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Arkansas Supreme Court won't toss murder charge

Speedy trial violation claim denied with 1-sentence order

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Supreme Court for the second time denied a petition to throw out a murder charge against Rickey Dale Newman because his right to a speedy trial was violated. Continue reading...

Artillery unit has Arkansan's hand on wheel

Jaskolski to lead Guard’s 142nd

Subscriber only Arkansas Army National Guard Lt. Col. Nicholas Jaskolski assumed leadership of the 142nd Field Artillery Brigade in a change of command ceremony Friday morning. Continue reading...

Arkansas man accused of killing motorcyclist by slamming on brakes, officials say

Police: Appears road rage to blame

Subscriber onlyA Garland County man was being held without bail in the Crawford County jail Thursday on a charge of second-degree murder, accused of killing a motorcyclist by slamming on his brakes. Continue reading...

Arkansas town's waste credits under investigation

State aims to find if recycling rewards improperly claimed

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is reviewing whether the city has claimed department credits for diverting recyclable material from the landfill that actually ended up there. Continue reading...

Former Arkansas inmate's force lawsuit concludes; judge to rule on claim of beating

Subscriber onlyA former Benton County jail inmate's lawsuit claiming excessive force wrapped up Wednesday in U.S. District Court after a deputy testified he reacted to aggression from the inmate. Continue reading...

Fort Smith directors hear recycling proposals

Subscriber onlyCity directors will consider two proposals next month to provide recycling services to the city. Continue reading...

Trial starts in inmate's Benton County assault suit

Ex-fugitive testifies that letter to judge instigated beatings

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- James Clayton Solomon testified in a federal court civil trial Monday he regretted writing a letter to U.S. District Judge Robert Dawson because he was afraid it would lead to recriminations. Continue reading...

Trial near in suit alleging Arkansas officers' threats, assaults

Subscriber onlyA trial is scheduled to begin Monday in federal court over a man's accusations that he was threatened by federal deputy marshals and was beaten by sheriff's deputies in the Benton County jail in 2008. Continue reading...

Fort Smith police captain selected Van Buren chief

Longtime officer has roots in city, mayor says

Subscriber onlyFort Smith veteran police Capt. Jamie Hammond will take over as Van Buren's police chief when longtime Chief Kenneth Bell steps down June 30. Continue reading...

Fort Smith board looking for ideas on recycling service

Subscriber onlyCity officials will present one or possibly two proposals to city directors next week from companies wanting to provide recycling services to the city. Continue reading...

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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

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

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