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  • 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 […]

  • Many Without Electricity In Fort Smith Area

    RIVER VALLEY (KFSM) — Nearly 1,000 people are without power early Friday, according to Oklahoma Gas and Electric. At 8:40 a.m., 922 Fort Smith residences and 70 in Mountainburg reported a power loss, according to OG&E. Many lost power about midnight, and it wasn’t fully restored in Fort Smith hours later at 3:20 p.m., according to OG&E. At that time, 290 residences continued having outages.  

  • Police: Fort Smith Man Arrested In Stabbing

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A man is accused of stabbing another man at a residence. Steven T. Nguyen, 22, of Fort Smith is facing one count of felony first-degree battery in connection with the stabbing of 23-year-old William Strassman III. About 4:30 p.m. Wednesday (June 14), police were dispatched to the 3100 block of North Point Place regarding the stabbing. No one was inside the residence when they arrived, but a bloody knife was found, an arrest report states. Strassman […]

  • Boil Order Issued For Portion Of Crawford County

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) —  A boil order has been issued for some county residents due to a main water line being lowered during the construction of a popular travel stop being built in Rudy, according to Highway 71 Water District No. 1 Public Water Authority. A boil order was issued Wednesday, June 14 for residents on the following roads: Highway 282 west of Interstate 49. This area includes Peach Drive, Peach Way and Alpine Chalet. About 75 residences are under […]

  • Teen Dead Following Motorcycle Incident In Van Buren

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — A 14-year-old boy is dead following a motorcycle collision in Van Buren Sunday (June 11), said Detective Jonathan Wear with Van Buren Police Department. The collision happened in the parking lot of El Lorito near Fifth and Broadway Streets, Wear stated in a news release. The motorcycle was the only vehicle involved. The boy, who’s name wasn’t released as of the following afternoon, was ejected from the motorcycle due to the impact when striking the side […]

  • One Dead, Two Injured In Crawford County Collision

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) — A man is dead after being ejected during a two-vehicle collision, according to Arkansas State Police. Marlon A. Jackson, 34, of Warren, Ark., was a passenger in a Ford Escape and was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision after being ejected from the vehicle, according to police. Police didn’t release the names of the drivers of the vehicles involved in the crash, but stated in a report that the driver of the Ford Escape, […]

  • National Transportation Safety Board Concludes Train Investigation In Washington County

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) — A fall foliage train excursion turned from fun to fear within moments, as a freight train collided with a passenger train during October 2014. Following an investigation that happened for more than two-and-a-half years, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has announced the cause of the collision that sent 43 people to nearby hospitals and clinics for treatment. The incident happened as a result of the work train crew, an engineer and conductor, failing to stop […]

  • National Guard Employee Faces Child Porn And Sexual Assault Charges

    SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) — A National Guard member was arrested on Wednesday (May 31) on suspicion of child porn possession. Ronnie A. Ross of Fort Smith was arrested after a warrant was issued for his arrest on March 3 for distributing, possessing or viewing child pornography. He was booked into the Sebastian County Detention Center and released on $50,000 bond. Ross is also facing felony second-degree sexual assault, according to police. He was arrested for that charge on March 3. Police […]

  • Prosecutor Condemns Defense Team’s Request To Postpone Hearing For Homicide Suspect

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Numerous continuances have postponed the capital murder trial of a Fort Smith man accused of killing his former father-in-law in 2013. After reportedly shooting Michael Shook to death, Michael Underwood turned the gun on himself and shot himself twice in the head. He survived the self-inflicted shootings. Underwood has had several continuances and has yet to face jurors. Continuances have been filed in part because of a supposed brain injury as a result of shooting himself, but […]

  • Man Accused Of Trafficking 260 Pounds Of Marijuana Through Oklahoma

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM)  — A Kansas man has been arrested in Oklahoma on suspicion of trafficking marijuana. Keith Edmond Douglas, 63, of Ancordia, Kansas, was accused of trafficking 260 pounds of marijuana along Interstate 40. He was arrested Thursday afternoon (May 18) and faces a felony trafficking charge and acquiring proceeds from drug activity, according to the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office. Douglas is set to appear in court Wednesday (May 24) at 1:30 p.m. He is being held in the […]

  • Waldron Woman Dead, Rogers Man Injured In Scott County Collision

    SCOTT COUNTY (KFSM) — A woman is dead and a man is injured after one of the driver’s drove left of the center line and struck the other, according to Arkansas State Police. Stacy A. Byers, 41, of Waldron was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:25 p.m. Saturday, by Scott County Coroner Sam Callahan. According to ASP, Byers was traveling south along U.S. 71, crossed the center line, and struck truck driven by Larry D. Epperson, 64, of Rogers. Epperson […]