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Dave Hughes

Fort Smith Bureau Reporter

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Railroad crossing fray goes to judge

posted: 08/29/2015 1:07 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- A federal judge will decide whether removing a Union Pacific crossing in downtown Ozark was legal and whether restoring it would unduly disrupt the railroad's operations.

School board called deceitful on mascot issue

posted: 08/27/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

An opponent of the Fort Smith School Board's decision to do away with the Southside High School Rebel mascot and "Dixie" fight song on Monday called on the school superintendent to resign and for the School Board members to consider doing the same

Prosecutor: Won't charge JP in assault of daughter

posted: 08/26/2015 4:26 a.m. Discuss

A Sebastian County Quorum Court member who was arrested last month in the assault of his daughter will not be charged, a special prosecutor announced Tuesday.

Mascot advocate urges district leaders to quit

posted: 08/25/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH -- An opponent of the Fort Smith School Board's decision to do away with the Southside High School Rebel mascot and "Dixie" fight song on Monday called on the school superintendent to resign and for the School Board members to consider doing the same.

Mascot advocate urges district leaders to quit

posted: 08/25/2015 3 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH -- An opponent of the Fort Smith School Board's decision to do away with the Southside High School Rebel mascot and "Dixie" fight song on Monday called on the school superintendent to resign and for the School Board members to consider doing the same.

Attorney: County must pay for suspect's 2 prescriptions

posted: 08/22/2015 3:30 a.m. Discuss

The attorney for capital murder suspect Rickey Dale Newman has filed a motion asking a judge to order the Crawford County jail to provide him prescribed medication without charge.

School district discusses budget

posted: 08/22/2015 3:29 a.m. Discuss

The only thing remarkable about the Fort Smith School District's 2015-2016 budget is how unremarkable it is, Superintendent Benny Gooden said.

Wal-Mart to sell marshals coin

posted: 08/20/2015 3:33 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. Marshals Museum and Wal-Mart announced Wednesday an agreement to sell U.S. Marshals Service commemorative silver dollar coins at two Fort Smith-area stores beginning Saturday.

Fort Smith cutting shores up pensions

posted: 08/20/2015 3:26 a.m. Discuss

Fort Smith city directors voted Tuesday to cut general-fund department budgets to add nearly $771,000 to the city's contribution to the underfunded fire and police pension program.

Man faces manslaughter charge

posted: 08/20/2015 3:22 a.m. Discuss

A Van Buren man pleaded innocent Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court to a manslaughter charge in an August 2014 fatal car crash.

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