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  • UPDATE: Missing Hunter’s Body Found

    KNOXVILLE, Ark.  (KFSM) —  Arkansas Game and Fish confirm to 5NEWS that a body recovered from the water Sunday (Nov. 19) evening near Cabin Creek Park is that of a missing hunter. On Saturday (Nov. 18), a  resident in Knoxville called the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department to report an overturned boat near Cabin Creek Park, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Once first responders arrived, crews said they found a hunter’s boat and his dog. They did not located the hunter. A […]

  • Federal Report Finds Inhumane Violations At NC Poultry Plant; AR Leads With Violations

    MORGANTON, N.C. (AP) — A poultry company in western North Carolina says it has installed cameras in the plant where live birds are present after a federal report found 33 inhumane violations. The Morganton News Herald reports the U.S. Agriculture Department found the violations at Case Farms’ plant in Morganton, including birds being run over, kicked by an employee and dipped in a scalder while still alive. Case Farms said in a statement that in addition to cameras, it also has set […]

  • Shootings By Officers, Other Kansas Cases Cloaked In Secrecy

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Some Kansas police departments do not identify officers involved in fatal shootings, and body camera footage from the incidents may never become public. Records in unsolved criminal cases can remain closed indefinitely, even to victims’ families. Grieving families can wait years to get answers about relatives who’ve been killed, and weak state transparency laws can allow law enforcement agencies to avoid public scrutiny, The Kansas City Star reports . And Kansas is less open than other states, including […]

  • Woman Runs Over Husband, Killing Him, After Barroom Brawl

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) — A North Little Rock woman is accused of striking her husband with her car and killing him early Saturday (Nov. 18) morning outside a bar on Asher Avenue. Witnesses said a fight inside Big Dawg Motorcycle Club, during which the victim was stabbed, spilled outside where she attempted to hit the group attacking her husband. She hit her husband instead, according to a police report. Little Rock police arrived at around 3:30 a.m. on Nov. 18 […]

  • Attorney: Ex-Oklahoma Senator To Plead To Child Sex Charge

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The attorney for a former state senator charged with producing and transporting child pornography says his client will plead guilty to one count of child sex trafficking in exchange for U.S. prosecutors dropping three other child pornography charges against him. Ex-state Sen. Ralph Shortey’s attorney Ed Blau confirmed the details of the plea agreement to The Oklahoman on Friday (Nov. 17).  Blau told the newspaper Shortey wants to put the “painful and humiliating ordeal behind him.” The 35-year-old […]

  • Little Rock Man Arrested For Shooting Handgun Outside Dickson Street Bar

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) —  Fayetteville police arrested a man for brandishing and shooting a firearm in the parking lot of a bar on Dickson Street early Saturday (Nov. 18). A call came in about a shooting that happened behind Smoke & Barrel at 324 W. Dickson Street at 2:42 a.m., according to a preliminary police report. Police arrived to the scene and found four spent shell casings fired from a .22 caliber handgun.  A witness, who also works at Smoke & […]

  • Burned Body Found Near Fayetteville Trail; Investigation Underway

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A body was found Saturday (Nov. 18) afternoon at the 1700 block of S. Razorback near the Town Branch Trail, according to Fayetteville Police Sgt. Anthony Murphy. The coroner was at the scene and police believe the body was that of a homeless man. The exact cause of death is unknown, but Murphy did tell 5NEWS that the male body was badly burned.  It’s being sent to the medical examiner’s office to determine an identity, said Murphy. […]

  • Honda Recalls 900,000 Odyssey Minivans

    NEW YORK (AP) —  Honda is recalling about 900,000 of its Odyssey minivans because the second-row seats may tip forward if not properly latched. The recall announced Saturday (Nov. 18) covers vehicles from the 2011-17 model years. About 800,000 of the affected minivans were sold in the United States. Honda says it has received 46 reports of minor injuries related to the issue. It says the Odyssey’s second-row seat may tip forward during moderate to heavy braking if it isn’t […]

  • Fayetteville Police Vehicle Involved In A Crash

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — An on-duty Fayetteville police officer was driving on W. Wedington Drive when a car pulled out in front of him at Porter Road on Saturday (Nov. 18) morning shortly past 10 a.m. “As the car turned out from Porter it hit the police cruiser,”  said Fayetteville Police Sergeant  Craig Stout, “this caused the car to careen into a power pole.” There were four people in that vehicle, a GMC Terrain, and one person was extricated and taken to […]

  • David Cassidy Hospitalized In Critical Condition

    FLORIDA — Former teen idol and Partridge Family actor David Cassidy is hospitalized in a medically induced coma and his organs are shutting down, according to the media website The site reports a source said, “it’s looking grim.” The 67-year-old actor has been ill for at least the past eight weeks, according to sources who know the family.

  • Blazing Meteorite Lights Up Arctic Sky With “Glow Of 100 Full Moons”

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) —  A blazing fireball lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds, giving off what scientists said was “the glow of 100 full moons” and igniting hurried attempts to find the reported meteorite. Finnish experts were scrambling to calculate its trajectory and find where it landed, according to Tomas Kohout of the University of Helsinki’s physics department, who said Thursday night’s fireball “seems to have been one of the brightest ones.” It produced a blast […]

  • Lights of the Ozarks 2017 Display Brings In Thousands

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The 23rd ceremonial lighting of the Lights Of The Ozarks display kicked of Friday (Nov. 17) with thousands in attendance enjoying the event. The 2017 event boasts 450,000 white and colored lights. Each night from Nov. 17 until Jan. 1, the lights will be on between 5 p.m. and 1 a.m.