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The United States Department of the Interior selected Fort Smith to be the home of the US Marshal Service National Museum. The city began as a western frontier military post in the early 1800s and became well known for its law enforcement heritage and prominent role in the settling of the "Wild West. "

Population: 80268
Local Newspapers: Southwest Times Record
Local Sports Teams:
Local Colleges: University of Arkansas at Fort Smith

Zip Codes associated with fort smith, arkansas: 72091 72093 72904 72908 72916
Towns/Cities near fort smith, arkansas : Van Buren Rudy Alama Kibler Barling Arkoma Moffett

Fort Smith News
2 critically injured after tree falls at Arkansas campsite

Two campers were critically injured early Friday when a large oak buffeted by high wind fell on them at a riverside park in Barling, Fort Smith Fire Chief Phil Christensen said. Christensen said it took a crane to eventually lift the tree.

Tree falls on house during storms in Fort Smith

WEBVTT A CAR EARLIER THISAFTERNOON.ONE FAMILY NOW DEALING WITHDAMAGE FROM THE STORMS THISMORNING AFTER A TREE FELL ONTHEIR HOUSE.40/29'S JOSHUA COLE SHOWS US.JOSH: EARLY THIS MORNING, THEFORT SMITH FAMILY WHO LIVES INTHIS HOME SAY THEY WATCHED THISTREE FALLING INTO THEIR HOMEAS THE STORMS HIT OUR AREA.>> THERE'S A BIG HOLE IN MYROOF, LIVING ROOM AND KITCHENAREA, AND IT'S PRETTY EXTENSIVEDAMAGE.JOSH: DEAN POSTIER SAYS HE WASGETTING READY FOR WORK WHEN THESTORMS CAME THROUGH.HE AND HIS WIFE STOPPED TO LOOKAT THE STRONG WINDS WHEN THEYSAW THE TREE TOPPLE.HE SAYS THEY BOTH JUMPED OUT OFTHE WAY AS PART OF THE ROOFCAVED IN>> I COME IN, GETTING READY TOGO TO WORK, WENT AND GOT MYWIFE, WOKE HER UP.I KNEW IT WAS GOING TO BE BAD.WE WERE WATCHING OF THE WINDOWAND THE TREE FELL.I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO GETCRUSHED.IT WAS VERY SCARY.JOSH: DEAN TELLS US THAT HE ANDHIS WIFE WERE BOTH OK.

21st Anniversary Of Deadly 1996 Tornado In Fort Smith & Van Buren

On April 21, 1996 an F3 tornado hit Fort Smith at 11:12 p.m. and later hit the Van Buren area, killing two people and injuring over 40. Several historic buildings were destroyed in downtown Fort Smith before the half-mile-wide twister moved to neighborhoods on both sides of the Arkansas River. Connie Johnson was with her five-year-old grandson, Kyle Johnson, the night of the tornado.

Plans Announced For Former Fort Smith Whirlpool Manufacturing Facility

Phoenix Investors, a Wisconsin-based commercial real estate firm is now the new owner of the former Whirpool manufacturing facility with hopes of revitalizing the building and creating quality jobs for Arkansans. "They're a proven company with a long track record of buying big boxes like this," Tim Allen, president of the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce said.

Two killed after car hits semi truck in LeFlore County 20 MIN

Two people were killed after a car hit a semi truck in LeFlore County Thursday morning, according to a report by an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper. Hoyt and Hargrove were in a 1995 Honda Accord, driving east on State Highway 9, about 8 miles west of Spiro.

Disabled Veteran Says He Was Robbed By Coupe Helping Carry Groceries

Fort Smith resident John Thomas is a 70-year-old disabled Vietnam Veteran of a silver star and three bronze stars. On Tuesday , Thomas said he pulled into his driveway on South Greenwood Avenue.

Clothing brand Rue21 closing Rogers, Springdale stores

Clothing chain rue21 is shuttering nearly 400 stores across the country. The Warrendale, Pennsylvania-based company has been struggling to pay its bills, according to Debtwire earlier this month.

Prosecutor: Shooting of rock-wielding man in Fort Smith was justified

UPDATE: Apr. 18, 2017 - Sebastian County Prosecuting Attorney has found that James Wisely was justified in shooting of rock-wielding man. A man was shot by an employee at Fort Smith Blue Print after threatening workers with a rock.

Sebastian County Prosecuting Attorney: Shooting Of Man Threatening Store Employees Justified

The Sebastian County Prosecuting Attorney's office determined that a Fort Smith store employee was justified in shooting a man who threatening employees with a rock in March. Michael Woith, 41, of Fort Smith, who is a convicted Level 2 sex offender, was shot in the shoulder by a Fort Smith Blue Print employee after he was running into traffic and throughout businesses along Rogers Avenue on March 1. Woith was shot after he raised a large rock that he was carrying, which threatened employees, and refused to leave the business after being asked several times.

LeFlore County Deputies Investigate Alleged Dog Fighting Ring, Source Says It's Gang Related

"We believe that they're using a rural area around Spiro to conduct these dog fights," said Terry Winn, LeFlore County Sheriff's Department sergeant. "It's in such a remote location that it's not easily seen by the public."

Many men hanged in 1800s found in Fort Smith cemetery

After seeing a historical post at the Times Record Facebook page some time ago, a reader posed the question of what happened to those who were hanged at the Fort Smith gallows in the late 1800s. The Times Record reports that between the years 1873 and 1896, Judge Isaac C. Parker of the U.S. District Court of Western Arkansas sentenced 160 people to death for convictions of heinous crimes.

Judge halts Arkansas plan to execute 8 inmates in 11 days

Drew Davis, center with headband, of Ft. Smith, Ark., joins others in a moment of silence during a rally opposing Arkansas' upcoming executions, which are set to begin next week, on the front steps of the Capitol Friday, April 14, 2017, in Little Rock, Ark.

Judge halts Arkansas plan to execute 8 inmates in 11 days

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Judge halts Arkansas plan to execute 8 inmates in 11 days

Drew Davis, center with headband, of Ft. Smith, Ark., joins others in a moment of silence during a rally opposing Arkansas' upcoming executions, which are set to begin next week, on the front steps of the Capitol Friday, April 14, 2017, in Little Rock, Ark.

Teens face adult trials in slaying, kidnapping

A Sebastian County circuit judge has rejected a request by three teenagers to transfer their murder, kidnapping and aggravated robbery charges to juvenile court. Judge Stephen Tabor wrote in separate decisions that Shakur Sharp, 18, his brother James, 16, and Dionte Parks, 17, did not present convincing evidence during four days of hearings in February and March that their cases should be transferred to juvenile court.

Man Responsible For Digging Giant Hole Explains Why He Did It

Jason Sexton has been digging a 34-foot deep hole with tunnels for several years, which police recently discovered after answering an illegal camp call. Sexton is now explaining why he did it.

20 Sides of Beef for Promotional Giveaway

Cherokee Nation Entertainment, LLC, , a wholly owned tribal company of the Cherokee Nation, is seeking qualified bids for 20 sides of beef for promotional giveaway. The meat must cost no less than $1,000.00 per side and the butcher shop needs to be local to the Roland, OK/Ft.

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