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Artillery unit has new hand on wheel

posted: 05/27/2017 3:23 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Army National Guard Lt. Col. Nicholas Jaskolski assumed leadership of the 142nd Field Artillery Brigade in a change of command ceremony Friday morning.

Court won't toss murder charge

posted: 05/27/2017 3:19 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Supreme Court for the second time denied a petition to throw out a murder charge against Rickey Dale Newman because his right to a speedy trial was violated.

Arkansas man accused of killing motorcyclist by slamming on brakes, officials say

posted: 05/26/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 11

A Garland County man was being held without bail in the Crawford County jail Thursday on a charge of second-degree murder, accused of killing a motorcyclist by slamming on his brakes.

Arkansas town's waste credits under investigation

posted: 05/26/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is reviewing whether the city has claimed department credits for diverting recyclable material from the landfill that actually ended up there.

Former Arkansas inmate's force lawsuit concludes; judge to rule on claim of beating

posted: 05/25/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A former Benton County jail inmate's lawsuit claiming excessive force wrapped up Wednesday in U.S. District Court after a deputy testified he reacted to aggression from the inmate.

Fort Smith directors hear recycling proposals

posted: 05/25/2017 1:07 a.m. Discuss

City directors will consider two proposals next month to provide recycling services to the city.

Trial starts in inmate's Benton County assault suit

posted: 05/23/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH -- James Clayton Solomon testified in a federal court civil trial Monday he regretted writing a letter to U.S. District Judge Robert Dawson because he was afraid it would lead to recriminations.

Trial near in suit alleging Arkansas officers' threats, assaults

updated: 05/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A trial is scheduled to begin Monday in federal court over a man's accusations that he was threatened by federal deputy marshals and was beaten by sheriff's deputies in the Benton County jail in 2008.

Van Buren hires Fort Smith lawman

posted: 05/19/2017 2:33 a.m. Discuss

Fort Smith veteran police Capt. Jamie Hammond will take over as Van Buren's police chief when longtime Chief Kenneth Bell steps down June 30.

Fort Smith board looking for ideas on recycling service

posted: 05/18/2017 1:04 a.m. Discuss

City officials will present one or possibly two proposals to city directors next week from companies wanting to provide recycling services to the city.

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