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Hearing delayed on teens' request to transfer cases

3 held in Fort Smith slaying

Subscriber onlyA judge on Friday delayed until next month a hearing on three teenagers' request to transfer their murder cases from adult to juvenile court after their lawyers said they would need a week or more to present arguments. Continue reading...

Fort Smith School Board awards bid to repair Southside High School roof

Subscriber onlyThe School Board is scheduled to vote Monday on awarding a nearly $1.4 million contract to repair the roofs at Southside High School. Continue reading...

Four plead not guilty to Fort Smith murder

Subscriber onlyThree men and a boy charged in last weekend's shooting of a man who, according to court records, they claimed had disrespected their gang pleaded not guilty to murder charges Wednesday. Continue reading...

Man charged with negligent homicide

Subscriber onlyA New Jersey man arrested last week in the death of an 84-year-old woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Crawford County Circuit Court to a felony charge of negligent homicide and of driving while intoxicated. Continue reading...

Four charged in death of Fort Smith man

Subscriber onlyThree men and a teen shot and killed a man last weekend, firing more than 30 rounds into the travel trailer because they believe the dead man disrespected their gang, police said in court documents filed Tuesday. Continue reading...

5 teens arrested in man's gun death; 33 shots fired at Arkansas home

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- Three men, a woman and a teenage boy have been arrested on charges in the investigation of a fatal shooting last weekend. Continue reading...

Arkansas teen faces trial for bank robbery

Suspect found fit for trial, pleads innocent

Subscriber onlyA man who federal officials say robbed a bank in Eureka Springs and made his escape in a taxi pleaded innocent to the charge Friday and faces trial in March. Continue reading...

Mental review sought for Arkansas man accused of fatally beating sleeping man with ax handle

Subscriber only The attorney for a man scheduled to go on trial in 10 days on a capital murder charge in Van Buren is asking for a mental evaluation of his client, saying he may not be fit to stand trial. Continue reading...

Water leak empties offices at courthouse

County setting up temporary locations

Subscriber onlyFlooding from a pinhole leak in a waterline was responsible for the closure Monday of the offices for the Sebastian County assessor, collector and treasurer as cleanup began and insurance adjusters assessed the damage. Continue reading...

New chief starts Fort Smith duty

Building public’s trust goal, says first black to lead force

Subscriber only Nathaniel Clark called his first day as the city's police chief intriguing. Continue reading...

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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

A conceptual drawing from Crafton Tull of a proposed 51-acre park near the Arkansas River was presen...

A conceptual drawing from Crafton Tull of a proposed 51-acre park near the Arkansas River was presented Tuesday to the Fort Smith ...

Published: January 20, 2016

Wind-fed fires consumed about 150 asbestos-contaminated barracks at Fort Chaffee and other World War...

Wind-fed fires consumed about 150 asbestos-contaminated barracks at Fort Chaffee and other World War II era buildings in January 2...

Published: September 19, 2015

Gov. Asa Hutchinson cuts the ceremonial ribbon opening a 6-mile stretch of Interstate 549, which run...

Gov. Asa Hutchinson cuts the ceremonial ribbon opening a 6-mile stretch of Interstate 549, which runs through Chaffee Crossing eas...

Published: July 20, 2015

This clock, a remnant of the 1916 courthouse in Greenwood that was destroyed in a 1968 tornado, hasn...

This clock, a remnant of the 1916 courthouse in Greenwood that was destroyed in a 1968 tornado, hasn’t run in years, and its concr...

Published: June 21, 2015

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