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9 hrs ago | EMS1

Ark. county considers raising ambulance fee

Speaking to representatives of cities within the county, including four mayors, at the Sebastian County Intergovernmental Cooperation Council meeting on Monday, County Judge David Hudson outlined a plan for an increase in ambulance service fees for citizens who live outside of Fort Smith and Barling, which are served by the Sebastian County ... (more)

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Related Topix: Fort Smith, AR, Barling, AR, Central City, AR, Huntington, AR, Hackett, AR

Justin Timberlake ice Bucket Challenges

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

15 hrs ago | 5NEWSonline.com

Sebastian County Fair Kicks Off in Greenwood

The ferris wheel is up and the rides are ready to go as the annual Sebastian County fair opens its gates up to the public Tuesday .

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Related Topix: Greenwood, AR

20 hrs ago | Arkansas Online

Raise ambulance fee, county chief says

FORT SMITH -- Sebastian County Judge David Hudson is heading an effort to increase a fee for Sebastian County Emergency Medical Service to generate more money for the service and to relieve the county's general fund of its current burden of subsidizing it.

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Related Topix: Fort Smith, AR

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Poteau Daily News & Sun

NWS issues severe thunderstorm warning for LeFlore County

* LOCATIONS IN OR NEAR THE PATH INCLUDE...SPIRO...JENSON...CENTRAL CITY...ROCK ISLAND...HACKETT...EXCELSIOR...GREENWOOD...LAVACA... CAMERON...WITCHERVILLE...SHADY POINT...URSULA...MIDLAND... BLOOMER...DAYTON...ARKOLA...BURNVILLE...HUNTINGTON...CHARLESTON... CROSSROADS...BRANCH...MANSFIELD...HARTFORD...POTEAU...LIBERTY... MILLTOWN...FORT ... (more)

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Related Topix: Weather

5NEWSonline.com

Deputies: Hackett Woman Escapes After Being Kidnapped, Man Arrested

A 34-year-old woman was kidnapped on Sunday around 8:45 p.m., but she was later able to escape, authorities say.

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Related Topix: Hackett, AR, Mena, AR, Nashville, AR

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The City Wire

Don't blame the voters

This notion that a majority of Fort Smithians are anti-progress and aren't willing to pay the bill for socio-economic improvements is absurd and an unfortunate and ill-considered response among those frustrated by voter rejection of a library millage increase.

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Related Topix: Fort Smith, AR

Sat Aug 16, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

Sebastian County Fair

It starts on Saturday with a horse show and pageant, marking its grand opening. The festivities than return again on August 19th where things wrap on the 23rd.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

Bomb Threat Shuts Down Lavaca Street

Sebastian County Sheriff Bill Hollenbeck said the Fort Smith Bomb Squad was called to the Lavaca Police Department after a man found a suspicious item among things he bought at a garage sale.

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Related Topix: Fort Smith, AR, Lavaca, AR

Mon Aug 11, 2014

The City Wire

Majority of Fort Smith Board quiet on library millage increase question

Four members of the Fort Smith Board of Directors would not comment on the 2 mil increase for the Fort Smith Public Library, with two directors planning to vote for the increase and one against.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Fort Smith, AR

Batesville Daily Guard

Wrong turn figures in Melon Dash title

Terry Sims is a giver. All of his life, he has given his knowledge, his time, his sweat, his hard work, his dedication and his encouragement to the community he has loved, worked and lived in.

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Related Topix: Independence County, AR, Fort Smith, AR

Sun Aug 10, 2014

FOX16

Man Killed By Off-Duty Deputy Identified

A man killed by an off-duty Sebastian County Sheriff's Deputy -- in Fort Smith this weekend -- has been identified.

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Related Topix: Fort Smith, AR

SFGate

Off-duty Arkansas deputy shoots, kills man

Sebastian County authorities say an off-duty sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man who had shot at law officers in Fort Smith.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

Sebastian County Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Forgery And Deception

Van Buren police arrested a man on suspicion of forgery and deception, according to a news release Thursday .

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

Wed Aug 06, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

Law Enforcement Cracking Down on Cyber Crimes

Law Enforcement agencies across the area are on high alert to make sure your children stay safe.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Tue Aug 05, 2014

The City Wire

Fort Smith area building permits up more than 10% through July

The values of building permits in Fort Smith, Greenwood and Van Buren were a combined $20.975 million in July, up nearly $6.46 million from July 2013 when the combined cities issued $14.515 million in permits.

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

Mon Aug 04, 2014

The City Wire

Businesses would pay most of millage increase for library

In discussions about a two mil increase in property taxes to benefit the Fort Smith Public Library, much attention has been paid to the impact a tax increase could have on homeowners.

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Related Topix: Tax, Fort Smith, AR

Fri Aug 01, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

Deputies: Arrested Drunk Man Fell On His Face, Told Authorities He Was Assaulted

The Sebastian County Sheriff's Office arrested a man on suspicion of filing a false report with deputies, according to an arrest report.

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5NEWSonline.com

Deputies: 1,000-Gallon Fuel Tank Stolen From Sebastian County Resident

The Sebastian County Sheriff's Office is looking for potential suspects in a theft case where a 1,000 gallon fuel tank was stolen from a Mansfield property, authorities say.

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Related Topix: Mansfield, AR

Wed Jul 30, 2014

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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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

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