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Sales tax urged for Fort Smith's future museum
FORT SMITH -- Officials with the U.S. Marshals Museum are scheduled to ask city directors Tuesday to call a March election to allow city residents to vote on passage of a temporary 1-percent sales tax to raise up to $16 million to pay for completion of the museum.
Fort Smith Police Investigate Accidental Shooting
Fort Smith Police are investigating a shooting that sent one person to the hospital. Aric Mitchell from the Fort Smith Police Department tells us three people were involved in an accidental shooting.
TRAFFIC ALERT: Three Killed in Accident on Interstate 540 in Van Buren; Southbound Lanes Shut Down
VAN BUREN, Ark. (KNWA) - An accident on Interstate 540 is blocking all lanes of southbound traffic and is a deadly accident. According to ARDOT spokesperson, Danny Straessle, the accident occurred near Exit 3 in Crawford County at 8:12 a.m.
3 Dead in Crawford County Interstate Accident
VAN BUREN, Ark. (KNWA) - Three deaths are being reported in the collision of two commercial vehicles and a passenger vehicle on Interstate 540. The accident happened in Crawford County shortly after 8 a.m. Monday.
Baptist Health CEO says Sparks acquisition will lead to stability
Baptist Health CEO Troy Wells said his hospital system’s acquisition of two campuses in the Fort Smith region was tricky due to negotiations with a publicly-traded company, but he expects a period of stability to guide the transition.
UAFS Students Gather for Drag Queen Story Time
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA) - Community members were invited to "A Drag Queen Story Time" Featuring Miss Gay Arkansas 2018, but one Arkansas senator publicly spoke out against the event.
After 77 Years, Fort Smith Man Describes Living Through the Attack on Pearl Harbor
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA) -- Friday marks 77 years since the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. On December 7th, 1941, the imperial Japanese navy bombed the U.S. naval base in a preemptive action to keep the U.S. pacific fleet from interfering with japan's planned military actions in Southeast Asia.
Sebastian County Library plans events
The Sebastian County Library, 18 S. Adair St. in Greenwood, will host a special grandparents/child Christmas story and ornament time at 10 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday. The library will host a family story night and New Year's Even party beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Stories, crafts, door prizes an
Fort Smith Christmas parade postponed; Christmas Honors to proceed Saturday
Rainy, cold weather forecast for Saturday has forced several area events to be rescheduled, although the annual Christmas Honors wreath-laying event will go on as planned. The 10th annual Christmas Honors wreath event will be Saturday at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, 522 S. Sixth St. Fam
Community News — United Federal Credit Union
United Federal Credit Union has partnered with the Fort Smith Boys & Girls Club's "Stand With U" mentoring program for a second year. United’s partnership with the Fort Smith Boys & Girls Club includes a donation of $5,000 to the organization.
Nature photographer to appear at library
Nationally known nature photographer Tim Ernst will visit the Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Ave., at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Ernst will share images from “Ten Years of Wilderness Photography from the Natural State.” Many books, calendars and prints will be available for sale and signing at the even
Boys Basketball: Fort Smith Northside 71, Jays 55
BLUE SPRINGS — The Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside Grizzlies outscored the Jefferson City Jays 21-8 in the final eight minutes Saturday to win 71-55 in the fifth-place game of the Blue Springs South Tournament.
Nonprofit Profile: Reynolds Cancer Support House helps make Christmas merrier
The Don W. Reynolds Cancer Support House has been helping Fort Smith area families struggling with cancer for 40 years. They help nearly 5,000 individuals a year in a 14-county area by assisting with bills to offset the cost of cancer treatments, trying to improve general quality of life and providi
U.S. Marshals Museum supporters looking for nine-month one-cent sales tax
The U.S. Marshals Museum will go before the Fort Smith board of directors Tuesday (Dec. 11) to ask for a special election to ask the voters for a one-time, non-renewable, nine-month one-cent sales tax to finish the project and allow for the opening of the museum in late 2019.
Police Action In Indian Hills Subdivision
Greenwood PD, Sebastian County Sheriff's Office and the bomb squad have been called out to a house on Indian Hills Blvd. in Greenwood. Police are not releasing any other details at this time. Greenwood schools sent out an alert at 3 pm today stating that school buses would not be going to that area
Local Pearl Harbor Veteran Finds Joy In Painting
FORT SMITH (KFSM) - Franklin Roosevelt called it a day that will live in infamy. For one Fort Smith resident, it’s a day that lives in his memories. “I can remember the Japanese planes flying around.”
Been there, done that: Joe was destined for historic performance
FORT SMITH — Knocking down ten 3-pointers in a game is nothing new for Isaiah Joe. Nearly two years before scorching Florida International for a career-high 34 points on 10/13 from 3-point range in a 121-89 win last Saturday, he did it at Fort Smith Northside in the Grizzlies’ 2017 conference opener
Fort Smith Police Lobby Closed for Unknown Residue
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFTA) - The Fort Smith Police Department lobby is closed until further notice due to an individual bringing in an unknown residue. Officers are available to escort visitors to an alternative access point.
Senator Pushes Back Against "Drag Queen Story Time" at UAFS
FORT SMITH, Ark. - A handful of state lawmakers are pushing back as a public university gets set to host an event called "Drag Queen Story Time." The event is scheduled for tomorrow at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. It's billed as a way to de-stress before tests. The guest reader will be
The Magical Christmas Elf Village In Arkansas Where Everyone Is A Kid Again
Arkansas has quite a few places that capture the magic of the holidays. One more to add to your list is this spectacular indoor attraction. Everyone feels like a kid at Fort Smith’s Christmas Winter Wonderland. Visit the elf village, have story time with Mrs. Claus, and explore Rudolph’s forest.