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Crawford County officials to vote on raises for all

Subscriber onlyThe Crawford County Quorum Court is scheduled to consider an ordinance tonight that would give raises to all county elected officials and employees, which, if passed, would cost the county nearly $481,000. Continue reading...

Sebastian County to assess crowded-jail options

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- Sebastian County officials are looking at long-term and short-term measures in hopes of finding a remedy to chronic crowding in the county jail. Continue reading...

Sebastian County to assess crowded-jail options

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- Sebastian County officials are looking at long-term and short-term measures in hopes of finding a remedy to chronic crowding in the county jail. Continue reading...

Warrant issued in theft of Parker pin at Fort Smith museum

Subscriber onlyPolice issued a warrant Thursday for a man they want to talk to regarding the theft from the Fort Smith Museum of History last month of a pin that belonged to Judge Isaac C. Parker. Continue reading...

Judge to rule on man's fitness to stand trial in Fort Smith

He is charged with capital murder; self-inflicted gunshot caused brain damage

Subscriber onlyA judge said he will rule on whether a man charged with capital murder is fit to stand trial after a self-inflicted gunshot to the head left the man with brain damage and partial paralysis. Continue reading...

Fort Smith seeks way to ease subsidy of convention center

Subscriber onlyCity directors discussed Tuesday the need for a dedicated funding source to supplement revenue for the city's convention center, and talk turned to a prepared-food tax. Continue reading...

Arkansas shooting suspects face joint trial; police say victim, left in woods, ID’d attacker, accomplice

Subscriber onlyTwo men charged in the shooting of a suspected burglary accomplice -- a teen who survived up to 10 days in the woods -- will be tried together next month in Franklin County Circuit Court. Continue reading...

Official hopes to create position at jail

Sebastian County to discuss adding system planner, advisory committee

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- County Judge David Hudson will recommend Sebastian County hire a criminal justice system planner and establish a community advisory committee to assist public officials in finding a solution to overcrowding in the county jail. Continue reading...

Arkansas woman sentenced for setting fires around forest

Subscriber onlyA Mulberry woman was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to time served and fined $1,500 for setting fires in and near the Ozark National Forest last year. Continue reading...

Voter suitability raised at millage forum

Some in Fort Smith audience ask if childless couples, renters have skin in game

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- Some people in the small crowd that attended a forum Thursday night on the Fort Smith School District's school millage election questioned who can or should vote for the proposed millage increase. Continue reading...

Mulberry woman sentenced for setting fires

Subscriber onlyA Mulberry woman was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to time served and fined $1,500 for setting fires in and near the Ozark National Forest last year. Continue reading...

Fraud sentencing set for former Arkansas legislator

Subscriber onlyFormer state Sen. Jake Files, who pleaded guilty in January to wire fraud, bank fraud and money laundering, is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court June 18, according to court records. Continue reading...

Fort Smith directors seek U.S. pact help

City cites sewer upgrades’ expense

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- City directors are expected to consider tonight hiring a consulting engineer to help the city negotiate modifications to an agreement with the federal government that is estimated to cost Fort Smith $480 million over 12 years. Continue reading...

Fort Smith crisis center treats 25 patients in opening month

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- Activity in the state's first crisis stabilization unit has been slow, but that was expected for the unit's first month, the director of the unit says. Continue reading...

Pruitt promises he'll listen, learn

Student achievement, equity among his top issues, he says

Subscriber onlyAfter Erick Pruitt graduated from high school in Indianapolis, he joined the Marine Corps -- instead of going directly to college. Continue reading...

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