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5 teens arrested in man's gun death; 33 shots fired at Arkansas home

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- Three men, a woman and a teenage boy have been arrested on charges in the investigation of a fatal shooting last weekend. Continue reading...

Arkansas teen faces trial for bank robbery

Suspect found fit for trial, pleads innocent

Subscriber onlyA man who federal officials say robbed a bank in Eureka Springs and made his escape in a taxi pleaded innocent to the charge Friday and faces trial in March. Continue reading...

Mental review sought for Arkansas man accused of fatally beating sleeping man with ax handle

Subscriber only The attorney for a man scheduled to go on trial in 10 days on a capital murder charge in Van Buren is asking for a mental evaluation of his client, saying he may not be fit to stand trial. Continue reading...

Water leak empties offices at courthouse

County setting up temporary locations

Subscriber onlyFlooding from a pinhole leak in a waterline was responsible for the closure Monday of the offices for the Sebastian County assessor, collector and treasurer as cleanup began and insurance adjusters assessed the damage. Continue reading...

New chief starts Fort Smith duty

Building public’s trust goal, says first black to lead force

Subscriber only Nathaniel Clark called his first day as the city's police chief intriguing. Continue reading...

Fires plague Arkansas' west; high winds cited in two

Subscriber onlyFirefighters battled fires in at least three western Arkansas counties Wednesday, two of them fanned by high winds. Continue reading...

Fort Smith insurer handed five years for theft

Accounts raided for nearly $1.6 million

Subscriber onlySamuel Bowron Phillips was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to five years in prison for stealing nearly $1.6 million from insurance and annuity policyholders, which he frittered away in casinos to feed a gambling addiction. Continue reading...

New chief starts job in Fort Smith

Community relations goal, says 1st black to lead police

Subscriber only Nathaniel Clark called his first day as the city's police chief intriguing. Continue reading...

City gives complex builders deadline

Fort Smith fields were due in 2015

Subscriber onlyCity directors on Tuesday gave two men until the end of the month to report on how and when they plan to finish development of a baseball/softball complex that has dragged on for nearly three years. Continue reading...

Flooding shuts county offices

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- Flooding from a pinhole leak in a water line was responsible for the closure Monday of the Sebastian County assessor, collector and treasurer offices as cleanup began and insurance adjusters assessed the damage. Continue reading...

Affidavit: Arkansas man bragged about killing, informant says

Subscriber onlyA Pope County man was charged Thursday with first-degree murder in the June slaying of another man after bragging to a police informant about the killing, according to an affidavit. Continue reading...

Term 51 months for Arkansas nursing-home fraud

Subscriber onlyA Virginia man was sentenced Thursday in federal court to 51 months in prison and ordered to pay about $460,000 in restitution for an elaborate scheme in which he billed a nursing home company for work he never performed. Continue reading...

Pope County man charged with murder

Subscriber onlyA Pope County man was charged Thursday with first-degree murder in the slaying in June of another man after bragging to a police informant about the killing, according to an affidavit. Continue reading...

Man sentenced in work fraud scheme

Subscriber onlyA Virginia man was sentenced in federal court Thursday to 51 months in prison and ordered to pay about $460,000 restitution for an elaborate scheme in which he billed a nursing home company for work never done. Continue reading...

Arkansas man accused of killing two brothers pleads innocent

Subscriber onlyA man charged with killing two brothers in a rural Sebastian County home earlier this week pleaded innocent to the charges Wednesday. Continue reading...

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