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  • 1 Injured In Shooting At Florida High School, Authorities Say

    OCALA, Fla. (CNN) — A student was wounded and a suspect is in custody after a shooting Friday morning at a high school in Ocala, Florida, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. The student was shot in the ankle, said Kevin Christian, Marion Public Schools spokesman. Authorities asked residents to avoid the area of Forest High School, which was surrounded by emergency vehicles and buses transporting students away from the scene. Parents were asked to go to First Baptist […]

  • $1 Million Winning Powerball Ticket Sold In Arkoma

    ARKOMA (KFSM) — The Oklahoma Lottery Commission confirmed the winning ticket was sold at J-Sac’s convenience store. The winner, a Fort Smith man, called the convenience store saying he believed he had the five winning numbers. A store employee was able to then get him in touch with the commission to verify the ticket. This is not the only big winning lottery ticket the store has sold. “We’ve been doing this since the lottery started and we have had a […]

  • Russellville Couple’s Deaths Ruled As Murder-Suicide

    RUSSELLVILLE(KFSM) – The Pope County Sheriff’s Office has ruled the deaths of married couple as a murder-suicide, according to CBS affiliate THV11. The sheriff’s office announced the murder-suicide of Keith and Leanna Cogswell Thursday evening. When deputies arrived to the house on Shiloh Road Tuesday they found the bodies and Keith and Leanna. Both were pronounced death from gunshot wounds. The bodies were sent to the state crime lab and it was determined that Leanna’s death was ruled a homicide and Keith’s […]

  • Van Buren Woman, Fort Smith Man Sentenced To Federal Prison On Drug Charges

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A Van Buren woman and a Fort Smith man were sentenced to federal prison today on separate drug trafficking charges, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas. Deobrah Nabors, 55, was given 5 years and 11 months in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release on one count of distribution of methamphetamine. Kamel J. Lincoln, 38, of Fort Smith was sentenced to 15 years and 8 months in federal prison […]

  • Centerton Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 4-Year-Old Girl

    CENTERTON (KFSM) — A Centerton man is accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl, according to a probable cause affidavit. A Bentonville detective received a tip from the child abuse hotline August 16, 2017, regarding a 4-year-old victim, according to the affidavit. The victim told detectives she was sexually assaulted by Nathan Wise, 26, the affidavit states. Detectives were told the main offenses happened in Centerton. The affidavit states that the victim told detectives that Wise was not allowed in […]

  • Remembering The 168 Lives Lost 23 Years Ago In The Oklahoma City Bombing

    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFSM) — People across Oklahoma and the country are taking time to remember the 168 lives that were lost 23 years ago. A bomb exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995, destroying much of the nine-story structure. The memories of that day are still fresh in the mind of so many. We are honoring those 168 lives lost, but not forgotten. KFOR reports the list of those killed in the Oklahoma City bombing: […]

  • Missouri Pair Denies February Carjacking In Rogers

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — Two Missouri residents have pleaded not guilty to carjacking a woman at a Rogers grocery store in February. Donald Yost, 41, of Wentworth, Mo., and Nicole Shannon, 29, of Joplin, Mo., are both charged in Benton County Circuit Court with felony aggravated robbery and theft of property. Yost, who prosecutors noted has four prior felony convictions, also pleaded not guilty to possession of a firearm by certain persons and fleeing by vehicle with extreme indifference. Rogers police […]

  • Man Accused Of Stealing Bicycles From UA Campus

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — University of Arkansas police have arrested a Fayetteville man accused of stealing several bicycles from the university in March. Rusty Joe Long, 31, faces six counts of misdemeanor theft of property. Investigators identified Long through online sales of stolen bikes and arrested him Thursday (April 19) at his home on West Deane Street, according to Capt. Gary Crain, university police spokesman. Each bike was worth about $685, totaling more than $4,000 in stolen property. Long was being […]

  • Fayetteville Board of Education To Consider Taking Action Against Employee

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The Fayetteville Board of Education has decided to consider taking personnel action against an employee following due process. The Board met in an executive session during a special meeting Wednesday (April 18). Susan Keller Kendall, attorney representing the School Board, released this statement: “The Board has deemed it appropriate to proceed with further consideration of a personnel action. The Board will not make any personnel decisions without ensuring that constitutional due process is afforded to its employees. The […]

  • Second Victim Accuses Sallisaw Man Of Rape

    SALLISAW (KFSM) — A second rape victim has come forward against a Sallisaw man, according to the police. Investigators obtained a warrant and arrested Jeff Johnson at his home Wednesday (April 18). He was taken to the police department for questioning and then to the Sequoyah County Detention Center. Johnson is accused of second degree rape of a victim under 16. He was arrested April 13 on the same charge, but involving a 14-year-old victim. “There’s been information through the […]

  • Fayetteville Police, Store Clerk Lauded As ‘Neighborhood Heroes’

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Two Fayetteville police officers and a store clerk are being lauded as “Neighborhood Heroes” for going out of their way to help a special-needs resident buy a video game he couldn’t afford. Earlier this week, Corporal Matthew Townsend and Officer Brandon Jones were called to Game Stop on Joyce Boulevard for a report of a missing person, according to a post on the Fayetteville Police Department’s Facebook page: “Neighborhood heroes are all around us, and today we […]

  • Former Spiro Substitute Teacher Facing Lewd Acts To Children Under 16 Charge

    SPIRO (KFSM) — A former Spiro substitute teacher was booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center Wednesday (April 18). Andrea Garibay is now facing charges of lewd or indecent acts to children under 16. Stay with 5NEWS as we learn more about this developing story.