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Files: Suspect in fatal Arkansas shooting recently overdosed

posted: 03/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A man arrested March 17 in a fatal shooting in Pope County was committed for psychiatric and drug treatment in Little Rock last month after overdosing on methamphetamine and swallowing drain cleaner, according to court documents.

JPs disband fire department

posted: 03/24/2017 2:22 a.m. Discuss

The Sebastian County Quorum Court has voted to dissolve the Jenny Lind Volunteer Fire Department because it failed to relieve concerns that the lack of training and reliable equipment presented a safety hazard for neighboring firefighters who provide mutual aid.

Safety a concern, JPs disband Jenny Lind Fire Department

posted: 03/23/2017 1:04 a.m. Discuss

The Sebastian County Quorum Court has voted to dissolve the Jenny Lind Volunteer Fire Department because it failed to relieve concerns that the lack of training and reliable equipment presented a safety hazard for neighboring firefighters who provide mutual aid.

Suit says Fort Smith owes four contractors $200,000

posted: 03/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

Four companies are suing Fort Smith for more than $200,000 for work they performed on the River Valley Sports Complex before city directors terminated their agreement with the complex's developers.

$850,000 bail OK'd for Arkansas man accused of shooting 2, crushing bodies at junkyard

posted: 03/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

A Pope County man charged with shooting two men and crushing their bodies in a car is expected to be released from jail today after a judge granted a defense motion Monday to set bail.

Murder suspect recently treated for drug, mental issues, files show

posted: 03/21/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

A man arrested Friday in a fatal shooting in Pope County had been committed for psychiatric and drug treatment in Little Rock last month after overdosing on methamphetamine and swallowing drain cleaner, according to court documents.

Grants add incentive for cities to ban smoking in their parks

posted: 03/19/2017 2:59 a.m. Discuss

Several cities and counties in Arkansas have banned smoking in their parks to maintain a healthy atmosphere for children and adults, but there is also an economic motive behind the bans.

Vote on county sales tax expected in July

posted: 03/18/2017 2:31 a.m. Discuss

Franklin County voters can expect to go to the polls in July for a special sales tax election to raise money to expand and operate the county jail, the county judge said Thursday.

Franklin County jail tax election set

posted: 03/17/2017 1:04 a.m. Discuss

Franklin County voters can expect to go to the polls in July for a special sales tax election to raise money to expand and operate the county jail, the county judge said Thursday.

Museum tweaks to cut costs

posted: 03/16/2017 3:12 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Marshals Museum officials are making changes to the museum's design to save money and keep the project within budget.

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