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  • Department Of Health Confirms First Child Flu Death In Arkansas

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — The Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed the first pediatric flu death. The death was reported Wednesday (Jan. 17) and is the first child flu death of the season. According to our CBS affiliate THV11, the child was an 8-year-old boy from Little Rock. This is a developing story and we will update as we learn more information. To view the most recent flu report from the Arkansas Department of Health, click here.

  • NWA Council Discusses Diversity And Inclusion Agenda

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Northwest Arkansas business and community leaders convened Tuesday (Jan. 17) in Springdale at the Northwest Arkansas Council’s winter meeting to hear about diversity and inclusion, issues that flagship companies in the region say is crucial to recruitment of top talent. Ben Hasan, chief diversity and inclusion officer at Wal-Mart, issued a challenge to the business leaders in the room “This region is already diverse, we need to focus on inclusion and make Northwest Arkansas the inclusion capital […]

  • Road Crews Fix Water Main Break In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Road crews were on scene of a water main break at Overcrest St. and Elm St. Wednesday morning (Jan. 17). According to the Fayetteville Water Department, there was a confirmed leak due to a crack on a 2.25 inch water main. Crews were working to fix the pipe about 8:45 a.m. Water department utility director Tim Nyander said a lot of people were calling saying they were without water, but that they could be due to frozen […]

  • Malfunctioning HVAC Puffs Smoke Into Garden Living

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — An HVAC malfunctioned Wednesday (Jan. 17) morning at The Grounds at Garden Living, resulting in some smoke inside the building and a response from the fire department. The Fayetteville Fire Department responded about 9 a.m. for reports of “a light haze of smoke” inside the building at 160 E. Joyce Blvd. There were no injuries.

  • New Freddy’s Custard & Steakburgers Location Opens In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A new Freddy’s Custard & Steakburgers opened its doors Tuesday morning(Jan. 16), according to a news release. The restaurant is located at 7719 Rogers Avenue. There are three other Freddy’s located in our area in Rogers, Springdale, and Fayetteville. Freddy’s is known for its lean ground-beef steakburgers, vienna hot dogs, and shoestring fries, according to the release. Also popular, is the chocolate or vanilla frozen custard that is churned fresh daily. The restaurant is open Sunday […]

  • Van Buren Police Searching For Suspects In Fraud Case

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — Police are searching for two in connection with fraud. The reported crime happened at a Walgreens in Van Buren shortly before 2 p.m. Christmas Eve. Anyone with information is encouraged to call police at 471-5080.    

  • Don Tyson School Of Innovation Is Enrolling Students

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Enrollment has kicked off for the 2018-2019 school year at the Don Tyson School of Innovation. New students are encouraged to enroll. Applications are being accepted from across Northwest Arkansas. Fall 2018 will host sixth and seventh-graders for the first time, as grades eighth through 12th are already offered. “… We have a face-to-face school where students, grades six through 12, come to school,  and if you decide that you’d like to take classes at home, we […]

  • Winter Weather: School Closings

    Below is a list of school closings Tuesday (Jan. 16): Blue Cliff College Fayetteville – there will be no night classes Tuesday (Jan. 16). Below is a list of school closings Wednesday (Jan. 17): Eureka Springs School District Rogers Public Schools will be open Wednesday (Jan. 17), but will have limited bus service in the Garfield and Avoca areas. Bentonville Schools will be open with limited bus service in Bella Vista. To send winter weather stories, tips, and pictures please […]

  • Hotel Construction Is Up In Arkansas, Especially In Jonesboro

    ARKANSAS — Hotel construction in Arkansas rose 14% between December 2016 and December 2017, indicating a departure from a trend of decline in hotel construction nationwide, according to the hospitality industry statistics resource STR, Talk Business & Politics reports. In 2017, Arkansas had 47 hotel projects and 4,634 rooms either in the planning stages or under construction, according to STR data. In 2016, the state had 41 projects in the works and 4,068 rooms. “We have continued to have new […]

  • CVS Bans Photo Manipulation On Its Beauty Products

    (CBS NEWS) – CVS Health is announcing a major change in how you shop for beauty products. The nation’s leading drugstore chain will inform customers if certain advertisements for products were digitally altered. A special watermark will highlight imagery without material changes. Those products include makeup and skincare items, where photos are edited to adjust a person’s size, shape or skin color. Helena Foulkes, executive vice president of CVS Health and president of CVS Pharmacy, told “CBS This Morning” that the […]

  • Three Deputies, One Police Officer Injured In South Carolina Shooting

    YORK, S.C. (CBS NEWS) – Three sheriff’s deputies and a police officer looking for a domestic violence suspect were shot early Tuesday in northern South Carolina. No information about their conditions was made public. York County, South Carolina sheriff’s spokesperson Trent Faris says officers responded late Monday night to a domestic violence call outside the city of York, but the suspect had fled on foot. CBS Charlotte, North Carolina affiliate WBTV reports the suspect was said to be assaulting a female. A York […]

  • See Here: Viewers Share Snow Pictures

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Snow is currently falling in Benton County. We’d love to share photos. Send photos to news@kfsm.com.