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Mazey Leaving Poteau For McAlester

POTEAU (KFSM) – Forrest Mazey helped Poteau to one of the best seasons in school history in 2018 but now he’s taking a step up in classification. Mazey is expected to be hired as the new McAlester football coach at a school board meeting on Monday night. He spent the past four seasons with the Pirat


Poteau voters approve school bond issue

LeFlore County voters made their decisions in the Poteau School and Arkoma city special elections Tuesday. Poteau voters approved a $14,875,000 bond issue and an accompanying 4.70 millage rate increase to pay for the bonds. Unofficial results taken from the Oklahoma State Election Board website show


Police Find 2 Pounds Of Meth And Semi-Automatic Weapons In Fort Smith Hotel Room

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — A traffic stop leads Van Buren Police to a hotel room in Fort Smith where they found two pounds of crystal methamphetamine, three semi-automatic pistols and a small amount of marijuana.


Drugs and Guns Bust in the River Valley; Per 12th / 21st District Drug Task Force

NORTHWEST, Ark. (KNWA) - A couple of people allegedly brought pounds of methamphetamine and firearms into NWA, according to the 12th / 21st District Drug Task Force (DTF) Facebook post.


Rep Grego Files Legislation to Keep Veterans Center in Talihina

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Jim Grego today announced he has filed legislation to stop the transfer of an Oklahoma Veterans Center from Talihina. House Bill 1149 would eliminate the authorization to transfer the center that was first granted by legislation passed in 2017 and signed into law by former


Fire Truck Vs. Car Accident Blocks Traffic In Fort Smith

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — Traffic is blocked on Townson Avenue and Dallas Street in Fort Smith after a possible accident involving a vehicle and a fire truck. Traffic going both directions on Towson Avenue is blocked and traffic is being redirected.


UPDATE: Fort Smith Trailer Fire Victim Identified

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA) - UPDATE: Fort Smith police have identified the man who died in a trailer fire Wednesday night. Jacob Demery, 36, was identified as the victim of the fire that occurred on Riverfront Drive and North E Street, according to Fort Smith police.


Police investigate Fort Smith slaying

FORT SMITH -- Police were investigating a disturbance Tuesday that resulted in the death of one man and the injury of another. Police were called to Timberline Apartments at 5900 Kinkead Ave. about 4 a.m. regarding a report of a stabbing, according to a Fort Smith Police Department news release.


New Details on Deadly Fort Smith Fire

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA)-- In Fort Smith, we have new information about the deadly fire that killed one person Wednesday night. The Fort Smith Fire Department said it suspects homeless people were trying to stay warm in the trailer.


Body found by hunters in northeast Oklahoma

MAYES COUNTY, Okla. - Mayes County, Okla. Deputy Rod Howell confirms a body was found by hunters around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019. Deputy Howell confirmed to KOAM and FOX14 that pieces of clothing and other items found with the body appear to be items belonging to Mark Rogers.


1 Dead in Fort Smith Fire

FORT SMITH, Ark. - One man has died in a Wednesday night fire. It happened shortly before 10:15 in the area of North E St. and Riverfront Drive. The victim was reportedly found inside an enclosed trailer.


Crews Battle Large Fire In Downtown Fort Smith

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — Fire crews are on the scene of a large fire on North E Street and River Front Drive in downtown Fort Smith. Police, EMS and Fire Crews are not sure what caused the fire. Officials say one, possibly two semi-trailers caught fire earlier.


Roland Student Suspended After Bringing Gun To Basketball Tournament In Sallisaw

ROLAND, Okla. (KFSM) — A Roland student-athlete has been suspended after bringing a gun to a basketball tournament in Sallisaw, Superintendent Randy Wood with Roland Schools told 5NEWS.


Fort Smith residents appeal city's decision to allow development of Casey's General Store

Some Fort Smith residents have filed an appeal with the Sebastian County Circuit Court to overturn the Board of Directors’ decision to allow development of a Casey’s General Store at South 46th Street and Rogers Avenue.


Search warrant reveals Oklahoma attorney accused of murder solicitation was customer of illicit massage parlors, took sex workers he paid as his clients

Winston Connor II, a Delaware County attorney, was accused of using his legal expertise to further the operation of a years-long prostitution ring in Tulsa, a newly released search warrant shows.


Mother of Killed Five Year Old Speaks Out, Mortuary Offers to Waive Fees

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA)-- The Sebastian County prosecuting attorney has charged Rae Von Smith with first degree murder. Smith was originally charged with endangering the welfare of a minor after her five year old stepson died while in her care.


Van Buren Man Accused Of Raping Child Arrested

VAN BUREN (KFSM) — Police arrested a Van Buren man caught sexually assaulting a female juvenile. On January 3, 2019, David Lynn Stewart, 68, was arrested at his Van Buren home for rape.


Roland K-9 Officer Catches California Driver With 300 Pounds Of Marijuana in Mattress

ROLAND, Okla. (KFSM) — A Roland Officer nabbed 300 pounds of marijuana from a California driver on I-40 who was hiding the substance in a mattress in their vehicle. “When I made contact back with the vehicle I opened the back sliding door. I observed a mattress, what appeared to be a mattress, back


Fort Smith woman accused of killing 5-year-old pleads innocent to murder charge

A 23-year-old Fort Smith woman entered a not-guilty plea Wednesday after prosecutors charged her with first-degree murder in the death of her 5-year-old stepson. Rae Von Elizabeth Smith, 23, of Fort Smith was arrested Jan. 11 after a boy was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Health and law enforc


Oklahoma bodies identified as Texas friends missing since Jan. 4

(KXAN) -- The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner's Office positively identified two bodies found near Clearview, Tuesday as missing Temple friends, 28-year-old Jenna Scott, and 32-year-old Michael Swearingin.