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Pocola man killed in Sebastian County crash

A man was killed in a crash in Sebastian County Wednesday afternoon, according to Arkansas State Police. 26-year-old Johnathan Micheal Crafton was killed in the wreck at State Highway 253 and Durham Lane, south of Fort Smith. Crafton lost control of his 2008 Volkswagen Rabbit while negotiating a cur

KHBS - 2018-03-23 15:51:00

Judge Parker's tie pin stolen from Fort Smith Museum

The Fort Smith Museum of History is offering a $1,300 reward for information that leads to the recovery of the tie pin. Updated: 3:16 PM CDT Mar 23, 2018 Fort Smith Museum of History Police are investigating after a historic artifact was stolen from the Fort Smith Museum of History. Thursday after

KHBS - 2018-03-23 20:16:00

Man charged with negligent homicide

The man driving a 1991 MK7 which was involved in a fatality accident in April of last year, has been charged with driving while intoxicated, negligent homicide and drug charges in connection with the case. Richard Lowrence, 38, was involved in an accident in which Misty Perez was killed when the veh


March For Our Lives Fort Smith & Bentonville

ARKANSAS (KFSM) - Fort Smith, Bentonville and in areas in between, students are hosting a March for Our Lives rally on Saturday (Mar. 24). Photo Gallery Many demonstrators are asking for stricter gun control and demanding action from Congress. The rally brought several speakers to the Courthouse ste

5NEWSONLINE.COM - 2018-03-24 17:05:48

Environmental damage from Hurricane Harvey is just beginning to emerge

As first responders and residents struggled to save lives and property during the record-shattering deluge of Hurricane Harvey, the toxic onslaught from the nation's petrochemical hub was largely overshadowed. But nearly seven months after floodwaters swamped Houston, the extent of the environmental


Freedom Park to host April jazz festival

Van Buren will host a jazz festival on April 20-21 to feature area school bands and headlined by the Jake Hertzog Trio as the final act of the event. The festival will be held at Freedom Park in downtown Van Buren and is free. Those attending are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. Hertzog's

PRESS ARGUS-COURIER - 2018-03-24 14:00:00

Local PD Says It's City's Seen a Spike in Gun-Related Crime

Fort Smith, Ark. - A local police department said it's city has seen a spike in gun-related crimes over the last several months. Fort smith has seen all sorts of criminal activity recently, from an officer-involved shooting to burglaries at gun point And Fayetteville police say they also see these

NWAHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-03-24 03:11:45

Fort Smith hotel catches fire

No one was injured in hotel fire in Thursday Fort Smith, the battalion chief said. The fire has been put out. Fort Smith firefighters responded to a fire Thursday at Best Western, 2900 S. 68th St. in Fort Smith. The cause of the fire is under investigation, Battalion Chief Teddy Abbey said. Firefigh

SOUTHWEST TIMES RECORD - 2018-03-23 02:20:07

Fort Smith Crews Respond To Fire

Fort Smith (KFSM) - Fort Smith crews responded to a fire at a four-plex on South 14th Street and Boston Street this morning. The owner of the apartment was sleeping at the time when the fire started. Officials report that everyone was evacuated and no one was injured. The cause is currently under in


#NationalWalkOut is non-issue in south Logan County

The movement known as a national walk out by students across country to protest gun violence was largely a non-issue in South Logan County last Wednesday. At Magazine about seven students left their classroom at the designated 10 a.m. time and took up residence beneath a pavilion behind the main bui


Fort Smith/Fayetteville News | 5newsonline KFSM 5NEWS

Showers and storms are possible in the early morning hours on Monday. Timing: 3AM-6AM Threats: Isolated hail threats, some gusty winds -Matt Filed in:Weather, Weather Blog Showers and storms are possible in the early morning hours on Monday. Timing: 3AM-6AM Threats: Isolated hail threats, some gusty


Fort Smith Police Hires 13 New Officers, Looking To Add 20 More

FORT SMITH (KFSM)-- Fort Smith police have hired 13 new officers and are looking to hire even more in efforts to fully staff the department. The newly hired officers are training at the police academy and will graduate on April 20. "This is a great step in the right direction for this department," O

5NEWSONLINE.COM - 2018-03-23 03:22:04

Man Hospitalized After Fort Smith Car Wreck, Fire

FORT SMITH (KFSM) - A man in his 90s was taken to a hospital Wednesday (March 21) morning after his car caught fire when he crashed into a fence on Spradling Avenue, according to Fort Smith police. The man was trapped inside the car while firefighters put out the blaze, but police said the man was a


School walkout mostly a non-event here

The nationwide walk out of school students last week was mostly a non-event in Logan County, according to three school superintendents. The walk out was to protest gun violence in schools, the most recent of which took place at a Florida high school on Feb. 14. In Paris, Superintendent Wayne Fawcett


Second round of superintendent candidate interviews set

The Booneville School Board will be conducting in-person interviews with three to five of the candidates looking to fill its superintendent post next Tuesday, March 27. Interim superintendent Scotty Pierce said last week there were 20 applicants for the vacancy created in February when the school di


Judge throws out Arkansas' marijuana cultivation licenses

A judge has thrown out the decisions made by Arkansas' Medical Marijuana Commission, declaring its licenses "null and void." Updated: 11:21 AM CDT Mar 21, 2018 A judge has thrown out the decisions made by Arkansas' Medical Marijuana Commission, declaring its cultivation licenses "null and void." C


Dog found hanging from fence in Fort Smith

Local veterinary workers are providing care to a dog who was found hanging from a fence by her neck Saturday. A family found the female dog, named "China," hanging in the alleyway of South 21st and South Y streets in Fort Smith. The family took the dog to the Helping Out Pets Everyday Humane Society


Fort Smith police hire 13; look to hire more

Recent hires promise an increased force at the Fort Smith Police Department, officials say. Fort Smith police Cpl. Anthony Rice said that 13 people who passed interviews with the Police Department are currently going through academy training. The 13 trainees are part of the 33 officer positions that


Coach with three state titles leaving Paris

On Monday night March 12, the Paris High School Lady Eagles volleyball team were presented with their state championship rings in front of a capacity crowd gathered to hear Razorback Volleyball coach Jason Watson admonish the athletes before head coach K Wesley Davis took the podium to tell stories


Sebastian Countywide Cleanup to begin in April

The Sebastian Countywide Spring Cleanup Campaign will begin April 7 in Milltown and Greenwood, according to a news release. The campaign will take place on Saturdays and go through May 12 in coordination with the Great American Cleanup. "By working together to clean up our properties, we all can mak