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Cedarville Man Pleads Guilty To Computer And Email Hacking

Mark Anthony Townsend, 45, of Cedarville, pleaded guilty to one count of computer hacking in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1030, according to a news release from Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western Division of Arkansas.

The plea took place in United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas in Fort Smith.

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Second Annual Life’s An Uphill Run 5K and Fun Run

The second annual Life’s an Uphill Run 5K and One Mile Fun Run will be held on Saturday, May 3 at the Van Buren Boys and Girls Club.

Proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Van Buren.

Register online here for $20 or register the day of the race for $25.

Free Tax Services at RSVP in Fort Smith

Susie Rheel joins us to discuss the free tax services that RSVP provides for qualified applicants. If your income was less than $52,000 or if you are a senior over 60 years of age, you may be qualified!

There are only two days left! They are open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Pope Francis Asks For Forgiveness From Child Sex Abuse Victims

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First National Texting Enforcement Crackdown

October of 2009 a law was passed against texting while driving.

April 10- 15 officers in Arkansas would be strictly enforcing that law as a part of the national U Drive. U Text. U Pay. campaign.

According to the Fort Smith Municipal Court, a citation for texting and driving could cost a person $215.

Lynn Lisk, Director of Paralegal Studies at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, said officers would not be able to pull drivers over at random.

HealthWatch: Kids’ Screen Time

A new study says children now average 40 hours of screen time each week. Researchers say limits on screen time would increase children’s health, lower obesity, and improve grades.

Crawford County Leaders Discuss Marketing New Jail Proposal

Crawford County Quorum Court members, law enforcement and concerned citizens met Monday night (April 7) for a brainstorming session on how to sell voters on the idea of new taxes to pay for a new county jail.

Specifically, the group begin to develop a plan to market a sales tax proposal for the new detention center. Voters will head to the polls to decide on the tax, which has been rejected at three prior elections, May 20.

Those plans include everything from yard signs to radio and billboard advertisements.