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Judge OKs fill-in House nominee

posted: 09/30/2016 3:25 a.m. Discuss

A judge dismissed a lawsuit Thursday that sought to challenge the constitutionality of a convention held last week to replace Bill Gossage as the GOP nominee in House District 82 after Gossage, R-Ozark, gave up the seat to take a job in the governor's office.

Fort Smith police chief pick said to be near

posted: 09/28/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH -- City Administrator Carl Geffken said he will decide next week who among five finalists will be the city's next police chief.

Guilt admitted in $2.1 million fraud

posted: 09/25/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH -- A man who once ran for the Arkansas Legislature has pleaded guilty in federal court to bank and wire fraud in two schemes that netted him $2.1 million, according to the U.S. attorney's office.

Guilt admitted in $2.1M fraud

posted: 09/24/2016 3:34 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH -- A man who once ran for the Arkansas Legislature has pleaded guilty in federal court to bank and wire fraud in two schemes that netted him $2.1 million, according to the U.S. attorney's office.

GOP picks Ozark's Capp for state House seat

posted: 09/23/2016 2:44 a.m. Discuss

Delegates at a Republican Party convention have elected an Ozark lawyer to replace on the Nov. 8 general election ballot a state House member and re-election nominee who resigned last month to take a position in Gov. Asa Hutchinson's administration.

Heat ruled killer of Arkansas guardsman who died during training exercise

posted: 09/22/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

An Arkansas Army National Guard member died from hyperthermia in June during a training exercise at Fort Chaffee, according to the Sebastian County prosecutor.

Arkansas youth-home worker charged with sexual assault, sexual indecency with child

posted: 09/22/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

A Fort Smith man was charged Tuesday in Franklin County Circuit Court with two offenses arising from accusations he had sexual contact with a girl younger than 15.

In student's fatal shooting, teen suspect found sane

posted: 09/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

FORT SMITH -- A boy who raised the insanity defense did not suffer from a mental disease at the time a 22-year-old student at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith was robbed and fatally shot, according to a mental evaluation.

Mistrial called in murder case

posted: 09/10/2016 2:50 a.m. Discuss

A Sebastian County circuit judge declared a mistrial Friday in a weeklong first-degree murder trial after the jury deadlocked in its deliberations.

Murder-trial jury foreman requests overnight break

posted: 09/09/2016 1:02 a.m. Discuss

A Sebastian County Circuit Court jury was split Thursday in deciding the guilt or innocence of a man charged with first-degree murder, but the foreman told the judge an overnight break might help them make a decision today.

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