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Salute to Nurses: Babies inspire Baptist Health — Fort Smith nurse

Katy Chambers always knew she wanted to work with babies. Her grandmother knew it too. “I knew I wanted to be a baby nurse. That’s what I always said. I was very blessed to get that speciality,” Chambers said.


Police Seize 37 Pounds of Cocaine in Crawford County

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA) - Arkansas State Police (ASP) arrested two men from California who were trafficking cocaine. Stephen Cox, 56, and Scott Green, 40, were arrested and face charges of trafficking cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Rattlers swat Yellow Jackets for first win

The Magazine Rattlers logged their first win last week in the middle of a series of three games in three days. The Rattlers took down Mulberry 17-7 for the win, a day after a heartbreaking, 6-5 loss to Hackett.


Marshals Museum launches GoFundMe campaign

The U.S. Marshals Museum announced Tuesday it has launched #BringItToLife, a GoFundMe campaign with a target to raise $2 million by July. U.S. Marshals Museum Foundation President Jim Dunn said the funds raised would pay for a portion of the production costs for the guest experience.


Lady Rattlers drop two during week

Looking at the final scores from last week could lead one to believe Magazine’s Lady Rattlers were really never in either game they played. That is hardly true in the case of Wednesday’s senior day game, moved from its originally scheduled Thursday to beat a forecast of wet weather.


Baseball: Ulmer springs to life in Bearcats' DH sweep

Brandon Ulmer picked a good time to snap out of a 3-for-20 batting slump. The Bearcats' senior designated hitter hit three home runs and drove in seven runs to highlight a wild 15-9 win over Perryville in the first game of a 3A-4 doubleheader.


Outstanding Alumni, Students Recognized at Walton Awards Banquet

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Sam M. Walton College of Business recognized three exceptional alumni and nearly 60 students for outstanding achievement at its annual awards banquet.


Officials Gather For Mid-America Aerospace And Defense Summit In Fort Smith

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — Officials from across the south and midwest gathered in Fort Smith Wednesday (April 24) for the Mid-America Aerospace and Defense Summit. The event gave people in the industry a chance to meet with state and federal lawmakers from Arkansas to discuss ways to develop aviatio


Two people taken to hospital after fire in Fort Smith

FORT SMITH, Ark. — Two people were transported to a local hospital after a fire at an apartment complex in Fort Smith. It happened at the West apartments on 50th Street. Fort Smith Fire Batallion Chief Darrell Clark says that two occupants were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and burn inj


Softball: Paris' Hart throws three no-hitters, including back-to-back perfect games

In the three games she pitched last week, Paris sophomore Jadyn Hart didn't allow a single hit. As a matter of fact, the last two games she was in the circle, Hart threw back-to-back perfect games.


Fort Smith women operating successful businesses

Female-owned Fort Smith businesses tend to be feminine — boutiques, salons, or health and wellness services — but these women, and those in other industries, are anything but frivolous.


Barling directors discuss changing to mayoral form of government

The Barling Board of Directors discussed the possibility of looking into a mayoral form of government for the city on Tuesday. Barling Ward 1 Director Bruce Farrar initiated the conversation during the board's regular meeting, but no action was taken by the board. Barling operates with a city admini


Cats take down rivals on successive days

The Bearcats beat both heated rival Ozark and traditional rival and conference foe Paris on back-to-back days last week to move to 13-7 overall and 9-3 in Conference 3A-4 play.


Former ArcBest HQ gets $5.8M facelift

ArcBest is giving its former headquarters a major makeover. Bringing the 25-year-old former ArcBest headquarters at 3801 Old Greenwood Road up to date is a $5.8 million Beshears Construction company job that was permitted by Fort Smith Building Safety on April 16.


Roundup: Magazine sweeps district titles

The Magazine Rattlers and Lady Rattlers swept the District 2A-4 meet in Danville Tuesday. The Rattlers qualified athletes for the Class 2A state meet in England, set for April 30, in 16 boys events and 14 girls events.


23 Years Ago – F3 Tornado Wrecks River Valley

FORT SMITH (KFSM) — On April 21, 1996, a deadly tornado rocked the River Valley. An F3 tornado touched down just after 11 p.m. that night on the west side of downtown Fort Smith, then crossing over into Van Buren.


Lady Cats win on senior night

After finding no success in Paris last week, either taking on the Lady Eagles or making up a game with Jessieville, Booneville’s softball team returned home for Senior Night to play Hackett. The game also served as the championship of the Magazine Rattler Classic.


United Way moves Day of Caring breakfast

Because of the threat of rain Thursday, the United Way now plans to holds its Kickoff Breakfast for the Day of Caring at Evans Boys & Girls Club, 6015 Boys Club Lane in Fort Smith, according to a news release. The original location was the Harry E. Kelley Riverfront Park Amphitheater.


Spring Time Cleanup in Sebastian County

SEBASTIAN COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA) - Sebastian County is participating in a county-wide cleanup in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup. The plan is to have volunteers help in litter prevention, beautification and community improvement, according to the county.


Magazine track squads close out regular season at Last Chance Relays

Magazine sent its track squads to Heber Springs for its Last Chance Relays Friday. The Lady Rattlers totalled 28 points led by a pair of second place finishes from Hannah Smith in the 100-meter hurdles (17.48) and Tannea Thomas in the shot put (32’ 8”).