Arrest Reports 9/17
Arresting agency – Fort Smith Police Department:. Shawn Michael Buckner of Booneville was booked into the Sebastian County Detention Center on September 19 at 8:28 a.m. and released on September 20 at 12:45 p.m. Buckner was charged with possession of controlled substance – schedule VI misdemeanor <4 oz, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – misdemeanor, Failure to Appear – Class B Misdemeanor.
Dogs in Need: Could Your Home Be Their New Home in hackett, 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 hackett.
River Valley pharmacy chain shutdown leaves many people surprised
FORT SMITH, Ark. — All three Health Depot Pharmacy locations in Fort Smith, Barling, and Greenwood closed last night. Health Depot employees went home jobless, and many customers were surprised to see their medications and prescriptions were transferred to Walgreens with no prior notice. “I bought a house up...
Charleston Hosts Mansfield in 3A-1 Showdown
CHARLESTON- Each season, there are pivotal games on the schedule that have a big impact on the success of the season. And for both Charleston and Mansfield, one of those weeks is this week. The Charleston Tigers will return home this Friday to Alumni Field to host the Mansfield Tigers...
Ironheads rally late to get win over Spiro
The Eufaula Ironheads (2-2, 1-0 District 2A-6)) had to rally late in the fourth quarter to defeat a tough Spiro Bulldogs team 30-20. The Ironheads had to rely on senior running back Gavin Watkins who ran over and through the Bulldog defense. Watkins finished with 152-yards on 22 carries with two touchdowns.
CARL ALBERT STATE COLLEGE CELEBRATES WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT MONTH
Community colleges play a crucial role in providing accessible and affordable education to individuals seeking to enter or advance in the workforce. These institutions not only offer academic programs, but also provide training opportunities for students looking to gain practical skills that are in demand by employers. At the heart of this mission lies workforce development, a key component of community college education that prepares students for successful careers and supports the economic growth of local communities. With September being Workforce Development month, we would like to highlight some exciting advancements made through our workforce development team at Carl Albert State College.
Welder, Shotgun Kowboy, Danny Caldwell Among Inductees To Oklahoma Hall Of Fame
The newest class for the Oklahoma Horse Racing Hall of Fame at Remington Park was inducted during the races Saturday night. The class included Welder, the all-time winningest horse at Remington Park, and the all-time winningest owner, Danny Caldwell of Poteau, Okla. A group of four horses and Caldwell were...
Monte Walker Appointed as Interim City Administrator of Howe Despite Council Controversy
Monte Walker has been confirmed as the interim City Administrator by the Howe City Council. This follows the resignation of the previous city administrator in August. Walker, whose family has lived in the city since the 1890s, is committed to improving the quality of life for residents of Howe.
Gore Pirates win District A-8 opener over Talihina
It took a little bit of a wake-up call, but once the Gore Pirates got going, they never looked back. After falling behind 6-0 in the first quarter, the Pirates scored the game’s next 44 points to end up routing the Talihina Golden Tigers 51-12 in the District A-8 opener Friday night at K.G. Horn Stadium.
Hackett Virtually Locks the 3A West Regular Season Championship with 3-0 Win at Paris
PARIS- The Hackett Lady Hornets, the defending 2022 3A West champions, took a big step on Tuesday night at Paris Gymnasium toward locking up the 2023 conference regular season title. Hackett defeated the Lady Eagles by the set score of 3-0. And barring a major collapse by the Lady Hornets, Hackett will repeat as 3A West champions this season.
Fort Smith sales tax revenue up more than 6% through August
Fort Smith sales tax revenues continue to show growth over 2022, and a strong year for the region. The city’s share of the Sebastian County tax was up almost 4.5% compared with August 2022. August numbers reflect June’s transactions. The August sales tax report shows the city’s share...
Wood of UARM Bucks Runs First 6K at OSU
For the first time in her rookie season with the UA Rich Mountain Lady Bucks, former Mansfield Lady Tiger Jadelynn Wood ran her first college cross country race outside the state of Arkansas. On September 23, Wood and company found their way to Stillwater, Oklahoma for a morning 6K run on the Greiner Family Cross Country Course.
Sebastian County pushes back against talk of a Planters Road extension
The Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority (FCRA) Board of Trustees tabled discussion of the sale of property to Sebastian County that could determine the future of a Planters Road extension in Fort Smith. As discussions continued at city meetings and on social media about a proposed controversial extension of Planters Road,...
Sebastian County home prices fell 2.4% in August, with houses listed at a median of $289,825
The median home in Sebastian County listed for $289,825 in August, down 2.4% from the previous month's $296,900, an analysis of data from Realtor.com shows. Compared to August 2022, the median home list price increased 26% from $229,950. Sebastian County's median home was 1,905 square feet, listed at $143 per square foot. The price...
Talihina man who faked his own death arrested
41-year-old Melvin Emde faked his own death in August in order to avoid charges of child rape.
Booneville Breaks Losing Streak with 46-14 Win Over Hackett in Football Friday Night Week Four
The Booneville Bearcats broke their two-game losing streak with a strong performance against Hackett on Football Friday Night Week Four. The Bearcats took an early lead and maintained it for the whole match, leading to a 46-14 win.
TRAFFIC ALERT: Accident in Sebastian County on I-540
FORT SMITH, Ark. — An accident is causing major traffic slowdowns in Sebastian County. The Arkansas Department of Transportation says that the accident is on the southbound lane on mile marker 8.4, near Fort Smith. All lanes are currently impacted.
Non-Conference Play In 3A-1 Gives Tigers A Look, But No Guarantees
For many high school football fans, a team’s non-conference success or lack thereof is a telltale sign for their season hopes. The Mansfield Tigers breezed through their non-conference schedule with a 3-0 record for the second straight year. Not only did the Tiger’s defeat Magazine (2A), Paris (3A), and Waldron (4A) but they did so in a dominant fashion by outsourcing their non-conference opponents 151-15. That’s a great start to the Tigers season, but it’s no guarantee of conference success as Mansfield prepares to go through the treacherous 3A-1.
Body cam video shows Fort Smith man detained, accused of shooting friend in Sebastian Co.
SEBASTIAN COUNTY, Ark. — A Fort Smith man has been arrested, accused of shooting his friend while he was asleep inside his Sebastian County home. On Tuesday, 40/29 News obtained deputy body camera footage from the Sebastian County Sheriff's Office that showed deputies and first responders arriving at a home on Spring Mountain Road early Saturday morning for reports of a 35-year-old man who was shot.
Tri-State Speedway in Pocola, OK Sold
Jake and Kelsey Davis are set to purchase Tri-State Speedway in Pocola, OK. Since 1971, Tri-State Speedway has been a towering presence in the Arkansas River Valley, fittingly for the 2023 Points Championship season finale honoring the tracks first owner Tillman Evans, The Might Tri-State Speedway will be in the process of transfer of ownership. Jake and Kelsey Davis of D&D Properties will be taking over the Speedway from Michael and Jerri Hoover of Hoover Properties Inc.