Arkansas college finds no evidence of bias over dreadlocks
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — An investigation found no evidence that a white head coach discriminated against a black basketball player because of his dreadlocks, the University of Arkansas at Fort...
Arkansas coach says player quit, not dropped over dreadlocks
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — The men's head basketball coach at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith says allegations that he dismissed a player over his dreadlocks are not true.
Arkansas basketball player says dismissal due to dreadlocks
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas university is investigating allegations that a men's basketball player was dismissed because the coach disapproved of his dreadlocks.
Arkansas police threatened after drowning victim’s 911 call
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas police department has received more than 100 threats after a 911 dispatcher for the department scolded a frantic newspaper delivery woman for driving into...
Arkansas police probe 911 dispatcher after caller drowns
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in Arkansas are investigating after a now-former 911 dispatcher scolded a frantic newspaper delivery woman for driving into floodwaters before she...
Arkansas building owners conceal ‘KKK’ welded on facade
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — The letters "KKK" that were welded on an Arkansas building have been replaced with U.S. Marshals stars after one of the owners called it "offensive" insignia that's...
Police: 1 dead after storms cause flooding in NW Arkansas
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Police in Fort Smith say a 47-year-old woman died after attempting to drive through a flooded roadway following heavy rainfall.
Editorial Roundup: Recent editorials in Arkansas newspapers
Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Arkansas newspapers:
Southwest Times Record. Aug. 18, 2019.
It has taken years to get to this point, but the Fort Smith Board of Directors...
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a former Arkansas state senator's request to be released from a federal prison in Oklahoma where he has served just more than one year of an...
Convicted ex-Arkansas state senator seeks prison release
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas state senator who pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering is asking to be released immediately from prison.
ArcBest: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) _ ArcBest Corp. (ARCB) on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $24.4 million.
On a per-share basis, the Fort Smith, Arkansas-based company said it had profit of 92...
OZARK, Ark. (AP) — An amateur photographer has snapped some startling gone-in-a-gulp images of a venomous snake devouring an unlucky bug at Ozark National Forest in Arkansas.
No injuries reported in small plane crash
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — A small plane has made an emergency landing at a highway in Crawford County after experiencing engine trouble.
KHBS-TV in Fort Smith reports neither of the two people...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two Arkansas police officers will not face criminal charges after they were placed on paid leave following the death of a man in their custody, a prosecutor said.
Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Arkansas newspapers:
Southwest Times Record. June 23, 2019.
Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Josephine Linker Hart last week perfectly summed...
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — A prosecutor says he will not file charges "at this time" in connection with the death of an inmate at the Sebastian County jail in Fort Smith.
Arkansas man continues projects to honor late wife
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — In the arms of a burly, bearded River Valley resident was a white wallaby named Walter. He's the "animal ambassador" and guest of honor for students learning about...
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Temporary shelters were housing hundreds of people on Thursday following evacuations along the swollen Arkansas River, where officials kept a close eye on an aging levee...
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on flooding affecting parts of the United States (all times local):
Temporary shelters are housing hundreds of residents who have lost...
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Brad Hindley planned to be vacationing on a lake this week. Instead, he's been on a boat in his swamped Fort Smith neighborhood trying to keep gas in generators that are...
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on severe flooding in Arkansas and Oklahoma (all times local):
Forecasters say heavy rainfall is intensifying flooding in already saturated...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Historic flooding is hitting communities along the Arkansas River despite little rain in the region, thanks to downpours in areas farther north and efforts by officials to...
The Latest: Man found dead in flooded van
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on severe flooding in Oklahoma and Arkansas (all times local):
Police in Arkansas have pulled a body from a van found submerged in...
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Soaked areas of Oklahoma and Arkansas are forecast to receive more rain, increasing flooding concerns along the already swollen Arkansas River.
Historic flooding predicted along Arkansas River
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Residents in parts of Arkansas were preparing for what meteorologists on Sunday predicted will be the worst flooding in recorded history along parts of the Arkansas River...
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — She may search cars for drugs, but deep down, Hype is just like any other dog — eager to have her tummy rubbed or to play with her squeaky tennis ball.
Projects at Fort Smith parks close to being completed
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Despite the mornings still being a bit chilly, spring has mostly sprung in Fort Smith, which means project completion for the Parks and Recreation...
Man dies in Fort Smith police custody
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Fort Smith police say there are no indications the death of a man in their custody was caused by officers.
State police said Friday that 51-year-old Darrell K. Hays...
Arkansas Colleges of Health Education celebrates 5 years
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Happy Birthday to the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education.
The organization celebrated five years since Kyle Parker was hired as president and CEO of the Arkansas...
Texas administrator named top pick for UAFS chancellor
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — An administrator in Texas has been recommended as the next chancellor for the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith.
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — It would be hard to tell it today, but a little brick house on North 36th Street in Fort Smith served as the home for infamous bank robber "Pretty Boy" Charles Floyd and...
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — The under-construction U.S. Marshals Museum in Arkansas has received a $1 million donation after voters last month refused to earmark public funds to help complete the...
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — A developer who was renovating a building on a former U.S. Army base in Arkansas made a surprising discovery when he knocked down a wall and found a stash of empty Pabst...
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Work is progressing on a new trail park project in Van Buren.
The Van Buren Parks and Recreation Commission received an update from Brannon Pack, executive director...
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Three local high school students have teamed up with a nonprofit organization to provide a way for children to try their hand at a fun, useful activity.
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — A prosecutor has cleared a western Arkansas police officer in the fatal October shooting of a man who was holding a woman at knifepoint.
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — It could take more than a year to come up with the $15.3 million needed to complete construction of the U.S. Marshals Museum after Fort Smith voters rejected a temporary...
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Voters in Fort Smith have rejected a temporary sales tax increase that would have paid for the completion of the U.S. Marshals Museum now under construction in the...
First 100 Families initiative launches in Fort Smith
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Collaboration is key in the Fort Smith region's latest initiative to help struggling families.
The First 100 Families initiative formally commenced in late February...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — For the first time since 1898, the Scottish Rite Center downtown has sold.
Arkansas-based Beaty Capital Group formed BCG Historic Wichita to buy the building at the...
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Investigators say the 2018 death of an Arkansas jail inmate found unresponsive in his cell has been ruled an accidental drug overdose.
Arkansas acquires files of so-called ‘hanging judge’
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has acquired about 6,000 documents on Judge Isaac Charles Parker, the so-called "hanging judge" of the late 1800s.
Fort Smith directors back funding push for Convention Center
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — The Fort Smith Board of Directors previously questioned the value of subsidizing the Convention Center. It was worried about supporting the facility with other things in...
Marshals Museum pushes back opening date to 2020
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — The planned opening of the U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith has been pushed back to next year.
The facility was set to open this fall. But museum president Patrick Weeks says officials couldn't plan for the opening without knowing the results of next month's special election in Fort Smith, when voters will consider a temporary sales tax increase to support the museum.
Group opposes sales tax for Arkansas Marshals Museum
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — A group in Fort Smith has announced its opposition to a proposed temporary sales tax to help finance exhibits in a U.S. Marshals Museum in the western Arkansas city.
The Times Record reports that Citizens Against Unfair Taxes met Thursday with about 90 people to discuss the proposed 1-cent sales tax increase for nine months.
US Marshals Museum defends non-renewal of tax
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — A fully funded U.S. Marshals Museum expects to attract about 125,000 people per year and generate about $1.8 million in annual revenue with general admission tickets for adults set at $12.50.
While admission prices make up a majority of the $1.8 million, the remaining balance of revenue would be made up in food and beverage sales, merchandise and space rental.
Arkansas woman charged in death of her child’s father
VAN BUREN, Ark. (AP) — Investigators say an Arkansas woman has been charged in the fatal shooting of the father of her 3-year-old child and leaving the man's body in a cemetery.
Crawford County jail records show 24-year-old Jessica Ann Howard of Van Buren was being held Saturday on a capital murder charge. Jail records do not list an attorney to speak for Howard, who's charged in the death of 49-year-old Gabriel Ricardo Quispe of Fort Smith.
Man found shot to death in western Arkansas cemetery
VAN BUREN, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been found shot to death in a cemetery in western Arkansas.
Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown says 49-year-old Gabriel Ricardo Quispe of Fort Smith was found dead Wednesday at Dripping Springs Cemetery near the unincorporated community of Uniontown, about 1 mile (1.6 kilometer) east of the Oklahoma state line.
Brown said the man had a gunshot wound to the abdomen and the body was sent to the state crime lab for examination.