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  • Northside High School Placed On Precautionary Lockdown Status After Threat

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Northside High Schoo was on a precautionary lockdown status after an indirect threat was made on social media, according to school officials. Fort Smith police are investigating the matter, and are working to identify the person who allegedly reported the threat. The threat was sent via text message to a student’s phone, according to Zena Featherston-Marshal communications director for Fort Smith Public Schools. Classes resumed as usual, but students were not allowed to eat lunch outside […]

  • President Trump Wants To Ban Bump Stocks; ATF Doesn’t Know If It Can

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has ordered his Justice Department to ban rapid-fire bump stocks like the ones used in last year’s Las Vegas massacre— but officials aren’t sure they can. Trump’s surprise order this week comes as officials from the department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are well into a review of whether they can regulate the devices without action from Congress. The path to a ban is neither simple nor quick. An ATF ban on […]

  • Filing Period Kicks Off At Capitol For Arkansas Candidates

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — This year’s campaigns for state and federal offices in Arkansas is kicking off as hundreds of candidates will be filing paperwork to make their candidates official Monday through Friday (Feb. 26. – Mar. 2), according to a press release. The one-week filing period for this year’s election begins Thursday (Feb. 22) at noon at the state Capitol. Gov. Asa Huchinson plans to file paperwork for his re-election bid on Thursday afternoon, according to the press release. […]

  • Walmart To Launch New Online Home Shopping Experience

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bohemian or traditional? Walmart is launching a new online home shopping experience in the coming weeks that will let shoppers discover items based on their style. The move, announced Thursday, is the first glimpse of the company’s broader campaign to redesign its site with a focus on fashion and home furnishings. The overhauled website will be launched later this year and will mirror how people shop for different items. While some purchases like groceries are transactional, […]

  • ‘Fix it!’ Gun Violence Plea To Trump From Students, Parents

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect America’s school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened intently to the raw emotion and pledged action, including the possibility of arming teachers. “I turned 18 the day after” the shooting, said a tearful Samuel Zeif, a student at the Florida high school where a former student’s assault left […]

  • Florida To Execute Man In 1993 Slaying Of College Student

    STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is preparing to execute a man convicted of raping and killing a college student in 1993 so he could steal her car. Barring a last-minute stay, 47-year-old Eric Scott Branch will be put to death by lethal injection at 6 p.m. Thursday at Florida State Prison. Branch was convicted of the rape and fatal beating of University of West Florida student Susan Morris, 21, whose naked body was found buried in a shallow grave near […]

  • Police: Social Media Post Of School Shooting Threat Made At “SHS” Discredited

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A post has spread across social media indicating that there will be a shooting at a high school, according to a press release. A viral post spreads across social media of a screen shot indicating that there is going to be a shooting at “SHS” Thursday (Feb. 22). Upon investigation this is a nationwide post that originated out of Ohio and has spread fear in many schools across the country using the acronym “SHS” that could be […]

  • Make-A-Wish Presents Volunteer Opportunities In The River Valley

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A nationwide nonprofit organization is offering a way you can help volunteer in the River Valley. The non profit organization, Make-A-Wish Foundation is always in need of volunteers and  you have a chance to learn how to become a wish volunteer or granter. From Thursday (Feb. 22) to Friday (April 6) the Make-A-Wish Foundation will be doing several events in the community. The free event is open to the public from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. […]

  • Prairie Grove: Man Arrested After High-Speed Car Chase

    PRAIRIE GROVE (KFSM) — A man was arrested after a multi-city high-speed car chase that ended in a crash in Fayetteville, according to police. Prairie Grove police say the chase began Wednesday (Feb. 21) morning  just after midnight when police tried to pull over Cody Haley for speeding in a black Ford pickup on Arkansas 62 near Little Elm Road. Haley, 26, led police on a chase through Farmington into Fayetteville. Haley tried to make a U-turn in front of […]

  • Private Bus Swept Into River Near Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE (KFSM) — A school bus converted for private use was reported underwater with its lights still on, according to police. Around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday(Feb. 20), the Huntsville Fire Department’s Swift Water Rescue Team was dispatched to a possible water rescue. “The initial reaction to there is a bus in the water you have kind of that visceral reaction of oh no it`s a bus with kids, but knowing the time of day and that the school hadn`t had any […]

  • Former Arkansas Lobbyist Indicted In $1 Million Bribery Scheme

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KFSM) — A former charity executive and Arkansas lobbyist has been indicted for his role in a nearly $1 million bribery conspiracy involving a Missouri health care organization, according to the U.S. attorney’s office for the Western District of Missouri. Milton “Rusty” Cranford, 56, of Rogers is charged in a nine-count indictment unsealed Tuesday (Feb. 20), according to U.S. attorney Timothy A. Garrison. In addition to the conspiracy, the indictment charges Cranford with eight counts of receiving a […]

  • Rogers Police Searching For Two People Suspected Of Breaking Into Car In Walmart Parking Lot

    ROGERS (KFSM) — Rogers police are searching for two people suspected of breaking into a car in a Walmart parking lot. Police said the incident happened in the parking lot of the Walmart on Pleasant Crossings Blvd. Feb. 17 at about 4 a.m. If you have any information, contact Rogers police.