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Alma man receives kid-porn sentence

A 75-year-old Alma man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to charges of receipt and possession of child pornography.

Arkansas man, 75, who called himself 'evil monster' sentenced in child-porn case

FORT SMITH -- A 75-year-old Alma man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to charges of receipt and possession of child pornography.

Fraud term should stay, magistrate says

Federal court set to decide later on convict’s ineffective-counsel claims

FORT SMITH -- A federal magistrate judge has recommended that a request to vacate the 100-month sentence of a Rogers man, who drew the sentence in 2014 for falsifying documents to gain access to unclaimed assets from the state of California, be denied.

Fort Smith bike/skate park plan gets $100,000 bank gift

The public and private effort to develop a bike/skate park on the riverfront got a boost Friday with the donation of $100,000 by First National Bank of Fort Smith.

Appoint open-minded members, panel urges

FORT SMITH -- Civil Service Commission members have appealed to the Fort Smith Board of Directors not to choose new commissioners based on their willingness to vote for the police chief's request to change commission rules to allow the hiring of supervisors from outside the Fort Smith Police Department.

City bike/skate park plan gets bank gift of $100,000

The public and private effort to develop a bike/skate park on the riverfront got a boost Friday with the donation of $100,000 by First National Bank of Fort Smith.

100-month sentence sound, judge advises

A federal magistrate judge has recommended that a request to vacate the 100-month sentence of a Rogers man, who drew the sentence in 2014 for falsifying documents to gain access to unclaimed assets from the state of California, be denied.

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Former Arkansas death row inmate freed after 16 years in custody; charges dropped in mutilation case

After more than 16 years in custody, including as many as 12 on death row, Rickey Dale Newman walked out of the Crawford County jail Wednesday a free man.

Fort Smith set to replace its meters

Water bills to go up in Fort Smith

The Utility Department is preparing to replace all of its customers' 36,589 water meters in the next two years, the department head told city directors Tuesday.

Arkansas businesses debate city's plan to raise downtown parking meter rates

City directors are considering a proposal to raise downtown parking meter fees, but many downtown merchants would like to make parking free.

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Urban artist Jaz and Pastel was part of 2016’s Unexpected festival, which has contributed to 25 publ...

Urban artist Jaz and Pastel was part of 2016’s Unexpected festival, which has contributed to 25 public art pieces around the city ...

Published: July 21, 2017

Sebastian County officials prepare Thursday morning to retrieve county fire equipment taken from the...

Sebastian County officials prepare Thursday morning to retrieve county fire equipment taken from the dissolved Jenny Lind Voluntee...

Published: March 31, 2017

Concession buildings, lights and fencing stand out on the unfinished River Valley Sports Complex at ...

Concession buildings, lights and fencing stand out on the unfinished River Valley Sports Complex at Chaffee Crossing.

Published: March 22, 2017

The Center for Art and Education is raising money to renovate and move into two buildings in histori...

The Center for Art and Education is raising money to renovate and move into two buildings in historic downtown Van Buren that not ...

Published: February 20, 2017

British street artist DFace, also known as Dean Stockton, painted this mural called “Badlands” on th...

British street artist DFace, also known as Dean Stockton, painted this mural called “Badlands” on the side of a building in downto...

Published: January 12, 2017

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