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Man's Body Recovered After Drowning Incident
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFTA) - One man died after he drowned near the Riverfront Park in Fort Smith on Saturday night, according to Sgt. Wendall Sampson with the Fort Smith Police Department.
Police: Body recovered from Arkansas River in Fort Smith
FORT SMITH, Ark. —Fort Smith Police confirm the body of man in his twenties was recovered from the Arkansas River near Riverfront Park on Saturday night.Police said they received a report that someone went under and never came back up.AdvertisementPolice said a language barrier was causing an issue,
Crime Stoppers looking for parole violator
This month, the Barry-Lawrence County Crime Stoppers Facebook page features six cases, one of which is seeking information concerning whereabouts of Anthony Michael Gennarelli, of Purdy, who is wanted on a felony warrant for probation violation.
Emergency crews respond to possible drowning at Riverfront Park
FORT SMITH, Ark. —Fort Smith Police confirm a search is underway in the Arkansas River near Riverfront Park.Police say a person reported someone went under the water and never came back up.AdvertisementPolice say a language barrier was causing an issue, but now have a Spanish-speaking officer on the
Park Hill woman dies following crash
According to OHP, Wildcat was injured June 15 in a collision on Willis Road, 150 feet east of Tahlequah in Cherokee County. Wildcat was a passenger in a 2014 Kia Soul driven by Susanna Wildcat, 57, also of Park Hill. Susanna Wildcat was westbound on Willis Road. A southbound 2009 Dodge Charger drive
Morning rain storms leave damage in River Valley
SALLISAW, Okla. —Storms that moved through Sunday morning left behind damage across the River Valley.Several people saw trees and limbs knocked over in their yards. Thousands of people saw power outages as well with OG&E and Arkansas Valley Electric during the storms.AdvertisementOne viewer sent a p
Rides, Ribs, and Rummage Coming To Area
Fort Smith (KFSM) - Fort Smith will soon be filled with the smell of ribs on the grill as the Fountain of Youth Adult Daycare Center holds their first-ever Rides, Ribs, and Rummage.
Man Arrested For Allegedly Damaging Police Headquarters and Courthouse in NLR
44-year-old Tommy Laron McDowell has been charged with two counts of felony criminal mischief in the first degree for his involvement with the recent damage, as well as, a previous incident at the North Little Rock Police and Courts Building on April 14th 2018.
Police: Fort Smith Man Wanted After Shooting Brother
Marvin Rojas, 26, is believed to be armed and possibly dangerous, according to Sgt. Wendell Sampson.
Woman breaks windshield with cane, pulls knife
A Muldrow woman was charged on June 8 with one felony count of assault, battery, or assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and malicious injury to property under $1,000 after reportedly breaking the windshield of a vehicle and then trying to go after the victims with a knife.
UAFS Offering CDL Classes, Small Business Workshop
Fort Smith (KFSM) - The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has been busy the past few weeks as they add several new programs to the roster.The Commercial Driver Development program helps with the truck driver shortage across the nation by getting students behind the wheel and ready to drive in four
Police, Doctors and Addicts Joining Forces To Tackle Opioid Abuse
FORT SMITH, Ark. - Law enforcement, doctors and recovering drug addicts joined forces Wednesday to tackle the opioid epidemic in Arkansas.
Russellville Pharmacy Concerned Over Possible Employee Recruitment
"We've all grown up in this community and served the moms, dads, children, all the way to the nursing home and assisted living," Smith said.
Dog shot 3 times in the face survives – now ‘Hope’ has a new home
FORT SMITH, Ark. – A 4-year-old mixed-breed dog named Hope was foundtied to a treein Arkansas in late March, bleeding from three bullet wounds.
After locker incident, board member raises questions about the future of Greenwood Leadership Academy
"The recent events at GLA reveal the lack of safety for students and the blatant disregard for state and federal regulatory guidelines concerning special needs students and students with disabilities,” said Jennettie Marshall, a board member. “We cannot afford to turn our heads or close our eyes to
Russellville Animal Control receives 76 animals in May
The Russellville Animal Shelter received 76 animals during the month of May, had 16 adopted and returned six to their owners, according to the department’s monthly report.
Police across the region receive crisis intervention training
"We teach officers how to be engaged in officer safety, we teach them how to talk to people, we teach them how to interview people from the very beginning," Pulaski County Lieutenant and CIT instructor Theodore Haase said. "But what this is, is how to engage someone who's in a mental health crisis."
Cultivation License Now Possible for Local Center
FORT SMITH, Ark. - After months of delays, Medical Marijuana in Arkansas is one-step closer to becoming a reality.
Former State Senator Jake Files sentenced in fraud case
The sentences will run concurrently, meaning Files will serve them at the same time. If he serves his full sentence, he would spend 18 months in prison.
OG&E Providing Fans To Fort Smith & Alma Residents
To receive a fan, applicants must have photo ID, proof of all members of their household and proof of address. The proof of address must be dated within the last 30 days.