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Van Buren Man Accused of Raping Minor

VAN BUREN, Ark. (KNWA) - A man in Van Buren County was arrested on suspicion of raping a young child. Investigators with the Van Buren County Police Department arrested 68-year old David Lynn Stewart at his Van Buren residence on Jan. 3 after a call was made that Stewart had been caught in the act o


Fort Smith woman accused of killing 5-year-old pleads innocent to murder charge

A 23-year-old Fort Smith woman entered a not-guilty plea Wednesday after prosecutors charged her with first-degree murder in the death of her 5-year-old stepson. Rae Von Elizabeth Smith, 23, of Fort Smith was arrested Jan. 11 after a boy was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Health and law enforc


Mulberry Crews Salvage Military Families Belongings After Fire

MULBERRY, Ark. (KFSM) — A van carrying four military families household items as they moved across the country caught fire on I-40 in Mulberry destroying almost everything inside.


Bob Ballinger spits on the voters of Arkansas, wants to roll back minimum wage for thousands

In November, 68.5 percent of Arkansas voters approved an increase in the state minimum wage. Today, barely two months later, Sen. Bob Ballinger has introduced legislation to roll it back for many workers.


City of Ozark legislative audit turns up apparent conflicts

A Franklin County circuit judge recently approved a motion for a special prosecutor to expand authority and investigate findings of an Arkansas Legislative Audit for the city of Ozark that shows apparent state constitutional conflicts.


Roland K-9 Officer Catches California Driver With 300 Pounds Of Marijuana in Mattress

ROLAND, Okla. (KFSM) — A Roland Officer nabbed 300 pounds of marijuana from a California driver on I-40 who was hiding the substance in a mattress in their vehicle. “When I made contact back with the vehicle I opened the back sliding door. I observed a mattress, what appeared to be a mattress, back


Roland Student Suspended After Bringing Gun To Basketball Tournament In Sallisaw

ROLAND, Okla. (KFSM) — A Roland student-athlete has been suspended after bringing a gun to a basketball tournament in Sallisaw, Superintendent Randy Wood with Roland Schools told 5NEWS.


Fort Smith Police: One Dead, One Injured at Apartment Complex

FORT SMITH, Ark.-Police are investigating after a person is found dead at an apartment complex. Officers say a call came in around 3:55 a.m. Tuesday at the Timberline Apartments on Kinkead Avenue.


Fort Smith board supports sale tax for US Marshals Museum

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — A city board in western Arkansas has decided to support a temporary sales tax to help finance a museum for the U.S. Marshals Service, which museum officials said will help revitalize the area.


Fort Smith utility department launches call center to help residents

The City of Fort Smith Utility Department launched a call center Tuesday (Jan. 15) to help residents with their utility bill. Six newly-reassigned Utility Department staff members specially-trained to address specific issues arising after December’s deployment of a new, citywide accounting and billi


Brrr! Arctic Cold Coming to Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Get ready to bundle up because the coldest air Arkansas has seen this winter and since Jan. 18, 2018 is headed for the Natural State. We'll begin to feel it Saturday as an Arctic cold front passes through the state.


Arrest made in 'smash and grab'

The Booneville Police Department made an arrest Friday in connection with what they termed a “smash-and-grab” that occurred at Wiggins Ace Hardware store on Bennett Street in Booneville at about 3:45 a.m. last Wednesday.


Logan County Pair Accused of Dealing Meth From Home

LOGAN COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA) - A Logan County man and woman are accused of dealing meth from their home. David Cummins, 47, and Samantha Miller, 42, were both arrested at their home on Paint Rock Road south of Paris on several methamphetamine and drug complaints, according to a Logan County Sheriff's O


Stepmother, 23, faces murder charge

FORT SMITH -- A 23-year-old Fort Smith woman is scheduled to appear today before a Sebastian County circuit judge for arraignment on a first-degree murder charge filed against her Tuesday in the death of her 5-year-old stepson.


UPDATE: Missing Pocola Woman Found in Fort Smith

SEBASTIAN COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA) - UPDATE: A missing Pocola woman has been found. Connie Sue Ritter, 20, was found in the area of Albert Pike and Grand Avenue in Fort Smith, according to Capt. Philip Pevehouse, public information officer for the Sebastian County Sheriff's Office.


Sebastian County Sheriff's Office Searches for Missing Woman

SEBASTIAN COUNTY, Ark. (KFTA) - The Sebastian County Sheriff's Office needs the public's help in searching for a woman from Pocola, Oklahoma. According to a news release, Connie Sue Ritter, 20, has not been heard from since November 29, 2018.


Minute Man Restaurants to Make Comeback in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A once popular restaurant chain that dwindled to just one location in the state is making a comeback. The owner of the Minute Man Restaurant of El Dorado has partnered with Matchbox Food Group founder and Arkansas native Perry J. Smith to revive the legendary brand. Initial plans


Affidavit released in connection with Fort Smith child death

A probable cause affidavit regarding a Fort Smith woman who was arrested on Friday has been released. Rae Von Elizabeth Smith, 23, of Fort Smith was arrested Friday on suspicion of felony first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor in connection with the death of her 5-year-old male stepchild.


Residents on "HUD" Programs Left Without Rent

ALMA, Ark. (KNWA) - In day 24 of the government shutdown residents in low income housing aren't receiving any money to help pay their rent and may end up without a place to live.


UPDATE: FS Stabbing Death Possibly Self-Defense Against Armed Intruder

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA) - Fort Smith police are investigating whether a man who was found dead in a Fort Smith apartment was an armed intruder. Fort Smith police confirmed that the death was the result of a stabbing.