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Jury finds man innocent in Fort Smith homicide

posted: 09/13/2014 2:37 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH -- A Sebastian County Circuit Court jury Thursday acquitted a man of first-degree murder in the strangulation death last year of a Fort Smith woman in her home.

Fort Smith man acquitted of murder

posted: 09/11/2014 2:39 p.m. Discuss

A Sebastian County Circuit Court jury acquitted 60-year-old Kevyphonh Songyaphong Thursday of first-degree murder in the 2013 strangulation death of a Fort Smith woman in her home.

Man charged in rape of boys

posted: 09/07/2014 2:36 a.m. Comment 1

A Waldron man is out on bond after being charged with 20 counts of rape and six counts of second-degree sexual assault, authorities said.

Fort Smith shooting by lawmen justified

posted: 09/06/2014 2:50 a.m. Comment 1

FORT SMITH -- Two Fort Smith police officers and an off-duty Sebastian County sheriff's deputy were justified in using deadly force in a shootout last month with an Oklahoma man, according to a ruling by Prosecuting Attorney Dan Shue.

Ex-Cedarville treasurer pleads innocent to theft of city funds

posted: 09/06/2014 2:42 a.m. Discuss

Cedarville's former recorder/treasurer has pleaded innocent to charges that she stole as much as $175,000 from the city since 2008.

Guilty plea OK'd for assault on girl

posted: 09/06/2014 2:30 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH -- A federal court judge Tuesday accepted the guilty plea of a New Jersey man on charges he transported a 14-year-old girl across state lines for sex, according to court records.

Man gets 20 years for manslaughter

posted: 09/06/2014 2:28 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH -- A Fort Smith man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the shooting death in January of another man, according to Sebastian County Circuit Court records.

Fort Smith gets water-fluoridation grant

posted: 09/02/2014 3:03 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH -- Fort Smith has lined up a grant for $1.8 million to buy and install equipment necessary to fluoridate its water system, which serves 160,000 people. The process is expected to be finished in the spring of 2016.

Lawmakers wait for power-line report

posted: 08/30/2014 2:52 a.m. Comment 1

OZARK -- Members of the Arkansas congressional delegation who were represented at a public meeting regarding plans for a power transmission line to send wind-generated power from Oklahoma to Tennessee have not taken a stand on the issue.

Chemical found in club's land near closed Whirlpool plant

posted: 08/30/2014 2:41 a.m. Discuss

Traces of a hazardous chemical that has contaminated Whirlpool Corp. property also has been found under property owned by the Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club.

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