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State's $25,931 went to senator, affidavit says

Entry of fictitious bids’ noted; just ‘ the same story,’ Files says

FORT SMITH -- State Sen. Jake Files, R-Fort Smith, put to his own uses more than $25,000 in state General Improvement Fund money he had obtained for a softball sports complex he was involved in developing, according to an affidavit filed Monday in U.S. District Court regarding a federal search warrant.

Greenwood to build ambulance station

FORT SMITH -- Work is scheduled to begin Sept. 1 on construction of a larger ambulance station in Greenwood to keep pace with Sebastian County's growing Emergency Medical Services operation.

NW city will build new site for EMS

FORT SMITH -- Work is scheduled to begin Sept. 1 on construction of a larger ambulance station in Greenwood to keep pace with Sebastian County's growing Emergency Medical Services operation.

Man pleads guilty to killing 84-year-old woman while driving drunk in Arkansas

VAN BUREN -- A New Jersey man will serve six months in the Crawford County jail and pay $85,000 restitution after he pleaded guilty Friday to driving drunk and killing an 84-year-old woman trying to cross a highway.

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Sebastian County sheriff offers plans to reduce jail crowding

FORT SMITH -- The Sebastian County sheriff has proposed two options to expand the jail to reduce crowding he told the Quorum Court has reached "dangerous proportions."

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Kidnapping suspect vanished into the woods, Arkansas authorities say

FORT SMITH -- A Conway man wanted along with several others on charges of kidnapping and intimidating a witness in Pope County has evaded police who tried to stop him in a stolen van.

Two tax increases pass in Franklin County

One to build jail, other to help run it

Voters in Franklin County on Tuesday approved two taxes that officials proposed to pay for building and operating a new 92-bed jail.

Report: Rudy man ruled fit for trial

Murder and arson counts filed in 2016 Crawford County killing

A Rudy man charged with shooting a man last year and burning his rural Crawford County home has been deemed fit to stand to trial, according to a report filed in the man’s case.

2 tax increases pass in Franklin County

One to build jail, other to help run it

Voters in Franklin County on Tuesday approved two taxes that officials proposed to pay for building and operating a new 92-bed jail.

Arkansas man accused of fatally shooting man, burning down home ruled fit for trial, report says

A Rudy man charged with shooting a man last year and burning down his rural Crawford County home has been deemed fit to stand trial, according to a report filed in the man's case.

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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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