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  • Teacher Accused of Sending Inappropriate Texts to Student

    Posted on: 6:20 pm, February 25, 2013, by , updated on: 06:24pm, February 25, 2013

    A local parent says a teacher at Van Buren High School sent his daughter inappropriate text messages on her cell...
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  • U.S. Marshals Museum Receives $200,000 Donation

    Posted on: 9:57 pm, February 22, 2013, by , updated on: 10:21pm, February 22, 2013

    The Melanie Holt Speer Foundation donated $200,000 to the U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith.
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  • Sebastian County Asks Voters to Extend 1% Sales Tax

    Posted on: 9:56 pm, February 21, 2013, by , updated on: 10:30pm, February 21, 2013

    Sebastian County leaders will ask voters to extend a 1-percent sales tax in a special election on May 14.
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  • Fort Smith Schools Administration Explains Snow Day Policy

    Posted on: 5:55 pm, February 21, 2013, by , updated on: 08:19pm, February 21, 2013

    More than 75 local school districts cancelled classes Thursday because of winter weather. Administrators with Fort Smith Public Schools say they were concerned about ice and road conditions.
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  • Snow Causes Problems for Fort Smith Drivers

    Posted on: 9:19 pm, February 20, 2013, by , updated on: 09:27pm, February 20, 2013

    Winter Weather caused problems for drivers in Fort Smith on Wednesday. The Fort Smith Street and Traffic Control Department plans to have a crew work throughout the night.
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  • Ozark Woman Wins $1,000 on Wheel of Fortune

    Posted on: 8:58 pm, February 18, 2013, by , updated on: 10:31pm, February 18, 2013

    Vicki Wright, of Ozark, was on Monday night’s episode of Wheel of Fortune. Wright won $1,000 on the show.
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  • Police: Gang Member Wanted for Attack on Pregnant Woman

    Posted on: 8:55 pm, February 15, 2013, by , updated on: 10:15pm, February 15, 2013

    An 18-year-old man is on the run, accused of trying to attack a pregnant woman in Fort Smith. Investigators say Steven Yang is also responsible for shooting two teenagers in Fresno, California.
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  • Bee Colony Safely Removed From Channel 5 Studios

    Posted on: 6:26 pm, February 15, 2013, by , updated on: 06:27pm, February 15, 2013

    More than 100,000 bees made the Channel 5 studios in Fort Smith their home. Friday beekeepers came to remove the massive colony.
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  • Bee Colony Makes Channel 5 Home

    Posted on: 8:50 pm, February 14, 2013, by , updated on: 02:33pm, February 15, 2013

    We have a colony of bees at the 5NEWS studios in Fort Smith. The bees have been here since last summer, but have to be removed.
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  • Local Woman Stranded on Carnival Cruise Ship

    Posted on: 8:02 pm, February 14, 2013, by , updated on: 09:30pm, February 14, 2013

    A River Valley woman is stranded on a Carnival cruise ship along with more than 4,000 other passengers and crew.
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  • Sallisaw City Council Takes Away Police Chief’s Power

    Posted on: 8:42 pm, February 13, 2013, by , updated on: 10:17pm, February 13, 2013

    The Sallisaw city council voted unanimously Monday to strip Police Chief Shaloa Edwards of his supervising powers.
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  • Catholic School to Use Pope Resignation as Teaching Tool

    Posted on: 9:54 pm, February 11, 2013, by , updated on: 10:17pm, February 11, 2013

    For the first time in nearly 600 years, the leader of the Catholic Church announced Monday he is stepping down. Pope Benedict XVI says he will resign at the end of the month because of old age.
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