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  • Man Killed, Homes Destroyed In Oklahoma Tornado

    ELK CITY, Okla. – A tornado ripped through western Oklahoma on Tuesday evening (May 16), causing extensive damage in the area and killing at least one person. The victim, 53-year-old Gene “Bo” Mikles, had been inside a vehicle in a rural area south of Elk City, Oklahoma, said Lonnie Risenhoover, a county emergency management director. Mikles had reportedly decided to leave his mobile home to seek shelter right before the tornado hit. Risenhoover estimated that about 20 to 30 Elk City-area […]

  • Charges Dropped Against Woman Who Shot At Teen Trying To Allegedly Rape Neighbor’s Dog

    CENTERTON (KFSM) — The Benton County Circuit Court has decided to not pursue charges against a woman who allegedly shot at a 14-year-old boy whom she accused of trying to rape a neighbors dog, according to court documents. Kerrie Lenkerd, 40, was arrested on April 25 and was facing charges of felony aggravated assault, according to an arrest warrant. Lenkerd said she spotted a teenager out her window in her neighbor’s yard on April 17. She told police that the boy […]

  • Two Arkansas Dog Breeders Make Humane Society’s ‘Horrible Hundred’ List

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) — Two Arkansas dog breeders made the 2017 “Horrible Hundred” list published by the Humane Society of the United States. This is the fifth year the organization has published a list, which is done to draw attention to puppy mills and the people who run them. Two Arkansas breeders, one in Siloam Springs and the other in Prim, made the list. Both breeders were repeat offenders. According to the HSUS report, Dryforok Kennel in Prim faced repeated violations for dogs needing […]

  • Prosecutor: No Charges In Cave Springs Millage Quandary

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Benton County prosecutors won’t file charges against Cave Springs officials after an investigation into the city’s handling of a millage resolution found no evidence of a crime, according to a press release. Arkansas State Police opened an investigation after the Benton County Clerk’s office received a millage resolution for 2017 that appeared to be altered. However, an examination of Cave Springs City Council meeting minutes proved otherwise, according to the release. The 2016 millage and the 2017 millage were […]

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  • Benton County Detective Suspended After Using Emergency Lights To Get Son On School Bus

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — A Benton County detective was suspended after using emergency lights and a siren for personal benefits on April 27. The report states a citizen reported that a law enforcement officer had used their emergency vehicle’s lights and siren to stop a school bus so that she could put her child on the bus. The citizen said the officer passed several vehicles that were parked behind the school bus in order to catch up with it. Detective […]

  • Crystal Bridges Garden Party A Family Fun Event

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — This is the third year for a Garden Party at Crystal Bridges and the nice weather allowed for many people to gather and enjoy the various venues. The outdoor event included music at several locations and was sponsored by Roy and Christine Sturgis Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A. Trustee and Rockline Industries. In addition, there was a special native plant and seed sale, art-making and art talks. Eleven, the restaurant, provided refreshments in addition to local food […]

  • Submarine Memorial Dedication At Pea Ridge

    PEA RIDGE (KFSM) — “It makes you real happy to be an American when you see stuff like this,” said Navy veteran and Northwest Arkansas Veterans Coalition President Peter Rathmell. Rathmell is talking about the unveiling of the Mark 37 torpedo monument that was dedicated Saturday (May 13) at Pea Ridge Intermediate School; it was erected by VFW Post 8109. Dozens of people were on hand for the ceremony. The monument is to remember and honor all submarine veterans who […]

  • Conway Man Stabbed To Death By His Mother

    CONWAY (KTHV) — A Conway woman is behind bars Saturday (May 13) for stabbing her son to death. Jessie Mae Johnson, 55, is being charged with first degree murder for stabbing her son, 38-year-old Christopher Helms, to death. When Conway Police arrived at a home on Appalachian Drive, they found Johnson holding her son in her arms while she and Helms’ sister administered CPR. Helms had cursed at Johnson. Johnson went into the kitchen, got a knife, and then stabbed […]

  • Mom Of 4 Who Is Expecting Quadruplets Gets Mother’s Day Surprise

    BRECKSVILLE, Ohio —  An Ohio mother who is expecting quarduplets is getting ready to celebrate Mother’s Day – with a little help from Babies ‘R’ Us. “I’m a lot more tired, more wobbly,” laughed Kelly Myers. Kelly and her husband, James, already have four kids, ranging in age from 11 months to 14 years old. Back in December, Kelly learned she was pregnant with quadruplets. “I’m scared, but I’m excited to see what happens next, for the journey ahead,” Kelly said. Kelly […]

  • United Way Of Northwest Arkansas Holds Golf Tournament

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)– The United Way of Northwest Arkansas is calling all golfers for an upcoming golf tournament. 5News Anchor Bryan Shawver has more on how people can get involved while benefiting United Way of Northwest Arkansas. To learn more about the event just visit the United Way’s website.

  • River Valley Regional Food Bank Has A New Leader

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)– There is a new face at the helm of the River Valley Regional Food Bank in Fort Smith. The food bank has added a new location as well.  5News this Morning Anchor April Baker sits down to learn more. To donate or volunteer at the food bank give them a call at 479-785-0582. Ask for Tracy Engel, the volunteer coordinator.