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Judge names cost to Barber for kickbacks

Prosecution says restitution of $450,000 lets him off light

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- The $450,000 restitution a federal judge has ordered former Northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Barber to pay is a fraction of the $16.2 million for which the government had argued that Barber should be held responsible. Continue reading...

N.J. man gets 10-year term for sexually assaulting teen

Subscriber onlyA New Jersey man was sentenced in U.S. District Court on Tuesday to 10 years in prison on charges that he took a then-14-year-old girl across state lines for criminal sexual activity, according to court records. Continue reading...

City sets vote to renew tax, use 5% for trails

Subscriber onlyVoters in Fort Smith will decide May 12 whether to renew a 30-year-old street improvement sales tax and to divert 5 percent of the tax to pay for development of a trail system. Continue reading...

2 slain by knife; suspect dies later

Brief note found with ex-boyfriend

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- A Crawford County man who authorities believe was depressed over his breakup with a girlfriend Sunday stabbed the ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend to death, then killed himself in what was likely a prescription drug overdose, Fort Smith police said Monday. Continue reading...

Ex-boyfriend kills 2, then dies of likely overdose, police say

FORT SMITH -- A Crawford County man who authorities believe was depressed over his breakup with a girlfriend Sunday stabbed the ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend to death, then killed himself in what was likely a prescription drug overdose, Fort Smith police said Monday. Continue reading...

Whirlpool pleased at cleanup so far

Monitoring shows spread of chemical in check, state told

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- Halfway through a mandated cleanup of a hazardous chemical spill, Whirlpool Corp. says it has made progress over the past year at its closed Fort Smith plant and a neighborhood to the north. Continue reading...

Fort Smith proposal employs part of tax for bikeways, trails

Subscriber onlyFort Smith city directors plan to consider next week an ordinance setting a May 12 special election on renewing a 30-year-old, 1 percent sales tax for streets that will ask voters to carve out 5 percent of the tax proceeds for trails and bikeways. Continue reading...

Firm, museum to offer limited-edition air gun

Subscriber onlyA Fort Smith-based company is partnering with the U.S. Marshals Museum to offer a limited edition Colt Peacemaker air gun to commemorate the U.S. Marshals Service's 225th anniversary and to help support the museum. Continue reading...

Springdale's Whorton ordered to pay $100,000 in Barber scheme

Springdale builder Jeff Whorton was ordered Wednesday to pay $100,000 in restitution for his role in a bank fraud scheme orchestrated by his co-defendant, former Northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Barber. Continue reading...

New leader takes over Air Guard 188th Wing

Doorenbos to head shifting missions

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- Col. Bobbi Doorenbos took over Sunday as the first female commander of an Arkansas Air National Guard wing, but the designation doesn't impress her much. Continue reading...

Will open homeless clinic, hospital says

Fort Smith businessman gives $100,000 to develop Riverview Hope Campus

Subscriber onlyThe effort to develop a service campus for the homeless in Fort Smith got a double boost Thursday with the announcements that a local hospital will open a clinic on the campus and that a local businessman is donating $100,000. Continue reading...

30 complain about increasing Fort Smith sewer rates

Subscriber onlyAbout 30 people appeared at a forum before Fort Smith officials to complain about the prospect of enduring drastic rate increases to pay for sewer-system improvements they say should have been done years ago. Continue reading...

Sewer forum kindles Fort Smith discord

30 complain to city about raising rates

About 30 people appeared at a forum before Fort Smith officials to complain about the prospect of enduring drastic rate increases to pay for sewer-system improvements they say should have been done years ago. Continue reading...

Attorney asks for new prosecutor in murder retrial

Subscriber onlyThe attorney for former death-row inmate Rickey Dale Newman has asked a Crawford County Circuit Court judge to disqualify the special prosecutor in the case because of a conflict of interest. Continue reading...

Bankers say Barber’s firms not checked

Relied on reputation for loan decision, they testify

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- Bankers did not check out the assets in personal financial statements that former Northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Barber submitted in 2005 and 2007 to obtain loans on which he later defaulted. Continue reading...

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