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    ASP: Wreck Involving 10 Vehicles Blocks Bobby Hopper Tunnel

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) — A wreck involving several vehicles blocked the northbound lanes of I-49 in the Bobby Hooper Tunnel Saturday (Sept. 3). Arkansas State Police said as many as 10 vehicles were involved in what was likely a chain reaction of rear-end collisions. There were some minor injuries, according to ASP. The wreck backed up traffic for several hours. There were more vehicles in the area than usual as fans headed to Northwest Arkansas for the first Razorback football game […]

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    Cherokee Nation Plans To Buy Sequoyah’s Cabin

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KOTV) – The Cherokee Nation has plans to buy Sequoyah’s Cabin, one of Oklahoma’s Historic Landmarks. The state is currently facing a budget crisis prompting the sale of the landmark, which costs $100,000 to maintain. The National Historical Society says it’s budget has gone down 40 percent in the past 8 years. According to Cherokee Nation Chief of Staff Chuck Hoskin, the tribe will buy the landmark from the state in hopes of reopening it for future generations. To […]

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    Guards Accused of Unleashing Dogs, Pepper-Spraying Oil Pipeline Protesters

    BISMARCK, N.D. (CBS NEWS) – A protest of a four-state, $3.8 billion oil pipeline turned violent after tribal officials say construction crews destroyed American Indian burial and cultural sites on private land in southern North Dakota. Morton County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Donnell Preskey said four private security guards and two guard dogs were injured after several hundred protesters confronted construction crews Saturday afternoon at the DakotaAccess pipeline construction site just outside the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. One of the security […]

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    Week 1: Vote for the Yarnell’s Sweetest Play of the Week

    Make sure to get your vote in for Fayetteville, Siloam Springs, or Northside in this week's Sweetest Play of the Week!

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    DISH and Tribune Media Reach Agreement

    RIVER VALLEY/NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Tribune Broadcasting and DISH Network L.L.C. announced in a press release today (Sept. 3) a long-term, comprehensive agreement on carriage and retransmission consent. This agreement restores DISH on Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 local television stations, including 5NEWS. The companies issued the following joint statement: “We want to thank our viewers and customers for their patience and support as we worked through this lengthy process. We’re pleased to move forward and again be able to provide the […]

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    Create An Attractive Landscape For You And Wildlife

    If you plant it, they will come.  Birds, butterflies and other wildlife you and your family can enjoy right in your own backyard. Whether you have a large yard or garden in a pot you can attract wildlife to your garden. Start by providing food.  Include nectar-producing flowers like phlox that the butterflies and hummingbirds love.  And plants that produce berries or seeds for the birds to enjoy. Evergreens, thickets and birdhouses provide beauty for us and wildlife with shelter […]

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    Game of the Week 1: Har-Ber Wildcats Host Southside Mavericks

    The Har-Ber Wildcats will be taking on the Southside Mavericks during the 5NEWS Football Friday Night Game of the Week. Har-Ber will host as Southside kicks off their first game as the Mavericks. The game will begin at 7 p.m. You can catch the latest scores here on the 5NEWS website or during our 9 and 10 p.m. shows. Game of the Week sponsored by: The Party Place    

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    WATCH: FAA Press Conference On Deadly Bentonville Plane Crash

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — Watch the Federal Aviation Administration’s press conference on the deadly crash at the Bentonville Municipal Airport on Wednesday (Aug. 31) here.  


    Fort Smith Police Search For Suspect In Credit Card Case

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Detective Bill Hardin with the Fort Smith Police Department is asking the public for help in locating a female suspect who may have information regarding a stolen credit card. On June 26, 2016, a resident of Fort Smith who resides in the 2400 block of South P Street discovered her unlocked vehicle had been entered and multiple items had been stolen, including her credit card. She discovered fraudulent purchases had been made from her card after the […]

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    Crimestoppers: Police Search For Male Suspect In Stolen Credit Card Case

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — On Saturday, August 13, 2016, a resident of Fort Smith discovered someone had broken into her vehicle while inside the Electric Cowboy (6107 South 31st St.).  A purse was reported missing from the vehicle.  The window frame on the vehicle showed signs of forced entry. Shortly after the break-in, multiple attempts and successful fraudulent purchases occurred from stolen credit cards. Detective Bill Hardin with the Fort Smith Police Department is attempting to identify the man pictured.  He […]

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    Second Medical Marijuana Measure Added To November Ballot

    LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) – A second measure for legalizing medicinal marijuana has been approved to be on the November ballot. On Wednesday, the Secretary of State’s office verified 97,284 valid signatures which exceeds the 84,859 signatures needed for the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment. In July, Secretary of State Mark Martin’s office approved the other marijuana ballot, the Arkansas Medical Cannabis Act. The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act was given an extension to provide enough signatures to be on the November ballot. […]

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    Asa Hutchinson Names New Chief Of External Operations, Opens House Seat

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — Governor Asa Hutchinson named a new chief of staff for external operations on Tuesday (Aug. 30). Ozark Representative Bill Gossage was appointed to the position, leaving an opening in the 82nd District of the Arkansas House of Representatives. Immediately following Hutchinson’s decision, a representative for republican Bobby Ballinger announced he would be seeking to fill the position. Ballinger, son of Representative Bob Ballinger, is a Madison County native and currently lives in Franklin County. Ozark attorney Sarah Capp is […]