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  • Trump Announces Plans For Pentagon To Create ‘Space Force’

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Vowing to reclaim U.S. leadership in space, President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new “Space Force” as an independent service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space. Trump envisioned a bright future for the U.S. space program, pledging to revive the country’s flagging efforts, return to the moon and eventually send a manned mission that would reach Mars. The president framed space as a national security issue, […]

  • Police: Gentry Man Admits Sexually Abusing Girl

    GENTRY (KFSM) — A Gentry man has admitted to molesting a 13-year-old girl when she was a young child, according to a probable case affidavit. Edward Joseph Shirley, 24, was arrested Thursday (June 14) in connection with rape, a Class Y felony. The girl told Gentry police that Shirley groped her genitals when she was 8, according to the affidavit. The incident was reported to police in October 2017. Investigators later found Shirley, a Level 3 sex offender, was incarcerated […]

  • Fayetteville Officials Seeking Funding For Veterans Funerals

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Officials in a northwestern Arkansas are hoping a federal benefits program can help them bury the unclaimed remains of qualifying veterans at the Fayetteville National Cemetery. The Department of Veterans Affairs unclaimed remains program would allow Washington County to be reimbursed $300 for burial costs. The program also may pay for a plot and transportation of the body, according to the agency’s website. Unclaimed bodies become wards of the coroner, so the county must pay for the […]

  • Asphalt Work To Close Maple Street In Fayetteville On Wednesday

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — West Maple Street between College and Vandeventer avenues will have lane closures today (June 18) and Tuesday and will be closed completely on Wednesday. Fayetteville’s Transportation Division will be milling the road and repaving it with asphalt, and vehicle traffic will be restricted. Alternating lanes will be closed today and Tuesday (June 19) from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. The road will be closed completely on Wednesday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the asphalt overlay. […]

  • Sallisaw Man Injured In Dirt Bike Accident On Oklahoma Highway

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY, Okla. — A Sallisaw man is in critical condition after being thrown nearly 20 feet from his dirt bike. Shannon Wann, 40, was driving his 1985 Black Hawk Dirt Bike on Oklahoma Highway 101 about 15 miles north of Roland in Sequoyah County. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Wann was northbound when he departed the roadway to the left, struck a hole with the front end of the dirt bike and was thrown 19 feet from the […]

  • Art Festival On Verge Of Being Shut Down When Shots Rang Out

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A 24-hour arts and music festival in New Jersey was on the verge of being shut down because of numerous fights when gunfire erupted, authorities said. One suspect was killed and 22 people, including two other suspects, were injured. Of the 17 people treated for gunshot wounds, including a 13-year-old boy, only one person, a suspect, remained in critical condition Sunday (June 17) night, said Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri. About 1,000 people were attending the […]

  • 2 Feared Dead In Japan Earthquake, 41 Injured

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese disaster authorities say two people have been found without vital signs and 41 others injured by an earthquake in western Japan. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck the city of Osaka and the surrounding area Monday (June 18) about 8 a.m. The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said one person had no heartbeat and wasn’t breathing and a second person also had no vital signs. Japanese media reported one of the likely victims is a 9-year-old girl […]

  • FSPD: Investigate Traffic Fatality On Rye Hill

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — An accident involving a car and a motorcycle resulted in the death of the motorcyclist and his passenger was seriously injured, according to the Fort Smith Police Department (FSPD). On Sunday (June 17), around 5 p.m., police were dispatched to the 6400 block of Rye Hill for reports of an accident involving a motorcycle and a vehicle. The motorcyclist was a 22-year-old white male and was pronounced dead at the scene and his family has been […]

  • Families Out And About Enjoying Father’s Day

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Those not out enjoying the Hogs on this Father’s Day are still making it a point to be with family Sunday (June 17). Fathers in Fort Smith had a chance to ride the Fort Smith trolley Sunday for free. Plenty of events were held, for example  “Art and Wine” at Wine and Design on Donald Street in Fayetteville or  a discounted day at Parrot Island Water Park in Fort Smith.  

  • Hot Springs Man Charged With Year-Ago Slaying

    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — A 21-year-old Hot Springs man has been arrested and was charged Friday (June 15) with first-degree murder for a slaying more than a year ago. Authorities had arrested Demetrius Tyree Perry in April 2017 for the killing of 32-year-old Charles David Hill, but that second-degree murder charge was dropped two months later pending additional investigation. Police found an unoccupied car with a large amount of blood around it at an accident scene. A phone call […]

  • CAC ‘Skydive For Kids’ Fundraiser A Success

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) —  Months of fundraising has paid off for a few dozen people who got to skydive this weekend (June 16, 17). Every year, The Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) of Benton County holds a sky diving fundraiser. People sign up and then raise money for CAC. Those who make the $1,000 goal get to skydive for free. Benton County’s CAC Development Associate Lindsay Aycock said the money helps fund its mission. “This is our ninth year that we’ve […]

  • Little Rock Police Confiscate 37 Pounds Of Marijuana, Worth $150,000

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Little Rock police recovered 37 pounds of marijuana, valued at $150,000, on Sunday, June 17. Officers found the drugs while responding to a call that someone was smoking narcotics in a parking lot near 1-430 and Colonel Glenn Road.