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A Fort Smith budget battle, technology tussle, fuzzy trucking math and more notes on a U.S. manufacturing renaissance are part of the Nov. 8 Friday Wire for the Fort Smith region.
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9 hrs ago | 5NEWSonline.com
Winter weather continues to cause problems in the River Valley. Fort Smith Police said ice was the cause of a downed power line blocking the road at North 22nd and E Streets in Fort Smith.
The official start of winter is only a few weeks away, yet Fort Smith residents received an early taste of the season when an ice storm hit the River Valley and caused many of the city's restaurants to shut their doors early on Thursday, December 5, 2013.
Posted on: 10:18 pm, December 5, 2013, by Aubry Killion and Shain Bergan , updated on: 10:28pm, December 5, 2013 Branches and part of a tree fell through a wooden fence and onto a local man's house on Hendricks Boulevard, causing damage and giving the man a shock.
A special joint meeting of the Fort Smith Board of Directors and the Sebastian County Quorum Court will be held Monday at 6 p.m. at the Elm Grove Community Center to address funding issues associated with the Ben Geren Aquatics Center and possibly amend an interlocal agreement between the governments that lays out funding and operating expectations ... (more)
Former Fort Smith Parks Commission Chairman Bobby Aldridge resigned from his volunteer position in September in order to pursue contract work with the city of Fort Smith and it has not taken long for Aldridge to land a $156,000 contract with the very city department for which he served.
In anticipation of the winter weather headed to the area, many schools throughout Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley canceled classes Thursday .
Sleet has moved into northwestern Arkansas as a winter storm starts to roll across the state.
The appointment represents a homecoming for O'Daniel, who began his career with USA Truck in 1999 and spent seven years with the company and rose to the position of purchasing manager.
Fort Smith school officials say they are paying closer attention to the radar after last year's storm had students stuck at school.
While the battle of the fiscal year 2014 operating budget is now concluded , it does not mean the city of Fort Smith's finance department can sit back and relax.
I wanted to take you thru when we think the freezing rain and sleet will arrive in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley on Thursday.
A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for Thursday and Friday and it's very likely that this watch will be upgraded to a warning on Thursday.
Fort Smith police seized 70 pounds of marijuana in a local man's car during a traffic stop Monday, following an extensive investigation, they say.
Fayetteville's head football and basketball coaches top a list of applicants for the Fayetteville athletic director job that Barry Gebhart resigned from following an arrest in an underage sex sting.