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Wednesday | The City Wire

Attorney General opinion notes Sebastian County Election Commission error

An opinion from the Arkansas Attorney General will not change action already taken by the Sebastian County Election Commission, but its chairman said the commission would likely take a new vote to ensure it follows the letter of the law after closing and in some cases consolidating polling sites for the 2014 election.

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Wednesday | 5NEWSonline.com

Man Accused of Killing Pregnant Woman to Appear Before Judge

A man accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend is set to appear before a judge Wednesday , at the Sebastian County Courts building.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Fort Smith, AR

Mon Jul 28, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

Man Accused Of Killing Pregnant Girlfriend Is Charged With Capital Murder

A Fort Smith man accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend was officially charged today in Sebastian County, according to a news release from Prosecuting Attorney Daniel Shue.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Fort Smith, AR

Sat Jul 26, 2014

4029TV.com

Police searching for father, baby who disappeared following truck breakdown

Officials from several local departments are searching for a missing father and baby, who disappeared after having problems with the pickup truck they were riding in yesterday.

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Related Topix: Yell County, AR

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Courier

Inmate dies at detention center

A 39-year-old inmate has died at the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center. Lt. Philip Pevehouse with the Sebastian County Sheriff's Office says Amanda Potter was found unresponsive in her holding cell at about 4 a.m. Saturday.

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5NEWSonline.com

Police: Man Arrested After Rubbing Feces On Pole At Northside High

A Fort Smith man with a history of indecent exposure convictions was arrested on July 19 after police say he exposed himself at Northside High School, according to an arrest warrant.

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Related Topix: Fort Smith, AR

Wed Jul 23, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

Two Men Arrested In Sebastian County Robbery Investigation

Two men were arrested on July 21 as part of a Sebastian County robbery investigation, according to a news release.

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Related Topix: Greenwood, AR, Fort Smith, AR, Lavaca, AR

The City Wire

Cause for Paws, Taste of Crawford County, and Sippin' on 6th Street

August invites the Fort Smith region to have a good time while supporting great causes with the annual Cause for Paws, LadyD's Birthday Concert, Taste of Crawford County, and the Clayton House's Sippin' on 6th Street.

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Related Topix: Crawford County, AR, Fort Smith, AR, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Events, Van Buren, AR

Tue Jul 22, 2014

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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