Scott County crash kills 38-year-old man from Waldron
WALDRON, Ark. — According to the Arkansas State Police (ASP), a crash on Highway 71 ended in the death of Joshua Spaeth, 38, of Waldron. ASP reports that while traveling north on Highway 71, Spaeth did not "maintain proper distance" from the car in front of him, and died in a collision with the back of that car.
Charleston murder leads to arrest of 26-year-old man
CHARLESTON, Ark. — A man was shot to death in Charleston, Arkansas, shortly after midnight Thursday, according to Cindy Murphy, Arkansas State Police spokesperson. Daniel Davis, 43, was killed inside a house on Church Street in Charleston. Donny Deer, 26, of Charleston, was arrested and booked on a charge...
Joint task force targets package thieves in Fort Smith and Sebastian Co.
FORT SMITH, Ark. — Fort Smith police and Sebastian County deputies have teamed up to target package thieves and car break-in suspects. "Operation Nab-a-Grinch" task force members will use covert techniques to identify, arrest and prosecute people caught stealing packages from outside homes and inside vehicles. "With newer legislation,...
Arkansas Residents Identified as Victims in Illinois Camper Trailer Fire Tragedy
Morris, IL – A tragic fire in a camper trailer at Love’s Truck Stop on Brisbin Road claimed the lives of two Arkansas residents early Wednesday. The Grundy County Coroner’s Office identified the victims as 52-year-old William Davis and a 31-year-old from Mena, Arkansas. The incident, reported at approximately 3 a.m., is under investigation by the Morris Fire and Police Departments, the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office, and MABAS Division 15 Fire Investigators.
'Operation Nab-a-Grinch' launched in Sebastian County to help prevent package theft during Christmas season
FORT SMITH, Ark — This Holiday Season, the Fort Smith Police Department (FSPD) and Sebastian County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) are teaming up to save Christmas for all the Whos in the River Valley with "Operation Nab-a-Grinch." This special task force of officers and deputies will combat the rising threat of porch piracy and vehicle break-ins within our area from now until Christmas is safe.
Suspect in $11K military museum gun heist arrested
LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — The Jacksonville Police Department have arrested a man from Mena who they believe stole two submachine guns worth $11,000 from a military museum. John Mejia was arrested on Thursday and charged with commercial burglary and theft of property according to a press release. Initially, the...
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...
Guide to Watching Sebastian County, Arkansas High School Football Games Live This Week
• High school football games in Sebastian County, Arkansas can be watched this week on the NFHS Network. • The games include Little Rock Christian Academy at Greenwood High School and Mansfield High School at Prescott High School.
Greenwood vs. LRCA: Live score, updates of Arkansas high school football Class 6A state final
Undefeated Greenwood takes on Auburn commit Walker White, Little Rock Christian in Class 6A state finals
Greenwood officer on leave after ATV accident
A Greenwood officer has been placed on leave and an internal investigation is underway after they were involved in an ATV accident resulting in injury.
hackett, AR Residents: Your Future Puppies Best Friend Awaits!
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near hackett.
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.
Echoes of the Past: The Haunting Legacy of Hatton, Arkansas
In the quiet expanse of Polk County, Arkansas, lies the ghost town of Hatton, a place where the echoes of a prosperous past mingle with the haunting whispers of the present. Established in the late 19th century, Hatton was once a flourishing center of trade and community life, its growth propelled by the Kansas City Southern Railroad. The streets hummed with the activities of general stores, hotels, and sawmills, all testament to the town's vitality.
Mena Police Reports
A report of criminal mischief was taken on Mena Street. A report of theft was taken from Walmart. Richard Rausch, 49, was charged with Theft at Walmart. A report of theft was taken from Walmart. Christian Salgado, 31, was charged with Theft by Receiving and Fleeing on Janssen Street. November...
Arkansas church plays on after guitars and a piano were reported stolen from them
CHARLESTON, Ark. — Charleston police are investigating a reported burglary at First Assembly of God in Franklin County, and Pastor Darnell Johnson said thieves targeted his congregation, trashing the sanctuary, and stealing instruments. Instruments used for worship including guitars and the piano were missing from the stage at the...
Manna Ministry Making a Difference
For the past several years Manna Ministry has been working to make a difference in the lives of Scott County citizens and beyond. It was started by Neil Cherry between four and five years ago. On Thursdays produce is brought down from the River Valley Food Bank. Then a group...
Ghostly Whispers and Eerie Encounters: Midland, Arkansas' Haunted Legacy
In the heart of Arkansas, the town of Midland weaves a chilling tapestry of ghostly tales and paranormal encounters. As a nexus of the supernatural, Midland's haunted reputation lures curiosity seekers and those with a taste for the unexplained. Shadowy figures, spectral images, and haunting lights are just a few phenomena adding to the eerie ambiance of this seemingly tranquil town. With Halloween on the horizon, the ghostly whispers grow louder, beckoning the brave to explore its spooky folklore.
Water main break leads to boil order in Hartford
HARTFORD, ARKANSAS, Ark. — The City of Hartford is under a precautionary boil order after a major break that took place, according to city officials. Officials say it will take a while to "fill the tower and bleed the system," but do not have a time frame. Meanwhile, residents...
Keep our communities connected
Our communities and families are stronger when they stay in touch, and in recent years, high-speed connectivity has become the backbone of communications. Broadband not only allows us to stay in touch with our loved ones and friends, but also enables small businesses to grow, students to enhance their education through online learning resources, and patients to have greater access to critical healthcare information and services. The benefits of connectivity are seemingly endless, yet too many Arkansans unfortunately find themselves on the wrong side of the digital divide due to their level of income or rural residency. ...
Commercial space, Hackett residence top Sebastian County property deals in October
The acquisition of retail space in the growing commercial area between Interstate 540 and Phoenix Avenue in Fort Smith, and west of Academy Sports, was the largest Sebastian County property deal in October. According to information from the office of Sebastian County Assessor Zach Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif.-based RTS Orchards LLC...