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Fort Smith investigates early morning shooting
FORT SMITH, Ark. — Fort Smith Police are investigating an early morning shooting. Aric Mitchell, FSPD Public Information Officers confirmed a call for help came in around 4:30 a.m.
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.
Human specimens found buried at Arkansas historic, haunted hotel
EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (KOLR) - The Crescent Hotel in Arkansas calls itself "America's Most Haunted Hotel." It has been featured nationally on shows like Ghost Hunters, and even offers "ghost tour tickets."
2 wanted in connection with Texas homicide arrested in Arkansas
Two men wanted in connection with a recent homicide in Texas “were acting strange” before an Arkansas police officer flagged their car as stolen and arrested them, authorities said Thursday.
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.
Arkansas Raises Minimum Marriage Age
You won’t be hearing wedding bells chiming for anyone under the age of 17 in Arkansas anymore. Governor Asa Hutchinson signed a bill into law increasing the state’s minimum age to 17 for everyone.
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.
Arkansas murder conviction overturned
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — The conviction of a man for raping and killing his 6-year-old son was reversed by the Arkansas State Supreme Court in an opinion released Thursday morning.
Police Say There Could Be Hundreds, Including Children, Secretly Recorded In Women’s Bathroom At Sallisaw Restaurant
SALLISAW, Okla. — A restaurant employee has been arrested after customers found a hidden camera in a women's bathroom. On Sunday, April 14, a customer at Roma's Italian Restaurant in Sallisaw logged into a WiFi account and saw a camera pointing at a bathroom stall that he thought was from the restro
Man arrested after allegedly putting hidden camera in women’s restroom at Oklahoma restaurant
SALLISAW, Okla. - An employee at a restaurant in eastern Oklahoma was arrested after a customer found a hidden camera in a women's restroom. It happened April 14 at Roma's Italian Restaurant in Sallisaw.
Multiple Arkansas school districts closed due to serve flooding
AVILLA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY -- CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING. BRYANT SCHOOL DISTRICT -- CLOSED TODAY TO FLOODING - AMI DAY. PULASKI COUNTY SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTIRCT -- CLOSED TODAY TO FLOODING - AMI DAY.
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
Wanted suspect caught in Arkansas
DeSoto County officials stated Thursday morning a man taken into custody in Osceola, Arkansas is a person the Sheriff’s Department has been seeking on sexual battery charges.
1 killed, 2 injured in Arkansas highway wreck, police say
A woman was killed and two others injured after a driver crossed into the path of another vehicle along an Arkansas highway, authorities said. The Arkansas State Police said Alyssa Anderson, 25, of Rison was at the intersection of Arkansas 530 and 114 just before noon Wednesday when she failed to yi
Arkansas Supreme Court: Bella Vista Man to Get New Murder Trial
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) - A Bella Vista man, who was sentenced to death for killing his six-year-old son, will get a new trial, a ruling made by the Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday, April 18.
Heavy rain triggers flash flooding in Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Rainfall across Arkansas on Thursday triggered flash flooding in some locations. The central part of the state was hard-hit and it became evident as people began to get on the roads Thursday morning.
Three arrested in Arkansas child predator operation
ARKANSAS — Three people were arrested in eastern Arkansas during a child sex predator initiative, bringing the total number of people arrested in the initiative to 18. The drug task force initiative, called Operation Kandy Krush, targets child sex predators in the six counties in Arkansas’ First Jud
Arkansas immigrants hold statewide prayer chain in response to new anti-sanctuary cities law
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - On Holy Thursday, Arkansas immigrants and advocates banded together for a statewide prayer chain in response to the governor signing an anti-sanctuary cities bill into law Wednesday.
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.
Arkansas Climate Accord set April 27 in Fort Smith
Arkansas Citizens' Climate League's annual Arkansas Climate Accord will be 5:30-8 p.m. April 27 at Marble Hall, 311 Garrison Ave. The group will celebrate accomplishments, engage with the general public, local businesses and community leaders and raise funds. The event will be held in conjunction wi