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Dave Hughes

Fort Smith Bureau Reporter

Fort Smith bureau reporter

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I-40 traffic stops net loads of 'pot'

posted: 02/06/2016 5:56 a.m. Comments 2

Arkansas State Police troopers made two large marijuana arrests on Interstate 40 in Pope County within days of each other.

Nativity plaintiffs awarded legal fees

posted: 02/06/2016 3:40 a.m. Comments 8

A federal judge on Friday awarded more than $52,000 to attorneys who successfully challenged the placement of a Nativity scene on the Baxter County Courthouse grounds last year.

County reviews perjury claims against officer

posted: 02/05/2016 3:47 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH -- The Sebastian County sheriff's office is investigating an allegation that a Fort Smith police captain committed perjury during a circuit court hearing in 2014.

3 teens plead innocent in neighbor's slaying

posted: 02/04/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Three teens charged as adults in the shooting death of a University of Arkansas at Fort Smith student pleaded innocent to charges in the case Wednesday.

Man, 29, pleads innocent in Fort Smith shooting death

posted: 02/04/2016 3:08 a.m. Discuss

A Sebastian County man pleaded innocent to a first-degree murder charge Wednesday in the fatal shooting last month of a Fort Smith man.

Murder trial's witness wounded

posted: 01/30/2016 5:58 a.m. Discuss

Police in DeWitt were searching Friday for a man they say shot and wounded a witness in his brother's capital murder trial.

May trial set in killing of deputy

posted: 01/30/2016 2:08 a.m. Discuss

The capital-murder trial for the man charged in the killing of Johnson County reserve sheriff's deputy Sonny Smith last spring has been scheduled for the week of May 23.

3 charged as adults in slaying of student

posted: 01/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 6

FORT SMITH -- Three teenagers, one of them 15 years old, were charged as adults Thursday with first-degree murder, kidnapping and two counts of aggravated robbery in the shooting death last weekend of a University of Arkansas at Fort Smith student.

Hackett man charged; slaying self-defense, he says

posted: 01/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A Sebastian County man who said he fired in self-defense was charged with first-degree murder Wednesday in the fatal shooting of a Fort Smith man.

Carrier gets probation for stealing from mail

posted: 01/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A postal service contract route carrier from Texarkana stole cash, gift cards and veterans' medications, and burned mail he opened but could not use, according to federal court sentencing information.

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