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Fort Smith, Arkansas is located in Sebastian County. Zip codes in Fort Smith, AR include 72908, 72906, and 72905. The median home price in Fort Smith is $139,500 which is roughly $63/per square foot. More Fort Smith information.

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2 hrs ago | The City Wire

Arkansas River tonnage down 3% January-June, some sectors see gains

Tonnage shipped along the Arkansas River is down for the first half of 2014, but it is not necessarily bad news according to a Fort Smith-area river operator.

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6 hrs ago | KSLA-TV Shreveport

US Mint unveils Marshals Museum coin designs

Officials with the U.S. Mint have unveiled the three commemorative coins that will be sold next year to raise money for a planned $50 million U.S. Marshals Museum in western Arkansas.

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12 hrs ago | 5NEWSonline.com

Fort Smith Apartment Complex Burns Twice in One Week

Battalion Chief Mark Talley told 5NEWS the fire started at 3:40 Wednesday morning , at the former "Village Apartments" complex at the intersection of 36th and Kinkead near Tilles Park.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The City Wire

Lack of movement' by military hampers Fort Smith airport fire service

The transition from fire protection provided by what is now known as the 188th Wing to an airport-run fire department has hit some speed bumps, the Fort Smith Airport Commission were told during its monthly meeting Tuesday .

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The City Wire

Optimism falls in national poll, up with informal quiz of Arkansans

Regional business and civic leaders who responded to an informal survey by The City Wire do not share the pessimism exhibited in a recent Rasmussen Poll in which only 29% said America's best days like ahead.

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4029TV.com

75-year-old-man accused of repeatedly defecating on school campus

A school in Fort Smith says an elderly man has been defecating on a pole on the l campus for years.

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4029TV.com

75-year-old-man accused of repeatedly defecating on school campus

A Fort Smith high school wants a man to stop defecating on campus, and that school says it's a problem that has been happening for years.

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5NEWSonline.com

Police: Fort Smith Man Arrested After Chasing A Woman With Knives

Kyle Flanagan, 22, had multiple active warrants for his arrest before the Fort Smith Police Department arrested him at the Capri Motel at 1833 Midland Blvd. on July 21, according to a preliminary report.

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The City Wire

Possible water rate increases noted in Fort Smith budget review

The City of Fort Smith has already begun preparations of the fiscal year 2015 budget and members of the city's Board of Directors had their first public opportunity to weigh in on the process Tuesday at the group's noon study session at the Fort Smith Public Library.

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The City Wire

Mayor Corleone?

With Fort Smith city government looking like Petrino's face the day after his skirt chasing motorcycle trek, some are calling for a new form of municipal governance.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The City Wire

Library director makes case for $2.8 million property tax increase

A proposed millage increase to be voted on next month would net the Fort Smith Public Library an additional $2.8 million in revenue, allowing the library to expand offerings and upgrade technologies to meet customer expectations.

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5NEWSonline.com

Man Says He Found Pregnant Girlfriend Knifed to Death, Went Back To Sleep

A Fort Smith man suspected of knifing his pregnant girlfriend to death said he was drunk and "had done something bad that he didn't remember," according to court documents released Monday.

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5NEWSonline.com

Garrett's Blog: Another Cool-Down Coming

The jet stream will once again take an unusual plunge to the south sometime early next allowing cooler than normal air to bleed south across the central and Eastern United States.

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Toledo Blade

Ark. man kills pregnant girlfriend

Sgt. Daniel Grubbs with the Fort Smith Police Department says 21-year-old Douglas True called 911 just before noon on Sunday.

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The City Wire

Another historic marker for Northwest Arkansas

It may just initially be two trucks from a municipal water department, but the move this past week by Springdale officials toward acquiring and testing utility vehicles powered by compressed natural gas is likely to be an historical marker for alternative energy use in Northwest Arkansas.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

The City Wire

Smith Cadillac sales tied during July to Children's Emergency Shelter support

The Fort Smith Children's Emergency Shelter is receiving a portion of all Smith Chevrolet-Cadillac vehicle sales through July 31, 2014.

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The City Wire

Why are we waiting on people to die?

Editor's note: David Potts is a certified public accountant with more than 33 years experience.

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FireHouse.com

Boat Crash in Arkansas River Leaves Several Hurt

A small boat carrying several people crashed into a buoy where the Poteau River meets the Arkansas River near the Garrison Avenue bridge on Saturday evening.

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BrothersJudd Blog

True True Grit:

On a January night in Fort Smith, Ark., on a desolate block off the main drag of Garrison Avenue, I was having a nightcap of Knob Creek on the rocks at Doe's Eat Place, after consuming two tamales with chili, a three-inch-thick eight-ounce filet and a couple of glasses of cabernet sauvignon.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

4029TV.com

Fort Smith cat hoarder out of jail

"It's one of those things that you never like seeing, but it happens and we have to be there to get the animals out of that situation," Trotter said.

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