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    Howard Elementary, Fort Smith – Mrs. Flake – 4th Grade

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    Drug-Resistant Superbug Cases Rising

    A strain of drug-resistant superbugs may be spreading more widely than previously thought.

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    Greenland Elementary, Greenland – Mrs. Wendy Dewar – 2nd Grade

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    Botanical Garden Of The Ozarks Prepares For Wedding Season

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The busy wedding season is right around the corner. The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks spoke with us about ways brides and grooms can get ideas for their big day.

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    Semi Driver Arrested Following Crash On Highway 71 In Greenwood

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) — A semi-truck driver landed himself behind bars after he reportedly drove recklessly, was involved in collision and caused a diesel spill. According to Greenwood police, the accident happened near Highways 10 and 7 late Monday night (Jan. 16). Police said the driver of the semi was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor charges. Both drivers were taken to the hospital but there are no major injuries being reported at this time, police said. The highway was closed while the […]

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    Benefits of Pets

    HEALTHWATCH – There are many good reasons to own a pet, but you may not realize how much having a pet can benefit your health.

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    Marvin Elementary, Mulberry – Mrs. Chanthavy – 3rd Grade

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    Ozark Man Arrested, Faces Possible Kidnapping Charge

    POPE COUNTY (KFSM)- An Ozark man was arrested by Pope County deputies Monday (Jan. 16) night, according to the Pope County Sheriff’s Office. Barry Lee Durham, 46,  faces charges of kidnapping, burglary,  felony fleeing, first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor, felony possession of a firearm, and reckless driving,  according to an intake report from the Pope County Sheriff’s Office. The intake report lists Durham’s first court date as February 6, 2017. 5NEWS is working to get more information surrounding Durham’s arrest.

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    Arkansas Governor Proposes Separating General Lee From MLK Day

    LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) — The debate over separating the federal Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday from the Arkansas state holiday honoring Gen. Robert E. Lee has flared up again ahead of the holiday Monday (Jan. 16). Every third Monday in January, Arkansas state offices are closed in observance of an unlikely holiday: the shared birthdays of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Now Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson is reviving an effort to […]

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    Group Holds Vigil & March To Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A vigil to remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held at the University of Arkansas Union Verizon Ballroom at 12 p.m. Monday (Jan. 16). Various speakers will be on-hand to talk about Dr. King’s legacy and the Inspirational Chorale will perform. Prior to the vigil there will be a freedom march. It begins at 11:15 a.m. at the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Razorback Road and will end at the University of Arkansas […]

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    Sebastian County Deputy Arrested On Suspicion Of Domestic Battery

    SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) — A deputy has been suspended after being arrested on suspicion of domestic battery Saturday (Jan. 14), according to the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office. Capt. Philip Pevehouse said the Barling Police Department arrested Michael Grosskreuz, a detention deputy with the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office, on suspicion of domestic battery in the third degree. Grosskreuz has been suspended with pay per county policy, said Pevehouse. The sheriff’s office has launched an internal investigation into the matter.  

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    Fort Smith Police Arrest Five In Connection To Shooting Death

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Fort Smith police made five arrests Sunday (Jan. 15) following a deadly shooting the night before. Police said Justin Lopez was shot in a camper Saturday night. Ryan Oxford, 19 and Alberto Chavez, 18, were taken into custody early Sunday after being interviewed as person of interest, according to police. Several hours later, patrol and SWAT arrested Bryan Porras, 19, during a traffic stop, police said. After that, a 16-year-old Hispanic male was take into custody […]