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  • Benton County Emergency Operations Center Prepping For Severe Weather

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — The Benton County Emergency Operations Center has raised its operating level in anticipation of severe weather Friday (April 28) and Saturday (April 29), according to a news release. The center is operating at a Level III Activation, Increased Preparedness as it monitors approaching storms, said Brianna Fields, deputy director of the operations center. The National Weather Service in Tulsa will brief EOC officials Friday afternoon to give crews a better idea of when the storm could hit, […]

  • Van Buren Police Officer Involved In Collision

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – An officer with the Van Buren Police Department was involved in a vehicle collision Thursday (April 27) night, according to Det. Jonathan Wear. The officer was driving eastbound on Kibler Road when a blue pickup truck pulled out in front of them, Wear said. Both the officer and driver sustained minor injuries. Arkansas State Police responded to the incident.  

  • Search In Progress For Missing Canoer In Buffalo River

    NEWTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Crews are searching for a missing canoer on the Buffalo National River near Kyles Landing in Newton County. Two canoers were reported in danger in the park’s upper district. One was reported on an upstream island but without means of reaching either shore. The other was in the river downstream from Kyles Landing. National Park Service rangers responded to the area and conducted a search by land on both sides of the river. The canoer that […]

  • Bedford Camera & Video – Mother’s Day Photo Sweepstakes

    Celebrate Mom by entering a picture of her in our photo sweepstakes. You could win a great prize from Bedford Camera & Video. The grand prize winner will receive a $800 Canon EOS Rebel T6 camera package.

  • Morning Storms Cause Widespread Flooding, Destroy Part Of Washington County Road

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Widespread flooding throughout the viewing area on Wednesday morning (April 26) has caused several road closures and prompted swift water rescues. Fayetteville firefighters rescued a person who got stranded on an air mattress along South School Avenue. Several people were trapped on a jungle gym at Greathouse Park along the Razorback Greenway. Luckily nobody was injured. Several low-water bridges have water completely covering the road. Anyone who comes across a bridge covered in water, like the one […]

  • Viewer Gallery: April 26 Storm Pictures

  • 4-Year-Old Climbs Out Of Arkansas River After Boat Capsizes, Tells Authorities His Family Needs Help

    LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM)  — LeFlore County Undersheriff Kendall Morgan confirms that a 6-year-old involved in a boating accident died overnight at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. A swift water rescue will continue Monday morning (April 24) at the Arkansas River at Lock and Dam 14. Police said there were four people, two adults and two children, who fell into the water after their 12-15′ Jon boat capsized — the boat has been recovered. The adults, a step-mom and dad, are still […]

  • Tyson Foods To Take Over AdvancePierre Foods For $3.2 Billion

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Tyson Foods announced on Tuesday (April 25) they would be taking over AdvancePierre Foods Holdings for about $3.2 billion. The boards of directors for both companies approved the merger, which also includes Tyson taking on about $1.1 billion worth of AdvancePierre debt. Ohio-based AdvancePierre produces ready-to-eat sandwiches, sandwich components, entrees and snacks, according to a news release. The company, which has about 4,500 employees, had about $1.6 billion in revenue for 2016. Tyson’s acquisition is in line […]

  • Equestrian Zone Helps People Heal

    RUSSELLVILE (KFSM) We’ve all seen how animals can be a big part in the healing process and 5NEWS Anchor Charlie Hannema learns about a group that uses horses for the process. To learn more about the Equestrian Zone visit there website.

  • Community School Of The Arts Stages Guys And Dolls

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)– It’s an old program with a new name and they’ve got a big theater production coming up.  5NEWS this Morning Anchor Charlie Hannema is here with details.

  • Two Arkansas Inmates Are Scheduled For Execution Monday

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) —  Two death row inmates are scheduled to be executed on Monday, April 24, but there is still legal wrangling going on as of late Sunday (April 23) night. Attorneys for inmates Jack Jones and Marcel Williams appealed the decision by District Judge Kristine Baker to deny their motions for preliminary injunction in their as-applied midazolam claims to the 8th Circuit. Jones’ lawyer said his client has such poor health and is on so many medications that […]

  • Elkins Woman Dies & Springdale Woman Is Critically Injured In ATV Accident

    BREMEN, Ala. (KFSM) — Two fatalities, and multiple injuries, happened due to an ATV accident at Stony Lonesome OHV Park in Alabama on Saturday (April 22) afternoon, according to Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick. The coroner confirmed to 5News that Lawrence Richey, 34, of Smiths Grove, Kentucky and Erin Duncan, 22, of Elkins, Arkansas were killed when an ATV went out of control and flew into a crowd of people during a competition at the park. Richey was pronounced dead […]