Dave Hughes

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2 unions to initiate recall bid

Funds for police, firemen at issue

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- Local police and firefighter unions are leading efforts to recall three city directors for what they say is a failure to support Fort Smith's public safety employees. Continue reading...

Detroit files charges; new police exec quits

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- A former Detroit police captain hired for a newly created position in the Fort Smith Police Department resigned after a week on the job and has been charged with a felony in Detroit. Continue reading...

Detroit files charges; new Arkansas police exec quits

Subscriber onlyA former Detroit police captain hired for a newly created position in the Fort Smith Police Department resigned after a week on the job and has been charged with a felony in Detroit. Continue reading...

Former Arkansas high school teacher, coach pleads innocent to video-recording girls in bathroom

Subscriber onlyA former Booneville High School teacher and coach has pleaded innocent to 11 counts of video voyeurism accusing him of secretly video recording girls changing clothes in a high school bathroom. Continue reading...

Fort Smith rejects email-suit deal

City attorney says messages didn’t break Freedom of Information Act

Subscriber only City directors effectively rejected a settlement in a lawsuit Tuesday, taking no action on the claim that the city and some directors violated the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. Continue reading...

Fort Smith lets email-suit deal lie; messages didn’t break information act, city attorney says

Subscriber only City directors effectively rejected a settlement in a lawsuit Tuesday, taking no action on the claim that the city and some directors violated the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. Continue reading...

Former Arkansas teacher, coach accused of video-recording girls changing clothes in bathroom

Subscriber onlyA former Arkansas teacher and coach faces arraignment Oct. 6 on 11 counts of video voyeurism that accuse him of video recording girls changing clothes in a high school bathroom. Continue reading...

Civil-service split persists for board in Fort Smith

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- The Fort Smith Board of Directors has been divided for months over inaction by the Civil Service Commission regarding a request by the police chief to change rules so people outside the department could apply for supervisory positions. Continue reading...

Rift on civil service keeps Fort Smith board divided

Subscriber onlyThe Fort Smith Board of Directors has been divided for months over inaction by the Civil Service Commission regarding a request by the police chief to change rules so that people outside the department could apply for supervisory positions. Continue reading...

Arkansas school district's ex-treasurer accused of stealing $180,000

Subscriber onlyA Coal Hill woman is scheduled to go on trial in January on five counts of theft after being accused of stealing nearly $180,000 over four years from the Westside School District in Johnson County. Continue reading...

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Latest photos

Urban artist Jaz and Pastel was part of 2016’s Unexpected festival, which has contributed to 25 publ...

Urban artist Jaz and Pastel was part of 2016’s Unexpected festival, which has contributed to 25 public art pieces around the city ...

Published: July 21, 2017

Sebastian County officials prepare Thursday morning to retrieve county fire equipment taken from the...

Sebastian County officials prepare Thursday morning to retrieve county fire equipment taken from the dissolved Jenny Lind Voluntee...

Published: March 31, 2017

Concession buildings, lights and fencing stand out on the unfinished River Valley Sports Complex at ...

Concession buildings, lights and fencing stand out on the unfinished River Valley Sports Complex at Chaffee Crossing.

Published: March 22, 2017

The Center for Art and Education is raising money to renovate and move into two buildings in histori...

The Center for Art and Education is raising money to renovate and move into two buildings in historic downtown Van Buren that not ...

Published: February 20, 2017

British street artist DFace, also known as Dean Stockton, painted this mural called “Badlands” on th...

British street artist DFace, also known as Dean Stockton, painted this mural called “Badlands” on the side of a building in downto...

Published: January 12, 2017

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