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Body of missing Arkansas girl, 2, located; search for brother continues, sheriff says

Sheriff: Brother, 10, still missing

Searchers in Polk County on Friday afternoon found the body of a 2-year-old girl in the area where her dead mother was found earlier this week, Sheriff Scott Sawyer said.

Dover slaying suspect due in court Monday

A Dover man is scheduled to appear in Pope County Circuit Court for arraignment Monday on a first-degree murder charge that he gunned down another man for beating him.

Booneville chief shot in Wednesday incident

Booneville Police Chief Albert Brown was recovering Wednesday from a leg wound he suffered when he was shot while responding to a call a man was suicidal.

Franklin County Quorum Court backs vote on jail construction

For $9M project, Franklin County plans sales-tax election

After months of debate, Franklin County's Quorum Court decided to ask voters in an Aug. 8 special election to approve two sales taxes totaling 0.5 percent for construction and operation of a new county jail.

Jail time, penalties levied on Fort Smith developer

Total restitution will near $2.3M

A man who once ran for the Arkansas Legislature was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison Tuesday and ordered to pay nearly $2.3 million in restitution.

Couple held in mugging of Arkansas man; 2 accused of helping carry groceries, then attacking him

A man and woman suspected of beating and robbing a man last week have been arrested in Pennsylvania, according to police.

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Gowdy lauds deputy who gave all in Fort Smith

Marshals Museum a way of saying thanks, congressman says

FORT SMITH -- U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy on Thursday called the proposed U.S. Marshals Museum a living monument to the men and women willing to dedicate their lives to law enforcement.

County hears ideas to cut jail crowding

Members of the Sebastian County Quorum Court heard a report recommending ways to reduce crowding in the county jail but expressed concern that the measures also would reduce the revenue to operate the lockup.

Arkansas judge pleads guilty in DWI case; panel to decide discipline

The Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission is determining how to discipline Circuit Judge William Pearson after he pleaded guilty Monday in Johnson County to charges of driving while intoxicated and reckless driving.

Teens face adult trials in slaying of Arkansas college student

FORT SMITH -- A Sebastian County circuit judge has rejected a request by three teenagers to transfer their murder, kidnapping and aggravated robbery charges to juvenile court.

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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

A conceptual drawing from Crafton Tull of a proposed 51-acre park near the Arkansas River was presen...

A conceptual drawing from Crafton Tull of a proposed 51-acre park near the Arkansas River was presented Tuesday to the Fort Smith ...

Published: January 20, 2016

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