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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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15 hrs ago | 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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NWAonline

Jury out in chief's excessive-force trial

A jury deliberated Friday in the federal trial of Bull Shoals Police Chief Daniel Sutterfield but hadn't reached a verdict late Friday on charges that Sutterfield used excessive force during an arrest and tried to cover it up.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Courier

Krieger-Hunter Engagement

Steven and Elizabeth Krieger of Conway, formerly of Russellville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Cassi Louise Krieger of Fayetteville, to Brooks Jared Hunter, also of Fayetteville, son of Jerry and Lou Ann Hunter of Fort Smith.

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4029TV.com

Investigators seize 200 cats from Fort Smith home

Animal cruelty investigators from the Sebastian County Humane Society helped seize 200 cats from a home in Fort Smith, Friday.

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5NEWSonline.com

Mayor's 43rd Annual Prayer Breakfast

The Mayor's Prayer Breakfast took place Friday at the Holiday Inn City Center. This is where elected officials and citizens come together to meet and have breakfast once a year.

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5NEWSonline.com

High Five: Rare Native American Photo Gallery On Display At UAFS

A rare Native American photo gallery is on display at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, and it's open to the public.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

Emergency Responders Stress Abiding By Traffic Laws

Marty Nelson is a paramedic with Sebastian County EMS and Rescue. "I've been full time paramedic 9 years almost," Nelson said.

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5NEWSonline.com

Fort Smith Bomb Squad Investigates Suspicious Device

The device, which authorities say turned out to be a fan motor, with an LED light attached to it, was found just after 2 a.m. in a field near the Fred's off of Phoenix Avenue.

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The City Wire

Progress, financial report noted on River Valley Sports Complex

The River Valley Sports Complex took another step forward at Tuesday's Fort Smith Board of Directors regular meeting with a vote approving a financial assurance agreements between the city and RVSC.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

The City Wire

Springdale utility move to be first public CNG use in Northwest Arkansas

An agreement Wednesday by the Springdale Water and Sewer Commission to buy two compressed natural gas trucks is proof that efforts by Sen. Jim Hendren, R-Gravette, the Northwest Arkansas Council and others to push for CNG infrastructure and acceptance in the region are beginning to show results.

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