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Police investigating body found in South Fort Smith neighborhood

Fort Smith police confirm investigators have been on the scene for hours after a body was found in a South Fort Smith neighborhood. Police confirm one woman is dead, but can not confirm yet whether foul play is suspected. The death investigation is underway tonight on Fallstone Road in the Remington

KHBS - 2018-08-16 04:21:00

Man shot in the back of the head in Fort Smith

Police are asking anyone with information about the case to call them at 479-709-5100. They can also call 78-CRIME, where any information leading to an arrest in the case may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.

KHBS - 2018-08-16 04:22:00

Man Beaten, Shot in Fort Smith

The Fort Smith Police Department (FSPD) says Trent Sanders, 25, was found around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in the area of N G St. between 17th and 18th.

FOX16.COM - 2018-08-15 20:49:02

Fort Smith mother charged with murdering infant

On December 8, 2017, emergency crews were called to an apartment complex where they found a 10-month-old unresponsive baby and an intoxicated mother, Kinyata Nichols, age 36, according to police.


Fire damages Fort Smith home

FORT SMITH, Ark. —A fire damaged a house on 12th and Q Streets in Fort Smith Tuesday afternoon.Children and their father were at home at the time of the fire. They heard an explosion from the area of the electrical box when the fire started.AdvertisementThey were able to escape the house without bei

KHBS - 2018-08-14 20:54:00

Flash Flood Warning For The Fort Smith Area

A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for the Fort Smith area until 1:30pm Wednesday. Multiple rounds of heavy rain will continue into the Fort Smith area until the early afternoon. Click

5NEWSONLINE.COM - 2018-08-15 14:42:43

Fort Smith Students Return To School

"It's just huge really, it's just this big vote of confidence from the communities of Barling and Fort Smith about the trajectory we've set for the school district through the vision 20/23 strategic planning process. So we're very excited to have these resources to put to good use on behalf of our k

5NEWSONLINE.COM - 2018-08-15 16:34:45

Flash Flooding in Ft. Smith Closes Roads

Kelley Highway between North 8th and North 9th Street.Kelley Highway and North 27th Street.North 9th and North 10th Street at the intersections of North G, North H, North F and North I Streets.

NWAHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-08-15 16:08:59

Fort Smith Police Investigate Overnight Shooting

You can also call Crime-Stoppers at 78-CRIME, any information leading to an arrest, in this case, may also be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000.

5NEWSONLINE.COM - 2018-08-15 20:45:00

George McGill elected new Mayor of Fort Smith

McGill has represented District 78 in the Arkansas State House since 2013. The Democrat campaigned on a platform that included the creation of a citizen-led Oversight Committee, championing city schools and local colleges and making a deal with the EPA on the consent decree, to control sewer and wat

KHBS - 2018-08-15 15:04:00

Fort Smith Police Seek Aggravated Robbery Suspect

Investigators believe the man is white, about 5-foot-10 to six feet tall, with a medium build and sandy blond hair.


FSPD Needs Your Help Identifying Suspect in Aggravated Robbery

The robbery happened at around 11 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1, at a convenience store located at 3601 Park Ave. in Fort Smith, according to a news release.

NWAHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-08-14 16:10:31

Fort Smith mom arrested in son's death

Kinyata Nichols, 36, was arrested after an investigation by the department's Special Investigations Unit.

NWAONLINE.COM - 2018-08-15 03:19:11

Baby found safe after Amber Alert, authorities seek father

Authorities in northwest Arkansas are searching for a man who is accused of attacking the mother of his infant child then fleeing with the baby.The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the 2-month-old infant was later dropped off unharmed at her grandmother's house, but the suspect, 38-year-old D


Fort Smith's First Female African-American Police Officer Is Sworn-In

FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- The first black female police officer in the history of Fort Smith has now been sworn in. Areille James, and three others, started police academy training this past week and the new hires bring diversity to police force in Fort Smith. The police department has spent the better p


Fort Smith votes for new mayor

If one of the three candidates receives more than 50% of the vote, he will be elected May of Fort Smith. If that number is not reached, the top two candidates will be placed on the ballot again in November.


Arkansas mother accused in 10-month-old's death

On December 8, police were called to Mercy Hospital in reference to an intoxicated mother and her ten-month-old child, who was unresponsive. First responders and EMS had been called to an apartment complex in the 4200 block of Kinkead Ave., where they found the child and his mother, 36-year-old Kiny


Hundreds Receive Hepatitis A Vaccination After Possible Exposure at Red Lobster in Fort Smith

"It's just like the flu. With this particular hepatitis A, it can impact you quite a bit, so we just want to encourage folks to come and get their vaccines so they don't get sick," said Matthew Hicks, Environmental Health Specialist for Crawford, Sebastian and Scott County.


FBI arrests Crawford Co. rape suspect

VAN BUREN, Ark. —The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested a Crawford County truck driver Monday in connection with a rape investigation.Stanley Rice appeared in court Monday for a hearing. Rice had been facing three charges of raping someone under the age of 14, according to Crawford County Pros


Hit And Run In Fort Smith Injures Pedestrian

FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A pedestrian was left with life-threatening injures after a hit-and-run accident in Fort Smith on Friday.The accident happened about 9 a.m. in the 1400 block of Fresno Street, Fort Smith Police said.Police are looking for a white Ford F250 with a utility box in the bed with damag