Dave Hughes

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I-40 traffic stops net loads of 'pot'

Troopers seize 1,153 pounds from two California drivers

Subscriber onlyArkansas State Police troopers made two large marijuana arrests on Interstate 40 in Pope County within days of each other. Continue reading...

Nativity plaintiffs awarded legal fees

$52,358 granted in Baxter County

Subscriber onlyA federal judge on Friday awarded more than $52,000 to attorneys who successfully challenged the placement of a Nativity scene on the Baxter County Courthouse grounds last year. Continue reading...

County reviews perjury claims against officer

Lawyer: He lied about probe

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- The Sebastian County sheriff's office is investigating an allegation that a Fort Smith police captain committed perjury during a circuit court hearing in 2014. Continue reading...

3 teens plead innocent in neighbor's slaying

Fort Smith judge sets bail at $500,000

Subscriber onlyThree teens charged as adults in the shooting death of a University of Arkansas at Fort Smith student pleaded innocent to charges in the case Wednesday. Continue reading...

Man, 29, pleads innocent in Fort Smith shooting death

Subscriber onlyA Sebastian County man pleaded innocent to a first-degree murder charge Wednesday in the fatal shooting last month of a Fort Smith man. Continue reading...

Murder trial's witness wounded

Killer’s brother sought in attack

Subscriber onlyPolice in DeWitt were searching Friday for a man they say shot and wounded a witness in his brother's capital murder trial. Continue reading...

May trial set in killing of deputy

Subscriber onlyThe capital-murder trial for the man charged in the killing of Johnson County reserve sheriff's deputy Sonny Smith last spring has been scheduled for the week of May 23. Continue reading...

3 charged as adults in slaying of student

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- Three teenagers, one of them 15 years old, were charged as adults Thursday with first-degree murder, kidnapping and two counts of aggravated robbery in the shooting death last weekend of a University of Arkansas at Fort Smith student. Continue reading...

Hackett man charged; slaying self-defense, he says

Subscriber onlyA Sebastian County man who said he fired in self-defense was charged with first-degree murder Wednesday in the fatal shooting of a Fort Smith man. Continue reading...

Carrier gets probation for stealing from mail

He took cash, gift cards, medicine

Subscriber onlyA postal service contract route carrier from Texarkana stole cash, gift cards and veterans' medications, and burned mail he opened but could not use, according to federal court sentencing information. 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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