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16 hrs ago | 4029TV.com

75-year-old-man accused of repeatedly defecating on school campus

A Fort Smith high school wants a man to stop defecating on campus, and that school says it's a problem that has been happening for years.

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Related Topix: Fort Smith, AR

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The City Wire

Library director makes case for $2.8 million property tax increase

A proposed millage increase to be voted on next month would net the Fort Smith Public Library an additional $2.8 million in revenue, allowing the library to expand offerings and upgrade technologies to meet customer expectations.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Fort Smith, AR, Computers

The City Wire

Mayor Corleone?

With Fort Smith city government looking like Petrino's face the day after his skirt chasing motorcycle trek, some are calling for a new form of municipal governance.

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Related Topix: Fort Smith, AR, North Little Rock, AR

Toledo Blade

Ark. man kills pregnant girlfriend

Sgt. Daniel Grubbs with the Fort Smith Police Department says 21-year-old Douglas True called 911 just before noon on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Fort Smith, AR, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sun Jul 20, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

Volunteers Help Revamp Sebastian County Humane Society

The Sebastian County Humane Society operates completely on grants and donations.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

Sebastian County Inmate Pronounced Dead

The release say Amanda Potter, 39, was found unresponsive in the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center at around 4 a.m. EMS arrived on the scene to transport Potter to the Sparks Hospital Emergency Room where at 4:45 p.m. doctors pronounced her dead, according to the document.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

4029TV.com

Woman had more than 100 animals in home

NEW INFORMATION TONIGHT ON THE WOMAN POLICE SAY HAD MORE THAN A HUNDRED ANIMALS LIVING WITH HER.

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Related Topix: Animal Rights

4029TV.com

Investigators seize 200 cats from Fort Smith home

Animal cruelty investigators from the Sebastian County Humane Society helped seize 200 cats from a home in Fort Smith, Friday.

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Related Topix: Fort Smith, AR, Animal Rights

Thu Jul 17, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

Emergency Responders Stress Abiding By Traffic Laws

Marty Nelson is a paramedic with Sebastian County EMS and Rescue. "I've been full time paramedic 9 years almost," Nelson said.

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Related Topix: Fort Smith, AR

Wed Jul 16, 2014

4029TV.com

Police: Man kidnapped and raped a woman

TODAY, WE ARE LEARNING MORE ABOUT A MAN WHO POLICE SAY KIDNAPPED AND RAPED A WOMAN.

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Related Topix: Fort Smith, AR

The City Wire

David and Barbara Pryor - enjoy' hitting the campaign trail for son Mark

Former Arkansas Governor and U.S. Sen. David Pryor speaks to voters during a stop in Greenwood Tuesday .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Greenwood, AR

The City Wire

Sebastian County Quorum Court approves controversial golf cart lease program

At Tuesday's meeting of the Sebastian County Quorum Court, the Court approved on a third vote by a tally of seven to six an ordinance that would have the county enter into a lease for golf carts at a cost of more than $32,000 per year.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

The City Wire

Ben Geren golf cart lease plan draws opposition from JP Looper

The lease of 70 new golf carts for Ben Geren Regional Park's golf course has one member of the Sebastian County Quorum Court crying foul.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

Sebastian County Deputies Arrest Hackett Man In Child Porn Case

The Sebastian County Sheriff's Office arrested a Hackett man in connection with a child porn case on Wednesday , according to a news release.

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Related Topix: Hackett, AR

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The City Wire

Lower bids allow for more features for Ben Geren Aquatics Center

A building permit valued at $9.764 million was issued last week for the Ben Geren Aquatics Center and Sebastian County Judge David Hudson said it was a sign that the project is on schedule for a Memorial Day 2015 opening.

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Related Topix: Fort Smith, AR

Mon Jul 07, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

Former Fort Smith Cop To Be Sentenced

The former Fort Smith police officer accused of having sex with a teenager he met at a summer church camp has pleaded guilty to sexual assault, according to a court official.

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Related Topix: Fort Smith, AR

Thu Jul 03, 2014

The City Wire

Whirlpool, property owners reach agreement in pollution lawsuit

Whirlpool announced Thursday a settlement with south Fort Smith property owners in a class action lawsuit the owners filed after the company had disclosed that potentially cancer-causing trichloroethylene had leaked into the groundwater and spread to the affected properties.

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Related Topix: Fort Smith, AR, Little Rock, AR

Tue Jul 01, 2014

The City Wire

Riff Raff | Economic stability. Now what?

The corpus of the Fort Smith regional economy is not a fully recovered patient but we should pause to take note of recent positive developments.

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Related Topix: Fort Smith, AR, University of Arkansas, Crawford County, AR

5NEWSonline.com

Fort Smith Man Robs 2 Stores In 24 Hours With Airsoft Gun, Police Say

Fort Smith police say the man they arrested Monday in an armed gas station robbery also robbed a local Payless Shoe Source with an airsoft rifle.

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Related Topix: Fort Smith, AR

Mon Jun 30, 2014

The City Wire

Sebastian County election officials hire consultant and new coordinator

The Sebastian County Election Commission on Monday voted to hire former County Election Coordinator Jerry Huff as a consultant to work on elections through the end of this year even as the commission also announced Monday the hiring of Suzanne Morgan as election coordinator.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement

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