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Access to medical services on Rogers Avenue a top priority

About a dozen local residents listed access to medical services as a top priority for a Rogers Avenue project. The Frontier Metropolitan Planning Organization in Fort Smith held a meeting at the Hennessy Conference Room at Mercy Hospital at Tuesday to discuss its two-year Rogers Corridor Multimodal


National Responsible Pet Ownership month declared in Waldron

“National Responsible Pet Ownership” month has been proclaimed during the month of February in Waldron by Mayor David Millard. The proclamation signed by the mayor and Sherry Johnston, Clerk and Treasurer, states: WHEREAS, owning a pet is a privilege and a commitment that comes with responsibilities


Man shot and killed in Arkansas neighborhood

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. - A man died after being shot in an Arkansas neighborhood Wednesday evening. The shooting happened in Blytheville. Police were called to the 100 block of East Cherry Street around 6 p.m.


Former City Councilwoman Cites "Financial Troubles" As Reason for Stealing from Elderly

WALDRON, Ark. (KNWA) - A former city council member is accused of stealing money from an assisted living facility where she worked, according to a Waldron police report. Paige Cupit, 25, worked at Dalton's Place Assisted Living Center as an office manager.


Possible Cutting Of ‘Mena Tornado Tree’ Raises Concerns

MENA, Ark. (KFSM) — Mena residents are worried that a tree with special meaning will be cut down. Susan Busch, a concerned citizen, called the mayor after she says workers were at the end of her street wanting to cut down the "Mena Tornado Tree."


Arkansas bill would automatically seal some criminal records

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — An Arkansas lawmaker is proposing that some non-violent offenders be allowed to have their criminal records automatically sealed, a move backed by a coalition that says it would give people a second chance after serving their sentence.


Clubs and Events — 2.17.19

Van Buren Writers Group: Members meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Van Buren Public Library, 1409 Main St. in Van Buren. Call Sheila at (479) 739-6057. Crawford County Friends of Genealogy: Members meet at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Van Buren Public Library, 1409 Main St. in Van Buren.


4 teens accused of stealing dozens of guns from Arkansas store, police say

Four teenagers accused of stealing more than 75 guns after breaking into a Northwest Arkansas store face multiple felonies following their arrests, police in Prairie Grove said Thursday.


Arkansas lawmaker files bill that would legalize physician-assisted suicide

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) — A lawmaker wants to give patients in Arkansas the right to die. Representative (R) Dan Douglas calls his bill the Compassionate Care End-of-Life Option Act. According to his bill, physician-assisted suicide would become possible in Arkansas, but only for those suffering te


Shipley Donuts Ready To Hire On Arkansas Blvd.

It's been over a year since ground broke on the donuts of my dreams, Shipley Do-nuts, and it looks like we're getting close. Look there, in the window, it's a "Now Hiring" sign! I grew up in Houston where Shipley began, and I love 'em! I can only hope they live up to my memories.


Top Dems call for end to Medicaid work rules after 18,000 lose coverage in Arkansas

Top congressional Democrats are calling on the Trump administration to stop approving work requirements in Medicaid after more than 18,000 people lost coverage last year due to the requirements in Arkansas.


Arkansas family loses everything after escaping fire

CROSS COUNTY, Ark. — Eight members of a Cross County, Arkansas family escaped a devastating fire Monday morning. The fire destroyed their home and everything they own. It happened in the small community of Cherry Valley located a few miles from Harrisburg. On Thursday, one of the survivors told us a


Arkansas may consider allowing doctors to prescribe lethal doses of medication for terminal patients

ARKANSAS - (2/22/19) Representative Dan Douglas' Death With Dignity Bill would allow doctors to prescribe lethal doses of medicine for you to end your life, if you prove to be clear of mind.


Watch for falling trees, debris as storms move through Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Expected high winds and rain over the weekend in central Arkansas means everyone needs to be alert for potential dangers. Uprooted trees still remain outside Michael Jones' home, after strong winds blew through Little rock two weeks ago.


Clark County authorities, Arkansas State Police and FBI investigate bank robbery

ARKADELPHIA, Ark.(KATV) — An Arkadelphia branch bank was robbed on Thursday around 9:25 a.m. Police say an unidentified Hispanic male described as possibly being around 30-years-old, was wearing a black hooded coat and black ball cap, blue jeans, and white shoes.


Southern Poverty Law Center finds 14 hate groups in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — After a sweeping indictment led to the arrests ofArkansas-based members of an alleged white supremacist group on Feb. 12, others accused white supremacist, were arrested in Oklahoma.


Passport fairs to be held in 3 Arkansas cities

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Three Arkansas post offices are hosting events this month to help anyone who needs to get their passport. Since appointments are not required on passport fair days, customers are urged to show up early because applicants will be served on a first-come, first-served basis until th


Retirement party thrown for Arkansas Highway Police corporal in viral video

A final radio call heard by people across the country. After 31 years of service for the Arkansas Highway Police in Harrison, Cpl. Roy Martin retired. "It wasn't always about giving someone a ticket or doing that,” Martin said. “There's a lot of times out here on the highway that you can help people


Texarkana Arkansas Police Could Use Your Help Identifying Mailbox Thief

Have you seen this car, or the person driving it in your neighborhood? The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department would love to find this person that has been allegedly stealing from mailboxes.


Female-mutiliation measure advances to Arkansas House

Legislation that would make unlawful the genital mutilation of a minor female sailed through the Senate on Thursday. The Senate's 34-0 vote sent Senate Bill 318 by Sen. Breanne Davis, R-Russellville, to the House.