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Senate OKs call against cross-state power line

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Senate has passed a resolution opposing the construction of a power line across Arkansas to transmit wind-generated electricity from Oklahoma to Tennessee. Continue reading...

Death-penalty waiver sought

Mutilation case’s prosecutor files motion in Circuit Court

Subscriber onlyThe special prosecutor in Rickey Dale Newman's capital murder case wants to waive the death penalty, according to Crawford County Circuit Court records. Continue reading...

Fire Department presses fraud claim over truck loan

Subscriber onlyA volunteer fire department in Scott County has lost a pumper truck and a brush truck to repossession after defaulting on a 2011 loan and is fighting the lender in court to get them back. Continue reading...

Court tosses suit on day care rule

2015 law’s school exemption voids insurance requirement

Subscriber onlyA Pulaski County circuit judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by three western Arkansas school districts against the Arkansas Department of Human Services after the Arkansas Legislature amended a law requiring operators of licensed day care facilities to have liability insurance. Continue reading...

Treasurer gets 2 years for county funds theft

Subscriber onlyA federal judge in Texarkana on Friday sentenced former Lafayette County Treasurer and Tax Collector Keesha Rose to 24 months in prison and ordered her to pay more than $282,000 restitution for stealing county and federal money while in office. Continue reading...

Marshals Stampede draws $250,000

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- An event at the Kay Rodgers Park Expo Center kicked up more than dust last weekend, raising more than $250,000 for the U.S. Marshals Museum, officials said. Continue reading...

Rogers man convicted of kidnapping

Subscriber onlyA U.S. District Court jury has convicted a Rogers man of conspiracy and kidnapping for helping abduct a woman so she wouldn't testify against her ex-boyfriend in a pending criminal case that threatened his National Guard career. Continue reading...

Museum event raises $250,000

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- The event at the Kay Rodgers Park Expo Center kicked up more than dust last weekend, raising more than $250,000 for the U.S. Marshals Museum, museum officials say. Continue reading...

Inside thief repays city $245,000

Subscriber onlyFormer Cedarville Recorder-Treasurer Alicson Reding handed over a check for $245,000 minutes before pleading guilty Wednesday to a theft charge accusing her of stealing city money starting in 2008. Continue reading...

Sewer-rate vote delayed till April

Fort Smith director says she wants to weigh public input

Subscriber onlyFort Smith city directors Tuesday delayed action until April 7 on an ordinance that would nearly triple sewer rates by 2017. Continue reading...

Marshals Museum plans unveiled

Design team presents concepts to Fort Smith residents

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- Residents got their first glimpse of how a consultant plans to tell the U.S. Marshals Service story at the national museum being planned in Fort Smith. Continue reading...

Caller gets 2 years in prison for threats left for Boozman

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- A Sebastian County man was sentenced Thursday in federal court to two years in prison for making threatening phone calls to Arkansas' U.S. Sen. John Boozman's Washington, D.C., office last Memorial Day weekend. Continue reading...

2 officers take reins of Guard squadrons

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- Two Arkansas Air National Guard officers took command of the 188th Wing's intelligence squadron and of the remotely piloted aircraft squadron in a ceremony Sunday at Ebbing Air National Guard Base. Continue reading...

Mom learns after 55 years that daughter is alive, well

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- Alice Swaite turned 70 on Monday and celebrated Saturday with a special birthday party, a gift from the 55-year-old daughter she didn't know was alive until seven months ago. Continue reading...

Buddhist priest dies in Fort Smith fire

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- An elderly Buddhist priest died in an early morning fire Thursday that destroyed a north Fort Smith temple, a fire official said. Continue reading...

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