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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 $139,900 which is roughly $65/per square foot. More Fort Smith information.

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7 hrs ago | 5NEWSonline.com

Mail Truck Runs Off Interstate, Crashes Into Trees

A mail truck ran off of Interstate 540 and lodged into some trees between Kelley Highway and the Arkansas River bridge on Wednesday night in Fort Smith.

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11 hrs ago | 5NEWSonline.com

Sentencing Begins For Businessman Who Defrauded Investors Out Of $1 Million

Sentencing began Wednesday in Fayetteville for the Rogers businessman convicted of defrauding investors out of more than $1 million by selling them parts of a fake Bulgarian software company.

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Yesterday | The City Wire

Whirlpool officials, Fort Smith Board discuss pollution remediation work

Officials involved in the remediation efforts of the shuttered Whirlpool manufacturing facility gave an update to the Fort Smith Board of Directors on efforts to clean up a plume of potentially cancer-causing trichloroethylene in the area in and around its closed factory.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

The City Wire

Maness schoolhouse at Chaffee could become Red Rooster restaurant

An item before the Fort Smith Planning Commission Tuesday evening could convert the historic Maness schoolhouse into the first commercial business to locate at the Chaffee Crossing development on the east side of the city.

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The City Wire

The Compass Report: Two of Arkansas' three metro areas stable, growing

Economic conditions in two of Arkansas' three largest metro areas continue to be stable or improving, with central Arkansas - the state's largest metro - continuing to show signs of weakness that began in the first quarter of 2013, according to The Compass Report's analysis of first quarter 2014 data.

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The City Wire

Lower bids allow for more features for Ben Geren Aquatics Center

A building permit valued at $9.764 million was issued last week for the Ben Geren Aquatics Center and Sebastian County Judge David Hudson said it was a sign that the project is on schedule for a Memorial Day 2015 opening.

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5NEWSonline.com

Residents Concerned On Health Due To Contaminated Water

Fort Smith city directors and Mayor Sandy Sanders will sit down with Whirlpool officials to talk about the company's clean up efforts at the closed plant located on Jenny Lind.

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The City Wire

Engineering work needed for $350 million I-49 Arkansas River bridge

Ed Thicksten believes building the Interstate 49 bridge and connection between Alma and Barling is a "cornerstone" part of system, and the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department is sticking with a preliminary and conservative estimate that the 15-mile connection will cost $350 million.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

Fort Smith Golf Pro Wins Hickory Stick World Championship

As the resident club pro at Hardscrabble Country Club in Fort Smith, Jeremy Moe has been a hickory club enthusiast for years.

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The City Wire

Fort Smith area building permits up more than 45% year-to-date

Building permits in Fort Smith, Greenwood and Van Buren were a combined $15.69 million in June, up 32.3% from the same month last year when permits only totaled $11.859 million in the three cities.

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5NEWSonline.com

Former Fort Smith Policeman Sentenced To 5 Years For Sexual Assault Of Teen

Billy Rowe, a former Fort Smith police officer, was sentenced on Monday to five years in prison after being convicted of the second-degree sexual assault of a teenager, officials said.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

The City Wire

Be careful with caring

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

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

Fort Smith Police Search For Credit Card Theft Suspect

The Fort Smith Police Department is seeking the public's help in finding a credit card theft suspect, according to a news release Thursday .

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4029TV.com

Man arrested for string of robberies, police say

Police have arrested a man they believe was behind a string of convenience store robberies in Fort Smith.

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5NEWSonline.com

How To Stay Safe Lighting Up Fireworks

Everyone will be shooting fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July tonight . Although lighting up the sky is fun, its important to learn how to be safe before lighting the match.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

The City Wire

Whirlpool, property owners reach agreement in pollution lawsuit

Whirlpool announced Thursday a settlement with south Fort Smith property owners in a class action lawsuit the owners filed after the company had disclosed that potentially cancer-causing trichloroethylene had leaked into the groundwater and spread to the affected properties.

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5NEWSonline.com

Fort Smith Police Seek Robbery Suspect

The Fort Smith Police Department is seeking a robbery suspect, and they are asking for help from anyone who can identify the man, according to a news release Thursday .

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

The City Wire

Georgia Hale named new provost at UAFS

Dr. Georgia Hale has been promoted to provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith.

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The City Wire

Riff Raff | Economic stability. Now what?

The corpus of the Fort Smith regional economy is not a fully recovered patient but we should pause to take note of recent positive developments.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

The City Wire

Fort Smith sued over efforts to avoid board review of legal billings

City Director Andre Good chats with attorney Matt Campbell, whose allegations of improper billing by the Daily and Woods Law Firm resulted in a series of requests for votes on whether the city should audit the firm`s billings and review the way it receives legal services.

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