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  • Crystal Bridges Museum To Close For Redesign

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is closing its early-American art galleries for two months to redesign the space for the first time since opening in 2011. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the museum announced the temporary closure on Tuesday. Executive Director Rod Bigelow says the Colonial to Early 19th Century and Late 19th Century galleries will be inaccessible to guests from Jan. 9 to March 16 as the museum “continues to rethink how American art […]

  • Burglars Ransack Home; Take Christmas Presents, Guns, Twinkies

    SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) — The Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home burglary on Mt. Zion Road, according to Cpt. Philip Pevehouse. The homeowner’s son returned home Tuesday (Dec. 12) to find everything from the house missing, including guns, underwear and Twinkies, Pevehouse said. Christmas presents were also stolen from under the tree, according to Pevehouse. Pevehouse said that deputies are now following up on tips and leads. This is a developing story and we will update this post […]

  • Missing Pig Found And Returned To Owner

      FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — UPDATE: Piggy Smalls has been found and returned to his owner. Have you seen Piggy Smalls? The Fayetteville Police Department is asking for help finding a missing pig. The owner of Piggy Smalls reported that he was stolen from the Beechwood Apartments. If you have any information, contact the Fayetteville Police Department at (479) 587-3555.

  • Two Candidates Tie In Siloam Springs Primary Election

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) — The Benton County election commission will flip a coin or draw out of a hat to decide which candidate will be on the general election ballot for an at-large position on board of directors in Siloam Springs, according to election coordinator Kim Dennison. Jerry Cavness and Karl Mounger tied with 84 votes each in the primary election for position 5, Dennison said. Reid Carroll will be on the ballot for the Jan. 9 general election since […]

  • Video Shows Man Tackle Woman, Throw Her Phone In Road Rage Incident

    ARNOLD, Mo. – Surveillance video caught a man blocking in, tackling, and throwing the phone of a woman in a road rage-related incident, according to KTVI. According to Det. Lt. James Jones, a spokesman for the Arnold Police Department, the incident occurred Friday, December 8 at the Walgreen’s on Vogel Road. Authorities said the suspect followed a woman from the interstate to the store parking lot, kicked the victim’s vehicle, tackled her, and threw her phone. The suspect then sped off […]

  • Oklahoma Has Lowest Gas Prices In US, Arkansas 5th Lowest

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Holiday travel will be less expensive on Oklahoma’s highways than anywhere else in the nation, and Arkansas motorists won’t pay much more. AAA said Monday that the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in Oklahoma is $2.19 — the lowest in the US. Gas prices in Arkansas are 3 cents higher at an average of $2.22 a gallon. During the past week, the national average gas price dropped 2 cents to $2.46. AAA says […]

  • Arkansas Man Sentenced To Life In Ax Handle Attack

    VAN BUREN, Ark. (AP) — A northwest Arkansas man has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree murder in the 2016 beating death of a man who allowed him to move in to his home. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that 36-year-old Randall Jordan was sentenced in Crawford County Circuit Court on Monday in connection with the death of 59-year-old Larry Jones. Jordan was initially scheduled to go on trial Tuesday on a capital murder charge. Jordan was […]

  • The Hottest Kids Toys Of 2017 Showcased On 5NEWS This Morning

    (KFSM) — The countdown to Christmas is on, and that means the shopping season is in full swing. Kelly Clark with Walmart stopped by 5NEWS This Morning Wednesday (Dec. 13) to talk about the toys that are on several wish lists this year.  

  • Former Fort Smith Officer Announces Candidacy For At-Large City Director

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A former Fort Smith police officer announced his candidacy Tuesday (Dec. 12) for position 7 at-large city director of Fort Smith. Jarrard Copeland will run for the position currently held by Don Hutchings, who recently announced that he will run for mayor. Copeland retired from the Fort Smith Police Department in May 2017 after serving 25 years as an officer. Copeland said he hopes to use his background in law enforcement and his knowledge of the […]

  • Arkansas Panel Clears Way For New Ten Commandments Marker

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas commission has cleared the way for the installation of another Ten Commandments monument outside the state Capitol, months after a prior marker was destroyed by a man who crashed his car into the statue while livestreaming it on Facebook. The Arkansas Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission signed off on the final design Tuesday. The monument will include four concrete posts for protection. It’s expected to be installed in the coming weeks. The prior […]

  • Man With Information In Fort Smith Burglary Investigation Taken Into Custody

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — UPDATE: Bruce Button was taken into custody on Wednesday (Dec. 13), according to Sgt. Anthony Rice. Officers with the Fort Smith Police Department are searching for a man that could have information in an ongoing burglary investigation. The department began an investigation on Nov. 20 after multiple reports of commercial burglaries in southwest Fort Smith. A van was recovered and a first arrest was made on Dec. 4. The arrest provided further information leading to other […]

  • Local City Manager Resigns Amid “Job Performance” Speculation

    SALLISAW (KFSM) — Things are shaking up tonight, as another city official has resigned. Clayton Lucas II, city manager, resigned Monday (Dec. 11). He resigned after the Board of City Commissioners went into an executive session and accepted his resignation. He will continued to be paid — including benefits — until Friday (Dec. 15), of regular pay, until Dec. 26 for accrued for paid time off, and until Jan. 10 ” a lump sum in an amount equal to his […]