The application process took place in November.


Medical marijuana dispensary selected to get license in Mountain Home, Arkansas

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. - Plant Family Therapeutics was one of the top-scoring applicants in Zone 2. That means if all goes smoothly, they should get a dispensary with a Mountain Home address.


Man falls asleep in flower garden after failed break-in, leaves dentures behind

Bryant police have arrested a man after he left his dentures behind after failing to break into a vehicle and home. According to the police report, the residents of the house found the dentures in the flower bed. They took a photo of them and posted it in a Facebook group to find the owner.


Multiple fire departments on scene of house fire

MOUNTAIN PINE — Multiple fire departments were at the scene of a fully involved house fire at 302 Ninth St. in Mountain Pine Wednesday afternoon. Piney Fire Department Chief Scott Miser said that all occupants were out of the house, but one firefighter was transported from the scene by ambulance due


Silver Alert issued for man missing near Montgomery County

The Arkansas State Police, on a request from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, has issued a Silver Alert for 60-year-old Harold L. Forest III, last seen in the city of Bonnerdale, located at the border of Hot Springs and Montgomery Counties, between Hot Springs and Glenwood. Silver alerts are


Demolition starts at baseball complex

Site preparation for the future Majestic Park Baseball Complex began Tuesday at the former site of the Boys & Girls Club of Hot Springs. The Hot Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission received a $500,000 grant from the Oaklawn Foundation on Dec. 28, 2018, to complete demolition and site prepar


Arkansas man gets 20 years in prison after killing girlfriend, burning her body in New Orleans

An Arkansas man received a 20-year prison sentence after admitting to strangling his girlfriend to death in Minnesota and then driving her body to a New Orleans junkyard, where authorities found it burning in a shipping container.


Junk Hunt Organizer Encourages Vendors To Start Planning Now

RISON – For anyone looking to unload some “junk” from around the house and make a few bucks doing it, the organizer of the Historic Hwy. 35 Junk Hunt said the perfect opportunity is just around the corner.


4 people injured in Little Rock shooting off Baseline Road

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Little Rock police are investigating a shooting at Baseline and Shelly Drive. They are reporting that there are four victims, though their conditions are unknown at this time.


Incentives for water-bottling plant in Hot Springs top $1M

Caddo Mountain Spring Water LLC has secured a little more than $1 million in incentives from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission to build a water-bottling plant, the Hot Springs Village-based company said Monday.


Government shutdown affects the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The longest government shutdown in history is affecting millions of Americans. With no end in sight for the shutdown, people and organizations around the country are looking for ways to cope.


Local Hoop Shoot set for Saturday

Hot Springs Elks Lodge No. 380 will hold its annual Hoop Shoot free throw contest Sunday at Hot Springs World Class High School at 2 p.m. The annual event is free and open to children ages 8-13 with three age groups -- 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13. Age is determined by the age the participant will be on Apr


Brrr! Arctic Cold Coming to Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Get ready to bundle up because the coldest air Arkansas has seen this winter and since Jan. 18, 2018 is headed for the Natural State. We'll begin to feel it Saturday as an Arctic cold front passes through the state.