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Arkansas man awaiting trial in toddler's death charged in jail scuffle

Subscriber onlyAn Arkansas man awaiting trial on murder and arson charges in the death of his girlfriend's 2-year-old son has been charged in Logan County Circuit Court with threatening to kill another county jail inmate and causing injury to the jailer who intervened. Continue reading...

Arkansas' high court overturns order in election case

Jefferson County panel wins appeal

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Jefferson County Election Commission was not required to allow an election coordinator access to information and resources because the coordinator had no legal duties to perform regarding elections. Continue reading...

Big wins mark west Arkansas races; incumbents fare well

Subscriber onlyJason Massey said he wasn't surprised that he defeated his opponent so decisively in Tuesday's Republican primary for Logan County sheriff. Continue reading...

Big wins mark west Arkansas races; incumbents fare well

Subscriber onlyJason Massey said he wasn't surprised that he defeated his opponent so decisively in Tuesday's Republican primary for Logan County sheriff. Continue reading...

Voters OK millage rise for Fort Smith school renovations

Subscriber onlyFort Smith School District voters passed a 5.558-mill property tax increase Tuesday night, the first tax increase in 31 years, that officials say will finance a five-year, $120 million improvement plan. Continue reading...

Arkansas justice's hearing in ad suit called off

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- A judge canceled a hearing Monday on a motion from attorneys representing Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson who filed suit in Sebastian County Circuit Court last week over the airing of attack ads during her re-election campaign. Continue reading...

County judge rivals lay out their issues

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH — In Sebastian County, Democrats will decide their county judge nominee Tuesday, choosing from a political rookie who thinks reducing drug crimes can help resolve jail crowding and a former Republican circuit clerk who says it’s time for new leadership in county government. Continue reading...

Sebastian County officials plan mental health court

$750,000 grant sought for legal option

Subscriber onlySebastian County officials will seek federal grant money to establish a mental health court to give a second chance to offenders with mental illnesses. Continue reading...

Sebastian County sheriff hopefuls meeting voters

Subscriber onlyThe three Republican candidates for Sebastian County sheriff are reaching out to voters with a week left before the May 22 primary. Continue reading...

Judge refuses to dismiss recycling lawsuit

Subscriber only A judge has rejected a request by the city to dismiss a lawsuit that accused the city of wrongly using sanitation fees to cover up a nearly three-year interruption of its recycling program. Continue reading...

Sheriff's office names men shot in hours-long Arkansas standoff

48-year-old slain; 3 deputies injured

Subscriber onlyThe Sebastian County sheriff's office Wednesday identified the man killed early Tuesday during a standoff with deputies. Continue reading...

Judge refuses to toss Fort Smith recycling lawsuit

Illegal-exaction case against Fort Smith has issues jury must decide, he says

Subscriber onlyA judge has rejected a request by the city to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the city of wrongly using sanitation fees to cover up a nearly three-year interruption of its recycling program. Continue reading...

Standoff in rural Arkansas ends with shooter dead, 3 deputies hurt

Subscriber only A rural Sebastian County man with a shotgun wounded three sheriff's deputies late Monday before he was shot dead while pointing the gun at officers. Continue reading...

File: Pregnancy center chief stole funds, left for beach

Subscriber onlyThe former director of a pregnancy support center accused of stealing more than $25,000 from the center used some of it to pay for a vacation in the Caribbean, court documents said. Continue reading...

Arkansas pregnancy center chief stole funds, left for beach, file says

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- The former director of a pregnancy support center accused of stealing more than $25,000 from the center used some of it to pay for a vacation in the Caribbean, court documents said. Continue reading...

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