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    Crawford County Man Stabbed, Suspect Sought By Deputies

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) – A Crawford County man was stabbed Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 20), and the suspect is still being sought by deputies, officials say. The man, who has not been identified, was stabbed on Grand Juniper Road in Van Buren around 2:45 p.m., according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office. The victim was taken to Summit Medical Center with injuries that deputies didn’t believe were life threatening, officials said. No arrest has been made, and the suspect is still being sought […]

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    Woman Driving SUV Goes Off Road In Midland, Rolls Vehicle Twice

    A woman driving a sport utility vehicle in Midland went off the road and rolled her vehicle on Tuesday morning (July 8), authorities say. Tamera Burrow, 53, of Huntington was driving her SUV behind a tractor, and when the tractor started to pull into a driveway, she attempted to pass it. The tractor jerked to the left some, and she ran off the road in the process, according to authorities. The SUV rolled twice, authorities said. Brian Black, 53, of […]

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    Sisters Gourmet Bistro Owner Closes Shop

    Sisters Gourmet Bistro, located at 719 Main St. in Van Buren, shut down after normal business hours Sunday night (May 11), according to restaurant owner Richard Hodo. “We serve alcohol,” Hodo said. “We were the first ones to serve alcohol in 65 years.” Hodo said the restaurant had more than 100 reservations on Mother’s Day, but after they finished work Sunday evening, he told his 20 employees that he was shutting down the restaurant and gave them their final checks. […]

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    Fort Smith Man Shot In The Groin; No Arrests Made

    A shooting in Fort Smith Monday evening (April 28) sent a man to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Sgt. Grubbs with the Fort Smith Police Department. The shooting took place at the Timberline Apartments at 5900 Kinkead Ave, and the victim was identified as 28-year-old Jason McAlester, according to Grubbs. McAlester said he was sitting outside on the steps of his apartment when someone shot him in the groin, according to Grubbs. The bullet exited near his buttocks […]

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    Woman Injured In Sequoyah County Wreck

    A woman was injured Monday (April 28) in a Sequoyah County wreck on I-40, authorities say. Around 1 p.m. this afternoon, a woman in a Honda Accord with Oklahoma tags was taken to Sparks Regional Medical Center to be evaluated, according to authorities. The wreck happened in the westbound lane of I-40 west of Dora just before the construction zone for the new Oklahoma weigh station that is being built. Authorities say it appears she ran off the right side […]

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    Former Police Chief Responds to Firing, Officer Resignations

    Cedarville Police Chief Mark Gentry was fired and six other officers resigned Wednesday (Oct. 2). Gentry says Mayor Glenanna O’Mara sent him a text Tuesday night requesting a meeting with him on Wednesday. During the meeting with O’Mara and the city’s attorney, Gentry says he was fired without the opportunity to resign. “Our meeting lasted about three minutes,” said Gentry. “She just simply explained we are an at will state, as you know, and we can terminate anyone without any […]

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    Police Investigate Busted Window at Business

    Fort Smith Police are investigating the possible shooting of a window at a business. They were called to the Kitties and Kanines shop at the Quarry Shopping Center on Rogers Avenue around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 27) on reports that the window of that business had been shot out. However, the investigating officer says he didn’t find a bullet or a hole in the wall inside the business. “There were some people standing out on the parking lot and they […]

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    Move to NWA Begins for Fort Smith’s Mail Processing Center

    The move of the U.S. Postal Service’s mail processing operation from Fort Smith to Fayetteville begins this weekend.

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    Man Arrested, Confesses to Hartford Schools Break-in

    A Huntington man was arrested for the Tuesday morning break-in at Hartford Public Schools. Aaron Rogers, 22, was arrested Tuesday night by Sebastian County Sheriff Bill Hollenbeck and deputy Michael Abshere on Sandstone Drive in Huntington. Rogers faces two felony charges of criminal mischief and one felony charge of commercial burglary, and he confessed to the break-in, said Lt. Allen Marx of the sheriff’s office. Rogers was booked into Sebastian County Detention Center on $20,000 bond. He has a court […]

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    Man Rescued From Illinois River After Holding On To Log

    A man was rescued from the Illinois River on Tuesday in Sequoyah County, Okla., near Lake Tenkiller after being swept up in the water. Authorities said the man was caught off-guard when water was released from a nearby dam. Members of Sequoyah County Swift Water Rescue made their way to the man, who had been hanging on to a log for more than 30 mintues, said Sheriff Ron Lockhardt with the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office. Some nearby campers called 911 […]

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    Woman Walks Cross Country for Elderly, Caregivers

    You may see a woman out walking area highways wearing a funny hat and a bright vest. Teri Swezey, 57, a public health researcher is walking coast to coast to increase awareness of the struggles of vulnerable elderly and their caregivers. Swezey says she has firsthand knowledge of problems that the elderly and their caregivers encounter.  She cared for her mother who had late stage dementia before her death. Swezey calls her organization SOAR, which stands for “seniors obtaining assistance […]

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    Firefighters Called to Dry Cleaners

    Some tense moments for workers at a Fort Smith dry cleaners Tuesday. Around 10 a.m., firefighters were called to Mr. Rob’s dry cleaners on Rogers Avenue. Firefighters on the scene say they were told a spark from a welder had ignited some cleaning solvent. By the time they got there, the workers had already put the fire out. EMS was called and they checked out one employee on the scene and she was returned to work, according to Battalion Chief […]

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