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Tracking vicious dogs in Fort Smith at issue

With the proposed incentivized dog licensing program, there have been questions about how the city handles aggressive, vicious and sick or injured dogs. Fort Smith resident Richard Morris said at the Animal Services Advisory Board meeting Wednesday that Ward 1 Director Keith Lau is interested in sta


Saltute to Nurses: Johnson finds calling, juggles many roles

For Tressa Johnson, what began as a way to earn extra Christmas money turned into a passion for helping others. Johnson, RN, is nursing supervisor with the Area Agency on Aging. She also works three evenings a week at Brownwood Life Center in Fort Smith, where she has worked since 2004.


State police to investigate Fort Smith in-custody death

The Arkansas State Police is investigating the death of Darrell K. Hays, II, 51, of Fort Smith. Hays died earlier today at the Sebastian County Detention Center in Fort Smith while being booked into the jail by Fort Smith police officers.


Baseball: Van Buren's Wilkerson eager to close career with championship

Landrey Wilkerson is on his way to rain-soaked Field of Dreams. He's carefully picking through a list of Major League Baseball players he admires (Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts and Francisco Lindor are among his favorites) when he's reminded of something he read in the newspaper last week.


Women’s chorus to celebrate Arkansas at two performances

CONWAY — The Conway Women’s Chorus will celebrate Arkansas with a spring concert this month, which will be presented at two performances. Joan Hanna of Wooster, director of the Conway Women’s Chorus, said the program, Arkansas: The Natural State, will include “Riversong,” by Andy Beck, and “Blue Ski


Salute to Nurses: Mercy Fort Smith program allows nurses to collaborate on hospital improvements, other opportunities

Nurses at Mercy-Fort Smith have found that putting their heads together can help create real change and real results. The hospital's SHINE program (Shaping and Inspiring Nursing Excellence) is in its third year and provides Mercy nurses with an outlet for developing new programs, offering input or c


Warrant issued for second man in Fort Smith shooting incident

Authorities have issued a warrant for a second person in a shooting April 11 in Fort Smith. Javin Ellingberg is a person of interest in the shooting. Police believe Ellingberg and Mitchell Johnson fired shots at the sides of each other's vehicles. Fort Smith police on Thursday had not arrested Ellin


Fort Smith administration to create pet ordinance task force

Fort Smith administration wants to create a task force to discuss details related to the proposed incentivized microchipping pet ordinance. Animal Services Advisory Board Chairman Robert Naumoff said the group is supposed to look at the implementation processes and any potential cost.


United Way Day of Caring set Thursday

Volunteers will help spruce up locations around the area Thursday during the United Way of Fort Smith Area’s Day of Caring. Projects include painting, cleaning, landscaping, repairing and building in support of United Way of Fort Smith Area, its community partner agencies and local nonprofits.


Started for veterans, BrokenJoes now offers T-shirts for all

A T-shirt company in downtown Van Buren got its start a year ago as a project for veterans by a veteran, but has it has grown into a one-size-fits-all business. BrokenJoes was born from a dream by Jeff “Gonzo” Gonzagowski during PTSD rehabilitation after his experiences in Iraq with the U.S. Army. T


Pill press seized in Fort Smith raid

Authorities on Wednesday conducted the first seizure in the Fort Smith area of a functioning pill press suspected to be used to make opioid pills. It was allegedly in the care of two Fort Smith residents authorities arrested Wednesday during the execution of a warrant.


1st Annual Paris Idol Competition Set for June 15

The Paris Area Chamber of Commerce is searching for talented singers to audition for a spot in the 1st Annual Paris Idol Competition. Trophy and cash prizes of $1000, $250, and $100 will be presented to the top finisher based on division.


Roundup: Lady Bearcats win finals of Rattler Classic

Beating Hackett 10-9 on Brooklyn Zarklingo’s two run double in the bottom of the seventh, the Booneville Lady Bearcats won the finals of a tournament that started two weeks ago in Magazine.


Fort Smith nonprofit holds groundbreaking for $240,000 remodeling

A Fort Smith nonprofit organization celebrated the beginning of an extensive remodeling project on Thursday. Dozens of people gathered at 1421 S. Dallas St. in Fort Smith on Thursday for a groundbreaking ceremony for a $240,000 Affordable Housing Program grant the Children's Emergency Shelter receiv


At the movies — 4.19.19

Below is a list of movies playing in Fort Smith. Show times and information are available at www.amctheatres.com and www.malco.com. Breakthrough — A distraught mother (Chrissy Metz) turns to prayer and her faith after her 14-year-old son experiences a terrible accident in this film, which i s based


Chaffee Crossing land-use change irks some owners

A section of the Chaffee Crossing Historic District was reclassified as “industrial” Thursday following months of discussion between the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority and business owners in the Warehouse District opposed to the change.


Attorney General's Office to Host Mobile Office in Logan County

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced that her mobile office will be coming to Booneville on April 25. The mobile office was created by Attorney General Rutledge during her first year in office, in hopes to increase office accessibility for all Arkansans, particularly to those who live


Fort Smith Police Respond to Early Morning Disturbance

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA) - The Fort Smith Police Department responded to an early morning disturbance this morning. According to FSPD Public Information Officer Aric Mitchell, officers responded to the area of 5300 Towson Avenue around 4 a.m. in Fort Smith.


Van Buren police to target pot smoking, driving

Van Buren police are cracking down on impaired driving during a popular day for marijuana smoking. Police on April 19-20 will patrol about 25 miles of roadway and concentrate on high traffic corridors during the regional "Drive High, Get a DUI" program. The program is set up to enforce traffic laws


Salute to Nurses: Aimee Sanderson

Aimee Sanderson RN, BSN, at the Fort Smith Veterans Administration Clinic, is an Alma native who studied at the University of Central Arkansas. She says she has always been interested in the medical field.