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Council approves request

Jul 23, 2014 10:10am

The Van Buren City Council agreed Monday night to Lawbreakers and Peacemakers request to close a portion of a downtown street for two shows in August.

Alderman voted 6-0 to approve the...

Host families sought

Jul 23, 2014 10:06am

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Closings announced

Jul 02, 2014 9:07am

The Crawford County Courthouse and other county buildings will be closed Friday for the Fourth of July holiday, according to County Judge John Hall.

State offices in the county also will be...

Filing period begins

Jul 02, 2014 9:07am

Filing periods start this week and July 26 for school board and city elections.

Candidates filing to be on the ballot for school board elections must file at the office of Crawford County...

Police looking for stabbing suspects

Jul 02, 2014 9:06am

Crawford County deputies are looking for two suspects in a stabbing Friday night that left one man in serious but stable condition.

A man and woman told deputies that they were approached by...

<p>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Forsgren Inc. of Fort Smith began work Monday night to overlay U.S. 64 in Van Buren from the Arkansas River bridge to Interstate 540. Lane closures will be between 7 p.m. and 6 p.m. in either the eastbound or westbound directions as Forsgren mills existing lanes before putting down an asphalt overlay and stripping. The Arkansas Highway Commission awarded the $1.1 million contract in April.</p>

Road work

Jul 02, 2014 9:04am


<p>photo by Shirley Williams</p><p>Boxers participate in a patriotic training session at Sunchase Boxers breeder ranch in Tulsa, Okla., owned by Tracy Hendrickson. All of the dogs in the photo are related. Sam (bottom, far right) and Izzy (bottom, third from the left) are owned by Fred and Shirley Williams of Van Buren.</p>

Keep dogs safe during Independence Day celebrations

Jul 02, 2014 9:03am

Most people enjoy time off with family and friends during the Fourth of July, but fireworks can be a source of anxiety and fear for the family pooch.

According to the HARTZ website, here are...

<p>Phil Tucker, office manager for Van Buren Municipal Utilities, presents Debbie Tucker with a gift watch honoring her years with the office during her June 27 retirement party. Tucker, currently employed as a customer service specialist, is retiring after more than 37 years working for the City of Van Buren.</p>

Retiring from city

Jul 02, 2014 9:02am


Rescued dogs - July 2, 2014

Jul 02, 2014 8:59am

The Van Buren Police Department has announced dogs picked up by its animal control division June 23-29. The dogs are currently at the department’s pen and may be rescued by calling 474-1234.


School board approves new playground equipment

Jul 02, 2014 8:58am

Cedarville School Board members approved new playground equipment, school policies and personnel changes during their regular meeting June 19.

Board members approved the purchase of new...

Pleas - July 2, 2014

Jul 02, 2014 8:57am

In the 21st Judicial District Circuit Court in Van Buren June 25, Judge Mike Medlock heard pleas and sentenced the following:

• Michael Wayne Morris, 49, of Poteau pleaded guilty to failing...

Winslow man accused of attempted murder

Jul 02, 2014 8:56am

Bond was set at $50,000 Monday for a man accused of trying to kill his girlfriend.

Lloyd Dickson Pense, 43, of Winslow is being held in the Crawford County Detention Center on suspicion of...

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