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Ex-assistant principal pleads innocent

Woman denies sex acts with student, erasing data on phone sought as evidence

Subscriber onlyA former Waldron Middle School assistant principal has pleaded innocent in Scott County Circuit Court to charges of first-degree sexual assault and evidence tampering after being arrested last month on an accusation that she had sex with a student. Continue reading...

Volatility caused by tariffs will affect price of Arkansas city's pipe work, utility director says

Subscriber only The city's utility director warned city directors this week that volatility in the steel market caused by tariffs will affect the price the city spends on steel pipe to comply with a federal consent decree. Continue reading...

Arkansas man gets 30 years in killing of son, 2, to stop his crying

Subscriber onlyA man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Thursday for causing the death of his 2-year-old son by slapping him to stop the child from crying and screaming. Continue reading...

Ex-handyman at Arkansas museum guilty of lizard pin theft

Subscriber onlyA former handyman at the Fort Smith Museum of History pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing a tiny gold pin in the shape of a lizard that belonged to American Old West federal Judge Isaac C. Parker and was part of a museum display. Continue reading...

3rd teen in robbery gets 20 years for Arkansas college student's death

Subscriber onlyThe last of three juveniles charged in the January 2016 shooting death of a University of Arkansas at Fort Smith student pleaded guilty and was sentenced to prison Tuesday. Continue reading...

Capping sewer rates, Fort Smith tells EPA

Subscriber onlyCity officials have told the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency it is not raising sewer rates any more to pay for requirements of a federal consent decree but will pay what it can afford, which is about $200 million less than the original cost estimate. Continue reading...

Ex-Arkansas high school coach admits to secretly recording teenage girls in bathroom

Subscriber onlyA former Booneville teacher and coach was sentenced Friday to four years in prison on a charge that he hid his cellphone in a girls bathroom at Booneville High School and secretly recorded teenage girls changing clothes. Continue reading...

Police say robbery led to 2 killings

Subscriber onlyTwo people were shot multiple times and died during a robbery last month because one of the suspects needed money to pay a ticket, police said Friday. Continue reading...

Ex-Booneville high school teacher and coach pleads guilty in voyeurism case

Subscriber onlyBOONEVILLE -- A former Booneville High School teacher and coach who police said secretly video-recorded girls in a school bathroom pleaded guilty Friday to a charge of video voyeurism. Continue reading...

Police: Woman charged in death said she hated baby, blew smoke in infant's face, relative says

Mother pleads innocent in Sebastian County; bail set $250,000

Subscriber onlyA woman charged in the Dec. 11 death of her 10-month-old son told a relative that she hated her baby, flung him around and blew cigarette smoke in his face, according to police records. Continue reading...

Police: Killings of 2 found dead in Arkansas ordered by woman pretending to be member of carnival mafia

Subscriber onlyOne of four people charged in Crawford County with dumping the bodies of a slain elderly Kansas couple pretended to be a member of a carnival mafia who ordered the killings and guided the disposal of the bodies, according to police. Continue reading...

Glidewell wins race to serve out Files' Arkansas Senate term

Subscriber onlyFormer state Rep. Frank Glidewell was elected Tuesday to serve as state senator in District 8 for the remaining 19 weeks of the term left unserved when Jake Files pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges and resigned from office. Continue reading...

Fort Smith elects first black mayor; board race down to 2

Subscriber only District 78 state Rep. George McGill handily won election over two opponents in Tuesday's municipal primary to become the city's first black mayor. Continue reading...

Fort Smith mom arrested in son's death

Subscriber onlyPolice arrested a Fort Smith woman Monday on warrants charging her with second-degree murder and first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor in the December death of her 10-month-old son. Continue reading...

McGill wins Fort Smith mayor post

Subscriber onlyDistrict 78 state Rep. George McGill handily won election over two opponents in Tuesday's municipal primary to become the city's first black mayor. Continue reading...