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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...

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...

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...

Trial set for May in killing of officer

Suspect’s mental exam delays date

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...

Train, car crash kills 2, injures 1

Crossing tracks, man loses left leg

Subscriber onlyTwo people were killed Thursday in a car/train collision in Little River County, and another man's leg was severed early Friday when he was run over by a train in Crawford County. Continue reading...

Fort Smith to sell building for school

Charter to rent former Girls Inc. space

Subscriber onlyThe Future School of Fort Smith has only 12 students enrolled so far, but it has a home. Continue reading...

Ohioan: Sought children for sex

Man pleads guilty to federal charge

Subscriber onlyAn Ohio man pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to knowingly crossing the state line with the intent to engage in a sexual act with a person younger than 12. Continue reading...

Fort Smith again looks at tract for its new park

Subscriber only After 12 years, a 51-acre tract in Fort Smith near the Arkansas River is again being considered for development into what the city parks commission chairman said would become the city's largest park. Continue reading...

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