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Hannah House: Where Life Meets Love

Hannah House provides shelter for women ages 15-29 who are experience crisis situations in their lives. They help these young women overcome past behaviors and issues, allowing them to become productive citizens in our society.

Most women stay at Hannah House for roughly six months to one year. Did you know that it takes about 10,000 dollars to house just one woman? Because Hannah House is a non-profit organization, they rely on donations from the community to fund the house.

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Tropicals Have Arrived at Sharum’s Garden Center

Sharum’s Garden Center’s first big load of tropical plants has arrived!

Frank Sharum explains how they keep closed at night and then bloom in the morning light – how beautiful!

You might recognize a few of Frank Sharum’s landscape designs at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Baum Stadium in Fayetteville, the University of Arkansas Bell Tower in Fort Smith, and several other places.

For more information on Sharum’s Garden Center, click here.

VIDEO: Fort Smith Fire Department Battles Car Fire

A car caught fire in Fort Smith on Friday (April 18), and authorities responded to extinguish the flames.

Arkansas Unemployment Drops Below 7 Percent

Arkansas unemployment has dropped below 7 percent.

The level is now at 6.9 percent, according to the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services website.

The website currently shows that the national unemployment rate is 6.7 percent.

To view additional data from the website, click here.

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Fort Smith Judge Declares Mistrial In Murder Case

Circuit Judge Michael Fitzhugh has declared a mistrial in a Fort Smith murder case.

The case of 60-year-old Kevyphonh Sounyaphong was in its third day when the mistrial was declared, according to a court official.

The jury reportedly deliberated for three hours.

Fort Smith police arrested Sounyaphong in the murder investigation of his former co-worker, Sakounsouk Vilayhong, who was found strangled in her home in January. 

Missing Albuquerque Teen Found In Fort Smith

A missing 14-year-old Albuquerque girl was located Thursday (April 17) in Fort Smith.

She was reported missing more than two weeks ago, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

The teen was last seen on March 31, leaving for her school. When she didn’t show up, her parents contacted authorities. An Amber Alert was issued on April 1, 2014.

U.S. Marshals located the girl with a man named Robert Butler in Fort Smith.

Butler was taken into custody, authorities said.

Butler and the girl met online according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Cherub Stands in Healing Garden to Memorialize Children

Cherub Stands in Healing Garden to Memorialize Children

A new statue now stands in the Nancy Orr Healing Garden at Sparks Regional Medical Center to memorialize babies who were lost too soon.

It was founded in memory of Connor Joshua Padgett, an infant who was stillborn in January 2011. His parents spoke highly of the compassionate care they received at Sparks and wanted to find a way to honor their son and support others in their situation.