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5 in Arkansas accused of running child-sex ring

posted: 07/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

A 60-year-old Franklin County man has been accused of using four young men to recruit boys for sex with him or to watch them have sex with others, court records show.

U.S. accuses Arkansas store owners of using food stamps to buy inventory

updated: 07/27/2016 3:16 p.m. Comments 5

The federal government is seeking forfeiture of nearly $157,000 from the owners of three Fort Smith convenience stores, saying that they used federal nutrition program cards to buy inventory.

Man who escaped Arkansas jail sentenced

posted: 07/26/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A Booneville man who escaped last month from the Logan County jail with another man has been sentenced to prison for second-degree escape and aggravated robbery.

Man gets 15 years on two sex counts

posted: 07/24/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

When Eddie Paul Davis arrived at Faulkner County Circuit Court for a hearing in March on a rape conspiracy charge, sheriff's deputies took advantage of his presence in the county and arrested him on a second charge of Internet stalking of a child.

Man arrested in Arkansas after seeking underage girls in online posts gets 15 years

updated: 07/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

When Eddie Paul Davis arrived at Faulkner County Circuit Court for a hearing in March on a rape conspiracy charge, sheriff's deputies took advantage of his presence in the county and arrested him on a second charge of Internet stalking of a child.

Arkansas lawyer gets probation for stealing from firm

posted: 07/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH -- An attorney who surrendered his law license in May pleaded guilty Wednesday in Sebastian County Circuit Court to stealing money from his law firm.

Vote nears to raise ambulance fee $50

posted: 07/21/2016 3:41 a.m. Discuss

GREENWOOD -- The importance of the care that residents of south Sebastian County get from their ambulance service is worth nearly quadrupling the fee they pay each year, officials said Monday.

JPs to vote on a plan to resolve jail failings

posted: 07/21/2016 3:34 a.m. Discuss

OZARK -- The Franklin County Quorum Court will vote next month on a plan laying out how it will approach resolving its deficient jail.

Suspects arrested in kidnapping of Arkansas girl OK extradition

posted: 07/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A Van Buren woman arrested last week in Illinois in the kidnapping of her noncustodial 3-year-old daughter has waived extradition to Arkansas, according to the Van Buren Police Department.

Girl, 3, found safe; police arrest mom

posted: 07/19/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

VAN BUREN -- Police found a 3-year-old girl in Illinois on Friday night after she disappeared from her great-grandmother's bed in Arkansas.

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