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Fort Smith Police Arrest Double-Homicide Suspect

Neirod Medlock, 19, was arrested in connection with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of kidnapping and one count of residential aggravated burglary — all felonies.

5NEWSONLINE.COM - 2018-08-17 15:46:25

Nationwide search for suspect in Fort Smith killings

Fort Smith investigators have issued a nationwide search for Marcus Collins, age 29, who is wanted in a double-homicide in Fort Smith.

KHBS - 2018-08-17 23:41:00

Man Kills Elderly Couple to Join "Carney Mafia"

The 70-page incident report released by the Van Buren Police Department details the moment investigators discovered that one female suspect manipulated her colleagues into believing she was someone else and ordered the hit of an elderly couple, Alfred and Pauline Carpenter, of Kansas.

NWAHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-08-17 02:51:39

One person arrested in fatal shooting in Combs

A Combs resident was arrested last Wednesday in the fatal shooting of a neighbor, according to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.Dale Wayne Bryant, 55, was arrested last Wednesday without incident after allegedly shooting 30-year-old Samuel Scott Hicks, according to a statement released by the she


Northark hosts first Teen CERT camp

Northark hosted its first Teen CERT camp Tuesday-Friday, July 10-13, on the south campus of the college. Fourteen area youth ages 14 to 18 participated in the event, which included both classroom learning and hands on experience. Students were in attendance from Harrison, Omaha, Bergman, Deer and h

HARRISONDAILY.COM - 2018-08-18 16:00:00

Police investigating body found in south Fort Smith neighborhood

A woman was found dead on her front porch in Fort Smith Wednesday evening.The woman was identified by police as Kathy J. Drake, age 45.AdvertisementA witness was walking her dog on Fallstone Drive when she looked toward the house and saw a body lying there. She went to a neighbor's home to call 911.


Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce Back to School Shop

FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- The Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce hosts a "Back to School" Shop Local Event that runs trough September 4th.5NEWS Anchor Daren Bobb is joined by Tonya Sarlls to discuss the "Back to School" Shop Local event.ClickHEREfor more information.

5NEWSONLINE.COM - 2018-08-18 12:06:59

Man shot in the back of the head in Fort Smith

Police are asking anyone with information about the case to call them at 479-709-5100. They can also call 78-CRIME, where any information leading to an arrest in the case may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.


Waldron Middle School assistant principal accused of sexually assaulting student

Officers interviewed the student, and he told police he had been having a sexual relationship with the administrator since early in the summer, according to police. He also told officers inappropriate photographs had been exchanged.


Police Need Help Finding Those Responsible For Shooting Man In Head In Fort Smith

According to Corporal Anthony Rice with the Fort Smith Police Department, they first were called about a man being beaten. Shortly after, he says they got a call about a man being shot.


Amber Alert kidnapping suspect arrested

When officers arrived at the meeting point near West Fork, Barrows forced a companion out of the vehicle he had brought to the location, and drove away.


Mountainburg Schools Go On Lockdown During Kidnapping Arrest

MOUNTAINBURG, Ark. (Fox 24) -- During the hunt for Danny Trent Barrows, Mountainburg Public Schools went into a temporary lockdown. The district alerted the staff and issued a "shelter in place," where all doors are secured by teachers, but learning continues as normal. Dr. Debbie Atwell, the superi


Assistant Principal Most Recent Waldron Educator Accused of Sexual Misbehavior

Jessica Williams, the Waldron Middle School assistant principal who admitted to investigators she was having a sexual relationship with a student, was arrested Monday for sexual assault and tampering with evidence.


Fort Smith mother charged with murdering infant

On December 8, 2017, emergency crews were called to an apartment complex where they found a 10-month-old unresponsive baby and an intoxicated mother, Kinyata Nichols, age 36, according to police.


AMBER Alert issued for baby in northwest Arkansas; police say father stabbed mother

The incident happened Monday around 6:30 p.m. in Winslow, Ark. Police say the father, Danny Trent Barrows, 38, of Winslow, Ark., stabbed the mother in the leg and severely battered her with his fists. Police say he threatened to kill the mother and baby Ivy with the knife.


Baby found safe after Amber Alert, authorities seek father

Authorities in northwest Arkansas are searching for a man who is accused of attacking the mother of his infant child then fleeing with the baby.The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the 2-month-old infant was later dropped off unharmed at her grandmother's house, but the suspect, 38-year-old D


Fire damages Fort Smith home

FORT SMITH, Ark. —A fire damaged a house on 12th and Q Streets in Fort Smith Tuesday afternoon.Children and their father were at home at the time of the fire. They heard an explosion from the area of the electrical box when the fire started.AdvertisementThey were able to escape the house without bei


Fort Smith Police Seek Aggravated Robbery Suspect

Police believe the suspect is a black man, about 5-foot-10 to six feet tall with a medium build. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a black hoodie with a yellow shirt underneath or some type of yellow wrist band.


George McGill elected new Mayor of Fort Smith

McGill has represented District 78 in the Arkansas State House since 2013. The Democrat campaigned on a platform that included the creation of a citizen-led Oversight Committee, championing city schools and local colleges and making a deal with the EPA on the consent decree, to control sewer and wat


FBI arrests Crawford Co. rape suspect

VAN BUREN, Ark. —The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested a Crawford County truck driver Monday in connection with a rape investigation.Stanley Rice appeared in court Monday for a hearing. Rice had been facing three charges of raping someone under the age of 14, according to Crawford County Pros