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Landslide reported at Lake Fort Smith

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Ark — A landslide was reported at Lake Fort Smith on Wednesday (June 16). It occurred about a mile and a half from the dam on the lake. The landslide is reported to be about 150 feet wide. A video submitted by a 5NEWS viewer shows rocks falling...
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Franklin County,

Family sues Franklin County, Ozark over son's death

Cody Franklin liked to hunt and fish. He loved animals. He was a soon-to-be father. All of that ended May 11, 2016, when the 20-year-old man died in the Franklin County jail following an incident that included him being tased at least eight times. His family has filed a civil...
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Fort Smith, ARKHBS

Parrot Island takes part in the 'World's Largest Swim Lesson'

FORT SMITH, Ark. — Parrot Island is a host park for the "World's Largest Swim Lesson" on Thursday morning. According to the CDC, about 10 people die from unintentional drowning every day. The event aims to help families learn to swim safely. Andrew Peterson, Director of Operations at Parrot Island,...
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Alma Daily Weather Forecast

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Alma: Thursday, June 17: Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Friday, June 18: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Saturday, June 19: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Sunday,
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Fort Smith Museum of History fundraiser reenacts local murder trial

The Fort Smith Museum of History will host a fundraiser event, “The Trial of Julia Bourland for the Murder of Maud Allen,” on Saturday, June 19, at 6 p.m. The event will reenact the courtroom drama of the trial of Julia Bourland, who murdered her husband's mistress in the 1890s. It was a love triangle that shook the city and the murder made history. The whole thing played out in public, complete with timely reports in the local newspapers.
Fort Smith,

Healthy Living: What to Expect When Visiting a Cardiologist

FORT SMITH, Ark. — At some point in your life you may be referred to a cardiologist by your primary care provider. It's important to know what to expect and come with a list of questions at your first appointment. Dr. Nasser Adjei, an interventional cardiologist with Baptist Health explains how meeting his patients' needs often begins with addressing some of their anxiety about heart health.
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Proposed Crawford County water project gets necessary deadline extension

MOUNTAINBURG -- A committee trying to get potable water to about 625 households in north-central Crawford County was given another chance this week to make the project happen. Mountainburg's City Council on Monday agreed to a request to extend until Oct. 1 the deadline for the city to receive 400 water-user agreements from residents, according to Mayor Susan Wilson.
Fort Smith, ARSouthwest Times Record

United Way of Fort Smith invites families to Touch-A-Truck event happening Friday

Children and families are invited to explore police cars, military vehicles and more during the free Touch-A-Truck event on Friday, July 18. The event, hosted by United Way of Fort Smith, will be on Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Van Buren High School. The event is returning after a two-year hiatus due to the historic flooding of 2019 and the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.
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Events heat up Friday Nights on Main Street in Mulberry

Residents in the town of Mulberry can no longer say there is nothing to do there in the summer. Earlier this month, for example, the street through town was closed off on a Friday night for games, vendors, music and visiting time among neighbors and friends. The next night there was a free music concert at the theater and wrestling at the fairgrounds.