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Man's Body Recovered After Drowning Incident

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFTA) - One man died after he drowned near the Riverfront Park in Fort Smith on Saturday night, according to Sgt. Wendall Sampson with the Fort Smith Police Department.

NWAHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-06-24 17:25:32

Police: Body recovered from Arkansas River in Fort Smith

FORT SMITH, Ark. —Fort Smith Police confirm the body of man in his twenties was recovered from the Arkansas River near Riverfront Park on Saturday night.Police said they received a report that someone went under and never came back up.AdvertisementPolice said a language barrier was causing an issue,

KHBS - 2018-06-24 12:34:00

Morning rain storms leave damage in River Valley

SALLISAW, Okla. —Storms that moved through Sunday morning left behind damage across the River Valley.Several people saw trees and limbs knocked over in their yards. Thousands of people saw power outages as well with OG&E and Arkansas Valley Electric during the storms.AdvertisementOne viewer sent a p

KHBS - 2018-06-24 22:44:00

Emergency crews respond to possible drowning at Riverfront Park

FORT SMITH, Ark. —Fort Smith Police confirm a search is underway in the Arkansas River near Riverfront Park.Police say a person reported someone went under the water and never came back up.AdvertisementPolice say a language barrier was causing an issue, but now have a Spanish-speaking officer on the

KHBS - 2018-06-24 02:36:00

Rides, Ribs, and Rummage Coming To Area

Fort Smith (KFSM) - Fort Smith will soon be filled with the smell of ribs on the grill as the Fountain of Youth Adult Daycare Center holds their first-ever Rides, Ribs, and Rummage.

5NEWSONLINE.COM - 2018-06-23 14:06:21

Third Annual Ales For Trails Coming To Fort Smith

Fort Smith (KFSM) - Since it's inception in 2015 Ales for Trails has become one of the premiere events in downtown Fort Smith. With over four-hundred types of craft beer, food trucks, and a 5K beer run sponsored by Core Brewing, this year looks to be the best yet.

5NEWSONLINE.COM - 2018-06-24 13:50:20

Drillers' homestand finale rained out Sunday

Buy NowThe Drillers were rained out for the second time this season on Sunday. IAN MAULE/Tulsa WorldThe Tulsa Drillers' scheduled homestand finale against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals on Sunday afternoon was rained out.It was only the second home rainout of the season for the Drillers. The game w

TULSA WORLD - 2018-06-24 17:27:00

After locker incident, board member raises questions about the future of Greenwood Leadership Academy

"The recent events at GLA reveal the lack of safety for students and the blatant disregard for state and federal regulatory guidelines concerning special needs students and students with disabilities,” said Jennettie Marshall, a board member. “We cannot afford to turn our heads or close our eyes to


Park Hill woman dies following crash

According to OHP, Wildcat was injured June 15 in a collision on Willis Road, 150 feet east of Tahlequah in Cherokee County. Wildcat was a passenger in a 2014 Kia Soul driven by Susanna Wildcat, 57, also of Park Hill. Susanna Wildcat was westbound on Willis Road. A southbound 2009 Dodge Charger drive


Dog shot 3 times in the face survives – now ‘Hope’ has a new home

FORT SMITH, Ark. – In late March, a 4-year-old breed mix named Hope was foundtied to a treein Arkansas with three bullet wounds.


UAFS Offering CDL Classes, Small Business Workshop

Fort Smith (KFSM) - The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has been busy the past few weeks as they add several new programs to the roster.The Commercial Driver Development program helps with the truck driver shortage across the nation by getting students behind the wheel and ready to drive in four

5NEWSONLINE.COM - 2018-06-23 14:06:33

Woman breaks windshield with cane, pulls knife

A Muldrow woman was charged on June 8 with one felony count of assault, battery, or assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and malicious injury to property under $1,000 after reportedly breaking the windshield of a vehicle and then trying to go after the victims with a knife.


Police: Fort Smith Man Wanted After Shooting Brother

Marvin Rojas, 26, is believed to be armed and possibly dangerous, according to Sgt. Wendell Sampson.


OG&E Providing Fans To Fort Smith & Alma Residents

To receive a fan, applicants must have photo ID, proof of all members of their household and proof of address. The proof of address must be dated within the last 30 days.


Cultivation License Now Possible for Local Center

FORT SMITH, Ark. - After months of delays, Medical Marijuana in Arkansas is one-step closer to becoming a reality.


Police across the region receive crisis intervention training

"We teach officers how to be engaged in officer safety, we teach them how to talk to people, we teach them how to interview people from the very beginning," Pulaski County Lieutenant and CIT instructor Theodore Haase said. "But what this is, is how to engage someone who's in a mental health crisis."


Police, Doctors and Addicts Joining Forces To Tackle Opioid Abuse

FORT SMITH, Ark. - Law enforcement, doctors and recovering drug addicts joined forces Wednesday to tackle the opioid epidemic in Arkansas.


Grady Memorial Hospital adds new general surgeon to team

Grady Memorial Hospital CEO, Kean Spellman introduced Dr. Michael Johns, the new general surgeon, at the Grady County Coalition meeting on June 20.


Only 2 state races on Arkansas primary runoff ballot Tuesday

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Only two state races are on the ballot in Tuesday's Arkansas primary runoff, but some counties have local races.Fort Smith-area voters will elect a Republican nominee for a state Senate seat. The District 8 seat came open when Jake Files pleaded guilty to federal charges in J


Northern Arkansas House race highlights runoff Tuesday

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) —Only two state races are on the ballot in Tuesday's Arkansas primary runoff, but some counties have local races.