Brittany Boyett, 5NEWSONLINE

Brittany Boyett

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Fort Smith, AR, United States

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Suspect Identified In Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting In Poteau

POTEAU, Okla. (KFSM) — The suspect in Tuesday morning’s officer-involved shooting in Poteau is now identified. According to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI), Jaquan Derrick Diijon Thompson, 27, was shot and killed at the E-Z Mart on N. → Read More

Bear Spotted In Tree In Fort Smith Neighborhood

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — A black bear has been spotted in Fort Smith, this time in a tree at a home on Colton Dr. off of Massard Rd. On Friday evening (June 7) Arkansas Game and Fish along with Fort Smith Police shot the bear with a tranquilizer gun. → Read More

Documentary On Judge Parker Being Filmed In Fort Smith

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) -- A new documentary film is bringing history to life in downtown Fort Smith at the National Historic Site. University of Arkansas Journalism Professor Larry Foley is working on a documentary film called "Indians, Outlaws, Marshals & the Hangin' Judge. → Read More

Cause Of Pungent Smell Wafting Through Fort Smith Being Addressed By Mayor

FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- If you step outside in the River Valley, especially the downtown Fort Smith area, you're hit with a strong, stinky smell. 5NEWS has been getting numerous emails and calls about the issue, and we are getting to the bottom of it. → Read More

Fort Smith Police On Scene After At Least Three People Shot

FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- Fort Smith Police are investigating after multiple shots were reported on North 32nd Street Tuesday night (Dec. 18). According to Aric Mitchell with the Fort Smith Police Department, at least three people were shot and have been taken to the hospital. → Read More

Portion Of Road To Honor Alma Resident

ALMA (KFSM) -- A portion of a street in Alma is now honoring a man that has given back to the community for years. Members of Zion Baptist Church submitted a request to the City of Alma to recognize the lifelong community contributions of Mr. Earl Owens. → Read More

Double Homicide Suspect Found Unresponsive In Sebastian County Detention Center

SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) -- According to the Sebastian County Sheriff's office, on Thursday (Nov. 29), Lewis Shores, 19, of Fort Smith was found unresponsive in his cell at the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center. → Read More

Hope Humane Society Needs Funds To Fly Shelter Animals To Oregon To Avoid Euthanization

FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- The largest no-kill shelter in Arkansas is in desperate need of funds. Those who run the Hope Humane Society in Fort Smith are talking for the first time about having to possibly euthanize animals just to stay open. The shelter was built to house 300 animals, but right now they have about 800. Animals are being stored in kennels in offices, hallways and even in the bathroom. → Read More

Heritage Village Bringing More Growth To Chaffee Crossing Area

FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- Growth continues at Chaffee Crossing in Fort Smith as ground was broken Tuesday (Aug. 28) on Heritage Village. The new development will be located across from the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education on Chad Colley Boulevard. → Read More

Two Inmates Escape From Correctional Facility In LeFlore County

LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) -- Police are searching for two inmates who escaped Wednesday (Aug. 8) from Jim Hamilton Correctional Facility in Hodgen, Oklahoma. They're searching for Eddie Tolleson and Joel Cross. According to police, Tolleson is 5 foot 10 inches, weighing 154 pounds with brown hair and green eyes. Cross is 5 foot 11 inches, weighing 180 pounds with red hair and hazel eyes. → Read More

OHP Deputies Search For Suspect Involved In Police Chase

SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) -- Police are searching for a suspect that led police on a chase Friday afternoon (June 1). According to a deputy on scene, the chase started near Sallisaw and ended in Roland. → Read More

Hope Humane Society In Dire Need Of Donations

FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- The Hope Humane Society is in dire need of donations, fosters, adopters and volunteers. The shelter posted on Facebook, "We are currently in a very dire situation as we are extremely overcrowded and very, very low on funds meaning lives are on the line and these babies need o... → Read More

Van Buren Police Investigate After Puppies Found Abandoned In Dumpster

VAN BUREN (KFSM) -- Police are investigating an apparent case of animal cruelty after several puppies were found inside a Van Buren dumpster on Monday (May 28). Police said the puppies were found sealed in a Rubbermaid container. → Read More

Groundbreaking Ceremony For College Of Health Sciences In Fort Smith

FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- Tuesday (May 29) was a big day for the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education as they broke ground on the College of Health Sciences. → Read More

Fired Centerton Police Officers Reinstated By Mayor

CENTERTON (KFSM) -- A special meeting was held Thursday (May 24), where Mayor Bill Edwards requested for the city council to reinstate the police officers that were terminated. They will now be on administrative leave until the investigation by Arkansas State Police is complete. → Read More

Fort Smith Police Investigate Aggravated Residential Robbery

FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- Fort Smith Police are investigating an aggravated residential robbery that happened on Monday night (May 14). According to police, around 10 p.m. officers were sent to the 5100 block of Clarendon Avenue in reference to an aggravated home invasion robbery. → Read More

Fort Smith Police Search For Wanted Woman

FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- Investigators with the Fort Smith Police Department need your help finding a wanted person. According to police, Alexis Bowman, 20, is currently wanted for three outstanding warrants out of Fort Smith for the charge of theft by deception. → Read More

Officers Sustain Minor Injuries After Disturbance In Mansfield

MANSFIELD (KFSM) -- Multiple agencies were on the scene of a disturbance call at a home on the 800 block of Grove Street in Mansfield late Tuesday night (May 1). → Read More

Crews Work Fire At Bentonville Restaurant

BENTONVILLE (KFSM) -- Crews were on the scene of a fire at A Taste of Thai II in Bentonville Monday night (April 30). Dispatchers said the call came in about 8 p.m. Crews on scene said the fire started in the back of the building, and everyone was able to evacuate safely. → Read More

Fort Smith Police Searching For Burglary Suspect

FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- Fort Smith Police need your help finding a suspect after making a burglary arrest on Friday (April 27). Police are searching for 39-year-old John Frank Crossno, Jr. According to police, officers were called to North 44th Street in reference to a burglary in progress. → Read More