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Arkansas sheriff charged with assaulting 3 in his custody

Dec. 17, 2019 4:38 PM EST

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas sheriff pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of assaulting three people in his custody. Franklin County Sheriff Anthony Boen was indicted on three counts of deprivation of rights under color of law. Boen pleaded not guilty before a federal judge. The indictment alleges...

Mother, 2 children die following Arkansas house fire

Nov. 22, 2019 2:50 PM EST

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in Arkansas say a 30-year-old woman and two of her children have died following a house fire earlier this week. Fort Smith police spokesman Aric Mitchell says Whitney Kaub died early Friday from injuries suffered in the Tuesday morning fire in Fort Smith, about 125 miles...

1 dead, 4 hurt after house fire in western Arkansas

Nov. 19, 2019 2:40 PM EST

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say a 3-year-old girl has died and four other people were injured after an early morning house fire in western Arkansas. Police responded shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday to the fire in Fort Smith, about 125 miles (200 kilometers) northwest of Little Rock. The Fort Smith...