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Dave Hughes

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Plea is innocent in death of pregnant girlfriend, 22

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- A Fort Smith man charged with two counts of capital murder in the death of his pregnant girlfriend pleaded innocent to the charges Wednesday in Sebastian County Circuit Court. Continue reading...

Pair charged in drug case ordered held before trial

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- A Fort Smith man and woman will remain in federal custody pending their trial on drug conspiracy charges after they were arrested last month, accused of possessing seven pounds of methamphetamine. Continue reading...

Attorney: Meetings law not violated

Fort Smith filing: Agenda poll OK

Subscriber onlyFort Smith city directors did not violate the state’s Freedom of Information Act when they voted outside of a meeting to remove items from upcoming meeting agendas, the city’s attorney argued in a Sebastian County Circuit Court filing. Continue reading...

Barber, 3 others see sentencing put off until fall

1 asks again to withdraw plea

Subscriber onlySentencings for former Northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Barber and three of his co-defendants that were set for next month have been delayed until the fall. Continue reading...

Fort Smith 2 staying in custody until trial

Danger to community, U.S. judge says

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- A Fort Smith man and woman will remain in federal custody pending their trial on drug conspiracy charges after they were arrested earlier this month in possession of 7 pounds of methamphetamine. Continue reading...

Marathon work accelerates

Subscriber onlyPatrick Pendleton said Fort Smith's inaugural marathon will have grit. Continue reading...

Director running with idea for 1st Fort Smith Marathon

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- Patrick Pendleton said Fort Smith's inaugural marathon will have grit. Continue reading...

3 charged in fatal beating of Booneville man

Subscriber onlyThree men were charged in Logan County Circuit Court on Friday with first-degree murder in the beating death of a Booneville man this week. Continue reading...

Storm lashes state's west, causes damage

Ozark gets 4 inches of rain; 1.5 in LR

Subscriber onlyA brief but strong storm caused damage throughout western Arkansas on Wednesday afternoon. Continue reading...

Crawford County men charged in June killing

Subscriber onlyTwo half brothers were charged Monday in Crawford County Circuit Court with capital murder in the slaying of a man last month whose decomposing body was uncovered from a shallow grave on rural property where the men lived. Continue reading...

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Sebastian County officials will soon begin the process of deciding what improvements should be made ...

Sebastian County officials will soon begin the process of deciding what improvements should be made to the county's EMS facility i...

Published: January 5, 2014

The home of Tim and Regina Adams at 2127 Old Rudy Road in Crawford County was the scene of a shootin...

The home of Tim and Regina Adams at 2127 Old Rudy Road in Crawford County was the scene of a shooting that left Tim Adams, two of ...

Published: December 5, 2013

Kristi Pfeiffer of Paris carries on the tradition of being the first to stomp the grapes Saturday at...

Kristi Pfeiffer of Paris carries on the tradition of being the first to stomp the grapes Saturday at Cowie Wine Cellars' wine fes...

Published: September 15, 2013

Andrew Smith (left) with Larkin Aquatics of Kansas City, Mo., describes features of the planned aqua...

Andrew Smith (left) with Larkin Aquatics of Kansas City, Mo., describes features of the planned aquatics center at Ben Geren Park ...

Published: February 7, 2013

Fort Smith directors discussed the regulation of digital billboards like this one at Phoenix Avenue ...

Fort Smith directors discussed the regulation of digital billboards like this one at Phoenix Avenue and Old Greenwood Road during ...

Published: January 23, 2013

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