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Johnson County clerk cites error, agrees to drop alcohol bid from ballot

Subscriber onlyA Johnson County Circuit Court judge ordered petitions decertified Monday that would have put liquor sales in the dry county to a vote in November. Continue reading...

Johnson County bid on alcohol faces suit

Subscriber onlyA group opposing the effort to allow alcohol sales in Johnson County has filed a lawsuit challenging the certification of petitions to put the question on the county's general election ballot. Continue reading...

Panel commends jail plan

Franklin County sets steps to tackle lockup’s chronic woes

Subscriber onlyA jail standards committee has approved a plan by Franklin County detailing steps it is taking to address chronic problems under which it has been operating its 42-year-old jail. Continue reading...

Court restores lawsuit by two police officers

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- The Arkansas Court of Appeals reinstated Wednesday a lawsuit brought by two police officers who claimed the department retaliated against them for making whistle-blowing statements to the chief. Continue reading...

Panel commends Franklin County on jail plan

Subscriber onlyA jail standards committee has approved a plan by Franklin County detailing steps it is taking to address chronic problems under which it has been operating its 42-year-old jail. Continue reading...

After all-night search, 2-year-old Arkansas boy found dead

Boy wandered off; body found in hole

Subscriber onlyA 2-year-old boy who wandered away from his rural Madison County home Tuesday evening was found dead in a hole less than 50 yards from the home Wednesday morning, Sheriff Phillip Morgan said. Continue reading...

Court restores suit by 2 police officers

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Court of Appeals reinstated Wednesday a lawsuit brought by two police officers who claimed the department retaliated against them for making whistle-blowing statements to the chief. Continue reading...

State's 20 to assist fire crews out West

They’ll lend hand at California blaze

Subscriber onlyA crew of 20 firefighters, eight of them with the Arkansas Forestry Commission, has been assembled in Arkansas and sent to help fight a wildfire in California. Continue reading...

11 guns removed at suspect's home; where Arkansas deputy slain, 60 spent shells

Subscriber onlyEleven guns and nearly 60 spent bullet casings were found in the home of convicted felon Billy Monroe Jones after deputies and officers were ambushed last week, according to police. Continue reading...

Suspect: Innocent in killing of Arkansas officer

Defense: Forbid pretrial publicity

Subscriber only A rural Greenwood man pleaded innocent Wednesday to charges that he killed a Sebastian County sheriff's deputy and wounded the Hackett police chief. Continue reading...

Slain Arkansas deputy remembered as stalwart, cheerful; governor among 2,500 at services

Subscriber onlyAs Sebastian County Sheriff Bill Hollenbeck eulogized slain Deputy Bill Cooper on Tuesday, he wondered how to end the violence that he said is ripping apart the country. Continue reading...

Slain deputy stalwart, cheerful, pals say at Fort Smith funeral

Governor among 2,500 at services

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- As Sebastian County Sheriff Bill Hollenbeck eulogized slain Deputy Bill Cooper on Tuesday, he wondered how to end the violence he said is ripping apart the country. Continue reading...

Capital-murder count levied in Arkansas deputy's death

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- A Greenwood man was charged Monday with killing a Sebastian County sheriff's deputy, wounding the Hackett police chief, shooting at other law enforcement officers and wounding a police dog. Continue reading...

Artifacts on loan tell marshals' story

Agency sends objects from siege sites

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- The U.S. Marshals Museum's mission to tell the agency's 225-year story will be enhanced with items from events such as Ruby Ridge and Wounded Knee and from tax protester Gordon Kahl, who was killed in Arkansas. Continue reading...

Petitioners get alcohol sales issue on ballot

Crawford County making a bid, too Johnson’s choice: get wet, stay dry

Subscriber onlyJohnson County voters will decide for the first time in more than 80 years whether to allow alcohol sales in the county. Continue reading...

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