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Arkansas man charged with murder following arrest in Oklahoma, police say
A western Arkansas man who is accused of fatally shooting a man earlier this month was arrested in Oklahoma and faces a murder charge, authorities said. Adam Mathew Green, 27, of Mena appeared in Polk County Circuit Court Thursday after being charged with first-degree murder. He also faces felony th
“I want answers,” Oklahoma father seeks justice for his daughter
A concerned Oklahoma father said, more than four years ago, his young daughter was raped by a 19-year-old but, due to a court mix-up, justice has never been served. The particular rape case was filed in Oklahoma County, but attorneys soon found out the crime took place in Cleveland County.
Road work delayed due to rain Featured
According to Poteau Street Commissioner, Jim Seale, the milling and overlay project by Pansy Kidd Middle School has been delayed due to the rain and cooler temperatures. JOB Construction did not work on the road on Wednesday and will not be working on Thursday.
Oklahoma appeals court upholds murder conviction of rancher
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the murder conviction and life without parole sentence of a Chandler man in the death of his estranged wife.
Woman Busted 'Delivering' Drugs, Phones, Steaks to Oklahoma Jail
A recent "delivery" to an Oklahoma prison was stymied by attuned correctional officers, according to a post by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. Jail officials said a woman, identified as Wakanda Johnson, was spotted bringing several items onto the property of the Dick Conner Correction Center
Poteau police car involved in wreck
A Poteau Police cruiser was hit by an SUV Saturday morning, according to Assistant Chief Greg Russell. An officer was patrolling North Broadway in Poteau shortly after midnight Saturday morning when the accident happened.
Oklahoma woman denied bond reduction in Greenwood County endangerment case
Eureka, KS (KSNW) - A Greenwood County judge has denied a bond reduction request made by Janie Gill. Gill is charged in an incident that occurred on November 29, 2018, when she left her 17-year old grandson in a rest area along U.S. 400 in Greenwood County. She faces charges of Aggravated Endangerme
Poteau Man Involved In Accident In Pushmataha County That Left Another Driver Critical
ANTLERS, Okla. (KFSM) — A Poteau man was involved in an accident Thursday that left another driver seriously injured. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Robert Landin, 33, of Poteau was driving a 2015 Peterbilt truck on State Highway 2 about 7:03 p.m. 10 miles north of Antlers, Okla., in Push
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma 03.21.19
BEJARANO, Miguel Leon, 25, of Irving, Texas. Conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Sentenced to five months in prison and four years of supervised release.
Inmate Dies After Erratic Behavior He Blamed on Energy Drinks
SEQUOYAH COUNTY, Okla. (KNWA) - A Sequoyah County Detention Center inmate died in a Sallisaw hospital Thursday morning. The inmate, who has not been identified, seemed agitated and spoke erratically at around 9 a.m. Thursday. A nurse at the jail found that the inmate had good vital statistics. The i
Manhunt for suspect who stole police car in Le Flore Co.
HEAVENER, Okla. — A manhunt is underway for a kidnapping suspect who stole a police car in LeFlore County, according to Heavener Police Chief Ty Armstrong. Law enforcement is searching the areas of Heavener and Howe both in cars and on foot, using K9s.
Sebastian County Coal Mine Vandalized
HARTFORD, Ark. (KNWA) - A coal mine in Hartford was vandalized with damages exceeding $5,000. A caretaker reported equipment in the mine was damaged, and an area near the main entrance had been set on fire, according to Capt. Philip Pevehouse with the Sebastian County Sheriff's Office.
Pianist/singer Tony DeSare to perform in Fort Smith April 13
He's musically gifted, his talent stays in high demand and he is tapped to make his Fort Smith concert debut next month. Acclaimed pianist/singer Tony DeSare will bring his jazz ensemble and serve as the special musical guests for the Fort Smith Symphony's fifth concert of its current season, "It's
Missouri Inmate Back In Custody After Escaping Heavener Police
Authorities say a kidnapping suspect who escaped from a Missouri jail and an Oklahoma patrol car has been arrested after returning to Missouri. The Sedalia Democrat reports that 30-year-old Travis Lee Davis was found early Tuesday trying to hide in the attic space of a detached garage. Sedalia Polic
Department names officers involved in deadly shooting
Officer Devin Harriman and Investigator Coty Biles are the two officers named as being involved in a shooting Thursday morning that resulted in the death of a 27-year-old Stilwell man. During a press conference Friday, Sallisaw Police Capt. Jeff Murray released their names and offered an explanation
Female jail quarters remain overcrowded in Sebastian County
Though some complaints from its inmates are unfounded, overcrowding remains a concern in the women's quarters of the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center, authorities say. Officials say the "CD" female pod in the Detention Center frequently exceeds its 48-bed count, sometimes by up to 35 percent
Hackett house damaged in overnight fire
HACKETT, Ark. — Sebastian County Sheriff's department said they called out fire crews to a home in Hackett overnight. Crews in Hackett and Excelsior responded to the home on Sunshine Mine Rd before midnight.
Arkansas to benefit by nearly $400,000 from Tyson Foods grants
Tyson Foods announced $1.8 million in new hunger relief grants benefiting 14 states, including a combined $400,000 in Arkansas. The company said the grants work to combat hunger in communities like Rogers, Russellville, Fort Smith, Pine Bluff, Little Rock and Texarkana.
New Attractions Coming To Steel Horse Rally In Downtown Fort Smith
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — The roar of engines will be heard soon in Downtown Fort Smith for the Steel Horse Rally. Wednesday (March 20) organizers announced that there will be new attractions at this year's event including Alternative rock band "Fuel" who will be playing at the rally.
Arkansas TV station sold as part of larger deal valued at $1.32B
KFSM-TV, a CBS affiliate serving the Fayetteville area and Fort Smith, has been sold to Tegna Inc. as Nexstar Media Group Inc. divests itself of 19 stations around the country in a sale valued at $1.32 billion.