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Justice Scalia talks in Fort Smith today

posted: 02/26/2015 2:53 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will appear in Fort Smith today to speak at the inaugural program of a three-year series of lectures on the U.S. Marshals Service's history with each branch of the federal government.

Fort Smith advised to nearly triple sewer rates

updated: 02/25/2015 3:59 a.m. Comment 1

A consultant recommended Tuesday that Fort Smith nearly triple sewer rates over three years to help raise the estimated $500 million the federal government says the city should spend in the next 12 years to eliminate Clean Water Act violations.

Teacher faces arrest on a battery charge

posted: 02/21/2015 3:10 a.m. Discuss

The Crawford County prosecuting attorney has issued a warrant for a Van Buren Middle School teacher accused of slapping an eighth-grader last month.

Crowd vocal at wind-power-line hearing

posted: 02/20/2015 3:18 a.m. Comments 2

A small sign reading "No eminent domain for private gain" that was distributed at a public hearing reflected the theme among the people who commented on a proposed electric-power transmission line.

Van Buren teacher accused of slapping student

posted: 02/20/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

The Crawford County prosecutor has issued a warrant for a Van Buren Middle School teacher accused of slapping an eighth-grader last month.

Power-line hearings enter final week

posted: 02/18/2015 3:16 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH -- The U.S. Department of Energy is getting varied comment over a proposed high-voltage transmission line that a Houston company wants to build across Arkansas to send wind-generated power from Oklahoma to Tennessee.

'3 Amigos' drug probe in Camden charges 8

posted: 02/18/2015 3:11 a.m. Discuss

Eight people in the Camden area have been charged in a drug-trafficking operation that federal officials called Operation Three Amigos.

Memorial coins going like gangbusters

posted: 02/15/2015 3:36 a.m. Comment 1

Officials with the U.S. Marshals Museum, which will benefit from the sale of the Marshals Service 225th anniversary commemorative coins, report sales in the first two weeks have been better than expected.

Governing shift urged in petition

posted: 02/09/2015 2:30 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH -- Citing a lack of transparency and accountability by city officials, a group of residents has begun a campaign to change Fort Smith's form of government.

City's first marathon on its mark

posted: 02/07/2015 3:11 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH -- With nearly 900 runners signed up to participate in the first Fort Smith Marathon on Sunday, organizers are happy the response has exceeded expectations.

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