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  • Adella Gray Defeats Paul Phaneuf In Fayetteville City Council Race

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Adella Gray has defeated Paul Phaneuf in the Fayetteville City Council race for Ward 1, Position 1 in Tuesday’s (Nov. 25) only runoff election in Washington County. Gray got 54% of the vote with 1,076 ballots cast to her name, meanwhile Phaneuf got 46% of the vote with 930 ballots cast to his name. Both candidates have said Fayetteville’s controversial Civil Rights Ordinance was a key issue in their campaigns because it was important to their constituents. […]

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    Ferguson Protests Around The Country Block Streets

    (CNN) – [Breaking news update, posted at 10:38 p.m. ET] Hundreds of protesters angry with a Missouri grand jury’s decision to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson marched through Times Square in New York on Tuesday night, shutting down traffic on 7th Avenue, one of the city’s busiest streets. The demonstrators also directed their anger at New York police. [Previous story, posted at 9:46 p.m. ET] In Atlanta and Boston and New York and Los Angeles, they marched by […]

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    Bella Vista Mayor’s Race And Benton County Runoff Election Results

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Tuesday’s (Nov. 25) runoff election results for the Bella Vista mayor’s race and other Benton County runoff elections are in. Bella Vista’s new mayor will be Peter Christie with 85% of the vote to James “Jim” Wozniak’s 15%. The new mayor of Cave Springs will be Travis Lee with 51% of the vote to Randall Noblett’s 49%. In Bentonville, two City Council seats were up for grabs. Ward 3, Position 2 went to W.P. “Bill” Burckart […]

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    Click Here For Runoff Election Results

  • High Five: Springdale Officers, Students Prepare Thanksgiving Meals

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Springdale Police officers and students from Har-Ber High School worked together to prepare Thanksgiving meals for those in need. OnlyInArk.com presented by First Security is the proud sponsor of High Five. Do you have a story idea that would make a perfect High Five segment?  We want to hear about it.  Submit your story here, and it could be featured on 5NEWS High Five!

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    Protesters Arrested After Blocking Fayetteville Traffic In Response To Ferguson Ruling

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Four demonstrators were arrested in downtown Fayetteville on Tuesday (Nov. 25) while protesting the grand jury’s decision to clear the Ferguson, Mo police officer, who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in August, authorities say. The group of nearly 30 people met at the OMNI Center for Peace, Justice & Ecology in Fayetteville at 9 p.m. on Nov. 24– about half an hour after the grand jury decision in the case against Officer Darren Wilson was announced– to plan the […]

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    Ferguson Braces For More Unrest

    FERGUSON, Mo. (CNN)- As night began to fall in Ferguson on Tuesday, authorities scrambled resources in a bid to prevent a repeat of the violence that erupted in the wake of the grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown shooting. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered additional National Guardsmen to the area, boosting their numbers from 700 to 2,200. “We are bringing more resources to Ferguson and other parts of the region to prevent a repetition of the lawlessness experienced overnight,” […]

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    Federal Judge Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban In Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) – U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker has struck down the Arkansas gay marriage ban, and the ruling could eventually pave the way for county clerks to begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, according to affiliate station KTHV-TV Channel 11. Baker ruled on Nov. 25 in favor of two same-sex couples who had challenged the 2004 constitutional amendment and an earlier state law that defined marriage as being between a man and a woman, KTHV reported. Afterward, Baker put her ruling on […]

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    Human Rights Campaign Co-Founder Arrested In Juvenile Sex Abuse Case

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Terry Bean, a co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign, was arrested in a sex abuse case on Nov. 19 in Oregon, according to CNN. Bean, 66, is a major donor to the Democratic party and a gay-rights activist, CNN reported. The group he is credited with co-founding contributed more than $15,000 in staff time to Keep Fayetteville Fair, the organization working to keep a Fayetteville civil rights ordinance on the books, according to a report filed with […]

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    Click Here For A List Of Runoff Elections

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Below is a list of runoff elections in the River Valley and Northwest Arkansas that will be decided on Tuesday (Nov. 25). Bella Vista Mayor Peter Christie James Wozniak Bella Vista Alderman Ward 1 Position 1 Ashley Linden John Flynn Bentonville Alderman Ward 3 Position 2 W.P. Burckart Kristy Reed Bentonville Alderman Ward 4 Position 1 Jim Webb Jim Grider Cave Springs Mayor Travis Lee Randall Noblett Rogers Alderman Ward 4 Position 1 Carrie Perrien Smith Sam […]

  • High Five: Ozark Regional Transit Offering Free Rides This Week

    (KFSM) – Ozark Regional Transit is offering free rides for the week of Thanksgiving. OnlyInArk.com presented by First Security is the proud sponsor of High Five. Do you have a story idea that would make a perfect High Five segment?  We want to hear about it.  Submit your story here, and it could be featured on 5NEWS High Five!

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    Body Found In Ferguson Neighborhood

    FERGUSON, Mo. (KTVI)- A body was found in a Ferguson neighborhood just east of the Canfield apartments in the 9400 block of Glen Owen drive.  The body was found in a white Pontiac car parked in a driveway at around 9am. The driver’s side window is shot out.  The victim is a black male in his 20’s.  There is no personal information about identity of the victim, or ownership of the vehicle. The investigation is being classified as a suspicious […]

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