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Bodies of couple found buried in shallow grave in Arkansas forest sent for autopsy

posted: 07/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The autopsies of a Kansas couple found buried in a shallow grave in Crawford County will be conducted in Arkansas even though officials believe the two were killed in Kansas.

Dredge piece hits, closes Arkansas bridge for about 2 hours

posted: 07/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas 59 bridge over the Arkansas River was closed for about two hours Thursday when part of a dredge passing through Lock and Dam 13 struck the bridge and became wedged against some of its beams.

Bodies of elderly couple found in shallow grave in Ozark National Forest in Arkansas; 3 arrested

posted: 07/19/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Two men and a woman were arrested Wednesday in connection with the discovery of the bodies of an elderly Kansas couple in a shallow grave in the Ozark National Forest in Crawford County.

Man suspected of wounding Arkansas sheriff's deputy ruled unfit for trial

posted: 07/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A circuit judge ruled Tuesday that a man charged with shooting and wounding a deputy in December was mentally unfit to stand trial despite the man's insistence on having his day in court.

City in Arkansas dumps law prohibiting dancing on Sundays

posted: 07/16/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

City directors did some municipal house cleaning last week, repealing an ordinance that had lain fallow on the books for nearly 64 years and thinning out the long list of city commissions, boards and committees.

Fire razes Van Buren house, damages a second

posted: 07/14/2018 1:01 a.m. Discuss

Fire destroyed one house late Thursday and heavily damaged another next door, according to the Van Buren Fire Department. No one was injured, the department said.

School Board to decide on timeline for bond issue

posted: 07/12/2018 3:09 a.m. Discuss

The Fort Smith School Board will vote later this month on a recommended timeline that calls for issuing up to $90 million in bonds this summer and another $31 million next summer to pay for improvements voters approved in the May 22 millage election.

Arkansas man charged in infant's death; he tried to revive daughter by shocking her with extension cord, police say

posted: 07/11/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A 19-year-old man is scheduled to go before a Crawford County circuit judge today, charged with smothering his infant daughter then trying to revive her by shocking her with a live extension cord.

Fort Smith hearing on bond issue garners no public comment

posted: 07/11/2018 1:06 a.m. Discuss

A public hearing opened and closed without public comment Tuesday on a proposed ordinance to issue $160 million worth of water and sewer refinancing and construction revenue bonds.

Fort Smith School Board to vote on timeline for bonds

posted: 07/10/2018 1:06 a.m. Discuss

The School Board will vote later this month on a recommended timeline that calls for issuing up to $90 million in bonds this summer and another $31 million next summer to pay for improvements voters approved in the May 22 millage election.

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