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  • Flavor of the Week: Vanzant Fruit Farms

    This week on Flavors Where You Live, we’re headed to Vanzant’s Fruit Farms to not only get some fresh fruit, but see what other home grown goodies we could find.


    Arkansas Tax-Free Weekend Begins Saturday At 12:01 A.M.

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The annual tax-free weekend in Arkansas begins Saturday, August 1 at 12:01 a.m. and goes through Sunday, August 2 at 11:59 p.m. Click here for a list of tax-exempt items. The tax-free holiday in Oklahoma and Missouri begins Friday, August 7 at 12:01 a.m. and goes through Sunday, August 9 at 11:59 p.m. Click here for a list of tax-exempt items in Oklahoma. Click here for a list of tax-exempt items in Missouri.

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  • High Five: Wal-Mart Donates to State Non-Profits

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Wal-Mart’s State Giving Council gave away more than $1 million in grants to Arkansas non-profits.

  • High Five: Back to School Shopping Spree for Kids

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A local sporting goods store partners with the Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club to give kids in need a chance to buy supplies for the upcoming school year.

  • Adventure Arkansas: Submarine in Beaver Lake

    Beaver Lake hides a lot of hidden gems, but one man’s homemade submarine dives beneath the waves! We take you along for this underwater ride in this week’s adventure Arkansas.

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    Jefferson County Jail Detainees Riot Resulting In Thousands In Property Damage

    JEFFERSON COUNTY (KTHV) – According the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the Special Response Team (SRT) responded after inmates at the Jefferson County Jail rioted causing several thousand dollars in damage on Wednesday night. According to Major Lafayette Woods, Jr., over 80 detainees rioted after jail security staff tightened security and restricted privileges for the inmates. In the release, The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said, “We believe the heightening of security to combat contraband coupled with the loss of privileges is […]

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    Razorback Basketball Player Connected To Two Assault Reports

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- A Razorback men’s basketball player, who was arrested on suspicion of forgery, is connected to two separate assault incidents at bars in Fayetteville, according to police reports. The first assault happened on July 5 at West End, according to to a police report. Essence Singleton, identified by police as Jacorey Williams’ girlfriend, told police Williams grabbed her by the arm and pushed her to the ground resulting in scrapes on her hands and knees, the report states. She […]


    Fort Smith Police Identify Woman Found Dead In Pool

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Fort Smith Police Department identified a woman found dead in a pool  on Tuesday (July 28), authorities say. On Wednesday (July 29), authorities identified the woman as Donna Turner, 56, according to the Fort Smith Police Department. The residence with the pool is at 5117 Wirsing Ave. Police said the woman’s husband found her. It is unclear whether the death was an accident, but police said they do not suspect foul play. Turner’s body is […]

  • 5NEWS Fit: Sparks Hosts Triathlon for Kids

    The folks at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith are reminding everyone that a healthy lifestyle starts at an early age. The 9th Annual Kids Triathlon is taking place on Saturday, August 29th. Children ages 4-14 will compete against each other – running, swimming and biking for a chance to win prizes. The event is hosted by the Marvin Altman Fitness Center. Bob Harper, the event coordinator, says past events have drawn up to 100 kids, many of whom […]

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    Major Leak In Mansfield Water Tank Repaired

    MANSFIELD (KFSM) –Crews were busy searching for the cause of what was described as a major water leak in a Mansfield water tank Wednesday morning (July29). The city’s Recorder Treasurer, Becky Walker, told 5NEWS that water was leaking out of the tank quickly, and residents were able to see a noticeable change in their water pressure during the morning hours. Walker said that if the leak had not been found quickly, several Mansfield residents could have been without water. The […]

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    One Dead In Arkansas Officer-Involved Shooting

    MANILA, AR. (KTHV) – One person is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Manila. According to Arkansas State Police (ASP) spokesperson Bill Sadler, ASP was contact at 9 p.m. Tuesday requesting special agents of the Criminal Investigation Division for an officer-involved shooting. Sadler said one person was reported dead at the scene, but no Manila officer had been reported injured. A preliminary report is expected later Wednesday. No identities or information on how the shooting happened have been released.


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