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Downtown Fort Smith Leaders Discuss Designated Public Alcohol Areas

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — A new state law has changed alcohol regulations and would allow the creation of areas similar to Bourbon Street in New Orleans or Beale Street in Memphis.


Baseball: Burns-led Hillbillies throttle Sand Lizards

Bryant Burns likes hitting against the Dardanelle Sand Lizards. The Ozark junior had four hits and Duke Walker scored three runs to back the strong pitching of Ethan Dorrough on Friday in 4A-4 play.


Fort Smith Regional Airport Unveils New $3.4 Million Fire Station

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — The Fort Smith Regional Airport finally unveiled it's new $3.4 million fire station. The three-bay air rescue firefighting facility was made possible thanks in part to a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration.


Springfest is Back For Another Year

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) - Fayetteville Springfest took a hiatus in 2018 but is back in 2019. Along with a pancake breakfast, bed races, and live music, there will an Easter egg hunt for kids up to age 12.


Emergency Shelter Breaks Ground on Young Adult Apartments

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA) - Fort Smith teens who age out of foster care will soon have a safe place to call home. The Children's Emergency Shelter broke ground Thursday on an apartment complex for young adults.


State legislation to impact Sebastian County

Sebastian County justices of the peace were briefed Tuesday by Sebastian County Judge David Hudson on legislation that was passed during the 2019 Arkansas legislative session that would impact the county.


Thieves Steal Food From Fort Smith Donation Center

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — Volunteers who work for Pay It Forward Fort Smith, a service ran by volunteers that help feed and cloth around 300 families a week, said they woke up on Wednesday (April 17) to find their stockpile of donations had been ransacked and food was missing.


Peacemaker Festival in Fort Smith announces 2019 lineup

FORT SMITH, Ark. — The lineup for the 2019 Peacemaker Festival in Fort Smith was announced Wednesday morning. Turnpike Troubadours, Ryan Bingham, Josh Abbott Band, Lucero, North Mississippi Allstars, Samantha Fish, William Clark Green, Dylan Earl and JD Clayton are coming to the festival this year.


Arkoma residents advised not to rely on storm sirens

ARKOMA, Okla. — Arkoma Emergency Manager, Bobby Parker, told 40/29 News 5 out of the 8 storm sirens in the town are not working properly. "They only work for so long and you have to do maintenance and upgrades on them," said Parker.


County could take possession of new jail in early May

Although no firm dates have been announced, Logan County Sheriff Jason Massey is expecting the county to take possession of the new Logan County Detention Center about May 1. Massey said after possession of the facility has been assumed he and his staff will undergo a training period on the new faci


Sunshine Students Hunt Easter Eggs at School

ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA) - Local children got the chance to have a little fun heading into Easter weekend. The students at the Sunshine School in Rogers had an Easter egg hunt Thursday in their classrooms and on the playground.


Donations Stolen from Fort Smith Food Pantry

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA) - Pay It Forward Fort Smith, a food and clothing service for people in need, had items looted, location ransacked and food was stolen, according to Founder and President Darla Lackey.


Reminder: Springfest is coming up on Saturday

A Dickson Street tradition will return to Fayetteville this weekend. Springfest, the annual street festival that began in the 1980s, will return to Dickson Street this Saturday, April 20.


Fort Smith metro population up 0.6% since 2010, Sebastian County up 1.6%

The trend of slow population growth continues in the Fort Smith metro, with the population rising just 0.1% to 282,318, according to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Fort Smith Mayor George McGill said he is not “alarmed” by the numbers.


Driver in fiery bus crash didn’t have license

Times Record (Fort Smith, AR) with not having a license after he crashed his Honda Civic into the bus before. , according to the crash report. The wreck left at least one person injured and caused a fire that gutted the entire bus.


Americold pays $1.24B for Cloverleaf

Cloverleaf, the Iowa-based cold storage company that officially merged with Fort Smith-based Zero Mountain on March 1, has been acquired by Americold for $1.24 billion. The fast turnaround comes amid a consolidation in the cold storage industry, says former Zero Mountain board chairman Mark Rumsey.


Roundup. Danville wrecks senior day in Magazine

Danville wrecked Magazine’s senior day Wednesday in games moved from Thursday in anticipation of unplayable conditions. Zach Sloan, one of the two seniors on the roster for head coach Randy Loyd, walked and scored a run in the fifth inning of the Rattlers 12-2 loss to the Little Johns.


New Magazine superintendent must be on board with 'hybrid'

Outgoing Magazine Schools superintendent Brett Bunch is advising anyone looking to succeed him to be aware of two key things with the district. One deals with money. The other is the so-called hybrid schedule the school district began this school year -- students begin the school year earlier than t


Fort Smith directors approve elevator upgrades for IT, Utilities building

Upgrades at 801 Carnall Ave., commonly called by city staff as the Carnall Building, will soon be underway after a brief delay. The Fort Smith Board of Directors voted 7-0 Tuesday, approving an updated contract with thysenkrupp Elevator Co. to repair the building’s elevator and bring it into complia


Weekend Flyer: Handmade Moments album release, Springfest, and more

One of Fayetteville most beloved bands is releasing a new album on Friday night. Local duo Handmade Moments will celebrate the release of their record, Paw Paw Tree, on Friday night at George’s. Joining them in the celebration will be California act Nathan & Jessie, and local duo Air Loom will also