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Glidewell wins race to serve out Files' Arkansas Senate term

Former 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.

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

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.

Fort Smith mom arrested in son's death

Police 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.

McGill wins Fort Smith mayor post

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.

Election to fill two positions in Fort Smith

Mayor, director on ballot; voters to pick state senator

Voters will cast ballots today for a new mayor and an at-large member of the Board of Directors as well as decide who will finish the final weeks of a former state senator's term.

Fort Smith mom arrested in son's death

Police arrested a 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.

Authorities: Sheriff in Arkansas shoots at driver; deputy hurt

The Fulton County sheriff shot at a vehicle Friday morning, and the fleeing driver struck and injured a deputy, according to the Arkansas State Police.

Ex-school official ordered to repay $179,391

The former treasurer for the Westside School District in Johnson County was ordered Thursday to pay nearly $180,000 that she admitted stealing from the district over four years, Circuit Court records said.

Randolph County alcohol vote set

Petitions certified, so residents to decide issue on fall ballot

Randolph County residents in November will get their first chance in more than 70 years to vote on whether to legalize the sale of alcohol in the county.

48-year prison term kicks in after homeless man's guilty plea, robbery charge in state

A homeless man, who pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to bank robbery, is being charged in state court with aggravated robbery.

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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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