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31), police responded to reports of a man walking on a railroad track and was hit by a train. The person was transported to Washington Regional Medical Center where he died, according to the Fayetteville Fire Department. The incident involved the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad and happened near South ...
Over the years, several law enforcement agencies have worked on the Felkins case, including the 20th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Arkansas State Police, Greenbrier Police Department, Conway Police Department, Faulkner County Coroner's Office, Arkansas State Crime Lab and the FBI.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Concealed handguns won't be allowed at dozens of Arkansas college sports facilities, including the football stadiums for the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Arkansas State Red Wolves, after state police approved plans to exempt them from a law expanding where guns can be ...
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) -- Fayetteville police are investigating a possible pizza delivery scam, which is putting delivery drivers at risk. Police said they think people are calling in fake orders. They said those callers are giving false addresses, which potentially puts delivery drivers in danger.
HIGHFILL (KFSM) — Highfill Mayor Stacy Digby was arrested Wednesday (March 28) following a child indecency investigation, according to Sgt. Shannon Jenkins with the Benton County Sheriff's Office. Digby, 44, is now facing charges of sexual indecency with a child and first-degree sexual assault.
A FORT SMITH WOMAN reported her niece opened up a credit card through her bank account and spent more than $10,000 with it. AN EMPLOYEE AT ARVEST BANK, 3200 ... ALBERT GENE PARRISH OF FORT SMITH was arrested on a felony absconding warrant from the Arkansas Board of Parole.

... drug paraphernalia, according to police. The meth, as well as drug paraphernalia, was reportedly seized by the 12th and 21st District Drug Task Forces. The task forces are comprised of authorities from Fort Smith and Greenwood Police Departments, Arkansas State Police and Sebastian County Sheriff's ...
FORT SMITH, Ark. - A sex offender is now behind bars but was flying under the radar of police for months. The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act is a federal law that requires states to maintain a comprehensive system for monitoring and tracking convicted sex offenders. But if an offender ...
A man was hit and killed on Midland Ave. in Fort Smith early Tuesday morning, according to police. Police identified the victim as 22-year-old Pathro Black. Advertisement. Black was walking on Midland Blvd. when he was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound at about 12:50 a.m., according to police.
A shooting investigation is underway in Fort Smith. According to police, a man was shot at the Boardwalk apartments in Fort Smith Saturday night. Police say 23-year-old Aaron Jamal Johnson was shot once and taken to a local hospital. Police do not know what condition Johnson is in right now. At this time ...
Stolen "Hanging Judge" pin returned to Fort Smith museum ... Police are still investigating what happened. Parker, known as the "Hanging Judge," served as a federal judge in Fort Smith from 1875 to 1896, during which time he sentenced 156 men and four women to death (79 of them on the gallows).
NEVADA (KFSM) — The psychologist and mental patient who left together from the Arkansas State Hospital have been arrested in Nevada, according to police. Psychologist Michelle Messer, 41, and 41-year-old Cory Chapin who is a mental patient of the state hospital were arrested at a home in North Las ...
A 42-year-old man died after his vehicle went airborne and struck an embankment in Arkansas, according to a report. The crash happened shortly after 7:20 p.m. Friday on Arkansas 255 in Fort Smith, the Arkansas State Police said. Police say Larry Bell of Fort Smith lost control of his southbound Chevrolet ...
The Fort Smith Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened Saturday night, according to Public Information Officer Anthony Rice. Rice said the shooting took place at Boardwalk Apartments at 4201 Kinkead Ave. A young man, who Rice did not identify, was shot in the stomach and taken to a ...
The march at the square was organized by students from all over Northwest Arkansas. They saw what was going on at the national level and ... and understand what the Constitution really means." Bentonville Police worked alongside State Police and the Benton County Sheriff`s Office to keep things calm.
State Capitol Building or the Arkansas Justice Building in Little Rock. • Any police station, sheriff's station, or Department of Arkansas State Police station. • An Arkansas Highway Police Division of the Arkansas Department of Transportation facility. • A building of the Arkansas Department of Transportation or ...
FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Fort Smith police are investigating a shooting at an apartment complex where one victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The incident happened just before 9 p.m. Saturday (Mar. 24) at the Boardwalk Apartments, 4301 Kinkead Avenue, according ...

BENTONVILLE (KFSM)-- Police and businesses prepare for the event that is scheduled to take place Saturday afternoon after rumors spread about counter protesters. Gene Page, the public information specialist with the Bentonville Police Department said they are making plans to keep everyone safe ...
Price also said he does not want to see businesses leave Fort Smith and would like to revisit the $100 annual business license fee the board recently voted to implement, largely to help fund the Police Department. Price said he does not want to get rid of the fee but would like to see if there's a way to give ...
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — A stickpin that belonged to the Old West's legendary "Hanging Judge" has been returned to an Arkansas museum days after it was stolen. The gold-and-diamond pin in the ... Police say they are still investigating how the artifact was stolen. Parker was notorious because of the ...
Officers across the country and here in our region are constantly switching up their tactics to combat the different crime trends they see. "Any type of spike of crime is going to raise some sort of red flags with the police department. Wouldn't be our job if it didn't," said Lt. Wes Milam with the Fort Smith Police ...
Authorities are investigating after a lizard-shaped tie pin that once belonged to a 19th-century judge was stolen from an Arkansas history museum. About 2:30 p.m. Thursday, officers were called to the Fort Smith Museum of History, 320 Rogers Ave., according to a news release from the city's Police ...
Patrons also have offered a $1,300 reward for information leading to the recovery of the pin, according to a Fort Smith police news release. Gramlich said the pin had a story behind it. Before the Parkers were married, a boyfriend had given Parker's future wife, Mary O'Toole, a gold nugget. She sent it off to ...
It's not just the jail cells at the Sevier County Jail in southwest Arkansas that are over capacity following last week's massive cockfighting sting. ... Pleasant and San Antonio, Texas; Westen and Tulsa, Okla.; and Fort Smith, Pine Bluff, Little Rock and Alma, Ark., but some came from as far away as New Jersey.
FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Two homeless men have pleaded not guilty to injuring two police officers in January during a disturbance at Walmart. Joshua Shawn Coffman, 20, ... County Circuit Court. In Arkansas, Class D felonies are punishable by up to six years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.
WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) -- A woman who lost relatives to opioid addiction and a police officer are both happy to see action from the state to help end the rampant opioid crisis. On Wednesday (March 21), an announcement was made on the steps of the Arkansas Capitol that multiple counties and ...
The state and a coalition of 87 Arkansas counties and cities are suing the makers and distributors of addictive painkillers for their role in the opioid epidemic. The complaint, filed Monday in Crittenden County Circuit Court, includes 72 of 75 counties and 15 cities, including Little Rock, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, ...
Investigators believe the suspects — most of whom live in Northwest Arkansas — have been trafficking the drugs since 2016. The investigation was a joint effort between the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and the FBI's Safe Streets Task Force, which has officers at the Springdale Police Department and the ...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An arrest warrant has been issued for a psychologist accused of taking a patient from the Arkansas State Hospital without permission. In court records filed Wednesday, the hospital's police chief alleges 41-year-old Michelle Messer aided an unauthorized departure, ...
Fort Smith police Cpl. Anthony Rice said that 13 people who passed interviews with the Police Department are currently going through academy training. The 13 trainees are part of the 33 officer positions that he said will bring the force up to “authorized strength.” The 13 trainees will push the force from 131 ...
FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A man in his 90s was taken to a hospital Wednesday (March 21) morning after his car caught fire when he crashed into a fence on Spradling Avenue, according to Fort Smith police. The man was trapped inside the car while firefighters put out the blaze, but police said the man was ...
LONE ROCK — Authorities in north Arkansas say a sheriff's deputy investigating a report of a stolen tractor fatally shot a man who confronted him with a crossbow. Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says the shooting happened Monday night in Lone Rock, about 100 miles north of Little Rock.
Warrants were served by the the Sevier County sheriff's office, the De Queen Police Department, the South Central Drug Task Force, the Arkansas State Police, the Arkansas Game ... He said others were from Mount Pleasant; Pittsburg, Texas; San Antonio; Tulsa; Fort Smith; Pine Bluff; Little Rock; and Alma.
BENTONVILLE (KFSM) -- The Bentonville bomb squad is the only bomb squad in Northwest Arkansas. They have five ... There are less than 3,000 bomb technicians in the United States and only one bomb tech school that is sponsored by the FBI. If you do plan to ... Call the police if you are concerned.
LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Police are searching for an Arkansas State Hospital worker who reportedly left Tuesday (March 20) with a patient without permission, The Arkansas Department of Human Services told 5NEWS content partner KATV reports. Surveillance footage shows the employee going into the ...
Sebastian County Sheriff Bill Hollenbeck and Cpl. Anthony Rice with the Fort Smith Police Department said gun-related crimes — specifically violent crimes — are tied back to the unlawful obtaining and use of such weapons. Rice specifically said that a prior felony conviction is a predicting factor for such ...
In the county with the largest Arkansas city on the state border, geography sometimes factors into crime. Out-of-state arrestees comprise more than 10 percent of all felony arrests by Fort Smith police reported by the Times Record in 2018. The majority of these arrests were from Oklahoma, which is on the ...
Duggar filed his latest lawsuit against Springdale and Washington County in state court Friday, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported . City and county officials improperly publicized records of a 2006 juvenile investigation performed by the Springdale Police Department, acting in cooperation ...
“The Fort Smith Police Department takes threats such as this very seriously. We will continue to thoroughly investigate any threats and will work to swiftly arrest any person who makes threats such as what occurred. Threats like this are not considered a joke and will result in felony charges. FSPD works very ...
FORT SMITH, Ark. – A 13-year-old Arkansas boy faces a possible felony charge after allegedly threatening to "suicide-bomb" his junior high school, according to police. After an online gaming platform alerted investigators, they were able to identify a student in connection to the threat by using the boy's ...
FORT SMITH — The School Board has scheduled a March 12 special meeting during which members are expected to call for a May 22 election on a ... Brubaker said providing additional school resource officers could be difficult because of the shortage of officers with the Fort Smith Police Department.
Lt. Larry Brown with the Van Buren Police Department shows a Narcan nasal spray kit issued to Van Buren police. [Kenneth Fry/Press ... Brown said the life-saving Narcan nasal spray was purchased with a Criminal Justice Institute grant following a CJI study into opioid use and overdoses in Arkansas.
Mosley, who represents the city in the lawsuit along with Fort Smith's attorney Colby Roe, recommended that city directors repeal the city's ordinance and wait to see how a similar lawsuit against Rogers Police Chief Wayne Minor plays out. Glynn Dilbeck and Shane Cook are plaintiffs in the Minor lawsuit in ...
JERICHO, Ark. (AP) — Divers in east Arkansas have recovered a body in their search for a man who'd called police to say he was standing on top of his submerged vehicle after his car ran off the interstate into a creek. Memphis television station WMC reports that crews found the body Friday morning.
FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- Cocaine, methamphetamine, psychedelic mushrooms, Peyote, illegally obtained prescriptions and nearly 200 marijuana plants were confiscated from a home on Red ... Her son, Kevin Mills, and Nelting are accused of the same charges and are in the detention center without bond.
The truck attempted to swerve out of the way and avoid the collision, but Sallee's vehicle veered suddenly, colliding with the truck head-on, police said. Lakia Dale and Hunter Cleveland were coming back from a work function when they were hit. They were both taken to the hospital where they were treated ...
The police chief was able to issue a $25 permit for the use of the outside lane of a laned roadway for a fundraising event conducted by a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, organization representing public service employees, or any Fort Smith-based civic group or any Fort Smith resident that otherwise ...
Now officers have a place to take someone where people are trained to recognize and treat behavioral-health issues." In addition to the CSUs, the $6.4 million project will also help train police officers in crisis intervention as well as provide screening tools to determine the mental health needs in jails as ...
ROGERS (KFSM) -- Rogers police have arrested two Missouri residents following an armed carjacking Wednesday (Feb. 28) at a grocery store on Dixieland Road. Donald Yost, 41, of Wentworth, Mo., and Nicole Shannon, 29, of Joplin, Mo., face charges of aggravated robbery, theft of property, possession ...
JULIE ANN FRENCH OF FORT SMITH was arrested on two felony failure to appear warrants out of Sebastian County and a misdemeanor failure to pay fine warrant out of Fort Smith. ADRIAN ALEXANDER GOODWIN OF FORT SMITH was arrested on a felony absconding warrant from the state of Arkansas, ...


 

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