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  • Mom Accused of Child Abuse Pleads Not Guilty

    Posted on: 6:37 pm, February 11, 2013, by

    A LeFlore County mom accused of child abuse entered a not guilty plea in court Monday. The woman’s boyfriend recorded her allegedly slapping a child on his cell phone camera.
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  • Gay Rights Group Upset After Fundraising Event Cancelled

    Posted on: 8:32 pm, February 8, 2013, by , updated on: 05:11pm, February 11, 2013

    Sisters Gourmet Bistro in Van Buren cancelled an event scheduled for Feb. 16 hosted by a gay rights group. The restaurant’s owner told 5NEWS he does not agree with the organization’s lifestyle.
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  • Amended Anti-Abortion Bill Headed to House Floor

    Posted on: 9:12 pm, February 7, 2013, by , updated on: 10:07pm, February 7, 2013

    Anti-abortion legislation gains ground in the Arkansas House of Representatives. Thursday a panel approved a bill that would ban abortions after 12 weeks.
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  • Congregations Have Mixed Opinions on Guns-in-Church Bill

    Posted on: 8:59 pm, February 6, 2013, by , updated on: 12:10pm, February 7, 2013

    The Arkansas House and Senate passed a bill that would allow people with a concealed-carry permit to bring their guns inside churches.
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  • Fort Smith Directors Approve Tax Incentives for Umarex USA

    Posted on: 9:06 pm, February 5, 2013, by , updated on: 10:24pm, February 5, 2013

    Fort Smith city directors unanimously approved tax incentives for Umarex USA at Tuesday night’s board meeting. The company recently announced it is expanding and plans to bring more than 100 jobs to Fort Smith.
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  • Possible Sales Tax Could Ease Jail Overcrowding

    Posted on: 10:06 pm, February 4, 2013, by , updated on: 11:53am, February 5, 2013

    Crawford County residents could soon vote on a sales tax increase that would pay for a new detention center.
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  • Sebastian County Unveils Aquatics Center Design Plans

    Posted on: 5:34 pm, February 4, 2013, by , updated on: 06:16pm, February 4, 2013

    Sebastian County unveiled plans Monday for a new aquatics center at Ben Geren Park in Fort Smith. They want people to see the design and give feedback at meetings on Monday and Tuesday night.
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  • New Fort Smith High School Would Yield Tax Increase

    Posted on: 8:50 pm, January 31, 2013, by , updated on: 10:31pm, January 31, 2013

    Fort Smith Public Schools could soon add another high school. The district says property taxes would have to go up to fund the project.
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  • Crawford County Storm Damage

    Posted on: 9:35 pm, January 29, 2013, by , updated on: 10:19pm, January 29, 2013

    A possible tornado touched down in Crawford County on Tuesday. The storm knocked down trees and took out power lines along Highway 59 in the Natural Dam area.
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  • Year-Long Roadwork Begins On Interstate

    Posted on: 7:13 pm, January 28, 2013, by and

    Major roadwork began Monday (Jan. 28) on Interstate 540 between Highway 22 — also known as Rogers Avenue — in...
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  • I-540 Construction Forces Increased Police Presence

    Posted on: 10:06 pm, January 22, 2013, by , updated on: 10:27pm, January 22, 2013

    Construction on Interstate 540 in Fort Smith starts next week. Local police department are preparing for the extra traffic.
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  • Police Search for Suspects in Mountainburg Burglaries

    Posted on: 5:54 pm, January 22, 2013, by , updated on: 06:29pm, January 22, 2013

    Mountainburg police are searching for suspects accused of breaking into homes and a car in Crawford County.
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