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12 hrs ago | The City Wire

Sebastian County Treasurer may sue County Judge over contract

The monthly meeting of the Sebastian County Quorum Court in Greenwood took an unexpected turn Tuesday that could result in a lawsuit being filed against County Judge David Hudson.

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Related Topix: Greenwood, AR, Computers

Tue Apr 15, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

Hartford Student Arrested After Making Threat Against Coach

A 16-year-old female Hartford High School student has been arrested after saying she wanted to "kill the school basketball coach with a knife," according to a news release from Investigator Philip Pevehouse with the Sebastian County Sheriff's Office.

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4029TV.com

Hartford High student arrested for threatening to kill basketball coach

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

Barling Woman Behind Bars After Drug Bust

Investigators arrested Candice Emsey, 28, at her home at the Barling Place Apartments at 710 A Street Sunday around 4 p.m. Investigator Jerry Foley with Barling Police said officers found Emsey with a half ounce of methamphetamine, about a pound of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Barling, AR

Sun Apr 13, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

Severe Weather Rips Through Region Sunday Night

A band of severe weather carrying gusty winds and thunder and lightning ripped through Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley on Sunday night , drenching much of the region in rain.

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Related Topix: Weather

Fri Apr 11, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

Female Student At Beard Elementary School Arrested After Bomb Threats Found

The Special Investigations Unit of the Fort Smith Police Department was called to investigate two bomb threats which had been made at Beard Elementary School on April 9 and April 10, according to a news release Friday.

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Related Topix: Fort Smith, AR

Wed Apr 09, 2014

4029TV.com

Deputies: Student made threat because of playground rule disagreement

A 12-year-old student is facing a felony charge after Sebastian County deputies say he made threatening comments after a disagreement on playground rules.

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5NEWSonline.com

Student Makes Threatening Statement At Hartford School

On Wednesday around 3:15 p.m., a call was received from Hartford Schools by the Sebastian County Sheriff's Office in reference to a 12-year-old student that stated to a school official he wished he could "blow up the school with a bomb," according to a news release from Public Information Officer Pevehouse.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

The City Wire

Planning Commission OKs water park plan, reacts to Fianna issue

The Fort Smith Planning Commission approved a conditional use Tuesday , removing the final road block in what has been a long and winding road in the city and Sebastian County's attempts to build the $10.9 million Ben Geren Aquatics Center.

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Related Topix: Fort Smith, AR

The City Wire

Deed restrictions placed on Whirlpool site, TCE clean up continues

The Whirlpool site in Fort Smith that has been the center of a pollution cleanup has now had deed restrictions put in place, limiting certain future activities at the site for not only Whirlpool, but any individual or company that may purchase the site.

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Related Topix: Fort Smith, AR

Sun Apr 06, 2014

The City Wire

Finding strength through discomfort

Chuck Marohn's recent three-hour presentation delivered to more than 160 Arkansas elected and development officials - including between 15 and 20 such persons from the Fort Smith-Greenwood-Van Buren area - was a blunt indictment of everything we thought we knew about the relationship between municipal finances, policies and economic development.

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Related Topix: Fort Smith, AR, Van Buren, AR

Fri Apr 04, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

Daughter In Fort Smith Murder Case Speaks Out

A Fort Smith man is preparing to go to court later this month after being accused of killing his ex-father-in-law.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Fort Smith, AR

5NEWSonline.com

County Sheriff's Office Hosts Cookout for a Cause

The troop of Cpl. Terry Johnson, who died while on patrol in March 2013, would like to honor his memory at the National Law Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. In order to get them there, the Sebastian County Sheriff's Office will hold a cookout for the community in exchange for donations.

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4029TV.com

Sebastian County Sheriffs office to host fundraiser to support fallen corporal

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

The City Wire

Sebastian County Election Commissioners talk polling site changes

A Tuesday meeting of the Sebastian County Election Commission provided information on complaints about the consolidation of polling sites in rural Sebastian County, as well as the look for a new election coordinator following the resignation of former Election Coordinator David Mansell.

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Related Topix: Central City, AR, Fort Smith, AR, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tim Griffin

5NEWSonline.com

Balloon Release Taking Place To Raise Awareness For Child Abuse

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, and in Sebastian County, The Division of Family and Children's Services is coming together today to raise awareness.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Wed Mar 26, 2014

The City Wire

Sebastian County Election Coordinator resigns after ballot error

It didn't take long for new Sebastian County Election Coordinator David Mansell to tender his resignation following the discovery of a mistake on the Republican primary ballots to be used in the upcoming May election.

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4029TV.com

Local town gets first storm siren in years

40/29'S EMILY MAHER TELLS US WHY IT TOOK NEARLY FOUR YEARS FOR COMMUNITY LEADERS TO GET SOMETHING THEY'VE BEEN NEEDING.

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Tue Mar 25, 2014

4029TV.com

Construction project creates delays on Highway 71

DRIVERS ACROSS OUR AREA FOR MONTHS. NOW SOME DRIVERS ARE LOOKING FOR ALTERNATE ROUTES.

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Related Topix: Fort Smith, AR, Greenwood, AR

Mon Mar 24, 2014

The City Wire

Ben Geren Aquatics Park ready for bid, new concept drawings released

Ben Geren Aquatics Center has taken another step closer to reality with news that the final plans for the joint city-county water park have gone out to bid.

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Related Topix: Fort Smith, AR

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