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  • Stormy Weather In Van Buren, Fort Smith Area

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A heat advisory will remain in effect until 9 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 20) for Fort Smith  and the surrounding areas, but that’s not all. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a special weather statement for several counties for isolated showers and thunderstorms:  Franklin, Crawford, northern Sebastian, eastern Sequoyah, southeastern Adair and northeastern LeFlore.  The advisory expired at 7:10 p.m. Thunderstorms hit in Fort Smith and are now headed in a northerly direction. The NWS explained that […]

  • Fort Smith Police: Teen Arrested In Connection With Five Commercial Burglaries

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Investigators with the Fort Smith Police Department have made an arrest in connection to five commercial burglaries that happened in close proximity of each other in Fort Smith. On August 1, through evidence recovered, and processed, in a burglary at New Life Church at 9000 Dallas Street,  police said they were able to connect Jacob Favela, 18, as a suspect. On Saturday (Aug. 19), police went to Favela’s home at the 8900 block of Fresno Street […]

  • Bentonville Square Blocked Off For A Group Gathering Around Confederate Monument

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — About two dozen people gathered around a Confederate monument at Bentonville Square Sunday (Aug. 20). Those who gathered are requesting the monument, which is in the center of the square,  stays intact. One caller to 5News said police had a one block area blocked off around the square. The “Brotherhood of the Southern Cross” on Facebook thanked people for coming out to support Confederate monuments. The 20-foot granite statue is of James Henderson Berry, a Confederate soldier […]

  • Actor Jerry Lewis Has Died, 91

    NEW YORK (CNN) — Actor, comedian and philanthropist Jerry Lewis died Sunday (Aug. 20), according to his publicist Candi Cazau.  Lewis, 91, died peacefully at his home surrounded by family, Cazau said. Cazau would not elaborate on the illness from which Lewis was suffering. Lewis first gained fame for his frenzied comedy-and-music act with singer Dean Martin. When that ended in the mid-1950s, Lewis went solo, and by the early ’60s, he had become a top draw in movies such […]

  • Suspect Dead Following Officer-Involved Shooting At Buffalo National River

    SEARCY COUNTY (KFSM )– A man is dead following an officer-involved shooting in the Lower Buffalo Ranger District of the Buffalo National River.  It happened Saturday (Aug. 20) overnight. No officers were hurt in the shooting. The Searcy County Sheriff’s Office, Arkansas State Police and the National Park Service are investigating. Stay with 5NEWS for the latest information as this story develops.

  • Hot Springs Confederacy Rally Draws Fewer Than 100 Protesters

    HOT SPRINGS (KTHV) —  There was plenty of extra security for a planned Confederate rally in Hot Springs Saturday (Aug. 19). The Confederate Square Group held its rally in Hot Springs National Park.  Also in attendance were counter protesters to voice opposition to the rally that supports preserving Confederate monuments.  

  • Police Investigate A Deadly Pedestrian Accident

    ROGERS (KFSM) — Police are investigating a fatal accident at the intersection of W. Walnut Street and 28th Street where a car hit a pedestrian. It happened Saturday (Aug. 12) around 5:50 a.m. William Garrett, 61, was crossing Walnut at the crosswalk going southbound. According to a release from Rogers police, he was hit by Samantha Fitchue, who was driving a Hyundai Elantra in the eastbound outside lane of 28th street. The registered owner of the Elantra is Angela Fitchue, […]

  • 2017 “Brave The Mud Run” Is For A Good Cause

    POTEAU, Okla.  (KFSM) — It is one of the most challenging and unique 5K adventures you will find and it takes place in Poteau, Oklahoma. The “Brave the Mud Run” 5K is the LeFlore County Women’s Crisis Centers largest fundraiser of the year. You have to be brave to get through all of the mud and water, but while people were trudging through the almost 23 obstacles, in this 5K adventure, they were raising awareness and funds for women and […]

  • PHOTOS: Remembering Frank Broyles 1924-2017

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) —  University of Arkansas Bud Walton Arena is where the memorial service was held for Frank Broyles on Saturday (Aug. 19) afternoon. Hundreds of people entered the arena and the service began promptly at 2 p.m. with music from The Singing Men of Arkansas. A welcome to the “Celebration of Life” was given by former Razorback, and emcee,  David Bazzel. “Coach Broyles always said he lived a charmed life,” said Bazzel, “but we know we were charmed by […]

  • WATCH LIVE: Frank Broyles Celebration Of Life

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Former coaches, players, fans and administrators are paying tribute to Arkansas legend Frank Broyles at Bud Walton Arena. Former Razorback football player and the CEO of the Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones will join former Razorbacks Ken Hatfield and Quinn Grovey, and Chancellor Emeritus Dan Ferritor and Broyles’ oldest son, Jack Broyles, in paying tribute to the former coach. There will also be music from The Singing Men of Arkansas and a tribute video. Former Razorback David Bazzel will […]

  • Part Of MLK Jr. Blvd. Shut Down Due To Down Power Lines In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Drivers in Fayetteville are having to deal with a traffic backup after a tree fell onto a power line, Friday evening (August 18). According to Fayetteville dispatch, MLK and Sang Avenue is shut down.  Police are working to clear the road but there is no word on when it will reopen. Fayetteville police said Old Farmington to Futrall Road could be closed for about a week due to the downed power lines. This is a developing story.

  • Two Arrested In Connection To Deadly Shooting In Springdale

    S{RINGDALE (KFSM) — Two people have been arrested in connection to a deadly shooting in Springdale, according to a press release from the Springdale Police Department. Police responded to call at about 5:30 p.m. on Thursday (Aug. 17) at the 200 block of Strawberry Meadows. Officers found the body of Xavier Williams inside an apartment with apparent gunshot wounds, according to a press release. Police interviewed suspects Anferney Amram and Albert Davis on Friday (Aug. 18). According to the release, […]