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JACKY GLEN OVERBY OF FORT SMITH was arrested on a felony absconding warrant from the Arkansas Parole Board, a felony assist outside agency warrant out of Crawford County and a misdemeanor failure to pay fine warrant out of Sebastian County. JENNIFER ELIZABETH MOORE OF VAN BUREN ...
HOT SPRINGS -- A central Arkansas man who wants to defend giving to panhandlers has joined a lawsuit that states a city ordinance regarding panhandling is unconstitutional. The Sentinel-Record reports that the second amended complaint filed last week added Todd Reid as a plaintiff. Reid joins ...

Officials with the Fort Smith police Department stand by the Arkansas Medical Examiner's Office's ruling on Josh Underwood's death. ... said officials at the police Department were unsure where the gash to Underwood's face came from, he said he suspects the blood on his hands and pants are from impact ...
Fort Smith police Chief Nathaniel Clark discussed the changing role of public safety officials -- specifically those in law enforcement -- at the ... initially answered by Arkansas Drug Director Kirk Lane, who said Arkansas has the second-highest drug prescribing rate in the nation and that opioids are "quickly ...
BELLA VISTA (KFSM) -- a suspect is in custody after leading a police pursuit across two counties, according to Arkansas state police. The same suspect may be linked to three recent commercial burglaries in Fayetteville. John Gaunt, 23, of Elkins is accused of two counts of felony fleeing, and one count of ...
Fort Smith police Chief Nathaniel Clark discussed the changing role of public safety officials -- specifically those in law enforcement -- at the ... initially answered by Arkansas Drug Director Kirk Lane, who said Arkansas has the second-highest drug prescribing rate in the nation and that opioids are "quickly ...

BENTONVILLE (KFSM)- A man is in custody following a robbery that happened Saturday (Jan. 13) around 4:30 a.m. at the Casey's General Store located on SE J Street at SE 28th Street. the suspect left on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. Within two minutes of the reported robbery, Bentonville ...
TEXARKANA (KFSM) -- A Fort Smith man is accused of forcing a 16-year-old girl into prostitution in several cities across Arkansas. Kenyan Roane, 31, was arrested Monday (Jan. 8) in connection with one count of enticing and coercing a minor into prostitution, according to a federal criminal complaint ...
BOBBY GENE GAINES OF FORT SMITH was arrested on suspicion of residential burglary. CODY SCOTT SMITH OF VAN BUREN was arrested on suspicion of residential burglary. JOSEPH ERIC MONTGOMERY OF FORT SMITH was arrested on suspicion of robbery after a man reported Montgomery ...
Officials with the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Arkansas and the Arkansas law enforcement Training Academy are holding a weeklong Crisis Intervention Training course at the ... The class of 34 included 13 officials from the Fort Smith police Department -- just under 10 percent of its full force.
City officials from all over the state were briefed Thursday on legal issues Arkansas cities are facing during the second day of the Arkansas Municipal League winter conference in Fort Smith. Like several other Arkansas cities, Fort Smith is no stranger to legal troubles over panhandling restrictions -- the ...
Terroristic act charge filed after Fort Smith incident ... A Fort Smith man shot by police last week at a Pic-N-Tote store on Grand Avenue was charged in Sebastian County Circuit Court on Tuesday for allegedly committing a terroristic ... Class B felonies in Arkansas are punishable by five to 20 years in prison.
CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) -- Two suspects were taken into custody Thursday (Jan. 11) after a pursuit near Rudy. police were in pursuit of the person on Old school Way when they fled on foot, according to state police. Those who live along highway 282 where the maneuver crash happened in their ...
City officials from all over the state were briefed Thursday on legal issues Arkansas cities are facing during the second day of the Arkansas Municipal League winter conference in Fort Smith. Like several other Arkansas cities, Fort Smith is no stranger to legal troubles over panhandling restrictions -- the ...
NORTH LITTLE ROCK -- A North Little Rock police Department officer shot and killed a 17-year-old Sunday (Jan. 6), reports 5NEWS CBS affiliate THV11. Charles Smith Jr. was shot and killed at the scene, according to police. Police said the teen shot at police at least once and after, officers shot back.
Bella Vista police had received a phone call from the Arkansas State crime Lab stating that pills submitted as evidence did not match what was reflected ... The affidavit states that when an arrest is made involving pills, those pills are photographed by the arresting officer before being turned in as evidence.
FORT SMITH -- A Sebastian County circuit judge ruled Thursday that emails exchanged among city officials last year constituted informal meetings in violation of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. Circuit Judge Michael Fitzhugh granted summary judgments in two lawsuits filed by Bruce Wade of ...

FORT SMITH, Ark. - The Fort Smith police Department, already short on officers, has even less manpower on the streets after an officer-involved ... staff here that will make the adjustments to make sure we have good response times, and are able to respond to anybody in the city that needs us," said Rice.
5) ordered White to undergo a mental health evaluation. He's due back in court April 2. White was being held Friday at the Benton County Jail on a $500,000 bond. In Arkansas, Class B felonies are punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $15,000, according to Arkansas statutes.
police said that a man was reported to have been stabbed in the abdomen by a white male, who then left the area in a black vehicle. An officer saw the ... And then I got in between them and told him, you're not going to hurt my son, get out of here the cops are coming and he just stared at me," she said.
VAN BUREN (KFSM) -- Van Buren police are investigating a suspicious incident near a middle school, according to Detective Jonathan Wear. The incident occurred near Northridge Middle School at the intersection of Northridge and Highland. A student told police that a man driving a black older model ...
Fort Smith police are looking for a man who was also in the convenience store at 5:30 a.m. Sunday and was captured on video. He was wearing a light blue Superman T-shirt and a black baseball cap. police believe he may be a witness who could provide information about Underwood's whereabouts that ...
FORT SMITH(KFSM) - Eight officers with the Fort Smith police department were put on paid administrative leave following Wednesday's officer-involved shooting, according to Corporal Anthony Rice. This includes the three officers who fired their weapons: Jeff Lumm, a field training officer, Thomas Brashier, ...
Fort Smith police are investigating after a suspect reportedly involved in an assault with a firearm fled from police in a vehicle. The Police Department's vehicle pursuit of the suspect stemmed from a call Monday afternoon and the following search for the suspect. If arrested, the suspect could be charged on ...
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA)- Detectives with the Fort Smith police Department are searching for a possible witness to a suspicious death that occurred outside the Super Cuts salon on Sunday, December 31. The male in the photo attached to this article has been identified as a possible witness to the crime, ...
A man whose body was found Sunday morning in Fort Smith died of hypothermia, according to the Fort Smith police Department. It was Arkansas' first ... Fort Smith police are looking for a man who was also in the convenience store at 5:30 a.m. Sunday and was captured on video. He was wearing a light ...
BELLA VISTA (KFSM) -- Two Bella Vista police Department employees have been fired after an investigation revealed they mishandled evidence, according to police chief James Graves. On Dec. 11, someone with the department noticed a discrepancy having to do with the handling of evidence. Graves ...
The man, Ronald Elliot, 49, was killed after Ozark police responded to a call for help at 10:19 p.m. Tuesday at 1004 W. school St. in Ozark. Witnesses said they heard the responding officer tell Elliot to put down a gun and then the sound of a gunshot, according to an Arkansas state police news release.
FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- One man was taken to the hospital Wednesday (Jan. 3) night following an officer-involved shooting, according to Cpl. Anthony Rice with the Fort Smith police Department. The shooting happened at about 7 p.m. at a convenience store at 1116 Grand Avenue. Rice said police were ...
SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) - Arkansas state police worked an accident that happened on Highway 71 at Vineyard Creek just after 5 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. ... State police said the man driving was the only person in the Toyota 4Runner. He was taken to Sparks in Fort Smith, but police expect him to be OK.
Fort Smith police identified a man found dead at a mini mall on Zero Street on Sunday as Josh Underwood, 48, of Fort Smith. The death is being called "suspicious" by ... There were no witnesses and police are following leads, but there are so far no suspects in the death. There were visible injuries to the ...
SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- Crews are on scene of a multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 49 in Springdale according to Arkansas state police. Officers responded the accident on (Dec. 31) shortly before 1 a.m. According to dispatch, several people have transported to area hospitals. The extent of their injuries ...
Fort Smith police Cpl. Anthony Rice said the likelihood of Driving While Intoxicated offenses increases over New Year's Eve and the early hours of New Year's ... In Arkansas, a DWI penalty is issued if a driver has a blood alcohol content of 0.08 if he or she is over 21, If drivers are under 21 with a 0.02 blood ...
LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas had some odd news stories in 2017. Poultry experts warned about piling chicken manure too ... University of Central Arkansas police pulled student Blayk Puckett over in March after he drove slowly and with a broken tail light. Officers quickly saw that Puckett was sober and the ...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says in a letter to the director of state police that he believes state law allows residents to openly carry firearms. Hutchinson says in the letter dated December 15 to state police Col. Bill Bryant that he believes a 2013 law is clear and allows residents ...
... a parked truck. The impact caused the parked truck to be pushed into the home while the teen driver drove through the garage, according to Arkansas state police. No one was injured during the matter, according to police. police are not identifying the driver and didn't state on which street this happened.
Fort Smith police are investigating a reported robbery on Christmas Eve at a convenience store. According to the offense report, the robbery took place at around 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Pic-N-Tote Convenience Store, 1116 Grand Ave, a different location than the Pic-N-Tote involved in a robbery Dec. 20.
UPDATE: An 11-year-old boy who police said ran away from home has been found safe. He was found within 24 hours of going missing. FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- police are working to find a missing 11-year-old boy. The boy, Bryan Frausto, was last seen wearing a blue jacket and jeans. He was last seen ...
BATESVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas state police has opened an investigation after two police officers in Batesville shot a 28-year-old man who pointed a handgun at them during a traffic stop. State police say Andrew D. Hatley of Batesville fled after the officers stopped a vehicle in which he was a ...
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) -- police in Fort Smith say a woman fatally shot a man who she said forced his way into her apartment. police were called to the apartment in south Fort Smith Thursday afternoon where the woman said she shot the man after he entered her apartment. Police say the woman is being ...
Fort Smith police officer Angus Bradford returns from the scene of a suspected fatal shooting Thursday at an apartment complex on South X Street in Fort Smith ... Details regarding the shooting are still being investigated, including questioning of any witnesses present during the incident, the release states.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Authorities in North Little Rock say a 17-year-old suspect who fired at police officers has been fatally shot. The shooting occurred about 1 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 7) while officers were conducting a traffic stop on a vehicle occupied by three people. Authorities say officers who ...
LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas had some odd news stories in 2017. Poultry experts warned about piling chicken manure too ... University of Central Arkansas police pulled student Blayk Puckett over in March after he drove slowly and with a broken tail light. Officers quickly saw that Puckett was sober and the ...
... a parked truck. The impact caused the parked truck to be pushed into the home while the teen driver drove through the garage, according to Arkansas state police. No one was injured during the matter, according to police. police are not identifying the driver and didn't state on which street this happened.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says in a letter to the director of state police that he believes state law allows residents to openly carry firearms. Hutchinson says in the letter dated December 15 to state police Col. Bill Bryant that he believes a 2013 law is clear and allows residents ...
Fort Smith police are investigating a reported robbery on Christmas Eve at a convenience store. According to the offense report, the robbery took place at around 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Pic-N-Tote Convenience Store, 1116 Grand Ave, a different location than the Pic-N-Tote involved in a robbery Dec. 20.
McDaniel said Austin has, "on numerous occasions," told different officers in the Mansfield police Department that he could fire them at any time if they ... In an article previously published in the Times Record, Austin said the Arkansas Department of Health told him to issue the order after the city's in-town ...
A concrete saw, two computer car mounts and two laptops valued at $11,360 were reported stolen from Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corp. ... AMANDA MARIE WORKMAN OF FORT SMITH was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault with a sharp instrument and public intoxication and warrants for failure ...
LONOKE COUNTY (KFSM) -- police are urging people to keep doors locked after two men burglarized a home, kidnapped a woman and shot two ... 49, of Lonoke County was shot and killed during the burglary that happened shortly before 12:30 a.m. Christmas morning on Johnson Road in Scott, Ark., ...
The final chapter of a Fort Smith gang shooting death that occurred just two weeks into the new year of 2017 has still not been written, but the crimes of ... examiner from the Arkansas State Crime Lab made the expert opinion after studying the bullets that the one that killed Lopez was shot from the AR-15.


 

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