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Man gets 15 years on two sex counts

Underage girls sought in online posts

Subscriber onlyWhen 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. Continue reading...

Arkansas lawyer gets probation for stealing from firm

Judge is told of $100,000 repayment

Subscriber onlyFORT 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. Continue reading...

Vote nears to raise ambulance fee $50

Subscriber onlyGREENWOOD -- 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. Continue reading...

JPs to vote on a plan to resolve jail failings

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

Suspects arrested in kidnapping of Arkansas girl OK extradition

3-year-old snatched, found with mother, man in Illinois

Subscriber onlyA 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. Continue reading...

Girl, 3, found safe; police arrest mom

Illinois police locate Van Buren child

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

Vote nears on $68 ambulance fee

Sebastian County’s $18 rate set in 1986 not covering costs

Subscriber onlyGREENWOOD -- 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. Continue reading...

Quorum Court to vote on jail plan

Subscriber onlyOZARK — The Franklin County Quorum Court will vote next month on a plan laying out how it will approach resolving its deficient jail. Continue reading...

Missing Arkansas girl found safe after Amber Alert issued; mother arrested

Subscriber onlyVAN BUREN -- Police located a 3-year-old girl in Illinois on Friday night after she disappeared from her great-grandmother's bed in Arkansas. Continue reading...

Franklin County Quorum Court to vote on jail plan

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

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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

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

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