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  • Fort Smith Shooting Suspect Turns Himself Into Police

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — An arrest has been made in a Fort Smith overnight shooting, Cpl. Tony Rice said. Tadereo Thomas, 35, turned himself into police at the department on Tuesday (Nov. 14). Thomas is facing charges of first degree battery and a felon in possession of a firearm. He’s being held at the Sebastian County Detention Center without bond. The shooting occurred overnight in the 4700 block of Wirsing Ave., Rice said. Rice said Cecil Gardner, Jr., 34, was […]

  • Fort Smith Police Arrest Level 4 Sex Offender

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A Level 4 sex offender has turned himself in to Fort Smith police, according to a news release. Police were searching for Daniel Leroy Button, 54, after he failed to comply with his sex offender registration requirements. Police said Button failed to tell investigators his permanent residence. According to the state Sex Offender Assessment Committee, Level 4 sex offenders are described as likely to engage in predatory sexually violent offenses. The committee assigns offenders to one of […]

  • Man Admits To Stealing From Bentonville American Legion Post

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A former commander of a northwestern Arkansas American Legion post has pleaded guilty to charges related to the theft of more than $100,000 from the group. “We just couldn’t believe that a veteran in our own group had taken that kind of money.” said new post treasurer Raymond Brust. The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that 53-year-old Marvin Akers of Rogers pleaded guilty Thursday (Nov. 9) to a theft of property charge and was sentenced to 10 […]

  • Bentonville Police Searching For Suspect Involved In Two Robberies

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — Officers with the Bentonville Police Department are searching for a suspect involved in two robberies that occurred over the weekend. The Kum & Go convenience store on  J Street was robbed on Saturday (Nov. 11) at about 1:35 a.m. and the Dollar General Store on Walton Blvd. was robbed at about 6: 38 p.m. on Sunday (Nov. 12), according to a press release from police. “Fortunately, for us it`s very uncommon in Bentonville. So we want to […]

  • Teams Up With Upscale Lord And Taylor

    NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart will devote a section on its website to upscale Lord & Taylor, the latest strategic partnership as retailers make alliances. The initiative announced Monday will start next spring. Lord & Taylor hopes it’ll attract new customers already buying higher-end products on For Walmart, which has bought trendy fashion brands like ModCloth and Bonobos as it tried to broaden its customer base, the partnership is another move toward trying to create a premium online fashion […]

  • Pedestrian Hit By Car While Crossing Fresno & Towson Intersection

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A 54-year-old man was hit by a car while crossing the street Sunday night (Nov. 12) in Fort Smith. It happened at the intersection of Fresno Street and Towson Avenue, according to the Fort Smith Police Department. Officer Michael McCoy explained how the incident happened, “[the driver] tried to change lanes to dodge the person, and struck him anyway.” According to McCoy, the driver will not be cited. EMS was on scene and the victim was […]

  • Arkansas QB Cole Kelley Arrested On Suspicion Of DWI; Local Reaction

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — University of Arkansas redshirt freshman quarterback Cole Kelley was arrested Sunday (Nov. 12) morning in Fayetteville on suspicion of DWI, violation of implied consent and reckless driving. Around 4 a.m., Fayetteville police saw a black Toyota Tundra heading west on Wedington and Steamboat where the passenger side tires hit the curb, and a traffic stop was made at Wedington and Colorado.   The truck pulled into a Taco Bell and the officer made contact with the driver, who […]

  • Texas Church Members Gather For 1st Time Since Attack

    SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — Hundreds of people are expected to worship with surviving members of the small Texas church where a shooting rampage left more than two dozen people dead. Members of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs will gather Sunday (Nov. 12) for a church service for the first time since a gunman burst into services a week earlier. The attack was the worst mass shooting in Texas history. Initial plans called for holding a service at […]

  • Arkansas Enters Education Contract After State-Paid Trips

    LITTLE ROCK  (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Education awarded a $4 million contract to an Indiana company without taking bids after state lawmakers attended the company’s conferences at state expense. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that 14 state representatives and a House staff member attended Bloomington, Indiana-based Solution Tree’s educational conferences in Atlanta and Phoenix at a cost of more than $25,000 to the state over the past two years. Officials for legislative agencies say they’re unaware of lawmakers attending any other […]

  • Fayetteville Police Arrest Getaway Driver In Gas Station Robbery

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — An accomplice to a Fayetteville gas station robbery was arrested Monday (Nov. 6), according to Fayetteville police. Natasha Marquez, 40, originally told police that she was not involved in the Oct. 20 robbery, but police later received a tip that she was the getaway driver. According to police, Marquez agreed to go to the police department and make a statement, and later confessed that she was the getaway driver. The robbery happened about 9 p.m. Oct. 20 […]

  • Deployed Father Surprises His Son As He Holds Flag At Basketball Game

    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) — A Hot Springs father returned home to his kids after he was deployment for over 10 months. Sergeant First Class Christopher Howard has been away from his kids for almost an entire year while he was stationed in Africa. Friday (Nov. 10) night his wife Arianne helped him give their children a surprise they will never forget. Isaiah and his siblings were not expecting their dad to come home until Wednesday (Nov. 15). But his dad […]

  • Traveling Memorial Honoring Fallen Arkansans Set Up In Lowell

    LOWELL (KFSM) — The Arkansas Fallen Heroes Traveling Memorial is set up outside the corporate office of the J.B. Hunt Transport Services in Lowell through Saturday (Nov. 11). The flags, which are laid out in chronological  order and can be seen when driving along Interstate 49 in Lowell. There are 3 x 5-foot American flags and a short biography written on a plaque for each of the 141 Arkansas service members who died while serving. The memorial is open to […]