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  • Missing Man Survives Gunshot Wound In Franklin County

    FRANKLIN COUNTY (KFSM) — A man reported missing has been found alive, but with a gunshot wound to his head. Authorities at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and Ozark Police Department are investigating after a man reported missing for nearly 10 days was found shot in the head. Jack Whitten’s family reported him missing Monday (June 26) after his vehicle was found abandoned on June 22 along Arkansas 352 near Lee Point Road. The vehicle door was left open and […]

  • Suspect Accused Of Attempted Armed Robbery Of Armored Truck Thought To Be From Fort Smith Area

    STILLWELL, OKLA. (KFSM) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI)  is searching for a suspect thought to be from the Fort Smith area who is wanted for attempted armed robbery. The reported crime happened at a Walmart Supercenter the morning of June 9, but no arrests had occurred as of June 30, according to OSBI. Authorities at OSBI said a man left a letter demanding money on an armored Loomis truck, and threatening the safety of the driver and […]

  • Police: Fight About Scooter Sends One To Fort Smith Hospital

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A man is facing a felony battery charge following a fight about a scooter, according to the Fort Smith Police Department. Michael Brock, 45, is facing second-degree battery after police found another man lying on North 46th Street Monday night with his head bashed open, an arrest report states. Michael Scarmado, 62, was unresponsive when police arrived. Blood oozed out of his ear and onto the street. Scarmado was taken to Sparks Regional Medical Center for […]

  • Arkansas Colleges Of Health Education Set For Major Expansion

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Four expansion projects at the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) were announced Thursday (June 27) morning. Dr. Kyle Parker, president and CEO of ACHE spoke about the projects that are planned to be complete by the 2020 school year. The projects include a 60,000-square-feet health sciences building, a “Phase II” student housing building to accommodate 218 students, a 7,000-square-feet health sciences building and a 228-acre planned zone development. The acreage will be used for commercial, retail […]

  • One Dead, Bridge Damaged During Fire On Interstate In Jonesboro

    JONESBORO (KFSM) — A semi truck driver died Tuesday (June 27) morning, after running into the base of a bridge, according to our affiliate station, WREG. The driver’s name has yet to be released. The truck caught fire when it hit the bridge, which caused significant damage, according to WREG. The collision happened on Interstate 555 at mile marker 44 in lane to travel north, according to the Jonesboro Police Department. First responders are still at the scene.

  • Five Arrested In Connection With Kidnapping, Assault In Clarksville

    CLARKSVILLE (KFSM) — Five men are facing felony charges in a case reportedly involving a kidnapping, assault, drive-by shooting and drugs. Samuel Angel Maldonado, 36, of Clarksville is accused of two counts of kidnapping, as well as possession of a controlled substance with the purpose to deliver, possession of a firearm(s) by a certain person, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms and two counts of enhanced penalties for committing a crime in proximity of a certain place, according to police. […]

  • Parolee Facing Charge In Connection With Child Pornography

    SEBASTIAN County (KFSM) — A parolee is back in police custody in connection with child pornography. Donald O. Atchison of Bonanza violated parole, and distributed, possessed and viewed sexually explicit conduct involving a child, according to police. He was being held Monday (June 26) in the Sebastian County Detention Center without bond. Arkansas Board of Parole and the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office were involved in Atchison’s arrest.

  • Mulberry Man Accused Of Raping Child

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) — A Mulberry man is accused of raping a child. Gavin C. Parks, 18, was arrested on suspicion of two counts of felony rape, court documents state. Parks was arrested after a girl younger than 14 reported the crime, according to the documents. Rape is a  a Class Y felony, punishable by 10 to 40 years or life in prison.

  • Clarksville Man Accused Of Battery With Bat, Rape

    CLARKSVILLE (KFSM) —  A man is accused of beating a man and woman with a baseball bat and raping the woman. Jason Lynn Donaldson, 44, of Clarksville is facing felony second-degree battery and rape. Police were dispatched to a residence in the 500 block of Shady Grove Road Friday (June 23), where they found an unconscious man lying in front of an apartment door. The man had sustained an injury to his head, according to Clarksville police. A woman also […]

  • Escaped Inmate Back In Prison After Three Decades On The Run

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) —  An inmate who escaped prison 32 years ago is back in police custody. Steven Dishman, 60, was taken into custody Sunday (June 25) morning at a home in the 2700 block of McMillan Drive in Springdale, according to police. Dishman was located after police received an anonymous tip. He escaped from the Benton Unit during May 1985. Prior to that, he was being held at Cummins and Wrightsville prisons. He had been sentenced to seven years for […]

  • Man Dies One Week After Collision Near Roland

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) — An 18-year-old has succumbed to his injuries as a result of a collision that happened about a week prior, according to Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Austin Varvell, 18, of Puxico, Mo., died Saturday (June 17) in Fort Smith at Sparks Regional Medical Center from injuries sustained during the collision, according to OHP. Two others were also injured in the collision. Tammy Varvell and Robbie Varvell, both 45 and also from Puxico, were both treated and released at […]

  • Boil Order Issued For Portion Of LeFlore County

    FORT COFFEE (KFSM) — A boil order has been issued for residents in the Fort Coffee area of LeFlore County. The order was issued after a main water line broke in the middle of a creek, Dustin Dollar with the Spiro East Water Association said. Since, the line has been fixed, but the order has been issued for precautionary measures, Dollar explained. The order is effective immediately and will remain in place for the next 48 hours. An estimated 300-500 […]