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    Convicted Rapist Moving To Alma After Being Paroled

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) —  A convicted rapist who was recently paroled from a state prison is moving to Alma. Dewey L. Dutton, 40, is a convicted level 2 sex offender and was recently released from prison on parole. Level 2 sex offenders typically have a history of sexual offending, according to Marc McCune, prosecuting attorney for Crawford County. Dutton will live in the 2000 block of Dean Springs Point in Alma, according to McCune. He served nearly 10 years in prison after […]

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    Arkansas Congressman Womack Awarded U.S. Army’s Highest Civilian Honor

    WASHINGTON (KFSM) — Congressman Steve Womack of Arkansas was awarded the highest civilian honor Friday (Jan. 13) by the U.S. Army. Specifically, he was awarded the Department of the Army Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service, which is the highest award the Secretary of the Army may bestow upon a civilian. Womack stated in a news release that he was humbled and grateful to receive the award. As a 30-year veteran of the Arkansas Army Guard, having the ability to continue […]

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    Police: Robbery Suspect Accused Of Shooting At Elderly Man Outside Fort Smith Restaurant Arrested

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A man accused of following an elderly man from a local casino and shooting at him during a robbery has been arrested, according to police. John Taylor Jr., 29, was arrested during a traffic stop near the 2200 block of South 17th Street. He was arrested on felony parole violation, and on suspicion of felony aggravated robbery and possession of a firearm by a certain person. He was booked about 3:50 a.m. Thursday, into the Sebastian County Detention […]

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    One Injured In Head-On Collision In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A woman was taken to a hospital following a head-on collision in Fort Smith Wednesday (Jan. 11). Police responded to the wreck along South Highway 271 near CV’s Family Food Store around 4 p.m. Witnesses said a red Ford Mustang and a white Volkswagen passenger car collided head-on. They said the passenger in the Mustang was taken to the hospital. The driver of the Volkswagen told 5NEWS she plans to go to a hospital for treatment of […]

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    Police: Robbery Suspect Fired Shots A Elderly Man Outside Fort Smith Restaurant

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Fort Smith police were investigating an aggravated robbery of an elderly man Wednesday (Jan. 11). Police were dispatched to Texas Roadhouse near Rogers Avenue and 74th Street around 4 p.m. regarding a robbery that involved gunfire, police said. Ernest Schlinker, 71, told police he was robbed by a tall, African-American man, thought to be in his 30s. He also told police the suspect shot at least two rounds at his truck before he fled the area in […]

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    Second Man Arrested In Connection With June Homicide In Johnson County

    JOHNSON COUNTY (KFSM) — A second man has been arrested in connection with a homicide that happened June 2016 in the eastern part of Johnson County. Maximus Howard Stillwell, 30, of London is accused of felony first-degree murder and firearm enhancement in connection with the shooting that killed Ricky Partin, June 22. Stillwell was booked into the Johnson County Detention Center shortly before 3:30 p.m., Monday (June 9), and remained there Wednesday (June 11) without bond, according to the Johnson County […]

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    Police: Two Wanted In Connection With Shooting Collide Into Pool, Trees While Eluding Officers

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Two people wanted in connection with a shooting that happened during December 2016 have been arrested and face a combined total of 14 felonies in addition to several misdemeanor charges, according to police. The shooting happened about 3 p.m., Dec. 26 at a home at 1901 N. 7th St. Jason Fougere, 33, was shot in his leg and was taken to a hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries, according to police. Since, a man and woman have […]

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    Grass Fires Blazing In River Valley

    RIVER VALLEY (KFSM) — Although several counties in the area were categorized as being “moderate” wildfire danger as of Tuesday (Jan. 10), several grass fires blazed. High winds and damp, but ultimately dry conditions are a couple of sources behind the increasing numbers of grass fires reported Tuesday. More than 10 grass fires were reported before 3 p.m., according to firefighters. Several grass fires were extinguished in Crawford and Sebastian Counties, as well as Sequoyah County. “A few structures were in […]

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    Springdale Man Faces Five Felonies, Other Charges In Connection With Home Burglary

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — A man has been arrested after about a week of eluding police, and now faces a slew of charges in connection with a residential burglary that happened New Years Day, according to police. Albert D. Birge, 44, of Springdale was arrested Saturday evening (Jan. 7) on felony parole violation and on suspicion of felony residential burglary, theft of property, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also arrested on […]

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    Police: Man To Undergo Reconstruction Surgery After Benton County Beating

    PEA RIDGE (KFSM) — A man is accused of a felony battery charge after he reportedly beat another man at a convenience store parking lot. Jericho B. Lambert, 21, was arrested Saturday on a warrant for second-degree battery. The alleged beating happened two days prior, Jan. 5, at E-Z Mart on Curtis Avenue, according to police. A father and son told police they were harassed by two unknown men. They also reported a woman was with the two suspects. The son told […]

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    Thousands Affected By Power Outage In Crawford County

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) — More than 2,500 residences were without power Friday (Jan. 6), according to  Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. Power outages began being reported at 2:29 p.m., according to OG&E. As of an hour later, 2,511 homes in the Dyer and Alma vicinity were without electricity. Those at OG&E say they are working to fix the problem. The exact cause of the problem was unknown as of 3:30 p.m., according to OG&E. Power may be back on about 5:40 […]

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    Animal Ordinances To Be Strictly Enforced In Greenwood

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) — Animal ordinances will be strictly enforced this year by the Department of Animal Control Control and those who wish not to have a penalty and/or fine must abide by the ordinance, according to city officials. Residents who have dogs, cats, wolves, wolf hybrids and ferrets must pay a fee to the city to register their animals, and will be limited to four per home. Although registrations due to animal ordinances have been required for several years, they’ve been updated […]