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Dave Hughes

Fort Smith Bureau Reporter

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2 suffer burns at abandoned house

posted: 12/19/2014 2:15 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH -- A man and woman were recovering in the burn unit at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock on Thursday after suffering injuries in a fire that started Wednesday afternoon in an abandoned Fort Smith house.

Man gets 25 years for killing his father

posted: 12/19/2014 2:07 a.m. Discuss

A Crawford County man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the shotgun slaying of his father in March.

Deaths of father, daughter probed

posted: 12/19/2014 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Special agents with the Criminal Investigation Division of the Arkansas State Police were assisting the Logan County sheriff's office Thursday in investigating the deaths of a Logan County man and woman, according to a state police news release.

Sewer repair decree gets OK

posted: 12/18/2014 3:03 a.m. Discuss

City directors toyed with letting the government take Fort Smith to court over violations of the Clean Water Act before voting to approve a consent decree to fix and maintain its sewer system.

Firm to run Fort Smith aquatic center

posted: 12/18/2014 3:02 a.m. Discuss

Fort Smith and Sebastian County officials have voted to hire a Pennsylvania firm to operate its jointly owned aquatic center and settled on a name, Parrot Island Waterpark.

Man sentenced to 2 life terms for killing pregnant girlfriend

posted: 12/18/2014 2:58 a.m. Discuss

A 22-year-old Fort Smith man was sentenced Tuesday to two life prison terms without parole after pleading guilty to capital-murder charges for the stabbing death of his pregnant girlfriend last summer.

Fort Smith budget for 2015 approved

posted: 12/18/2014 2:57 a.m. Discuss

City directors approved a budget for 2015, passing the third and final reading of the ordinance Tuesday.

Apartment fire kills girl, 4; Fort Smith dad, son survive

posted: 12/17/2014 3:18 a.m. Discuss

A 4-year-old girl died in an apartment fire Tuesday morning, according to a Fort Smith fire marshal.

Greenwood police station damaged

posted: 12/17/2014 3:06 a.m. Discuss

Strong winds damaged Greenwood's new police station under construction, but the chief said Tuesday that the damage won't add to the project cost or cause a delay in its completion.

Fort Smith board takes up growth plan

posted: 12/16/2014 3:12 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH -- Fort Smith city directors plan to vote today on approval of a comprehensive plan aimed at guiding the city's growth and development for the next 20 years.

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