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Officials in 1 Arkansas city approve 2 resolutions to entice firm to build $38M plant

posted: 11/20/2017 6:46 p.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH — Fort Smith city directors Monday passed two resolutions in hopes of enticing Silgan Plastic Food Containers Corp. to build a $38 million 100,000-square-foot plant that would employ 150 people.

Fort Smith bonds proposed for firm

posted: 11/20/2017 2:31 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH -- City directors are scheduled today to consider a resolution of intent to issue $38 million in industrial development revenue bonds and participate in a tax back program to persuade an unnamed company to locate in Fort Smith.

In mental report, man charged in attack on canoeists in Arkansas says he wanted them to kill him

updated: 11/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A Florida man diagnosed with major depression said in a report that he hoped that by attacking two canoeists in Franklin County last summer, they would kill him.

Man accused of attacking canoeists at Arkansas campground hoped he would kill them, report states

posted: 11/17/2017 3:13 p.m. Comment 1

According to a mental evaluation report, a man who’s been accused of attacking two canoeists at at Arkansas campground said he hoped they would kill him.

1 Arkansas city to consider issuing up to $38M in bonds to entice firm to build plant

posted: 11/17/2017 2:36 p.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH — Fort Smith city directors will consider issuing up to $38 million industrial revenue bonds as incentive for a yet-unnamed company to build a 100,000-square-foot plant in that would employ 150 people.

Man guilty in Arkansas gang killing gets 118 years in prison

posted: 11/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A 20-year-old man was sentenced to more than 100 years in prison Wednesday after a Sebastian County Circuit Court jury convicted him in the death of a rival gang member.

Witness in murder trial says he saw two men in his gang spray Arkansas trailer with bullets

posted: 11/15/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A 17-year-old testified Tuesday that he saw two fellow gang members spray bullets from assault-style rifles into a trailer that killed an 18-year-old member of a rival gang.

Witness: Teen slain in flurry of shots at Arkansas trailer

posted: 11/14/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

FORT SMITH -- Trey Miller told a Sebastian County Circuit Court jury Monday that he saw a man look in the door of his father's trailer and then run away yelling '"shoot, shoot, shoot.'"

Parties in Arkansas meth ring sent to prison; sentences given to all 17 people

posted: 11/11/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

FORT SMITH -- Seventeen people constituting a methamphetamine ring broken up last year in the Harrison area have been sentenced to federal prison over the past two weeks.

Court upholds $5.6M estate ruling

posted: 11/10/2017 2:26 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld Wednesday a Sebastian County circuit judge’s ruling that will allow the newly opened Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine to receive $5.6 million originally bequeathed to Sparks Hospital in 1966.






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