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Murder-case mistrial called in Fort Smith

posted: 04/17/2014 4:40 a.m. Discuss

A Sebastian County circuit judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in a murder case after learning jurors received information not presented to them in court.

Filing: No reason to toss plea for Barber cohort

posted: 04/15/2014 3:52 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH — An associate of former Northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Barber presented no valid reason for a judge to grant his motion to withdraw his guilty plea to money laundering, the federal government argued in a brief filed last week.

Fort Smith shooter gets 50-year term

posted: 04/14/2014 3:47 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH — A Fort Smith man has been sentenced in Sebastian County Circuit Court to 50 years in prison for the shooting death of a 21-year-old woman who was riding by in a crowded van.

Court hears case on the road

posted: 04/11/2014 2:44 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday left the confines of its Little Rock chambers and held court before hundreds of students and members of the local bar association and public.

Call renewed for Whirlpool home buyout

posted: 04/09/2014 4:36 a.m. Discuss

Fort Smith officials renewed their request Tuesday that Whirlpool Corp. consider buying out residents in a neighborhood with contaminated groundwater after learning a company in Little Rock in similar circumstances recently made just such an offer to residents there.

8 areas studied for annexation into Greenwood

posted: 04/05/2014 3:15 a.m. Discuss

Some Greenwood aldermen support holding an election to annex several nearby areas into Sebastian County’s second-largest city.

Ballot error costs $5,150 to correct

posted: 04/02/2014 4:55 a.m. Discuss

It cost Sebastian County $5,150 to change one letter on the May 20 Republican primary election ballot.

Barling gets land-swap offer from Fort Chaffee authority

posted: 04/02/2014 4:52 a.m. Discuss

The Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority is offering Barling 80 acres of land to compensate for the 80 acres the town would lose to the Arkansas National Guard in a proposed land swap.

Son, 54, faces charge of murder in shooting

posted: 04/02/2014 4:50 a.m. Discuss

A drunken Eddie Hice cried and insisted he loved his father after a Crawford County sheriff’s deputy arrested him in connection with the shotgun shooting death of the elder Hice on March 13, according to sheriff’s office reports in the case.

Barber associate files to withdraw 2013 guilty plea

posted: 03/29/2014 2:58 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH — A co-defendant of former Northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Barber wants to withdraw his guilty plea last year to a money laundering charge, claiming he was not truthful when he admitted to the crime.


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