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Panel's pitch to update schools heads to board

Subscriber onlyA citizens committee has recommended more than $120 million in improvements to the Fort Smith School District, which, if adopted, would require a 6.8-mill property tax increase to pay for them. Continue reading...

Arkansas robbery suspect, 19, is charged with manslaughter after would-be victim kills accomplice

Subscriber onlyA man was charged with manslaughter Tuesday in the death of his accomplice, who was fatally shot by the man they were trying to rob last weekend. Continue reading...

Sebastian County Quorum Court urges cuts to fund jail hires

Sebastian County estimates $676,000 needed for 14 more

Subscriber onlyThe Sebastian County Quorum Court has told County Judge David Hudson to evaluate cutting 3 percent from all general fund budgets to try to come up with money to hire more jailers. Continue reading...

Fort Smith's parking rates raised; last time was in ’85

Subscriber onlyParking will cost more downtown as city directors Tuesday passed the first parking meter rate increase in more than 32 years. Continue reading...

Homeless man held in Arkansas killing

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- A homeless man was being held in the Sebastian County jail Monday in lieu of $50,000 bond after he was arrested over the weekend as a suspect in a fatal shooting. Continue reading...

Court revokes drug-case bond for Fort Smith mom of slain toddler

Subscriber onlyA bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of a woman charged with permitting abuse of her 18-month-old daughter who police say died at the hands of her live-in boyfriend. Continue reading...

Arkansas mother accused of letting boyfriend fatally injure 18-month-old

Subscriber onlyThe mother of an 18-month-old girl whose live-in boyfriend is charged in the baby's death was arrested Tuesday, accused of knowing that her daughter was being abused and allowing it to continue, according to the prosecuting attorney's office. Continue reading...

Fort Smith mom of fatally beaten girl accused of allowing abuse

Subscriber onlyThe mother of an 18-month-old girl whose live-in boyfriend is charged in the baby's death was arrested Tuesday, accused of knowing that her daughter was being abused and allowing it to continue, according to the prosecuting attorney's office. Continue reading...

Building on Guard site starts

Project to house 3 wing missions

Subscriber only The Arkansas Air National Guard broke ground Tuesday on construction of a 40,000-square-foot building that will put all three of the 188th Wing's major missions under one roof. Continue reading...

Schools' fixes list assessed by panel

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- A citizens committee has recommended more than $120 million in improvements to the Fort Smith School District, which, if adopted, would require a 6.8-mill property tax increase to pay for it. Continue reading...

Fort Smith set to replace 30,000 old water meters

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- The city's utility department is embarking on a mission to replace 30,000 water meters over the next two years. Continue reading...

Aldermen defied FOI with texts, report finds

Mansfield 3 essentially excluded public

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- The Sebastian County prosecuting attorney issued a report Friday saying he and a sheriff's office investigation found that Mansfield aldermen violated the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. Continue reading...

Fort Smith will appeal ruling directors violated FOIA

Subscriber onlyCity directors voted Tuesday to proceed with appealing a Jan. 4 Sebastian County Circuit Court ruling three directors violated the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act by using email to discuss city business. Continue reading...

Fort Smith will appeal ruling that directors violated FOIA

Subscriber onlyCity directors voted Tuesday night to proceed with appealing a Jan. 4 Sebastian County Circuit Court ruling that three directors violated the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act by using emails to discuss city business. Continue reading...

Fort Smith keeps eye on area of diesel spill

Subscriber only City officials are monitoring Creekmore Park after crews removed contaminated soil and two trees after an estimated 250 gallons of diesel fuel leaked from a tank used to fuel a Creekmore Express train. Continue reading...

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