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Eureka Springs robber who fled in taxi gets prison time

Subscriber onlyA Berryville man who robbed a bank, used a taxi as a getaway car and then used the money from the robbery to buy a motorcycle from a Bentonville police officer's son was sentenced Wednesday to nine months in federal prison. Continue reading...

Sex-case sentence 60 years

Man victimized 2 babies, taped it

Subscriber only A federal judge sentenced a local Fort Smith man to 60 years in prison Wednesday for sexually assaulting babies and video recording the attacks, calling the child pornography case "the worst of the worst." Continue reading...

Fugitive wanted in Arkansas murder case caught in California

Subscriber onlyA Scott County man who has been on the run since December from a Logan County murder charge has been arrested in California while crossing into the United States from Mexico, Logan County Sheriff Boyd Hicks said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Arkansas airport awarded $3.13M grant

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- The Federal Aviation Administration announced Monday the award of a $3.13 million grant for construction of a fire station at the city's airport. Continue reading...

Fort Smith schools to try new strategy

Plan will focus on community ideas

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- After the 30-year run of Superintendent Benny Gooden, his successor thinks it is time to refocus and reflect on the Fort Smith School District's direction. Continue reading...

Fort Smith School Board urges only early, absentee voting in quiet '17

Subscriber onlyThe School Board is asking that voting in the 2017 school election be limited to absentee and early voting because of the lack of contested races and no proposed millage increase on the ballot. Continue reading...

City in Arkansas again un-expects art deluge

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- The Unexpected is expected later this month to add another layer of colorful and sometimes bizarre public art that is turning downtown into an international art gallery. Continue reading...

Panhandling ordinance axed after suit

New Fort Smith restrictions still drawing concern over pedestrians’ use of streets

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- In an attempt to avoid legal bills from a lawsuit in federal court, city directors have repealed and replaced a panhandling ordinance they passed earlier this year. Continue reading...

Civil service chief urged to recuse till suit settled

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- City directors have requested that Civil Service Commission Chairman Chip Sexton recuse from any commission activities while his law partner is involved in a lawsuit against the city. Continue reading...

Officials dedicate new Alma bridge

Overpass ends railroad-tracks divide

Subscriber onlyA new bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks through Alma was dedicated Tuesday, officially named for the late Marsha Woolly, a local educator and public servant who sparked the movement to create the span. Continue reading...

7-year-old girl dies in river in Arkansas, others injured

Subscriber onlyArkansas officials on Monday were investigating the drowning of a 7-year-old girl and injuries that sent four others to the hospital. Continue reading...

Fort Smith bid to alter agenda fails

City director wanted to ax talk of ousting civil-service chief

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- Discussing removal of the Civil Service Commission chairman will create another uproar Fort Smith doesn't need, a city director said Thursday in his unsuccessful attempt to remove the executive session item from today's meeting agenda. Continue reading...

Homeless center sets Sept. 29 opening

Fort Smith facility to help with jobs, education, housing, health services

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- Construction crews are completing renovation of a closed furniture factory building into a central location where homeless people can get meals, a safe place to sleep and a way back into society. Continue reading...

Texan wanted in Fort Smith killed in Oklahoma

Man hit sister with gun, fled to Oklahoma where he was shot

Subscriber onlyA Texas man wanted in Fort Smith for domestic battery and assault was shot and killed in Oklahoma on Wednesday afternoon by the Sequoyah County sheriff. Continue reading...

Fort Smith bid to alter agenda fails

City director wanted to ax talk of ousting civil-service chief

Subscriber onlyDiscussing removal of the Civil Service Commission chairman will create another uproar Fort Smith doesn't need, a city director said Thursday in his unsuccessful attempt to remove the executive session item from Tuesday's meeting agenda. Continue reading...

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