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Fort Smith Police arrested Kendall Rashad Newton, 38, in connection with a shooting on the 4600 Block of Plum Street early Sunday morning. [Read More]
Big outings from Donovan Franklin and Grant Lozoya helped Pitt State Men's Basketball survive a cold day from deep to defeat Arkansas-Fort Smith 79-71 on Saturday.Pitt State shot only 42 percent from the field, 16 percent behind the 3-point arc, but Franklin's 26 and Lozoya's 25 helped negate the cold shooting.The Gorillas also got a boost in the paint. A.J Walker grabbed 11 rebounds, and Trenton Clayton grabbed five boards and four blocks to go along... [Read More]
Bill Hollenbeck's eight years as sheriff have almost come to a close, and he's grateful for every one of them. [Read More]
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Police say one person was shot early Sunday morning in Fort Smith. [Read More]
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At around 1:30AM Fort Smith Police were notified of a shooting happening on the 4600 block of Plum Street. According to two female witnesses, two men were involved in some type of altercation before shots were fired, one of the rounds striking a 36 year old female bystander in the sh... [Read More]
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For nonprofits in Fort Smith, the days before Thanksgiving are a time to provide holiday dinners to those who need them.Antioch for Youth & Family and Community Services Clearinghouse volunteers on Saturday held Thanksgiving dinner distributions. The volunteers at each of the food drives gave away hundreds of turkeys and traditional Thanksgiving side dishes to area residents.Antioch executive director and founder Charlotte Tidwell said she first held food drives 10 years ago in Martin... [Read More]
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The two known largest monetary lawsuits against the city of Fort Smith are in different stages of litigation that could take many more more months to shake out.Attorneys for Jennifer Merriott of Fort Smith submitted a $1.149 million settlement offer to the city Oct. 19 for the class-action lawsuit over the city's use of recycling trucks to dump recyclable materials in the landfill between October 2014 and May 2017.And the Arkansas Court of Appeals has yet to receive the record of appeal... [Read More]
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The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is the largest source for award winning news and opinion that matters to you. Featuring up to the minute breaking news and the most in-depth Razorback, business, and political coverage in Arkansas. [Read More]
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Bill Hollenbeck's eight years as sheriff have almost come to a close, and he's grateful for every one of them. Hollenbeck is stepping down as sheriff of Sebastian County, closing out 28 years at the Sheriff's Office and 36 total years in law enforcement. Hollenbeck ... [Read More]
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5News Anchor Laura Simon sits down with Tonya Sarlls of the Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce to talk about the Shop Local campaign, a twice a year reminder to support local and small business. [Read More]
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5News Anchor Laura Simon sits down with Jim Reynolds and  Mark Honeycutt with the Chamber and Greenwood Performing Arts Center to talk about some upcoming performances in the area. [Read More]
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5News Anchor Laura Simon sits down with Carrie Terry of Fort Smith United Way to talk about their Holiday Giving Guide. This is the United Way's 12th year of the Holiday Giving Guide, which Terry describes as a "one-stop shop" for anyone who wants to donate their time or resource... [Read More]
The Fort Smith Police Department is 21 officers away from reaching its quota, and officials are pushing to get them.The Police Department on Friday graduated 10 officers from the Regional Law Enforcement Training Center, bringing their force up to 143 of the 164 needed to function at full capacity. The Department will graduate two more officers from the training academy in 2019 and are looking for ways to net more applicants in hopes of graduating more, said police Lt. James Hays, who... [Read More]
The Arkansas State Police Commission on Thursday approved the promotion of three troopers, including one to supervise in the Fort Smith area.Commissioners approved the promotion of Sergeant Chris Goodman, 43, of Pope County to lieutenant. Goodman, a 15-year State Police veteran, will be the assistant troop commander to the Highway Patrol Division of Troop H in Fort Smith.Commissioners also approved the promotion of Cpl. Russ Rhodes, 46 of Garland County to sergeant in the Criminal Investigation... [Read More]
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Authorities on Nov. 8 filed an additional felony charge against Lewis Coleman Shores.Shores, 19, of Fort Smith is accused by Prosecuting Attorney Dan Shue of felony theft by receiving over $1,000 in connection with an alleged incident in May. Officials in September charged Shores with felony aggravated residential burglary and theft after police arrested him as a possible suspect in the deaths of Jimmy and Norma Grubb in Fort Smith.The accusation alleges Shores on May 2 received, retained or... [Read More]
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Summer might be over, but the Fort Smith Parks Commission considered warm weather items at its monthly meeting, including new Creekmore Park pool prices and the rental of the recently opened Riverfront Skate and Bike park.Prices and age brackets will change next year, per the commission's recommendations, pending the Fort Smith Board of Directors' approval. Prices historically have been set where it is $1 for children ages 3 to 6 and $2 for those 7 and older. Children younger... [Read More]
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Philip Merry Jr. and 11 of his friends have spent a decade working to ensure the sacrifices of military veterans and their families play an important part in Fort Smith's Christmas season.The 10th annual Christmas Honors Wreath event will begin for the public at 11 a.m. Dec. 8 at the U.S. National Cemetery, 522 S. Sixth St., and will call for veterans' family members, friends and all others in the community to place a wreath on each of the more than 16,000 headstones in the... [Read More]
North Little Rock was good enough to overcome a field full of obstacles to advance to the semifinals of the Class 7A football playoffs with a 48-45 victory over Fort Smith Southside at Charging Wildcat Stadium on Friday night. [Read More]
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Betty Grider Wagner, 83, of Hackett, Arkansas, passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2018 in Fort Smith. She was a homemaker and member of Northside United Pentecostal... [Read More]
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Gorillas beat Arkansas-Fort Smith, 79-71. [Read More]
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