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Recycling lawsuit against Fort Smith continues

Attorneys representing a Fort Smith resident suing Fort Smith over dumping recyclable materials into the landfill plan to present more evidence to show that they have a case, an attorney said. The city had filed a motion for summary judgement, which means that it asked the court to rule that the pla

SOUTHWEST TIMES RECORD - 2018-03-20 06:15:00

District attorney rules fatal Sallisaw officer-involved shooting justified

A Wagoner County prosecutor ruled that a Sallisaw police officer was justified in fatally shooting man during an altercation following a traffic stop in January. Officer Blaine Griffey "was in a fight for his life" when he shot 37-year-old Jonathan Duane Atchley just outside Sequoyah Memorial Hospi

TULSA WORLD - 2018-03-20 22:00:00

Dog found hanging from fence in Fort Smith

Local veterinary workers are providing care to a dog who was found hanging from a fence by her neck Saturday. A family found the female dog, named "China," hanging in the alleyway of South 21st and South Y streets in Fort Smith. The family took the dog to the Helping Out Pets Everyday Humane Society

SOUTHWEST TIMES RECORD - 2018-03-21 06:01:00

Suspect arrested in Muldrow drive-by shooting

Trent Pedon was arrested Monday on charges stemming from a drive-by shooting in Muldrow earlier this month, according to Chief George Lawson. Pedon was wanted in an incident police believe started with an argument about a cell phone between a father and son. Police said no one was injured in the sho

KHBS - 2018-03-19 19:25:00

Fort Smith Landfill manager talks ADEQ violation notice

The Fort Smith Landfill received a notice of violation from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality on its composting facility. Landfill Manager Alan Spangler talked about the notice during the regular Sebastian County Regional Solid Waste Management District board of directors meeting Tues

SOUTHWEST TIMES RECORD - 2018-03-21 06:01:00

Police say teen linked to other crimes in Muldrow

40/29 News has learned new information about a Muldrow High School student who was arrested for having weapons on school property. Police say Dalton Geren, 19, was arrested last Wednesday (3/14/18) for having weapons on school property. A tip from a student led to campus police officers searching Ge

KHBS - 2018-03-20 00:11:00

3, or more, things to do

Here are a few of the things going on in, or a short distance from South Logan County in the coming days. First Race Night Centerville Dragway will open its 2018 on Saturday March 24. Spectators entry is $10 (12 and under free) and the fee for racers is $15. The dragstrip is located at 10329 Dragstr

BOONEVILLEDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-03-21 06:15:00

Fort Smith numbers double all county gun offenses

Fort Smith far exceeds its county in gun-related crimes, especially those involving violent actions. Fort Smith police responded to 32 reported assaults or batteries, eight reported robberies and one reported homicide involving firearms from Jan. 1 through March 7, 2018, more than twice the 18 gun-r


Hope Humane Society Search for Animal Abuser

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA) - The Hope Humane Society is enlisting the help of the public to find someone responsible for animal abuse. A Facebook post shows a puppy named China was found left for dead, strangled and hanging by a cable in Fort Smith. The animal shelter says China is currently fighting f


Police: Home repair fraud issues in area

McAlester Police Det. Capt. Don Hass warned locals to contact authorities of suspicious activity after a man with a warrant for home repair fraud was arrested in the area this week. Charles Boswell, 38, of Spiro, was being held without bond Friday at the Pittsburg County Jail after he was arrested f


Sebastian County prosecutor: Felons in possession probably 'needs another look'

Local law enforcement officials say gun-related crimes are often rooted in firearm possession by people who shouldn't have them in the first place. Sebastian County Sheriff Bill Hollenbeck and Cpl. Anthony Rice with the Fort Smith Police Department said gun-related crimes - specifically violent crim


Pawsitively adorable: 25 cats and dogs looking for love

Looking for a new companion, loyal friend or jogging buddy? We may just have the purrfect match for you! Browse adoptable dogs and cats in the Tulsa area to find your furrever friend. Note: Featured pets available for adoption as of March 19. Meet Charlotte at Tulsa SPCA, 2910 Mohawk Blvd. Charlotte

TULSA WORLD - 2018-03-19 16:15:00

Students Help Design New Logo For Fort Smith Police Department

FORT SMITH (KFSM) - Students from Northside High School helped design a new logo for the Fort Smith Police Department and it is now being added to police motorcycles and other agency products. "Last year, we had a competition between the students at Northside and Southside," Cpl. Anthony Rice with F


Fort Smith/Fayetteville News | 5newsonline KFSM 5NEWS

Showers and storms are possible in the early morning hours on Monday. Timing: 3AM-6AM Threats: Isolated hail threats, some gusty winds -Matt Filed in:Weather, Weather Blog Showers and storms are possible in the early morning hours on Monday. Timing: 3AM-6AM Threats: Isolated hail threats, some gusty


TIMELAPSE: "Scud" Clouds Over Fort Smith

As showers and storms moved through earlier on Sunday, some "scud" clouds blew over Fort Smith. These are usually associated with a gust from as storms move through. Turbulent eddies in the atmosphere condense and evaporate, creating their erratic behavior. These clouds are not attached to the storm


Fort Smith's Goodman honored with Book of Golden Deeds Award

Longtime Fort Smith physician Dr. Cole Goodman was recently named the recipient of Fort Smith Noon Exchange Club's Book of Golden Deeds Award, presented at the 76th annual Golden Deeds Banquet on Feb. 16 at Fianna Hills Country Club in Fort Smith. Recognizing a worthy person or group that continuous


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Mudrow student taken into custody for weapon

"There was never any chance of any student being in danger," Ron Flanagan, superintendent of Muldrow High School, said Wednesday after a Muldrow student was taken into custody after police found a weapon in his car. Flanagan was busy most of the morning after the incident at the school talking to pa


Out-of-state felony crimes swell Fort Smith arrest reports

In the county with the largest Arkansas city on the state border, geography sometimes factors into crime. Out-of-state arrestees comprise more than 10 percent of all felony arrests by Fort Smith police reported by the Times Record in 2018. The majority of these arrests were from Oklahoma, which is o


House fire is spreading in Greenwood neighborhood

Crews battled a house fire in a Greenwood neighborhood Thursday afternoon. Police warned at 4:15 p.m. that the fire on Grand Oak Drive was spreading. Crews battled a house fire in a Greenwood neighborhood Thursday afternoon. Police warned at 4:15 p.m. that the fire on Grand Oak Drive was spreading.