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Court restores lawsuit by two police officers

posted: 08/26/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH -- The Arkansas Court of Appeals reinstated Wednesday a lawsuit brought by two police officers who claimed the department retaliated against them for making whistle-blowing statements to the chief.

Panel commends Franklin County on jail plan

posted: 08/26/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

A jail standards committee has approved a plan by Franklin County detailing steps it is taking to address chronic problems under which it has been operating its 42-year-old jail.

After all-night search, 2-year-old Arkansas boy found dead

posted: 08/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 5

A 2-year-old boy who wandered away from his rural Madison County home Tuesday evening was found dead in a hole less than 50 yards from the home Wednesday morning, Sheriff Phillip Morgan said.

Court restores suit by 2 police officers

posted: 08/25/2016 3:04 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Court of Appeals reinstated Wednesday a lawsuit brought by two police officers who claimed the department retaliated against them for making whistle-blowing statements to the chief.

State's 20 to assist fire crews out West

posted: 08/24/2016 3:17 a.m. Discuss

A crew of 20 firefighters, eight of them with the Arkansas Forestry Commission, has been assembled in Arkansas and sent to help fight a wildfire in California.

11 guns removed at suspect's home; where Arkansas deputy slain, 60 spent shells

posted: 08/19/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 5

Eleven guns and nearly 60 spent bullet casings were found in the home of convicted felon Billy Monroe Jones after deputies and officers were ambushed last week, according to police.

Suspect: Innocent in killing of Arkansas officer

posted: 08/18/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 5

A rural Greenwood man pleaded innocent Wednesday to charges that he killed a Sebastian County sheriff's deputy and wounded the Hackett police chief.

Slain Arkansas deputy remembered as stalwart, cheerful; governor among 2,500 at services

posted: 08/17/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

As Sebastian County Sheriff Bill Hollenbeck eulogized slain Deputy Bill Cooper on Tuesday, he wondered how to end the violence that he said is ripping apart the country.

Capital-murder count levied in Arkansas deputy's death

posted: 08/16/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

FORT SMITH -- A Greenwood man was charged Monday with killing a Sebastian County sheriff's deputy, wounding the Hackett police chief, shooting at other law enforcement officers and wounding a police dog.

Artifacts on loan tell marshals' story

posted: 08/16/2016 2:59 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH -- The U.S. Marshals Museum's mission to tell the agency's 225-year story will be enhanced with items from events such as Ruby Ridge and Wounded Knee and from tax protester Gordon Kahl, who was killed in Arkansas.

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