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Trial to begin for teen in robbery death of Arkansas college student

One of three teens charged in the 2016 shooting death of a University of Arkansas at Fort Smith student during a home invasion robbery faces a jury Monday in a trial expected to last most of the week.

Fort Smith tries to alter sewer deal

City officials will hold a conference call Monday with state and federal officials to request a modification of the consent decree that commits the city to spending more than $480 million over 12 years to make improvements to its sewer system.

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Ex-state senator gets 18 months for fraud, calls himself 'broken and humble man'

Former state Sen. Jake Files was sentenced Monday to 18 months in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution for offenses that included obtaining state General Improvement Fund money for a ball-field project and then using it for his own purposes.

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Files sentenced to 18 months in federal prison

Former state senator Jake Files was sentenced Monday to 18 months in federal prison and was ordered to pay more than $83,000 in restitution on wire fraud, bank fraud and money laundering charges.

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Judge denies bid from Arkansas businessman to void fraud sentence

FORT SMITH -- A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a motion by a Rogers businessman to vacate his 100-month prison sentence, $2.5 million restitution order and $50,000 fine because the man believed he was inadequately represented in his criminal case.

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Police: Arkansas teen arrested in death of infant tried to use extension cord to shock girl back to life

A man used an extension cord to try to shock his 2-month-old daughter back to life after police say he smothered her to stop her crying, a probable-cause affidavit said.

Tribes to provide statue for Marshals Museum

The U.S. Marshals Museum will include a contribution from the Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma of a statue of a native lighthorseman who worked with federal marshals to keep order in the Indian Territory.

Arkansas man sentenced to 4 years in child-sex case

A man who fled Arkansas after being charged in a suspected 2016 Franklin County child-sex ring has been sentenced to four years in prison.

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Study signals bypass in Greenwood needed

An updated study by the Arkansas Department of Transportation has flashed a green light for Greenwood officials to get serious about developing a bypass around downtown to improve safety and relieve traffic congestion.

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Study signals bypass in Arkansas needed; vehicles clog downtown during rush hours

An updated study by the Arkansas Department of Transportation has flashed a green light for Greenwood officials to get serious about developing a bypass around downtown to improve safety and relieve traffic congestion.

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Former Northside High School teacher Rhonda Vanlue Gray (left) welcomes the three civil rights icons...

Former Northside High School teacher Rhonda Vanlue Gray (left) welcomes the three civil rights icons known as the McDonogh 3, (fro...

Published: January 16, 2018

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

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