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Alma High School student Brandon Garner takes focus being a racecar driver

The races at Crawford County Speedway were canceled last weekend, and Brandon Garner is still ready to compete at the dirt track located north of Van Buren. Garner, an incoming junior at Alma High School, primarily races at Crawford County Speedway but has also raced at nearby Tri-State Speedway just over the border into Oklahoma. He said both are fun tracks to race at.
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Study: Number of tornadoes in Arkansas dropping

Arkansas as a whole has seen 20% fewer tornadoes in the last 10 years. Sebastian and Crawford counties are the opposite with tornado increases for both. While the tornadoes have not grown in strength for Sebastian County, they have grown in occurrence. Crawford County, however, has seen a 600% increase in tornadoes over the past decade. And they have grown stronger.
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Crawford Co. storm cleanup effort continues

VAN BUREN, Arkansas — It’s been more than a month since three EF-1 tornadoes swept through the River Valley. Those storms causing damage to homes, buildings, and schools. Whether driving or walking down through neighborhoods in Van Buren, many have broken trees littering their yards and streets. “We’re really tired...
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Truck hit from behind; crash kills driver

A Greenwood man was killed Friday afternoon when the cement truck he was driving was struck from behind on Interstate 540 in Van Buren, according to an Arkansas State Police report. Charles Brunson, 60, was traveling north on the interstate in Crawford County when a vehicle, described only as a...
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Push to get water to 625 Crawford County residences in deadline limbo

MOUNTAINBURG -- An initiative to furnish potable water to about 625 households in north-central Crawford County has fallen short of the support it needs to proceed. Mountainburg Mayor Susan Wilson said the city received 270 of the 400 signed water-user agreements, along with accompanying $100 deposits, needed by the Tuesday deadline she had set.
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Incorporations & Bankruptcies

Compassion In-Home Caregivers LLC, Kaelin Owens, 3220 N. Highway 59, Van Buren. North Star Community Services Inc., Angela Clemons, 14526 Piney Road, Mulberry. Khampion 25 Productions LLC, Kasius Eli Williamson, 1508 Taos Circle, Van Buren. JLP Consulting Ltd., Jennifer Pruitt, 1201 Pine Hollow Drive, Van Buren. Next Level Properties LLC,...
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Natural Dam bridges wash out, stranding residents

CRAWFORD COUNTY, ARKANSAS, Ark. — A washed-out bridge in Crawford County means some residents are stuck at home, and others can’t get home. “It’s really frustrating. I’d like to either go home, and I’ve got neighbors over there that would like to come out,” Lawrence Swaim said. Lawrence Swaim is...
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FEMA to tour storm damage in Benton and Crawford Counties

FEMA is expected to be in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley this week to assess the damage from last month’s severe flooding. With last month’s flooding still fresh in our minds, it’s still easy to see the scars left behind from all that flooding. But there is help on...
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County vegetative debris burn site now open

The Crawford County vegetative debris burn site is now open at 7530 Alma Highway. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. There will not be any equipment operators on Fridays. The site will be closed Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day.
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FBI and other law enforcement agencies conduct an investigation in Central City

The FBI began a court-authorized investigation at several residences in Central City on Tuesday morning. Due to the nature of the investigation in the 200 block of Highway 255 there is limited information available. The operation is expected to take several hours, according to Connor Hagan, public information officer for the FBI office in Little Rock.
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Crawford County still recovering from flooding, tornadoes

CRAWFORD COUNTY, ARKANSAS, Ark. — Nearly a month after costly storms hit the River Valley, Crawford County is still cleaning up the damage left behind. “We are still trying to get bridges open. We still have bridges that are closed right now. We are trying to repair those. Our roads have been washed out,” said Brad Thomas, Director of Crawford County Department of Emergency Management.