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  • Man Killed In Random Knife Attack At California Steakhouse

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless man who randomly stabbed a patron in a crowded Southern California restaurant to death as he was holding his daughter was reported just a few hours earlier for disruptive behavior, but police ultimately determined he was not a threat, authorities said Saturday (April 21). Jamal Jackson, 49, is facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of 35-year-old Anthony Mele. He was being held in Ventura County jail on a $1.5 million bail. It […]

  • Sunday: New Republican Primary Poll

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Arkansas’ primary election is a bit more than a month away and new numbers this weekend are expected to shed light on how Republicans are planning to vote in the race for governor. On Sunday ( April 22), Talk Business and Politics will reveal new poll numbers in the race between incumbent Asa Hutchinson and challenger Jan Morgan. Hutchinson has faced harsh criticism from Morgan — who accuses him of not living up to campaign promises he […]

  • Fort Smith Millage Meeting

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) —  Volunteers went door-to-door at Creekmore Park in Fort Smith in hopes of answering questions voters may have about the upcoming millage increase. In March, the Fort Smith school board voted in favor of placing a millage increase on the May 22nd ballot. The increase will come from property tax. For example, for a $100,000 home the homeowner would pay $9.26 more a month. If passed, the millage would go toward school district improvements such as safety, storm […]

  • Washington County All Breeds Dog Show

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Dogs from across the region gathered Saturday (April 21) for an all breed show sponsored by the Northwest Arkansas Kennel Club Dog Show. The two-day event at the Washington County Fairgrounds features hundreds of dogs battling it out for “Best in Show.” This weekend’s show even has classes for every type of dog to compete in — including puppies between the ages of four-and six-months old. The event also features informational seminars and training courses for […]

  • Divas, Diamonds and Decadence Luncheon

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — 5NEWS Anchor Daren Bobb sits down with Trish Jennings with the Fountain of Youth Adult Day Care to discuss the Daycare Center’s “Divas, Diamonds, and Decadence Luncheon.” The Luncheon will be Wednesday April 25th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fianna Hills Country Club in Fort Smith. There will be a fashion show and a silent auction with vendors also present. All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Fountain of Youth Adult Daycare Center You […]

  • Southside High School Principal Announces Retirement After 48 Years

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Southside High School principal Wayne Haver announced his retirement Friday (April 20). Haver served Fort Smith Public Schools for 48 years. He began working at the school as a business teacher in 1970 and was the assistant principal from 1974 to 1982. He has been the principal at Southside since 1983 and is only the second principal in Southside history. The district said he will be incredibly missed.

  • Rogers Police: 17-Year-Old Boy Arrested In Gang-Related Stabbing

    ROGERS (KFSM) — Rogers police arrested a 17-year-old boy Friday (April 20) in connection to a gang-related stabbing. Police were dispatched to a house on the 3000 block of Murdock Lane at about 9:45 p.m. Monday (April 16) for a 21-year-old man who had a single stab wound to his upper right chest. The victim and the suspect were staying at the Regency 7 Motel in separate rooms, according to police. Police said they got into a fight including several […]

  • Police Searching For Two Bank Burglary Suspects

      MULBERRY (KFSM) — Officers at the Mulberry Police Department are searching for two people accused of a burglary at a Mulberry bank. Two people entered the Bank of the Ozark by breaking the front door at about 1 a.m. Friday (April 20), according to police. Police said they have little information on how much was stolen. If you have any information, call Crimestoppers at 78-CRIME.

  • Former Sen. Files Federal Sentencing Set For June 18

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — After several date and time changes, the sentencing of former Sen. Jake Files is set for 10 a.m., June 18, in Fort Smith with U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes III presiding. Files, a Republican representing Fort Smith in the Arkansas Senate, pleaded guilty on Jan. 29 to one count of wire fraud, one count of money laundering and one count of bank fraud. He resigned his Senate seat on Feb. 9. A presentencing report was filed March 29, […]

  • Walmart Tests New Employee Dress Code At Some Stores

    BENTONVILLE (AP) — Retail giant Walmart is testing a new dress code that gives employees more freedom. Under the pilot program at fewer than 100 stores, workers can wear solid color blue jeans instead of khaki-colored or black denim pants. They also can wear a solid-color shirt of their choosing instead of solid blue or white shirts. Corporate communications director Justin Rushing says Walmart is always listening to its associates and their feedback helps test these kinds of ideas. There […]

  • Centerton Man Accused Of Raping Girl

    CENTERTON (KFSM) — Police have arrested a Centerton man accused of sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl for roughly three years. Matthew Kyle Bain, 32, faces one charge of rape — a Class Y felony. The girl said Bain has molested and raped her several times since 2015, often forcing her to perform sexual acts on him, according to a probable cause affidavit. Bain denied the allegations to Centerton police and asked for a lawyer shortly afterward, according to the affidavit. […]

  • 1 Injured In Shooting At Florida High School, Authorities Say

    OCALA, Fla. (CNN) — A student was wounded and a suspect is in custody after a shooting Friday morning at a high school in Ocala, Florida, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. The student was shot in the ankle, said Kevin Christian, Marion Public Schools spokesman. Authorities asked residents to avoid the area of Forest High School, which was surrounded by emergency vehicles and buses transporting students away from the scene. Parents were asked to go to First Baptist […]