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  • Parascience Expert Visits Where Local Man Burned

    Posted on: 9:57 pm, March 8, 2013, by , updated on: 10:37pm, March 8, 2013

    A researcher with ParaScience International flew to Oklahoma this week to get more information on a suspicious death in Sequoyah County. Autopsy results are pending, but experts say it could be a case of spontaneous human combustion.
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  • Van Buren Boys & Girls Club Holds Grand Opening

    Posted on: 8:56 pm, March 7, 2013, by , updated on: 10:28pm, March 7, 2013

    The Boys & Girls Club of Van Buren was recently renovated. Thursday night the club held its big grand opening.
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  • Murder Suspect Admits to Drug Use During Deadly Beating

    Posted on: 5:07 pm, March 7, 2013, by , updated on: 06:24pm, March 7, 2013

    A court document filed Thursday reveals new information about the murder of Mitchell Nixon.
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  • Fort Smith Directors Approve Additional Funding for Water Park

    Posted on: 4:48 pm, March 5, 2013, by , updated on: 10:29pm, March 5, 2013

    The Fort Smith Board of Directors voted 5-1 Tuesday night to approve more funding for an aquatics center at Ben Geren Park.
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  • Van Buren Rollover Sends Two to Hospital

    Posted on: 4:01 pm, March 4, 2013, by

    Paramedics took two people to the hospital Monday after a rollover accident in Van Buren. Investigators say they were transported with non-life threatening injuries.
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  • Sallisaw Residents Upset Over Police Chief Punishment

    Posted on: 9:11 pm, March 1, 2013, by , updated on: 10:02pm, March 1, 2013

    Sallisaw residents came together Friday night to voice their frustration and stand up to city commissioner. The Sallisaw City Council took away Police Chief Shaloa Edwards’ supervising powers in February.
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  • Fort Smith Company Works On BP Oil Spill Trial

    Posted on: 5:14 pm, March 1, 2013, by , updated on: 06:33pm, March 1, 2013

    A company based in the River Valley is helping with what some say is the biggest case in United States history. The BP oil spill trial started this week, but Litigation Resource Group out of Fort Smith started working on the case about a year ago.
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  • Women Taken to Hospital After Truck Drives Off Cliff

    Posted on: 2:15 pm, February 28, 2013, by , updated on: 06:22pm, February 28, 2013

    Two women were taken by medical helicopter to a River Valley hospital after their vehicle went off a 30-foot bluff north of Alma.
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  • Sequestration Could Cost Local Schools Big Money

    Posted on: 8:51 pm, February 27, 2013, by , updated on: 09:26pm, February 27, 2013

    School districts in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley could lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funding. Budget cuts across the board take effect Friday if Congress cannot reach an agreement.
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  • Crime Rate Drops in Fort Smith

    Posted on: 10:09 pm, February 26, 2013, by , updated on: 11:47am, February 27, 2013

    The Fort Smith Police Department released new crime statistics this week. Investigators say the numbers show overall criminal activity is down in the city over the past three years.
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  • Home Invasion Suspect Wanted in Sebastian County

    Posted on: 11:10 am, February 26, 2013, by , updated on: 06:28pm, February 26, 2013

    Sebastian County deputies and state police troopers are searching for a home invasion suspect in the southern portion of the county....
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  • VIDEO: River Valley Hail Storm

    Posted on: 9:27 pm, February 25, 2013, by , updated on: 09:45pm, February 25, 2013

    People living in the River Valley saw severe storms Monday. 5NEWS viewers sent in pictures and videos of the storms as they moved through the area.
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