Exploring the heart of Italian cuisine in Fort Smith: A culinary journey at Anthony's Italianbrandon patricNewsBreak Contributor
This New Fort Smith Food Spot Takes You Back to The Old CountryCameron EittreimNewsBreak Contributor
Recent layoffs and business closures in Arkansas: Nearly 4000 jobs lostAnthony's CornerNewsBreak Contributor
Fort Smith Police Seek Help in Locating Missing and Endangered ChildNik HatziefstathiouNewsBreak Contributor
Child has non-life-threatening injuries after being hit by a vehicle in Van Buren
VAN BUREN, Ark. — A child was struck by a vehicle in Van Buren on Dec. 2 after running out onto the road, according to Van Buren Police Department's Public Information Officer Cpl. Megan Slayton. Officials say the accident happened around 3:15 p.m. in front of the McDonald's on...
Local Resident Daniel Davis Killed in Dispute, Investigation Underway
Daniel Davis, a 43-year-old man, was killed during a dispute in a Charleston home on November 30, 2023. The Arkansas State Police's Criminal Investigation Division is investigating the incident, following a request from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.
Fort Smith Police, Sebastian County Sheriff’s introduces package theft operation
The Fort Smith Police Department and the Sebastian County Sheriff's Office are teaming up this holiday season to target package theft and vehicle break-ins.
Weekly Safety Report: Gun Incident, DUI Homicide, and Unsolved Murder Shake Sebastian County
This week in Sebastian County, Arkansas, there were three notable incidents. A Fort Smith man was charged with aggravated assault for pointing a gun at another driver in Boone County. In Barling, a suspect involved in a deadly crash now faces a homicide charge due to driving under the influence. Additionally, a $29,000 reward is being offered for information on the unsolved murder of Melissa Witt, who was abducted in 1994 and found strangled in the Ozark National Forest.
Have You Experienced the Rustic Charm of Southern Eatery?
Hey there, foodies! I recently had the pleasure of dining at Southern Eatery, a seafood restaurant that's a local favorite. I was immediately drawn in by the tantalizing aroma of fried food. The place has a rustic charm, reminiscent of an old pizza hut building, which adds to its unique character.
Crawford County man sentenced to 50 years in prison following high-speed chase
A Crawford County man will spend 50 years in prison after leading police on a high-speed chase.
The 2023 Crime Surge: Arkansas Cities Topple Under Pressure
Arkansas is witnessing an unsettling rise in crime rates in 2023, with ten cities notably struggling to maintain law and order. Leading the pack with the highest violent crime rate is Osceola, while West Memphis reports the most property crime incidents. These cities surpass the national average, indicating a troubling trend of increasing urban violence. Little Rock, the state's capital, and Fort Smith, its second-largest city, are both economic powerhouses now focusing on enhancing public safety to safeguard their residents and foster economic prosperity.
Melissa Witt's body found 29 years ago; Investigative groups still searching for answers
FORT SMITH, Ark. — Dec. 1, 2023, marks the 29th anniversary of 19-year-old Melissa Witt's abduction from the Bowling World parking lot in Fort Smith. Detectives said the well-liked teen planned to surprise her mother who was in a bowling league, but Witt never made it inside the building on South 36th Street. Reports from the case show investigators found blood in the parking lot, in her vehicle, and apparent signs of a struggle.
Here's how much Sebastian County home prices fell in November
The median home in Sebastian County listed for $280,250 in November, down 2.3% from the previous month's $286,800, an analysis of data from Realtor.com shows. Compared to November 2022, the median home list price increased 25.3% from $220,150. The statistics in this article only pertain to houses listed for sale...
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Dogs Up for Adoption in fort smith, AR
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around fort smith.
Weekly Safety Report: Greenwood, Arkansas Faces Officer Resignation and Arrests
Two incidents occurred in Greenwood, Arkansas this week. In the first incident, a Greenwood police officer turned himself in for arrest and resigned from the department after being involved in an ATV accident with a minor. The officer was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor. In the second incident, two individuals were arrested and booked into the Sebastian County Detention Center on various charges including assisting an outside agency and criminal trespass.
Annual Christmas Honors Event Remembers Veterans with Wreath Laying
Experience the heartfelt tribute to veterans at the annual Christmas Honors wreath laying event in Fort Smith National Cemetery. Join the community in assembling and placing 17,000 Christmas wreaths on veterans' graves, expressing gratitude and respect for their service and sacrifice.
Baptist Health-Fort Smith now offers TAVR procedure
The Baptist Health Fort Smith hospital is now transcatheter aortic valve replacement, also knowns as 'TAVR'.
Greenwood wins 11th state championship
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Greenwood Bulldogs are bringing home state title number 11 after downing Little Rock Chrisitan in the 6A championship, 41-23. It’s been three years in the making for the Bulldogs after back-to-back losses in War Memorial Stadium. Head coach Chris Young’s squad came into...
‘Arresting system’ work begins at Fort Smith Regional Airport
Having just completed a $17 million runway extension, Fort Smith Regional Airport officials are now working on adding an almost $18 million “arresting system” on the main runway. Both projects are to prep for the military’s foreign pilot training center at the airport. Work is also set...
Christmas Honors remembers veterans at annual wreath laying in Fort Smith
FORT SMITH, Ark. — Today was a special day for the loved ones of our veterans who fought and died for our country. The Fort Smith National Cemetery hosted its annual Christmas Honors wreath-laying event on Dec. 2, so visitors could pay their respects during the holidays. Richard Bear...
High School State Championship Weekend Recap
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The weekend all high school athletes dream of finally arrived, State Championship weekend and four 5Country teams were vying to leave Little Rock as champions: Bentonville, Fayetteville, Greenwood and Shiloh. The Greenwood Bulldogs were first to take the field on Friday night as they faced...
Charleston police investigation of church burglary underway
Instruments used for worship, including guitars and the piano, were taken from the Charleston First Assembly of God.
Fort Smith Health Alert: Improving Indoor Air Quality is important. Doctor Explains
The Big Picture: Dr. Puja Uppal, Family Medicine. says, "For optimal health, keeping an eye on our indoor air quality is a must!" Doctor's Expert Insights About Indoor Air Quality and Your Health in Arkansas. Know this: "Elevating indoor air quality is not just a COVID-19 lesson, but a lifelong...
Arkoma Secures $1M ARPA Grant for Water and Wastewater System Upgrades: A Win for Local Residents
The Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) has awarded a $1,000,000 grant to the Town of Arkoma in Oklahoma City. This funding, sourced from the Oklahoma American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant program, will be used to upgrade the town's water and wastewater systems. The current system, managed by the municipality, has issues due to old mains and worn-out manholes.