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    Fort Smith Student Prepares To Live Out Dream At Upcoming Band Competition

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A local student will live out a dream of his in Fort Smith on Tuesday (Oct. 18). Nico Larimore, a Southside High School junior, will play his french horn in a competition taking on the final solo all by himself. “Mentally, my adrenaline is speeding up,” Larimore said. “Like, it`s accelerating past a normal interstate speed limit. Because I`m playing in front of people and it`s sort of a first time experience for me.” The regional marching band […]

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    East Hills Middle School, Greenwood – Mrs. Claborn, 5th Grade

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    Fayetteville Firefighters Battle Cancer

    A group of local firefighters are doing their part to raise awareness for different types of cancer during October. Jimmy Vinyard and Andi Moneyham, of Fayetteville Firefighters Association Local 2866, joined Daren Bobb to discuss their department’s “We Stand Together” drive, which raises awareness about the different cancers, including colon and intestine cancers, and  that target firefighters. They are selling “We Stand Together” T-shirts, and the proceeds go toward the Washington County Cancer House, which helps people who are fighting the disease. T-Shirts […]

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    Barwick-Newton Foundation Raises Money For Families Of Slain Officers

    One foundation is raising money to help the families of officers who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. Daren Bobb was joined in studio by Joe Beffa, who works with the Barwick-Newton Foundation, to discuss the organizations plans. The Barwick-Newton Foundation sells apparel, and 100 percent of the proceed go toward helping to support slain officers’ families. This includes sending the family members to the Officer’s Memorial Day in Washington D.C. Anyone who is looking to donate to support […]

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    New Data On Birth Defects & Seniors And Tooth Decay

    A new study finds that babies born to women over 40 years old who use assisted reproduction have fewer birth defects.

  • Walmart: Snake In A Basket

    Woman Finds Snake In Shopping Cart At Van Buren Walmart

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — A mother who was getting ready to shop at a Van Buren Walmart found a snake in her shopping cart. The woman claimed she was about to place her baby daughter in the cart when she noticed the snake inside. The snake, which appears to be a young black rat snake, was removed from the cart and the store property. A Walmart spokesperson said via email the company is thankful no one was injured.

  • Police: Prostitution Sting Nets 14 Arrests In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Fayetteville and Fort Smith Police collaborated with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to arrest 14 people in a prostitution bust early Saturday (Oct. 15), according to Fayetteville police. Sgt. Craig Stout said the arrests were made at a hotel in Fayetteville near Interstate 49. Nine women were arrested on suspicion of prostitution and five men were arrested on suspicion of promoting prostitution, according to Stour. The suspects are mostly from the Fort Smith and Fayetteville area, but two are from Missouri. According to […]

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    Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival Wraps Up Sunday

    BELLA VISTA (KFSM) — The Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival, which runs through Sunday (Oct. 16), has grown to include nearly 300 artisans. Festival organizers said this is one of the remaining festival in the area that requires all the items on sale be handmade. All proceeds from the three-day festival go to scholarships for young artists and art education.

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    Community Garden Comes To Life In Fort Smith Thanks To Grant

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A community garden is coming to life at the corner of 8th and N. L Streets in Fort Smith thanks to a $20,000 grant. Sixty volunteers from Mars Pet Care, Mercy Hospital and local schools pitched in Friday (Oct. 14) to spread compost and plants seeds and flowers at the Antioch Discovery Garden. “The things we do with the children in the elementary grade levels right now is education,” Executive Director Charolette Tidwell said. “We’re teaching them […]

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    Check Out The Soda-Chugging Camel At The Poteau Balloon Fest

    POTEAU, OK  (KFSM) —  One of the main attractions at the two-day Poteau Balloon Fest — are the tethered balloon rides. But new this year is a petting zoo called Cockrill’s Critters and a couple of the stars are Ruddy Roo Roo the Kangaroo and a selfie-loving camel. A KFSM camera was there when the camel decides to take a swig of a Dr. Pepper, finish it and toss the plastic container. Once done, the camel bats its eyes and […]

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    Week 7: Vote For The Yarnell’s Sweetest Play Of The Week

    Votes will be accepted from 9AM on Monday, October 17th, through Thursday, October 20th, at 4PM. Segment Sponsored By: Yarnell’s

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    Happy Hollow Elementary, Fayetteville – Mrs. Krissy Faulk, 2nd Grade