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Students' criminal history is focus of new law

A new state law requires school districts to be notified if one of their students is arrested for or convicted of certain crimes. And, if that student transfers to another district, the receiving district must be notified as well.


Grant allows Project HOPE to upgrade old computer system

The Hot Springs Giving Circle has given Project HOPE Food Bank a $4,550 grant to upgrade its 20-year-old computer system, the organizations announced this week. The new equipment will provide the up-to-date information needed to solicit grants and to furnish impact information to valued foundations,


POWERLIFTING Benton wins overall team title

ALMA -- Benton fell just short of winning the overall title last year at the State Weightlifting Championship. The Panthers didn't let that opportunity slip past them again Saturday at Charles B. Dyer Arena.


HUD report gives Aristocrat Manor low marks

A report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's January inspection of the Aristocrat Manor Apartments The Sentinel-Record obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request said the building's owner may not be providing tenants with quality housing.


Bismarck High School Honor Roll

Bismarck High School recently announced the honor roll for the third nine weeks for ninth grade through twelfth grade. Ethan Davis, Erin Fendley, Alizabeth Keeton, Conor Kopkau, Cason Parkinson, Collin Parrie, Jacob Pitts, Kaydence Pleasants, Jessica Sallee, Andrea Smith.


Arkansas Dispensaries to Start Selling in Less Than a Month

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KNWA)--Arkansans have less than a month to wait before they can buy medical marijuana in the Natural State. According to the Medical Marijuana Commission, the first dispensary to open its doors will be Doctors Orders in Hot Springs, set to start selling around May 12th.


Jacobs had profound effect on bass fishing in state

The bass fishing, boating and business communities were stunned on April 10 by the murder/suicide of Irwin Jacobs and Alexandra Jacobs in Minnesota. Jacobs, 77, was chairman of Fishing League Worldwide, a major bass fishing tournament organization that has deep roots in Arkansas.


Home invasion robbery reported on Blacksnake

A local man was allegedly attacked and robbed at knife point after three assailants forced their way into his residence Wednesday afternoon, according to a sheriff's report. Garland County sheriff's Deputy Clayton Green responded to the man's residence in the 900 block of Blacksnake Road shortly bef


Fayetteville considering pre-approved buildings for neighborhoods

FAYETTEVILLE -- City planners are exploring what they consider a simple fix to help alleviate the complicated issue that is affordable housing. Creating pre-approved designs for homes in certain neighborhoods could be a way to do that. Planners are working on an update to the city's overall plan, ca


AR medical marijuana sales set to begin mid-May

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Medical marijuana sales in Arkansas are set to begin around May 12 as cultivators plan to begin harvesting the plant in the coming days and regulators finish the approval process for state's first dispensaries.


EXCLUSIVE: Inside look at Bentonville Medical Marijuana Dispensary Plans

Medical marijuana is expected to become available for patients to buy in just three weeks. Two dispensaries in Hot Springs, Doctor's Order's RX and Green Springs Medical, will begin selling products to patients on May 12, but it could be another 2 or 3 months before the ReLeaf Center medical marijua


National Park Week kicks off today

Today kicks off a weeklong celebration of National Park Week, and Hot Springs National Park is joining in on the fun by hosting multiple events across the next few days. Held every April, National Park Week allows the National Park Service to teach families and children more about the national parks


Connections at home for Tapit Star

HOT SPRINGS -- Joy ran through generations of Arkansas-bred horse people. Moments after Tapit Star won the $100,000, 6-furlong Rainbow Stakes for Arkansas-bred 3-year-old horses in 1:11.31 before an estimated crowd of 12,000 at Oaklawn Park on Saturday, his trainer Burl McBride stood near his childr


Fight over DVD, threat to cut girlfriend’s throat leads to arrest of 2

A fight over a DVD and a threat to cut a girlfriend's throat has landed two Stone County men in jail following separate assault cases. Whiterivernow.com reports 54-year-old Spencer Dale Alexander and 48-year-old Derik Shane Evins were arrested following the incidents.


Bye Bye J says so long to competitors

HOT SPRINGS -- Riders of the horses who finished second and third were more pleased than is usually the case after races. After the $100,000, 6-furlong Rainbow Miss Stakes for 3-year-old Arkansas-bred fillies at Oaklawn Park on Saturday, their reactions were understandable.


Roadways closed after train derailment in Mabelvale

Several roads have been closed in the Mabelvale area after a train derailed Friday, according to the Little Rock Police Department. Drivers are being asked to avoid the area and find alternative routes to their destination.


Bryant school district closed due to severe flooding, multiple road closures

BRYANT, Ark. — According to the Bryant School District, they are closing school on Thursday, April 18 due to severe flooding and multiple road closures. Superintendent Karen Walters confirmed that the Bryant school district will close today due to the severe flooding. She said this day will be used


Arkansas horses to shine in his/her Rainbow races

HOT SPRINGS -- Morning-line favorites in stake races are rarely ranked as highly as Bye Bye J. On the other hand, fillies with her credentials rarely qualify for stakes races against Arkansas-bred horses.


Man sentenced to 12 years for battering 2-month-old

A Hot Springs man was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to felony battery for injuring his 2-month-old son in 2017 while "huffing" air duster to get high.


Arkansas Green Industry Association pitches Arkansas Diamonds — plants that will thrive in summer’s heat

It has been a glorious, colorful spring, but now we need to set our sights on summer color. Plants are arriving daily in nurseries and garden centers, but not all of them are up to facing the realities of an Arkansas summer.