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  • Benton County Planning Board Approves Medical Marijuana Cultivation Facility Proposal

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — The Benton County planning board voted to approve a proposal on Wednesday (Sept. 20) for a medical marijuana cultivation facility near Gentry. The board voted 5 to 2, and now the land owners and engineers will meet with building and safety. If their medical marijuana application is approved by the state, the property owners plans to develop the property into a medical marijuana cultivation facility. Many residents who live near the property spoke out against the project […]

  • Fort Smith Fire Department Employee Disciplined For Having Sex While On Duty

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A Fort Smith Fire Department employee was disciplined for having sexual relations with women while on duty at several Fort Smith fire stations, city administrator Carl Geffken said. The alleged misconduct took place from October 2013 to the summer of 2015. Geffken said Chief Christensen reached out to human resources and they scheduled a time to meet with the woman involved and the employee’s estranged wife to take statements. While the investigation has not officially closed, […]

  • DadBag Fanny Pack Combines Fashion Trend With Dad Bod

      Fanny packs are back, and a man in London has combined the fashion trend with “dad bods.” Designer Albert Pukies said he made the DadBag because he’s desperate to have a “dad bod” but he’s also concerned about the health risks associated with it. The fanny pack comes with a print of a belly in various shades so customers can match them to their skin tone, and there are six styles to choose from. “The Bobby” is pale and […]

  • Illinois Man Dies In Workplace Accident At Siloam Springs Mill

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) — Police have released the name of Illinois man who died Tuesday (Sept. 19) in a workplace accident at Powell Feed Mill, according to a news release. Aaron Newman, 27, of Granite City, Ill., was killed about 4:05 p.m. Tuesday at the plant at 901 E. Jefferson St. Police say no foul play is suspected. Siloam Springs police referred further questions to the Benton County Coroner’s office. In July, a supervisor at Homebrand Products — also in […]

  • OU’s President Announces Retirement At End Of School Year

    NORMAN (KFSM) — The University of Oklahoma President David Boren announced his retirement at the end of the school year. The retirement will be effective June 30, 2018, our sister station KFOR reports.  Boren, 76, said he would make an “important announcement” about the university’s future on Wednesday (Sept. 20). He said that he feels like he accomplished what he sought to do when he first became the university’s president in 1994. “I always understood that there would come a […]

  • Police: Possible Threat Made To Rogers Heritage High School

    ROGERS (KFSM) — Police are investigating after a possible threat was made on social media toward Heritage High School, prompting a brief lockdown Wednesday (Sept. 20) morning. “The school took this threat seriously and the Rogers Police Department was notified,” said Keith Foster, Rogers police spokesman. “As a precaution, students were held in place until it was confirmed that there was no longer a threat. All the students are safe they are continuing with a regular school day.” Police did […]

  • Police Investigating Shooting At Fayetteville Apartments

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Police are investigating a shooting at the Varsity House Apartments late Tuesday night (Sept. 19). Officers said the call came in after 11:30 p.m., and police were at 536 W. 11th St., Apt. 108 for several hours investigating the area. Officers tell us no one was injured, and no suspects have been arrested at this time. The residents of the apartment were the target and police found several bullet holes inside the residence from a small caliber […]

  • Ozark Guidance Receives $10,000 Grant For Holiday Program

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Ozark Guidance has received a $10,000 grant for its Children’s Holiday Program from the Northwest Medical Center Auxiliary, according to a news release. The funds will benefit 150 low-income children in Northwest Arkansas during the winter holidays. Children from 3 to 17 years old in Benton, Carroll, Madison and Washington counties are eligible. “This gift is so important in helping us achieve our mission of saving and changing lives,” said Dr. Laura H. Tyler, chief executive officer at […]

  • Poteau Councilman Accused Of Stealing Petitions

    POTEAU (KFSM) — A Poteau city councilman was charged with three counts of petit larceny on Tuesday (Sept. 19), according to court records. LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seal said Winford Webb was booked and bonded out Tuesday afternoon on a larceny warrant. Webb is accused of stealing petitions from local store counters in Poteau after city council members approved $3,000 a month for the Wolf Ridge Country Club to provide a discounted golf program for kids. Residents voiced their concerns about […]

  • School Board Election Results For Washington And Benton Counties

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) — The polls were open Tuesday (Sept. 19) for area school board elections in Washington and Benton Counties. Benton County results:  Bentonville school board zone 2: Brent Leas – 510 Amy Gillespie – 200 Decatur school board zone 2: Amy Brooks – 16 Decatur school board zone 4 Darleen Holly – 8 Decatur School District millage vote For – 43 Against – 4 Gentry School District millage vote For – 6 Against – 0 Gravette school board position […]

  • Pea Ridge Man Facing Charges After Police Find 7.1 Grams In His Backpack

    PEA RIDGE (KFSM) — A man is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver after being stopped by police on Monday (Sept. 18), according to Pea Ridge police. Officers with the Pea Ridge Police Department found Hunter Jones, 27, walking near Slack Street, according to the arrest report. The report states he had been walking on the side of the road, but had completely turned his body to watch an officer as they drove by […]

  • Annual School Elections Underway, Voter ID Required

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — The polls are open Tuesday (Sept. 19) for area school board elections in Washington and Benton Counties. Voters will be required to show an approved ID when they cast their ballot. If a voter is unable to show an approved photo ID, they can vote using a provisional ballot. Information on candidates and sample ballots can be found here. Voting in Benton County runs until 7:30 p.m. at the following locations: Bella Vista Baptist Church at 50 E. Lancashire Drive, Bella Vista […]