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Man's body found in Fort Smith

The body belonged to a white male, possibly in his '30's, who was found face down near the back of a business, according to Fort Smith Police.


Man makes claims of police brutality, excessive force in Le Flore County

Keith Woolery of Wister claims he was unjustly beaten, hit, kicked and shot at least 11 times with a taser gun by former Police Chief Jordan Westbrook. Westbrook has since resigned his position.


Barling Bridge open after being hit by dredge

BARLING, Ark. —The Barling Bridge was closed for more than an hour Thursday morning after it was hit by a dredge.The dredge was still entangled with the bridge as of 10:15 a.m., but it was not considered a threat to structural integrity and so the bridge was allowed to reopen.AdvertisementThe collis

KHBS - 2018-07-19 22:44:00

Sparks Health System to be purchased by Baptist Health

"Baptist Health is committed to its heritage of being a faith-based, Christian organization providing high-quality care which sustains its mission of responding to the health needs of communities throughout the state," the company describes itself in the release.

KHBS - 2018-07-18 23:41:00

This is how you should be carrying a car seat

If you ask someone to demonstrate how to hold acar seat, chances are they'll hook it over their arm, propping it up against their hip, and switch when that side of the body gets tired. It looks clunky — andfeelseven clunkier, especially when you're walking — but hey, that's just how it is, right?

KHBS - 2018-07-19 16:23:00

Oklahoma man hoping excessive force case will go before a judge

Keith Woolery claims that he was beaten, hit, kicked and tased at least 11 times by former Wister Police Chief Jordan Westbrook.

KFOR - 2018-07-18 15:28:36

Oscar Winning Actor in Fort Smith for Popular TV Show

HOLLYWOOD - Feb. 26: Mahershala Ali, winner of Best Supporting Actor for 'Moonlight,' poses in the press room during the 89th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

NWAHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-07-19 21:12:48

Bodies of Wichita couple found in shallow grave in Arkansas

CBS-affiliate5 News in Fort Smith, Ark. reportsthe bodies of the couple were found in Crawford County, Ark. in a shallow grave that was covered by a mattress.

WIBW - 2018-07-18 16:53:00

Man arrested on kidnapping complaint

An area man has been charged with a felony count of kidnapping after allegedly holding a Haileyville woman against her will shortly after midnight on Tuesday.Jose Luis Perez-Ruiz, 35, with a listed Stigler address, is also charged with a misdemeanor count of resisting an officer in connection with t


Two bodies found north of Natural Dam

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Ark. —Deputies are investigating after two bodies were found north of Natural Dam Wednesday, the sheriff's office confirmed to 40/29 News.The bodies were found near Highway 59 in Crawford County.AdvertisementThe sheriff's office did not immediately release additional information.Ale

KHBS - 2018-07-18 14:54:00

ASP: Missing woman found

Green was last seen wearing dark colored capris, a peach or pink blouse, and white new balance shoes. Law enforcement said she is believed to be driving a Black Jeep Wrangler with sideboards and an Arkansas license plate. The plate number is 143 VVE.


Leflore County deputies seek 'armed & dangerous' suspect

Leflore County Undersheriff Kendall Morgan said that Kevin Dewayne Ballard, 5 5’3 160 pounds, has been charged with domestic assault and battery.


Van Buren PD asks for public's help finding 17-year-old girl

Destiny Waldron left home several weeks ago, but has been in contact with her mother. She will not tell her mother where she is, leading to the decision to publicize her photos in an attempt to locate her.


Movie night returns at Will Rogers Memorial Museum

“Life Begins at Forty” is showing Friday, July 27. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., the movie starts at 7. Admission is free and free popcorn and drinks will be served.


Fort Smith school renovations could begin next spring

FORT SMITH, Ark. —Not many visible changes are happening at the Fort Smith Public Schools - at least not yet.Back on July 9th, the school board discussed selling 90 million dollars worth of bonds to fund several improvement projects.It was a race against time since interest rates are anticipated to


Van Buren Police Searching For Teen Runaway

VAN BUREN (KFSM) — Police are asking for the public’s help to find a 17-year-old runaway.Van Buren police said Destiny Waldon is possibly staying in the Fort Smith area.Anyone with more information is urged to contact Det. Jonathan Wear at the police department by calling 479-474-1234.


Fort Smith, Arkansas repeals ‘Footloose’ ordinance

Kevin Bacon, who burst on the movie scene in the hit movie “Footloose,” sits in the Sunset Marquis Hotel and discusses his effort in the John Hughes movie, “She’s Having a Baby,” in Los Angeles, Feb. 12, 1988. Says Bacon, ...more >


AP News - Lose, your blues: Town tosses 'Footloose' anti-dancing law

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — A western Arkansas city has a message for residents: Kick off the Sunday shoes.Fort Smith city directors recently repealed a 1953 ordinance that essentially outlawed public dancing on Sundays.City Director Andre Good introduced the repeal after a resident told him about the s


Hidden Harbor Capital, Cloyes Gear Appoints Chief Executive Officer - Motorcycle & Powersports News

Cloyes Gear & Products, Inc., which is backed by Hidden Harbor Capital Partners, has hired John Bohenick as Chief Executive Officer. Based in Fort Smith, AR, and founded in 1921, Cloyes is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing and distribution of timing drive systems and componen


Fort Smith named "Most Unhappy City in U.S."

On Thursday,BBC News published an article in Spanishbased on a recentgallup poll measuring the well -being and quality of life in the United States.Fort Smith ranked last when measuring financial security, life purpose, physical health, community life and socialization in the city.