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Van Buren, Arkansas is located in Crawford County. Zip codes in Van Buren, AR include 72957, and 72956. The median home price in Van Buren is $129,000 which is roughly $65/per square foot. More Van Buren information.

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23 hrs ago | The City Wire

New Fort Smith, Van Buren fire station per square foot costs nearly equal

Two fire stations built and paid for using sales tax proceeds in Fort Smith and Van Buren came in at nearly the same price per square feet, with the Fort Smith fire chief noting the use of a construction manager for savings on the city's newest firehouse.


Wed Aug 20, 2014

Crawford County Man Stabbed, Suspect Sought By Deputies

A Crawford County man was stabbed Wednesday afternoon , and the suspect is still being sought by deputies, officials say.


Man Breaks Into Van Buren Drug Store From Roof, Police Say

The Van Buren Police Department is looking for a suspect in the video above who they say broke into a Van Buren pharmacy from the roof.


Mon Aug 18, 2014

The City Wire

Rates favorable for bonds to pay for Crawford County jail

Bonds that will pay for construction of the new Crawford County jail were issued Monday , with rates coming in lower than expected saving the county about $50,000, according to County Judge John Hall.


Sat Aug 16, 2014

Local Athletes Compete In Burger Eating Contest

Every year ESPN Radio puts on a hamburger eating contest for local high school athletes as part of their "Football Trip of a Lifetime" contest.


Wed Aug 13, 2014

The City Wire

Numbers still good for Fort Smith regional travel, tourism sector

The Fort Smith regional travel and tourism sector continues to post gains compared to 2013 based on hospitality tax collections in Fort Smith and Van Buren, with sector employment still a bright spot in the regional labor market.


Mon Aug 11, 2014

Police: Department 'Failed To Follow Established Protocol' After Kidnapping Call

The Fort Smith Police Department completed an internal investigation into its response to a kidnapping case and has released the results, authorities say.


Sun Aug 10, 2014

Hundreds Of Cars Pack Highway Shoulder For Final Day Of Bargains Galore On 64

Janet Matthews has been a vendor for Bargains Galore on 64 since the first 160 mile long event got underway in 1999.


Fri Aug 08, 2014

Leaders Talked Commerce On Arkansas River

The largest towboat in the United States was in the River Valley Friday . The Motor Vessel Mississippi traveled downriver as part of the Mississippi River Commission's second inspection.


Woman Hospitalized After Accident in Fort Smith

Fort Smith Police officers on scene said the accident happened around 1:10 a.m. at the intersection of 74th and Rogers.


Thu Aug 07, 2014

Sebastian County Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Forgery And Deception

Van Buren police arrested a man on suspicion of forgery and deception, according to a news release Thursday .


Transport Topics

Beckham to Resign From Posts at USA Truck on Sept. 30

Truckload carrier USA Truck said Cliff Beckham, the company's former CEO and now executive vice president and chief financial officer, will resign Sept.


Wed Aug 06, 2014

Van Buren Police Seek Cosmetic Theft Suspects

The surveillance video above shows two suspects near the bottom of the picture entering the cosmetic area of the Price Cutter at 120 Cloverleaf Plaza in Van Buren.


Tue Aug 05, 2014

The City Wire

Fort Smith area building permits up more than 10% through July

The values of building permits in Fort Smith, Greenwood and Van Buren were a combined $20.975 million in July, up nearly $6.46 million from July 2013 when the combined cities issued $14.515 million in permits.


Area Leaders Celebrate The Completion Of Interstate 540

VAN BUREN After months of construction and plenty of long delays, Interstate 540 was celebrated Tuesday .


Thu Jul 31, 2014

The City Wire

Five Rivers to build new bulk warehouse at port of Van Buren

The port of Van Buren is expanding with the addition of a new 15,000-square-foot bulk storage building to be built by Five Rivers Distribution, according to Five Rivers Distribution President Marty Shell.


Wed Jul 30, 2014

Arkansas Times

Fort Smith paper fires 37; moves printing to Hussman and Springdale plant

WHAT'S YOUR LEDE? At Times Record, it was transfer of printing location. Oh, by the way, 37 people will lose jobs.


Fri Jul 25, 2014

Police trying to ID 'person of interest' in counterfeit money case

Investigators with the Van Buren Police Department are trying to identify a man and woman in connection with a counterfeit cash investigation.


Van Buren Celebrates Grand Opening of New Fire Station

A new $2.25 million dollar fire station is open in Van Buren, allowing the department to better serve the city.


Thu Jul 24, 2014

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

2 men charged in shooting death plead not guilty

VAN BUREN, Ark. - Two Arkansas men have pleaded not guilty to capital murder charges in the shooting death of a 19-year-old.


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