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  • Benton County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Reports Of Counterfeit Money

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating multiple reports of counterfeit money and advising business owners to take a close look at $50 and $100 bills, according to a press release. Since April, the sheriff’s office has received five complaints of counterfeit money from businesses in Lowell, Prairie Creek and Siloam Springs, said Shannon Jenkins, sheriff’s office spokeswoman. One of the businesses hit with one of the counterfeit bills was Uncle Sam’s Fireworks just east of Siloam […]

  • Local Cities’ Fireworks Rules And Regulations

    (KFSM) — This list provides rules and regulations for sale and private discharge of fireworks within city limits.* Alma – Fireworks may not be sold or discharged. For the complete city ordinance, click here. Bella Vista – Fireworks may be sold anytime from June 20-July 10. Fireworks may be discharged from 6 p.m. – 12 a.m., July 3-5. Fireworks attached to a stick are not allowed (i.e. bottle rockets). For the complete city ordinance, click here. Bentonville – Fireworks may not be sold, and […]

  • Fort Smith Police Investigating Two Deaths As Possible Murder-Suicide

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Fort Smith police investigating a possible murder-suicide after two bodies were discovered in a home on Friday afternoon (June 23). Sgt. Daniel Grubbs with the Fort Smith Police Department said they’re investigating the deaths of a 47-year-old woman and a 55-year-old man. The woman was identified as Heather Hart and the man was identified as John Hart. The incident happened in the 3000 block of Willow Cove in Fort Smith. Grubbs said around 12:30 p.m. they […]

  • One Arrested After Fayetteville Home Invasion

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Fayetteville police on Thursday (June 22) arrested Patrick Banks in connection with aggravated residential burglary after a man said Banks and two others robbed him at gunpoint, according to a preliminary arrest report. Banks, 21, also faces charges of terroristic threatening, false imprisonment and engaging in violent criminal group activity, all felonies. The man said Banks and two other men armed with pistols forced their way into a unit at the Chestnut Meadow Apartments about 7:30 p.m. […]

  • Van Buren City Council Passes Ordinance Banning Smoking In City Parks

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — The Van Buren City Council passed an ordinance on Monday (June 26) banning smoking in all city parks. Commissioners of the parks and recreation department voted to draft the ordinance in March.  City leaders said they received calls from citizens about litter from cigarette butts and cited health concerns as the reason for the ordinance. Fort Smith implemented an ordinance banning smoking from its city parks in February.

  • Southbound I-49 On-Ramp Reopens In Springdale After Burning Semi Blocks It

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Arkansas State Police have reopened a southbound on-ramp in Springdale after it was shut down briefly on Monday morning (June 26). A semi-truck blocked the ramp, which is off Sunset Avenue in Springdale, when the front end of the truck caught on fire. the flames are now extinguished. ASP and the Springdale Fire Department responded to the scene. The semi was towed from the on-ramp after it was extinguished.

  • Escaped Inmate Recaptured In Pine Bluff

    PINE BLUFF, (KTHV) —   Inmate Joel Lane was recaptured at approximately 2 a.m. Sunday (June 25) morning in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, after a brief foot chase by officers with the Arkansas State Police and Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC), according to ADC’s public information officer. ORIGINAL STORY: PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) — Joel Lane, 39,  escaped from the Pine Bluff Re-Entry Center on Saturday around 5 p.m. Lane was in custody for the simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms. He […]

  • Harbor House Of Fort Smith Begins Recovery Coaches Program

    Fort Smith (KFSM) — 5NEWS This Morning Anchor Charlie Hannema sits down with Karen Wilson with the Harbor House Harbor and Gateway Recovery Center of United Way to discuss the new Recovery Coaches Program.

  • Fayetteville: Water Main Break On College Avenue Backs Up Traffic

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) —  Early Saturday (June 24) the 2100 block of N. College Ave was down to one south bound lane due to a water main break, according to the Fayetteville Police Department.  They asked drivers to avoid the area, if possible, and to expect delays. One driver’s vehicle got stuck in a hole created by the break.  Mary Ainsworth works nearby and went to help the family stranded in the van.  “There was a baby in the van, too, […]

  • Police: University Of Arkansas Student Robbed While Walking Near Campus

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A University of Arkansas student told police she was the victim of a robbery late Friday (June 23). The student called Fayetteville Police Department around 11:30 p.m. and reported that a red car approached her near Lafayette Street and Gregg Avenue. Police said she told them that a man got out of the car,  took her purse, and threw her to the ground.  The victim did not require medical treatment. Police said there was possibly a second […]

  • Tree Falls On Car, Leaves One Man Dead

    WHITE HALL (KTHV) — A tree fell on a car in White Hall and killed a man. Sixty-three-year-old Roy McCann was killed during Friday (June 23) night’s storm around 6:50 p.m. when a tree fell on the car he was in.   He was at Princeton Pike and Evans Road in Hardin. There were other people in the vehicle, but none were hurt, according to Jefferson County Coroner Chad Kelley.

  • Stuffed Cow Saves 2-Year-Old After He Tumbles Out Window

    BOSTON – A 2-year-old boy dodged serious injury with the help of a fuzzy friend, the stuffed cow that broke his fall after he tumbled through a second-story window around 4:40 p.m. Wednesday (June 21). Luis Eduardo Gomez was jumping on a bed inside the Chelsea, Massachusetts home when an unfortunate bounce sent him flying out the window, according to The Boston Globe. He fell roughly 16 feet, landing on a concrete slab in the family’s yard. The boy’s great-uncle, […]