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  • Fort Smith Deputy City Administrator Named Finalist For Topeka City Manager Position

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Another Fort Smith city official could soon be leaving office. Jeff Dingman, Fort Smith deputy city administrator, was named a finalist to become city manager in Topeka, Kansas. Dingman is one of five individuals vying for the position, and will be interviewed next Friday and Saturday (July 21 and 22), reported CBS affiliate WIBW. Topeka announced the candidates on Friday (July 14), and Dingman is up against a current Topeka official, as well as candidates from Illinois, […]

  • Woman Dies After Wreck In LeFlore County

    LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) — A woman died on Wednesday (July 12) after her car went off the road in LeFlore County. Francis Hignite, 61, of Duncan, Oklahoma was driving northbound at about 12 p.m. on Highway 271 when she drove off of the road to the right, overcorrected and rolled across the highway leaving the road on the left. A 12-year-old passenger was flown to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa and is in critical condition with multiple injuries. Another passenger, […]

  • Engineer Involved In 2014 Train Crash Sues Arkansas & Missouri Railroad Company

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A former engineer involved in a 2014 train crash that injured several people is now suing the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad Company. Kevin Buehne is a former employee of the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad Company. He was aboard a work train on October 16, 2014 when it collided with a passenger train near West Fork. The passenger train was a day-long 134 mile round trip with 44 passengers traveling through Northwest Arkansas to the River Valley. According to […]

  • One Juvenile Drowns & Four Others Injured In River Accident

    JOHNSON COUNTY (KFSM) —  One female juvenile has died, two male juveniles are critically injured and two female adults were injured in a drowning near the remote community of Oark Sunday (July 9) evening. Johnson County Sheriff Larry Jones said they responded to a drowning call shortly after 5 p.m. at Hwy. 103 near the community of Oark, and when they arrived the found a 10-year-old girl who had died from drowning. Sheriff Jones said one male juvenile and one […]

  • Kutest Kidz Photo Contest 2017 – Enter Now!

    Are you an amateur photographer? Do you love to show off your photography skills of your kids? Check out the Kutest Kidz photo contest!

  • Man Arrested For Allegedly Shooting Another Man In The Back In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — 19-year-old Nicholas Love is in a Sebastian County jail cell booked on suspicion of battery and aggravated assault, according to Fort Smith Police. Saturday (July 8) night, shortly after 9, police responded to the Boardwalk Apartments on Kinkead Avenue in reference to a shooting. Police said Kiowa Bales, 24, was shot in the back, and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Bales and his girlfriend, Cierra Sivage, live at 4201 Kinkead and Sivage’s  brother, […]

  • Authorities Ask For Help Finding Missing Teen

    ROGERS (KFSM) — A search is underway for a Rogers teenager who has been missing since the end of June. The Center for Search & Investigation (CFSI) for Missing Children is seeking the public’s help in locating Christopher Robinson, 16, from Rogers. He was last seen on June 29th in the Rogers area. He is 5’8″ tall, weighs 150 pounds, has a shaved head and blue eyes.  He has an Indian head tattoo on his right leg and an anchor […]

  • West Fork Man Facing Charges For Shooting Friend Who He Thought Was A Robber

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) — A West Fork man is facing several charges after he allegedly shot his friend whom he had mistaken for a robber. Steven Armantrout, 49, is facing charges of second degree battery, second degree criminal mischief, and aggravated assault, according to arrest documents. Armantrout told deputies he was awoken by his son around 2 a.m. on Friday (July 7) saying that there was someone in the front yard trying to steal a trailer. He said he grabbed […]

  • Police: Bentonville Man Confessed To Vehicle Arson

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A Bentonville man admitted to setting another man’s car on fire after he became entangled in a lovers quarrel between the man and his girlfriend, according to a probable cause affidavit. Martin Diaz, 22, was arrested Wednesday (July 5) in connection with felony arson and second-degree criminal mischief. Diaz also faces a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Diaz told police he was trying to protect the man’s girlfriend, who Diaz said the […]

  • Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office Warns People About New Scam

    SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) — The Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office is warning people about a new scam. The sheriff’s office posted to Facebook saying someone is representing the department and requesting money to be sent to them to cover fines. They said that it is a scam and to not send money to anyone.

  • Update: All Lanes Open At Intersection Of Waldron & Rogers Ave. After Accident Damages Power Line

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) —  Traffic is back open at the intersection of Rogers Avenue and Waldron after crews worked for several hours to fix a damaged power pole. Fort Smith Police Sgt. Daniel Grubbs said the collision caused damage to a power line pole that also caused power lines to hang to the extent of obstructing traffic. The accident had minor injuries.  

  • Lowell Man Faces Kidnapping, Rape Charges

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A Lowell man is accused of kidnapping and raping his ex-girlfriend, according to a probable cause affidavit. Dustin Torres, 24, was arrested Monday (July 3) in connection with kidnapping, rape and aggravated assault on a family or household member. The victim told police Torres abducted her from her apartment and put her in a choke hold when she resisted getting into a car with him, according to the affidavit. The victim said Torres cut her with a […]