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  • High Five: 1 Million Meals Initiative Partnership

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Arvest Bank says it plans to team up with three local organizations for this year’s 1 Million Meals Campaign.

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    Fire Crews Rescue Riders From Fort Smith Ferris Wheel

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – At least six people were rescued after a ferris wheel stopped working Friday (Aug. 21). The ferris wheel is located at The Park at West End in downtown Fort Smith. The Fort Smith Fire Department said the ferris wheel stopped working around 8:30 Friday. Crews were seen taking down riders, who were stuck, from the wheel. No word on what caused the ferris wheel to stop working. However, the fire department said it is not the […]

  • Kutest Kidz Contest Winners!

    You voted, and they won! Results are in, and congratulations to Briar, Brady, Kenley, Grayson, and Aubriana, the winners of our 2015 Kutest Kidz Contest!

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    Interactive Adventure Arkansas Map

    Click here to view a map of places 5NEWS Meteorologist Tyler Southard has been with Adventure Arkansas. See below for the latest Adventure Arkansas segments, brought to you by Adventure Subaru!


    Balloon Release Held For Woman Killed In Crash

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Members and participants of the Sebastian County Drug Court held a balloon release and memorial for a woman who died in a car accident. Brooke Clark passed away on July 11, 2015. Clark was a participant of the Sebastian County Drug Court and was in good standing. Because there was no funeral, the drug court staff decided to hold a memorial for her. Shirl Page with the Sebastian County Drug Court said, “The purpose of this […]

  • Adventure Arkansas: Swimming Holes

    After seeing some of the hottest temperatures in 2 years this summer, nothing is better than cooling down in a good ol’ fashioned swimming hole.  In this week’s Adventure Arkansas Sean Bailey takes us to some hidden holes across the area. 

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    Jurors Declare Mistrial In Angela Gray Case

    SALLISAW (KFSM) — Jurors declared a mistrial after stating there was not enough evidence to determine whether or not Angela Gray was guilty of leaving the scene of an accident involving Christian Mayberry. Prosecutor Michael Ashworth said he will seek a retrial. The jurors deliberated for more than eight hours Thursday (August 20). District Judge Jeff Payton read notes from the jury out loud in the courtroom. One note stated, “We are not going to agree!” according to Payton. One […]

  • High Five: Little Free Library Opens

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A new library in Fayetteville allows anyone to borrow books for absolutely free.

  • 5NEWS Fit: Parkour Workouts

    A different kind of workout has become the latest internet sensation. It’s called Parkour. It definitely beats that foreign run on the treadmill.

  • High Five: Students Raise $16,000

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) A group of local high school students managed to raise $16,000 for the Ronald McDonald Family Room in Fort Smith.

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    UAFS Volleyball No. 21 In Preseason Poll

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The UAFS volleyball team earned a lot of attention and respect from NCAA Division II coaches throughout the country last fall during its history-making run to the Final Four. That was even more apparent on Tuesday with the release of the AVCA Preseason Top 25. UAFS is ranked No. 21 in the preseason poll. It’s the first time the Lady Lions have been ranked in a preseason poll during their seven-year history as a NCAA Division […]

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    VA Investigating Missouri Patio Apparently Built Out Of Military Headstones

    OZARK COUNTY, Mo. (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH) — The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports a patio and staircase apparently built out of military gravestones at a property in southern Missouri has sparked a firestorm of criticism on social media. Navy veteran Ed Harkreader of Mountain Home, Ark., posted photographs of the arrangement on Facebook last week. The post triggered scores of outraged comments and was shared thousands of times. “This isn’t the way you should use military headstones,” Harkreader told the Post-Dispatch […]


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