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Fort Smith Fire Department earns top rating

Subscriber onlyThe Fort Smith Fire Department has reached the highest rating given to fire departments, which Chief Phil Christensen said will translate to better service and lower insurance rates. Continue reading...

'01 murder charge stays; Arkansas justices deny tardy-trial claim

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an appeal by Rickey Dale Newman to dismiss his 2001 capital murder charge because of what his attorney contended was the violation of his right to a speedy trial. Continue reading...

For guilty plea, killer of Arkansas sheriff's deputy in for life; ‘sorry,’ gunman says at sentencing

Subscriber only A Sebastian County man was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy this summer and for attempting to kill 10 other law enforcement officers. Continue reading...

Fort Smith pool whittled to two candidates

Superintendent search trimmed to Kansas, Texas hopefuls

Subscriber onlyThe Fort Smith School Board on Monday narrowed the field in the search for a new school superintendent when it named two finalists who will return to be interviewed in mid-December. Continue reading...

Fort Smith pool whittled to 2

Superintendent search trimmed to Kansas, Texas hopefuls

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- The Fort Smith School Board Monday narrowed the field in the search for a new school superintendent when it named two finalists who will return to be interviewed in mid-December. Continue reading...

School board to interview five for post in Fort Smith

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH — The Fort Smith School Board will interview five superintendent candidates today and is expected to pare that list to two for final interviews in mid-December. Continue reading...

In Fort Smith, five to interview for schools post

Board hunts for successor to 30-year superintendent

Subscriber onlyThe Fort Smith School Board will interview five superintendent candidates Monday and is expected to pare that list to two for final interviews in mid-December. Continue reading...

Fort Smith School Board, district faces suit

Subscriber onlyThe attorney who blew the whistle on the Fort Smith School Board’s email discussion over the election of board officers has sued the school district and the board, accusing them of a violation of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. Continue reading...

Two treated for gunshots in legs

Homeowner fired at two breaking into vehicle, officials say

Subscriber onlyTwo men were shot in their legs Wednesday after a Sebastian County homeowner discovered them breaking into a vehicle on his property and fired several shots at them, according to authorities. Continue reading...

School Board, district sued over use of email to pick officers

Subscriber onlyThe attorney who blew the whistle on the Fort Smith School Board's email discussion over the election of board officers has sued the school district and the board, accusing them of a violation of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. Continue reading...

Fort Smith School Board, district sued over use of email to pick officers

Subscriber only The attorney who blew the whistle on the Fort Smith School Board's email discussion over the election of board officers has sued the school district and the board, accusing them of a violation of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. Continue reading...

2 treated for gunshots in legs

Homeowner fired at 2 breaking into vehicle, officials say

Subscriber only Two men were shot in their legs Wednesday after a Sebastian County homeowner discovered them breaking into a vehicle on his property and fired several shots at them, according to authorities. Continue reading...

Whitaker Point fire half-contained, state says

Subscriber onlyA fire that started 10 days ago near one of the state’s most scenic overlooks was 50 percent contained Tuesday, and the prospect of rain raised hopes of controlling it further. Continue reading...

Waldron man sentenced to 40 years in slaying of girlfriend

Subscriber onlyA Waldron man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to fatally stabbing his longtime girlfriend during an argument last year over a Facebook contact. Continue reading...

School Board said to breach meetings law

Selecting officers via emails a violation, prosecutor says

Subscriber onlyThe Sebastian County prosecuting attorney has determined that the Fort Smith School Board violated the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act last month when board members exchanged emails about electing board officers. Continue reading...

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