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Trial set to begin for 3rd man charged in Arkansas gang killing

The third of four Slanga 96 gang members charged in the slaying of a rival gang member in January is scheduled to go on trial Monday in Sebastian County Circuit Court.

City effort to set business fee hits glitch

City directors hit a snag -- state law -- when they tried Tuesday to hold the second of three readings of an ordinance to institute a $100 business license fee to raise money for the Police Department.

In state, flu season already ramping up; 4,600 cases identified since Oct. 1

A severe flu season in Australia has Arkansas' state epidemiologist expecting a similar flu season in Arkansas.

Fort Smith's effort to raise fee hits a glitch

City directors hit a snag -- state law -- when they tried Tuesday to hold the second of three readings of an ordinance to institute a $100 business license fee to raise money for the Police Department.

Arkansas man admits guilt in ax handle attack that killed good Samaritan

A Crawford County man was sentenced to life in prison Monday after pleading guilty to first-degree murder in the June 2016 beating death of a good Samaritan who allowed him to move in to his home.

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PHOTOS: Crews battle blaze near Buffalo National River

Crews battled to a standstill a fire that was fanned by high winds and that challenged firefighters who had to deal with steep, rugged terrain in the Buffalo National River area Monday.

Trial set for suspect accused of killing Arkansas man with ax handle; state seeks death penalty

A Crawford County man is scheduled to go on trial Tuesday in a capital-murder case, and the state is seeking the death penalty.

Fort Smith board passes $128.5M budget; 2 fees a snag

FORT SMITH -- City directors approved a budget for 2018 last week but were split on two measures that would generate more than $1 million to help hire more police officers and upgrade police equipment.

Fort Smith board passes $128 million budget; two fees a snag

FORT SMITH -- City directors approved a budget for 2018 last week but were split on two measures that would generate more than $1 million to help hire more police officers and upgrade police equipment.

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Crawford, Sebastian added to counties on burn-ban list

Crawford and Sebastian counties are the latest in the state to issue burn bans because of persistent dry weather.

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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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