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  • UA Law School Ranked As Seventh Best Value In Nation

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The University of Arkansas School of Law has been ranked as the seventh best value in the country, marking the fifth straight year UA finished among the top 10 law schools in the country. The National Jurist and preLaw compiled the rankings. It’s also the seventh consecutive year the school ranked in the top 20, according to a university news release. According to the National Jurist’s Fall 2017 issue, “The Best Value Schools ranking is designed to recognize […]

  • Panel Delays Timetable For State’s Medical Pot Industry, Five Counties Lead Bidding For Cultivation, Dispensary Sites

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — Nearly a month after the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission received a rush of last-minute applications for pot-growing cultivation facilities and dispensaries, the five-person panel on Monday (Oct. 16) pushed back the timeline for review and approval of more than 320 applications, reports Talk Business & Politics. The AMMC, chaired by Gov. Asa Hutchinson appointee Dr. Ronda Henry-Tillman, held its first public meeting before a standing-room only crowd of more than 200 people that spilled into the […]

  • Record Halloween Spending Expected To Top $9.1 Billion, Up 8.3% Over 2016

    (KFSM) — Retailers large and small are expecting record Halloween sales as more than 179 million Americans plan to celebrate the holiday. That’s 8 million more than took part in Halloween festivities last year, reports Talk Business & Politics. Total spending is projected to top $9.1 billion, or an average of $86.13 per person, up compared with $8.4 billion cumulatively, or $82.93 per person in 2016, according to the annual survey by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & […]

  • Benton County Land Annexation Put On Temporary Hold

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — As of Monday (Oct. 16), the land near Arkansas 112 will not be annexed. Rogers wants to put the land within city limits, but the city of Bentonville wants to annex it. During a hearing on Monday (Oct. 16), both Rogers and Bentonville agreed that the land will remain unincorporated until the question of law can be settled. The city of Rogers said the best place for arguments is before a judge. The city released the […]

  • UPDATE: Former Police Chief Pleads Guilty To Murder; Tells Family “I’m Sorry”

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Former Gateway Police Chief Grant Hardin pleaded guilty to first-degree murder on Monday (Oct. 16) morning in Benton County Circuit Court. Hardin was sentenced to 30 years in the department of corrections; the plea also included an additional 10 years of a suspended sentence and all rights to appeal were waived, according to Nathan Smith, Benton County prosecuting attorney. Hardin, 48, was charged with capital murder in connection with shooting James Appleton, 59, in the head, […]

  • Fort Smith: School Lockdown Lifted As Possible Shooting Investigation Continues

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Two schools in Fort Smith were placed on a brief lockdown because of possible shot fires, according to Fort Smith Police Sgt. Daniel Grubbs. The call came in around 8:30 a.m. on Monday (Oct. 16) and gave the 900 block of 16th Street as the vicinity of the possible shooting, according to police. The schools impacted were Tilles and Darby Elementary.  Tilles is located a block north of the reported possible shooting location. 5NEWS was told […]

  • George Strait Adds A Second Concert At The BOK In Tulsa

    TULSA (KFSM) — The BOK Center has announced that George Strait will be performing two shows in Tulsa next year. The announcement is posted on their Twitter account, “Due to popular demand, @GeorgeStrait will #rocktheBOK with a second show on June 1! Tickets go on sale Fri, Oct 20 at 10AM.” Tweets by BOKCenter   Last month, the BOK announced Strait would perform on June 2, 2018.  Tickets went on sale in late September, but many people claimed the tickets […]

  • Deadline To Pay Personal Property Taxes In Arkansas Is Monday

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — The deadline for Arkansans to pay their personal property taxes without penalty is Monday (Oct. 16). Citizens in 57 Arkansas counties can avoid late fees and in-person payment lines by paying their property taxes online before the deadline. A directory of participating counties and secure mobile payment sites is available by clicking here.  You can also pay from your mobile device by clicking here. The entire amount of taxes must be paid by 11:59 p.m. Property taxes […]

  • Walmart AMP Fest Attracts A Lot Of Attendees

    ROGERS (KFSM) — More than 1,500 people attended AMP Fest 2017 on Saturday (Oct. 14).  The event supports the Walton Arts Center, which also organizes the event. This  year’s event offered beer sampling from local brewers, live music and tech demonstrations. “We’re supporting arts education at the Walton Arts Center,” said Director of Corporate Relations Taylor Speagle. “We’re trying to make sure we can get every student in Northwest Arkansas access to see performing art at the center, and that’s […]

  • Farmington Smoke Shop Is Robbed

    FARMINGTON (KFSM) —  The only smoke shop in Farmington was robbed of $1,800 Saturday (Oct. 14) afternoon, according to the Farmington Police Department. “I just walked over to the counter and I just leaned over the counter to kind of see,” said eyewitness Wayne Stephens, “I thought maybe they were getting something from under the counter and I seen the gun held to the girls head. So I just thought the best thing I could do is get the cops.” […]

  • UPDATE: Crews Respond To Shooting, Home Invasion In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Crews responded to a gunshot victim in Fayetteville Friday afternoon (Oct. 13), Cpt. Dale Riggins with the Fayetteville Fire Department said. Sgt. Anthony Murphy with Fayetteville police said two people were in an altercation in a car when one person was shot. There was a scene at the intersection of Hunstville and Crossover and also at the 1000 block of River Meadows Drive. An invasion at a home on River Meadows Drive may have led up to […]

  • Goodyear Blimp Visits Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The famous Goodyear Blimp arrived in Fayetteville on Friday (Oct. 13). The blimp embarked on its 2,600-mile cross-country journey on Sunday (Oct. 8), and is traveling from Ohio to Los Angeles over a span of 19 days. The blimp is expected to depart Fayetteville on Sunday (Oct. 15).