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Past articles by Amy:

Local Football Coach Heading To Coach Team USA In China

GREENWOOD (KFSM) — A local football coach is heading to China this summer for an international football championship. Greenwood High School head football coach Rick Jones said he will be one … → Read More

Military Veterans Overwhelmed By Support From Washington D.C. Trip

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (KFSM) — A whirlwind trip to the East Coast gave military veterans the opportunity to see memorials that have been built for wars they fought in. “It’s really… → Read More

Snipers Compete In International Competition At Fort Chaffee

FORT CHAFFE (KFSM) — An international competition at Fort Chaffee is testing the skills of snipers from all over the world. The 24 teams are competing in the 45th Winston P. Wilson Sniper Cha… → Read More

Crawford County Fire District Three Promotes First Woman To Captain

CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) — Captain Alyssa Olson is the first woman to hold her position with Crawford County Fire District Three. “My fire chief told me as far as he knows, as far as it goes ba… → Read More

Progress On Pocket Park In Fort Smith

FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Crews broke ground Wednesday (April 13) downtown on a pocket park called “Garrison Commons.” The pocket park will feature a stage for live entertainment, a scr… → Read More

Ben Geren Golf Course Superintendent Proposes Changes

FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Now that spring is in full swing, golfers are hitting the links and enjoying the weather. While the Masters tournament teed off Thursday (April 7) there is something else … → Read More

Local Radio Personality Shares Memories of Merle Haggard

FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Country music fans across the country were taken by surprise when they learned singer Merle Haggard died Wednesday (April 6), on his 79th birthday. D.C., a morning radio p… → Read More

Central Mall Reinforces Firearm, Weapon Policy With Outdoor Signs

FORT SMITH (KFSM) – New signs were placed at the Central Mall in Fort Smith this week, stating that firearms and weapons are not allowed on the property. Deborah Johnson has been the general manage… → Read More

Monument At Fort Smith National Cemetery Honors Fallen Vietnam Heroes

FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Every Arkansan who died in the Vietnam War is being honored with a new monument at the Fort Smith National Cemetery. Chapter 467 of the Vietnam Veterans of America said a … → Read More

Local Woman Appears on “CBS This Morning” For Nonprofit Fighting Hunger

FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A local woman and her efforts to end hunger in America has gained national attention. Jennifer Barker appeared on CBS This Morning to talk about a nonprofit she co-founded calle… → Read More

Sen. Tom Cotton Shares Political Insight With Southside Students

FORT SMITH (KFSM) — While Congress is on recess, U.S. Senator Tom Cotton spent time with Southside High School students in Fort Smith. “I hope someday to be a politician, so for me to listen … → Read More

Washington County Quorum Court Tables Dangerous Animal Ordinance

WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Washington County Quorum Court members tabled the Dangerous Animal Ordinance on Thursday (March 17), and it will not be revisited for at least a month, according to a jus… → Read More

Interim Fort Smith Police Chief Says He Will Not Apply To Be Chief

FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The interim police chief of Fort Smith said Wednesday (March 16) he will not be applying for the full-time position as chief. “I’ve just got other goals in my life rather than b… → Read More

Border Collie Solving Expensive Problem At Robert S. Kerr Lock and Dam

SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM ) – A problem involving birds, and what they leave behind after they eat, has cost the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers thousands of dollars. But a four-legged solution has walked… → Read More

Fort Smith Names Carl Geffken New City Administrator

FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Fort Smith city leaders named Carl Geffken to be the city administrator Tuesday (March 8). Geffken is a Chief Operating Officer in Berks County, Pa. Deputy City Administra… → Read More

“Homicide Survivors United” Aims to Help Others Grieve

FORT SMITH (KFSM) – When someone is murdered, family and friends are often left to grieve on their own, but a new support group is hoping to change that. Bethany Ault-Pyle’s daughter Briana was mur… → Read More

Firefighters Battle More Than Flames During Large Grass Fire

POTEAU (KFSM) -- Five fire departments battled flames that scorched about 600 acres of land Thursday (Feb. 18) in LeFlore County. "It was probably the biggest fire that I've seen in the last five y... → Read More

Police Searching For Three Suspects After Two High-Speed Chases

LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) -- The LeFlore County Sheriff's Office is searching for three suspects Sunday (Feb. 14) after two high-speed chases. At about 1:15 a.m. on Sunday, Sprio police and the LeFlore... → Read More

Lawsuit Filed Against Fort Smith, Fayetteville Leaders Regarding Noise At Motorcycle Rallies

FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A former law enforcement officer has filed a lawsuit against Fort Smith Mayor Sandy Sanders and Fort Smith Police Chief Kevin Lindsey, along with Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jord... → Read More

Dog Put Down At Humane Society While Owner Was Hospitalized

FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Sebastian County Humane Society said it put down an aggressive dog on Jan. 22 because employees were not able to handle or vaccinate it. The dog, a blue heeler named Blue, w... → Read More