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  • Group Asks Arkansas High Court To Approve Casino Ballot

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A group seeking a public vote on expanded gambling in Arkansas is asking the state Supreme Court to force Attorney General Leslie Rutledge to approve and certify the ballot title. The group Driving Arkansas Forward filed a petition Tuesday with the state’s high court. Driving Arkansas Forward is trying to put a proposal on the November ballot to legalize casinos in Jefferson and Pope counties, as well as at the Oaklawn horse track in Hot Springs […]

  • ARDOT Approves Bids For Projects In Benton, Washington Counties

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — The state Highway Commission on Wednesday (April 18) approved bids for road improvement projects in Benton and Washington counties, according to a news release. American Contracting & Services, Inc. of Jeffersonville, Ind., was awarded a $1 million contract to rehabilitate the Beaver Lake bridge deck. APAC-Central, Inc. of Fayetteville received a $1.2 bid to resurface 5.1 miles of Arkansas 16 eastward of the Benton County line. Both projects are set to start in two to four […]

  • Fayetteville School Board To Hold Special Meeting To Discuss Personnel Matter

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The Fayetteville Board of Education will hold a special meeting Wednesday (April 18), according to Alan Wilbourn with Fayetteville Public Schools. Wilbourn said the purpose of the meeting will be the consideration of a personnel matter. The meeting comes after a sexual harassment investigation into Superintendent Matthew Wendt. Board members have hired a Rogers lawyer to investigate Wendt about claims in which he allegedly made unwanted sexual advances and threats toward a woman. He was placed on paid […]

  • Plane Makes Safe Emergency Landing At Drake Field

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — An airplane made an emergency landing at Drake Field Wednesday (April 18), according to Cpl. Dallas Brashears. Fayetteville fire department said an engine died on the plane about six miles away from the airport. Brashears said the plane safely landed at about 11:40 a.m. Several roads near the airport were closed while the plane was landing, Brashears said. According to air traffic control, one person was on board the plane. There was no medical emergency. The twin […]

  • Arkansas Hog Farm Has Applied For Another Permit To Keep Operating Near The Buffalo River

    MOUNT JUDEA (AP) — An Arkansas hog farm has applied for another permit to keep operating near the Buffalo National River after the state denied its permit three months ago. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that C&H Hog Farms has submitted application documents for a Regulation 6 individual permit. If approved, the farm would be able to continue operating for five years. The move comes after the farm appealed the state Department of Environmental Quality’s denial of its Regulation 5 individual permit to […]

  • Sequoyah County Sheriff: Three People Taken Into Custody After Stealing Over 500 Items Around Oklahoma

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) — Three people were arrested in connection to stealing over 500 items from all over the state, according to Sequoyah County Sheriff Larry Lane. The items stolen include three stolen cars, one license plate, 200 to 300 drivers licenses and credit cards, tools, chainsaws, computer equipment, purses, DVD’s, mail, clothing and cell phones. Lane said the offenses started in Ardmore, Oklahoma and spread to Oklahoma City, Henryetta, McAlester, Stigler, Sallisaw, Muldrow, Roland and Van Buren. Casey Bradberry, […]

  • Fayetteville Woman Denies Stealing Car With Sleeping Child Inside

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A Fayetteville woman has pleaded not guilty to stealing a car with a sleeping child inside and driving to Benton County. Angela McGarrah, 35, is charged with kidnapping and theft of property — both felonies. She also faces a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a minor. Last month, McGarrah allegedly stole a Ford Escape with a sleeping 4-year-old inside while the child’s mother went inside a house on South Washington Avenue to drop something off, […]

  • Yell County Deputies Find 15 Grams Of Meth In Van Buren Man’s Car

    YELL COUNTY (KFSM) — A Van Buren man was taken into custody in Yell County after deputies found 15 grams of methamphetamine in his car, according to Chief Deputy John Foster. Russell Alvin Hofer, 34, was taken into custody Sunday (April 15) on State Highway 10 between Belleville and Havana, according to Foster. Foster said that deputies stopped Hofer for speeding and noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside his car. They found 15 grams of methamphetamine, 2 […]

  • Fort Smith Police Searching For Level 2 Sex Offender

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Officers with the Fort Smith Police Department are searching for a sex offender who failed to comply with the Sex Offender Registration Act. Police said James Paul Cody Smith, 24, is a level 2 sex offender. According to police, he failed to tell investigators his permanent residence. If you have any information, contact Fort Smith police at (479) 709-5100.

  • Fayetteville Art Teacher Resigns After DWI Arrest

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A Fayetteville High School art teacher resigned Tuesday (April 17) after she was arrested on suspicion of DWI, according to Alan Wilbourn with Fayetteville Public Schools. Katherine Russell resigned after a personnel investigation, according to Wilbourn. She was booked into the Washington County Detention Center on Saturday (April 14) and released Sunday (April 15) after posting a $1,000 bond. According to jail records, she is facing several charges including possession of a controlled substance and DWI. She […]

  • Arkansas Man, 81, Dies After Fatal Funeral Procession Crash

    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say an 81-year-old Arkansas man is dead after a vehicle crash occurred near the end of a funeral procession. Texarkana, Arkansas, Police Department spokeswoman Kristi Bennett says Royce Watson died at a local hospital from injuries stemming from the crash. The Texarkana Gazette reports that Watson had been driving east on a road near the end of the procession Monday morning when police say he collided with a utility truck traveling south on an intersecting road. Bennett […]

  • Fort Smith Man With 10 Outstanding Warrants Taken Into Custody

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — UPDATE: Massey was taken into custody Tuesday (April 17) by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Officers with the Fort Smith police are looking for a Fort Smith man wanted for 10 outstanding warrants, according to Cpl. Anthony Rice. Police said Denzel Massey, 26, is wanted for warrants including third-degree domestic battery, fleeing apprehension by means of vehicle. theft by receiving, harassment, failure to appear, criminal impersonation and other misdemeanor offenses. If you have any information, contact […]