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Couple arrested in mugging of Arkansas man, 70

posted: 04/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A man and woman suspected of beating and robbing a man last week have been arrested in Pennsylvania, according to police.

Gowdy lauds deputy who gave all in Fort Smith

posted: 04/21/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH -- U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy on Thursday called the proposed U.S. Marshals Museum a living monument to the men and women willing to dedicate their lives to law enforcement.

County hears ideas to cut jail crowding

posted: 04/20/2017 1:03 a.m. Discuss

Members of the Sebastian County Quorum Court heard a report recommending ways to reduce crowding in the county jail but expressed concern that the measures also would reduce the revenue to operate the lockup.

Arkansas judge pleads guilty in DWI case; panel to decide discipline

posted: 04/19/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 7

The Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission is determining how to discipline Circuit Judge William Pearson after he pleaded guilty Monday in Johnson County to charges of driving while intoxicated and reckless driving.

Teens face adult trials in slaying of Arkansas college student

updated: 04/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

FORT SMITH -- A Sebastian County circuit judge has rejected a request by three teenagers to transfer their murder, kidnapping and aggravated robbery charges to juvenile court.

JPs set new vote over jail's future

posted: 04/15/2017 2:33 a.m. Discuss

CHARLESTON -- The Franklin County Quorum Court has tentatively scheduled a special meeting for April 24 to consider whether to have residents vote on building a new county jail for $10 million or expanding the existing jail for half the price.

Arkansas senator's roofing job faces police scrutiny

posted: 04/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

State Sen. Jake Files is the subject of a police investigation into an allegation by a city director that Files misspent money paid to him for a roofing job.

Van Buren gathering grills Womack on health care

posted: 04/13/2017 3:23 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Rep. Steve Womack communed with some and sparred with others Wednesday at a meeting where people weren't shy to share their feelings on issues such as health care, immigration and entitlements.

Judge tells Arkansas State Police to release dash videos

posted: 04/12/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The Arkansas State Police needs more than the assertion from a spokesman that an investigation is ongoing to justify refusal of an Arkansas Freedom of Information Act request for release of dash-camera video, a judge has ruled.

Whirlpool reaffirms Fort Smith cleanup is its task

posted: 04/12/2017 1:06 a.m. Discuss

A Whirlpool official said Tuesday even though it has sold its closed manufacturing plant, the company will remain responsible for cleaning up the hazardous chemical under the property and the adjoining neighborhood.

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