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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
WANTED: Fort Smith Police Search For Armed Robbery Suspect Tied To Two Oklahoma RobberiesFORT SMITH (KFSM) — Fort Smith police are searching for a man who is accused of
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted 41 minutes ago
FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Fort Smith police are searching for a man who is accused of robbing a Fort Smith convenience store at gunpoint last week. Officers are searching for Darrell Heinrichs, 37, of Stilwell, Oklahoma, and have a warrant out for his... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Sex-case sentence 60 yearsFORT SMITH -- A federal judge sentenced a local Fort Smith man to 60 years in p
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 2 hours ago
FORT SMITH -- A federal judge sentenced a local Fort Smith man to 60 years in prison Wednesday for sexually assaulting babies and video recording the attacks, calling the child pornography case "the worst of the worst." Western Arkansas Chief U.S.... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Woman tries to rob Arkansas convenience store with note; worker refuses to give cash, police sayan Arkansas convenience store armed with a threatening note but was refused by
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 3 hours ago
an Arkansas convenience store armed with a threatening note but was refused by employees Thursday morning. Around 8 a.m., Fort Smith police officers responded to the Pic-N-Tote convenience store at 3029 Zero St. after a panic alarm went off,... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
Fort Smith Police Searching For Person Of Interest In Attempted Robbery At Pic-N-ToteFORT SMITH (KFSM) — Police are looking for a person of interest accused of tryi
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted 4 hours ago
FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Police are looking for a person of interest accused of trying to rob the Pic-N-Tote Convenience Store on Thursday (July 27). Police headed to the convenience store, located at 3029 Zero Street, around 8 a.m. after getting a panic... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
Thousands To Attend 4th Annual Art On The BorderFORT SMITH (KFSM) - The city of Fort Smith is getting its taste of art this wee
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted 5 hours ago
FORT SMITH (KFSM) - The city of Fort Smith is getting its taste of art this week. While the Unexpected Project is underway, there's another event kicking off this weekend (July 28-29), the Art on the Border festival. The event is in its fourth... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
Fort Smith man sentenced to 60 years for sexually exploiting 2 infantsFORT SMITH, Ark. (KTHV) - On Wednesday, a Fort Smith man was sentenced to 60 ye
KTHV Little Rock / Posted 7 hours ago
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KTHV) - On Wednesday, a Fort Smith man was sentenced to 60 years in prison for sexually exploiting two infants. Spiotto's 60-year sentence also comes with no possibility of parole followed by supervised release for life. Law... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas bank robber who fled in taxi to spend 9 months in prisonFORT SMITH -- A Berryville man who robbed a bank, used a taxi as a getaway car
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 9 hours ago
FORT SMITH -- A Berryville man who robbed a bank, used a taxi as a getaway car and then used the money from the robbery to buy a motorcycle from a Bentonville police officer's son was sentenced Wednesday to nine months in federal prison. "It's... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Police shoot teen near youth shelterTuesday evening, Webb said. The center opened in 1989 as a private, nonprofit
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 12 hours ago
Tuesday evening, Webb said. The center opened in 1989 as a private, nonprofit organization. It has satellite offices in Fort Smith and in Cross County, Keith said. She would not say how many were in the center at the time of the shooting, nor... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Bank robber who fled in taxi to spend 9 months in prisonFORT SMITH -- A Berryville man who robbed a bank, used a taxi as a getaway car
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 13 hours ago
FORT SMITH -- A Berryville man who robbed a bank, used a taxi as a getaway car and then used the money from the robbery to buy a motorcycle from a Bentonville police officer's son was sentenced Wednesday to nine months in federal prison. "It's... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Weekend Calendar1-4 p.m. Monday-Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 14 hours ago
1-4 p.m. Monday-Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday. (501) 884-4930. FORT SMITH MUSEUM OF HISTORY 320 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission: $7, ages 6-16... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
Artist Paints Motivational Mural In Sebastian County Juvenile Detention CenterFORT SMITH (KFSM) -- A place surrounded by gates and wire is now being turned i
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted 18 hours ago
FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- A place surrounded by gates and wire is now being turned into artwork as one London artist transforms the recreational yard at the Sebastian County Juvenile Detention Center as part of The Unexpected project. "This is our rec... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Batesville drawing kudos on aquatic centercity's tax revenues, Elumbaugh said. "We get people from Jonesboro. We're gett
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 19 hours ago
city's tax revenues, Elumbaugh said. "We get people from Jonesboro. We're getting people from Searcy. We've had folks from Fort Smith, Harrison; and all of the surrounding communities around the Batesville area. And of course, some of them are an... Read more
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KAIT Jonesboro
Batesville drawing kudos on aquatic centercity's tax revenues, Elumbaugh said. "We get people from Jonesboro. We're gett
KAIT Jonesboro / Posted 19 hours ago
city's tax revenues, Elumbaugh said. "We get people from Jonesboro. We're getting people from Searcy. We've had folks from Fort Smith, Harrison; and all of the surrounding communities around the Batesville area. And of course, some of them are an... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
Rogers Replaces Panhandling Ordinance Following Lawsuitcombat panhandling in the city. In June the American Civil Liberties Union fil
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted 21 hours ago
combat panhandling in the city. In June the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against Rogers, Hot Springs and Fort Smith over their city ordinances banning panhandling. At the city council meeting Tuesday night, officials voted to... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
Fort Smith Girl Reopens Lemonade Stand To Help Sebastian County Humane SocietyFORT SMITH (KFSM) -- A Fort Smith girl has re-opened her lemonade stand to serv
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted 23 hours ago
FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- A Fort Smith girl has re-opened her lemonade stand to serve icy beverages with purpose. The 10-year-old sets up a summer lemonade stand, and then donates the proceeds to the Sebastian County Humane Society. Ella, along with her... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
Berryville Man Sentenced For October Bank RobberyOctober, according to federal court documents. Hunter Cody Chafin, 19, pleaded
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted 23 hours ago
October, according to federal court documents. Hunter Cody Chafin, 19, pleaded guilty March 8 in U.S. District Court in Fort Smith to stealing $3,350 from First National Bank of North Arkansas in Berryville. Following his release, Chafin will... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
Fort Smith Regional Airport Awarded $3.1 Million FAA Grant For Fire StationFORT SMITH (KFSM)—The Federal Aviation Administration awarded the Fort Smith Re
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted yesterday
FORT SMITH (KFSM)—The Federal Aviation Administration awarded the Fort Smith Regional Airport a $3.1 million grant this week to build a fire station. “Currently, we do not have our own fire station,” Airport Director Michael Griffin said. “When we... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
Fort Smith Man Sentenced To 60 Years In Prison For Sexually Exploiting Two InfantsFORT SMITH (KFSM) — A Fort Smith man was sentenced to spend 60 years in prison
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted yesterday
FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A Fort Smith man was sentenced to spend 60 years in prison on Wednesday (July 26) after he was found guilty for the sexual exploitation of two infants. James Spiotto, 29, was found guilty of conspiring to produce child... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
Lin’s Garden Chinese Restaurant To Close Its Doors In Fort SmithKFSM (FORT SMITH) – Lin’s Garden Chinese Restaurant will close the doors at its
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted yesterday
KFSM (FORT SMITH) – Lin’s Garden Chinese Restaurant will close the doors at its Fort Smith location on August 20, according to the restaurant. The popular chinese buffet has been operating in Fort Smith for 30 years, the restaurant said. As a... Read more
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Arkansas Business
Legacy Capital Sells Corporate Benefits Business to OneDigitaland ultra-affluent," Jones said. Founded in 1978 as McGehee & Associates, Lega
Arkansas Business / Posted yesterday
and ultra-affluent," Jones said. Founded in 1978 as McGehee & Associates, Legacy Capital has offices in Little Rock, Fort Smith and Springdale. It had offered counsel on wealth accumulation, life insurance and corporate benefits, but the sale... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
Fort Smith Police Ask For Help Identifying Check Forgery SuspectFORT SMITH (KFSM) — Officers with the Fort Smith Police Department are attempti
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted yesterday
FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Officers with the Fort Smith Police Department are attempting to identify a man accused of check forgery and stealing a credit card, according to a release from the department. A Fort Smith resident reported that someone had... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
Fort Smith airport gets $3.1 million FAA grant for new fire stationJuly 25--The Fort Smith Regional Airport has been awarded a $3.1 million Federa
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted yesterday
July 25--The Fort Smith Regional Airport has been awarded a $3.1 million Federal Aviation Administration grant to help construct a new airport fire station. U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced the infrastructure... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
In ruling, rebuke of lawyers an errorA federal judge in Fort Smith was wrong in deciding University of Arkansas Syst
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted yesterday
A federal judge in Fort Smith was wrong in deciding University of Arkansas System Trustee John Goodson and 14 other class-action plaintiff and defense lawyers acted improperly when they removed a case from federal court to settle it in state court on... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Maggio said to plan appeal to high courtlawsuit was filed over the 2008 death of Martha Bull, 76, of Perryville at a Gr
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted yesterday
lawsuit was filed over the 2008 death of Martha Bull, 76, of Perryville at a Greenbrier nursing home owned by Fort Smith businessman Michael Morton. On July 8, 2013, Morton signed off on thousands of dollars in donations to several... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Fort Smith's exec criticizes federal sewer dealWASHINGTON -- Federal and state officials "browbeat and coerced" Fort Smith int
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted yesterday
WASHINGTON -- Federal and state officials "browbeat and coerced" Fort Smith into accepting costly changes to its sewer system, City Administrator Carl Geffken told federal lawmakers Tuesday. As a result, sewer bills have soared 167 percent in the... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
Owner Of China Doll Massage Talks About Accusations Of Illegal Sexual Activity, Human TraffickingFORT SMITH (KFSM) — The owner of a massage parlor under investigation for illeg
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted yesterday
FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The owner of a massage parlor under investigation for illegal sexual activity and human trafficking is sharing her side of the story. Qing Chang got out of jail on Sunday (July 23). Even with a clear language barrier she said she... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Man accused of assaulting, robbing 78-old grandmother in Arkansason charges of robbery residential burglary, false imprisonment and second-degre
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted yesterday
on charges of robbery residential burglary, false imprisonment and second-degree battery, according to a news release. The Fort Smith Police Department said Tuesday that it had obtained felony warrants for his arrest. Authorities say Guillory... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Here’s what’s next in the search for a new Topeka city managerare Gerber, who has been since with city since 2014; Jeffrey Dingman, deputy ci
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
are Gerber, who has been since with city since 2014; Jeffrey Dingman, deputy city administrator since 2011 for Fort Smith, Ark.; Jason Gage, Salina’s city manager since 2005; David Hales, city manager since 2008 for Bloomington, Il..;... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
Fort Smith Police Searching For Suspect Accused Of Assaulting His GrandmotherFORT SMITH (KFSM) — Officers with the Fort Smith Police Department are searchin
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted 2 days ago
FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Officers with the Fort Smith Police Department are searching for a man accused of breaking in to his grandmother’s home and assaulting her. Police said Jeremy David Guillory, 36, broke into his 78-year-old grandmother’s house,... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
I-Team: Panhandler population growingcities across the country are currently facing ACLU lawsuits about their panhan
WWLP Springfield / Posted 2 days ago
cities across the country are currently facing ACLU lawsuits about their panhandling ordinances, including Houston, Texas, Fort Smith and Rogers, Arkansas. Columbus, Ohio stopped enforcing a panhandling ordinance after a court ruling. Council... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka’s governing body to continue its efforts to choose a city manager at 8:30 a.m. Fridaysaid. Those are Gerber, who has been since with city since 2014; Jeffrey Dingm
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
said. Those are Gerber, who has been since with city since 2014; Jeffrey Dingman, deputy city administrator since 2011 for Fort Smith, Ark.; Jason Gage, Salina’s city manager since 2005; David Hales, city manager since 2008 for Bloomington, Il..;... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
Relief Arriving This Weekend10 days with highs forecast to be near or below normal heading into the first f
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted 2 days ago
10 days with highs forecast to be near or below normal heading into the first full week of August. “Officially” neither Fort Smith nor Fayetteville have hit 100º or higher this year; although Fort Smith has recorded several days of 99º and... Read more
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WPBF Palm Beach
Wpbfto numerous Arkansas Associated Press awards for reporting, photography and edi
WPBF Palm Beach / Posted 2 days ago
to numerous Arkansas Associated Press awards for reporting, photography and editing. Born in Fayetteville and raised in Fort Smith, Brett is a lifelong River Valley resident and considers it an honor to be sharing the stories of his neighbors.... Read more
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Arkansas Business
OK Foods Names Randy Meyers COOOK Foods Inc. of Fort Smith, a subsidiary of Industrias Bachoco of Guanajuato,
Arkansas Business / Posted 2 days ago
OK Foods Inc. of Fort Smith, a subsidiary of Industrias Bachoco of Guanajuato, Mexico, on Tuesday announced the promotion of Randy Meyers to chief operating officer, a newly-created position that follows two acquisitions the company has made over the... Read more
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KMBC-TV Kansas City
Kmbcto numerous Arkansas Associated Press awards for reporting, photography and edi
KMBC-TV Kansas City / Posted 2 days ago
to numerous Arkansas Associated Press awards for reporting, photography and editing. Born in Fayetteville and raised in Fort Smith, Brett is a lifelong River Valley resident and considers it an honor to be sharing the stories of his neighbors.... Read more
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WMTW Portland
Wmtwto numerous Arkansas Associated Press awards for reporting, photography and edi
WMTW Portland / Posted 2 days ago
to numerous Arkansas Associated Press awards for reporting, photography and editing. Born in Fayetteville and raised in Fort Smith, Brett is a lifelong River Valley resident and considers it an honor to be sharing the stories of his neighbors.... Read more
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KOCO 5 Oklahoma City
Kocoto numerous Arkansas Associated Press awards for reporting, photography and edi
KOCO 5 Oklahoma City / Posted 2 days ago
to numerous Arkansas Associated Press awards for reporting, photography and editing. Born in Fayetteville and raised in Fort Smith, Brett is a lifelong River Valley resident and considers it an honor to be sharing the stories of his neighbors.... Read more
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WLKY Louisville
Wlkyto numerous Arkansas Associated Press awards for reporting, photography and edi
WLKY Louisville / Posted 2 days ago
to numerous Arkansas Associated Press awards for reporting, photography and editing. Born in Fayetteville and raised in Fort Smith, Brett is a lifelong River Valley resident and considers it an honor to be sharing the stories of his neighbors.... Read more
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WBAL-TV Baltimore
Wbalto numerous Arkansas Associated Press awards for reporting, photography and edi
WBAL-TV Baltimore / Posted 2 days ago
to numerous Arkansas Associated Press awards for reporting, photography and editing. Born in Fayetteville and raised in Fort Smith, Brett is a lifelong River Valley resident and considers it an honor to be sharing the stories of his neighbors.... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas airport awarded $3.13M grantFORT SMITH -- The Federal Aviation Administration announced Monday the award of
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
FORT SMITH -- The Federal Aviation Administration announced Monday the award of a $3.13 million grant for construction of a fire station at the city's airport. The grant is one of four the agency doled out to Arkansas airports Monday totaling more... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
FAA awards $3.13M grant to airportFORT SMITH -- The Federal Aviation Administration announced Monday the award of
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
FORT SMITH -- The Federal Aviation Administration announced Monday the award of a $3.13 million grant for construction of a fire station at the city's airport. The grant is one of four the agency doled out to Arkansas airports Monday totaling more... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
News in briefnative of Oklahoma City, Lyon worked at Oklahoma's Elk City Daily News from 199
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
native of Oklahoma City, Lyon worked at Oklahoma's Elk City Daily News from 1992-2000 before joining the Times Record in Fort Smith, another Stephens Media property now held by GateHouse. Jeremy Peppas, regional editor for GateHouse, said the... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
‘Familiar Face’ Dies In Accident Year After Losing Beloved WifeFORT SMITH (KFSM) -- In the middle of a multiple car accident on Interstate 49
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted 2 days ago
FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- In the middle of a multiple car accident on Interstate 49 in Fayetteville was -- what some are calling -- a staple in the Fort Smith community. Just a year after his beloved wife died, 40-year-old Forrest Caple was killed in... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
CDC Releases New Guidelines For Breast Pump Kit CleaningFORT SMITH (KFSM) — It’s a lot of work to pump milk for your baby, and now the
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted 2 days ago
FORT SMITH (KFSM) — It’s a lot of work to pump milk for your baby, and now the job is getting more labor intensive. The CDC released new guidelines following the death of an infant from a very rare infection caused by bacteria on an improperly... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
Two Arrested In Connection To Fort Smith KidnappingFORT SMITH (KFSM) — Two people have been arrested in connection to a kidnapping
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted 2 days ago
FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Two people have been arrested in connection to a kidnapping in Fort Smith, Sgt. Daniel Grubbs said. Police were contacted by an anonymous source who wanted to give information about a kidnapping that happened on July 17. The... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
This Year’s “Unexpected Project” Brings Forgotten Spaces To Life AgainFORT SMITH (KFSM)—The 2017 “Unexpected Project” is different than those in the
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted 2 days ago
FORT SMITH (KFSM)—The 2017 “Unexpected Project” is different than those in the past. It’s less about the murals and more focused on spaces and places downtown. New York-based artist Crystal Wagner will be putting her artwork on the façade of an... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas News Bureau lays off only remaining reporter, effectively shutting down operationnative of Oklahoma City, had worked at the Arkansas News Bureau since 2006. Bef
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
native of Oklahoma City, had worked at the Arkansas News Bureau since 2006. Before that, Lyon worked at the Times Record in Fort Smith from 2000 to 2006 and at the Elk City Daily News in Elk City, Okla., from 1992 to 2000. The Times Record, now... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
1 Arkansas city prepares to celebrate 200th anniversaryFORT SMITH — Officials in a western Arkansas city are finalizing events for the
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
FORT SMITH — Officials in a western Arkansas city are finalizing events for the town's 200th anniversary next year. Fort Smith Mayor Sandy Sanders told The Times Record that the city's yearlong bicentennial celebration is separated into four... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
24-Hour Rain Totalsthe River Valley, some of the highest totals were in LeFlore County near Muse,
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted 3 days ago
the River Valley, some of the highest totals were in LeFlore County near Muse, Oklahoma where 2-3″ fell. Officially in Fort Smith, a “Trace” was recorded. In Fayetteville, nothing was reported. A few more scattered showers are possible Monday... Read more
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Arkansas Business
Last Reporter, John Lyon, Is Laid Off at Arkansas News Bureaugrew up in Oklahoma City and started his career at the Elk City (Oklahoma) Dail
Arkansas Business / Posted 3 days ago
grew up in Oklahoma City and started his career at the Elk City (Oklahoma) Daily News, joined the Southwest Times Record of Fort Smith in 2000, when it was owned by Stephens Media. He kept that job until joining Arkansas News Bureau. The final... Read more
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