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Waldron Middle School assistant principal accused of sexually assaulting student

Officers interviewed the student, and he told police he had been having a sexual relationship with the administrator since early in the summer, according to police. He also told officers inappropriate photographs had been exchanged.


Details of rape charges protected with sealed records

Jonathan Ryan Spurkosky, 35 of Mena, was arrested by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office on August 2 for seven counts of rape. His bond was set at $100,000

MENASTAR.COM - 2018-08-17 17:27:00

Fort Smith Police Arrest Double-Homicide Suspect

Neirod Medlock, 19, was arrested in connection with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of kidnapping and one count of residential aggravated burglary — all felonies.

5NEWSONLINE.COM - 2018-08-17 15:46:25

Nationwide search for suspect in Fort Smith killings

Fort Smith investigators have issued a nationwide search for Marcus Collins, age 29, who is wanted in a double-homicide in Fort Smith.

KHBS - 2018-08-17 23:41:00

Truck Hits Wild Hog on Highway

COWLINGTON, Ok. (KFTA) -- According to the Oklahoma Highway PatrolFacebook Page, a truck hit a wild hog Thursday in Cowlington on US-59 in Leflore County.

NWAHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-08-17 20:16:57

Waldron School Worker Admits Having Sex with Student, Police Say

Jessica Williams, 37, is facing up to five counts of Sexual Assault 1st degree and one count of Tampering with Evidence. She was booked into the Scott County Jail on Monday.


Police Need Help Finding Those Responsible For Shooting Man In Head In Fort Smith

According to Corporal Anthony Rice with the Fort Smith Police Department, they first were called about a man being beaten. Shortly after, he says they got a call about a man being shot.

5NEWSONLINE.COM - 2018-08-16 23:28:14

Huge wild hog causes rollover crash in Oklahoma

COWLINGTON, Okla. (KOKH) —A large wild hog caused a rollover crash Thursday in southeastern Oklahoma.The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has released photos showing a crash between a truck and a wild hog along US 59 in Cowlington, Oklahoma. The hog measured nearly 7-feet long and was standing in the middle

OKCFOX.COM - 2018-08-17 14:14:20

Assistant Principal Most Recent Waldron Educator Accused of Sexual Misbehavior

Jessica Williams, the Waldron Middle School assistant principal who admitted to investigators she was having a sexual relationship with a student, was arrested Monday for sexual assault and tampering with evidence.


Police investigating body found in south Fort Smith neighborhood

A woman was found dead on her front porch in Fort Smith Wednesday evening.The woman was identified by police as Kathy J. Drake, age 45.AdvertisementA witness was walking her dog on Fallstone Drive when she looked toward the house and saw a body lying there. She went to a neighbor's home to call 911.

KHBS - 2018-08-16 16:29:00

School Employee Accused of Sexually Assaulting 16-Year-Old Student

At the time of the incident, Williams was the Waldron Middle School assistant principal, according to Waldron Public Schools website.


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.


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.


Fort Smith Paper Joins National Rebuttal Against President’s Attacks On News Media

Our job is to get the news to you, the readers, and we take that job seriously. Trust is a vital part of that relationship, and we strive every day to maintain that. We make mistakes because we’re human, not because we are attempting to sway opinion one way or another. As journalists, our duty is to

5NEWSONLINE.COM - 2018-08-16 21:10:58

Man Kills Elderly Couple to Join "Carney Mafia"

The 70-page incident report released by the Van Buren Police Department details the moment investigators discovered that one female suspect manipulated her colleagues into believing she was someone else and ordered the hit of an elderly couple, Alfred and Pauline Carpenter, of Kansas.

NWAHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-08-17 02:51:39

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.


Cameron Public Schools Closed Because Of Flooding

CAMERON, OK (KFSM) — Cameron Public Schools has told 5NEWS that schools will close Wednesday (Aug. 15) afternoon because of flooding.Cameron Schools Superintendent John Long said that parts of the elementary school are flooded.School officials are also concerned about bus routes on rural roads in th


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.


Floods close roads, schools in River Valley

Several roads are closed in the River Valley. We will update this list as we are able to. If you see flooding remember: turn around, don't drown!


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