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  1. Local Schools Book Stubblefield Center For Graduation Back UpRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 17 |

    Two major high schools in the River Valley have booked the Stubblefield Center on the UAFS campus as a back up for their graduation ceremony. Northside High School will hold their ceremony on their football field this Thursday at 7 p.m. If it rains, the ceremony will be held at the Stubblefield Center instead.


  2. Historic Lighthouse Inn Sells At Auction For $340,000Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 11 |

    The Lighthouse Inn was a popular restaurant for more than three decades. Leslie and Penny Smith, of Fort Smith, had the winning bid of $340,000 on the vacant building.


  3. "Tales Of The Crypt" Researches Fort Smith's PastRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 2 |

    The Tales of the Crypt tour has been an interactive way to learn about local history for decades, but this could be the last year for the program in Fort Smith. Students like Jennifer Hardaway in the interpretive class at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith chose a headstone in Oak Cemetery, and then spent the semester researching that person, in order to portray them in Tales of Crypt.


  4. Adventure Arkansas: Scenic Motorcycle RidesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 28 |

    With the Steel Horse Rally in town this weekend, thousands of motorcycle riders will descend on Arkansas. In this week's Adventure Arkansas, we catch up with local riders and highlight some of the sweet scenic rides we have around us.


  5. More Than 20 Public Tornado Shelters Located In The River ValleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 26 |

    There is a tornado shelter at almost every public school in Fort Smith, providing safe places for thousands of people. "It's a real asset to the community.


  6. Superhero Race Returns To Van BurenRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 25 |

    Iron your superhero capes and dust off those running shoes, because it's time to hit the pavement for the Morgan Nick Foundation. Daren Bobb and Colleen Nick of the Morgan Nick Foundation discussed the Everyday Superhero 5K and 1 mile walk coming up Saturday .


  7. "Walk A Mile In Her Shoes" Raises Sexual Assault Awareness In Van BurenRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2016 |

    According to national studies, every two minutes someone in the country is raped. On Friday , the Crisis Intervention Center is reminding local students this unsettling statistic.


  8. Property Owner, Former Sheriff Remember Deadly Tornado Twenty Years LaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2016 |

    Thursday, April 21 marks the 20th year anniversary of a tornado that hit Fort Smith and Van Buren. The tornado hit the northwest end of Garrison Avenue in Fort Smith just after 11 p.m. The National Weather Service estimated the F3 tornado to be about a half-mile wide, traveling approximately seven miles.


  9. Lady Bulldogs Lead By Taylor's Dominating ArmRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2016 |

    The Lady Bulldogs took a little more than a week off of the diamond for spring break, but the time off didn't seem to affect Greenwood as they shut out Van Buren Tuesday 12-0. The old coach`s cliche stats that if the other team doesn`t score, they can`t win.


  10. Sallisaw Police: Women May Have Spent $10,000 On Stolen Credit CardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2016 |

    The Sallisaw Police Department is looking for two females they believe stole a woman's wallet Tuesday and spent around $10,000 on her credit cards. Police stated that after the female victim had her purse stolen from her vehicle, two black females entered Dollar General Store on Cherokee Street in Sallisaw and made large purchases on a credit card that was stolen with the purse.


  11. Funeral Arrangements Made For Alma VocalistRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2016 |

    The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with his uncle, Pastor Duane Moore officiating the service. A candlelight vigil was held Thursday evening at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith precluding the school's Battle of the Bands event.


  12. Alphonso Trent - Local Documentary Teaches Ft. Smith HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2016 |

    A local documentary about Alphonso Trent is being released. Trent was a jazz musician from Fort Smith who successfully broke through racial barriers nearly 100 years ago, by simply playing the piano.


  13. Police Look For Person Of Interest In Rolex Watch TheftRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2016 |

    According to a release from Sgt. Daniel Grubbs of the Fort Smith Police Department, a Van Buren man stopped at the Point Convenience Store on 1116 Grand Ave. on February 8. He used the women's restroom due to the men's room being occupied, and placed his silver and black Rolex watch near the sink, the release stated.


  14. Leaders Discuss New Regional Trails PlanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2016 |

    Bicyclists and runners in the River Valley could soon benefit as a regional organization is mapping out new trails for the area. Leaders want folks in the Fort Smith area to enjoy the outdoors, have a safe place to exercise, and to be able to easily travel to different cities in the River Valley without having to drive a vehicle.


  15. High Speed Chase Through Fort Smith Ends In Van BurenRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2016 |

    A man who led police on a high speed chase through Fort Smith has crashed his vehicle in Van Buren on Tuesday . According to Arkansas State Police, Smith led police through a red light in Fort Smith while they were chasing him, causing a state trooper to crash.


  16. Chief: Alma Man Loses Leg After Being Hit By Train In Van Buren OvernightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2016 |

    A 32-year-old man is severely injured after accidentally being hit by a train overnight in Van Buren, according to Chief Ron Sparks with the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad. Chief Sparks said the victim, Dustin Limbocker from Alma, was trespassing on the train tracks, located in the downtown area, around 2:25 a.m. Friday morning when he was struck by the train.


  17. Crawford County Justice Center Construction Halfway CompletedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2016 |

    The county judge, quorum court members, and the sheriff's office toured the construction site Monday . The building will serve several purposes: a new sheriff's office, 911 center, a circuit courtroom and a jail.


  18. Woman Starts Petition In Hopes Of Saving Cedarville Walmart StoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2016 |

    When Tonia Craft heard the Walmart Neighborhood Market on Highway 59 would be closing at the end of the month, she said she decided to take action by starting an online petition . It's one of the 154 stores the company is closing across the country.


  19. Millions Going Toward Arkansas Scholarships After Record-Hitting JackpotRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2016 |

    The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery sold more than $25 million in Powerball tickets for the record-hitting jackpot, according to director Bishop Woosley. For each dollar spent on a Powerball ticket, between 47 and 50 cents goes toward the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship fund; the rest goes straight to the jackpot.


  20. Crews Begin Repairing Roads Damaged From Heavy RainRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2016 |

    Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department crews are working to repair highways throughout the River Valley after heavy rain left damage behind. In Franklin County, cracks were found less than a mile north of where a hill slide destroyed part of Highway 23 last spring .


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