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Arkansas couple plead guilty to forging man’s will; document gave $1.3M to ex-girlfriend

Subscriber onlyA Camden couple pleaded guilty in federal court in El Dorado on Monday to helping forge the will of a man who died in a 2015 car wreck that gave the bulk of his $1.7 million fortune to an ex-girlfriend. Continue reading...

Arkansas couple accused of faking will to change pleas

Subscriber onlyA Camden couple is scheduled to appear today in a federal change-of-plea hearing in El Dorado on charges they helped forge the will of a man who died in a 2015 car wreck, leaving a fortune he obtained as a survivor in the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster. Continue reading...

Oklahoma man gets 87 months in ID case

He collected checks using stolen papers

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH — An Oklahoma man was sentenced in federal court Thursday to 87 months in prison and ordered to pay nearly $278,000 in restitution for using someone else’s identity to collect Social Security disability payments for 14 years. Continue reading...

Oklahoma man given 87 months in identity theft

Restitution set at $278,000

Subscriber onlyAn Oklahoma man was sentenced in federal court Thursday to 87 months in prison and ordered to pay nearly $278,000 in restitution for using someone else's identity to collect Social Security disability payments for 14 years. Continue reading...

New voyeurism count filed against ex-Arkansas high school teacher and coach

Subscriber onlyAnother charge has been added to the 11 counts of video voyeurism against a former Booneville teacher accused of video recording girls in a school bathroom. Continue reading...

Arkansas man accused of threatening to kill neighbor surrenders

Subscriber onlyA Madison County man being sought on charges of threatening at gunpoint to kill another man surrendered Wednesday at the Crawford County sheriff's office in Van Buren. Continue reading...

Water leaks being fixed, board told

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- The city's water system lost an estimated $4 million worth of water last year because of leaks in the transmission lines and old water meters, but steps are being taken to resolve both problems. Continue reading...

Police: Intervenor killed by abductor

Subscriber onlyA man holding a woman hostage at the Walmart store in Trumann shot and killed a man who tried to intervene, Trumann police said. Continue reading...

Woods scoured for Arkansas man suspected of threatening to kill neighbor

Subscriber onlyAuthorities in Madison County were searching Tuesday for a man suspected of threatening to kill a neighbor and pointing a shotgun at him. Continue reading...

Water leaks costly, but being fixed, Fort Smith board told

Subscriber onlyThe city's water system lost an estimated $4 million worth of water last year because of leaks in the transmission lines and old water meters, but steps are being taken to resolve both problems. Continue reading...

Police: Pilfered pin sold for $68

Suspect charged in museum theft

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- Police say a handyman at the Fort Smith Museum of History stole Judge Isaac C. Parker's gold-and-diamond lizard-shaped pin from a display case and sold it at a rare-coin dealer shop four blocks away for $68.50. Continue reading...

Police: Pilfered pin sold for $68 in Fort Smith

Suspect charged in museum theft

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- Police say a handyman at the Fort Smith Museum of History stole Judge Isaac C. Parker's gold-and-diamond lizard-shaped pin from a display case and sold it at a rare-coin dealer shop four blocks away for $68.50. Continue reading...

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...