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    Heart Health Knowledge

    HEALTHWATCH – A new study shows that when it comes to heart disease, women are less likely to report symptoms than men.

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    Washington County Man Pleads Guilty To Murder In Scottish Inn Stabbing

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) — A Washington County man pleaded guilty to first degree murder in connection to a stabbing death at the Scottish Inn in January 2016. Hector Trejo, 18, pleaded guilty to first degree murder in the death of Eliazar Torres, 21, according to the Washington County prosecuting attorney Shane Kerr. Kerr said Trejo will serve a sentence of 40 years, with 12 years and 8 months suspended. Trejo will have to serve at least 70 percent of his sentence […]

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    Tyson Foods Announces Record Performance

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Tyson Foods says its off to the best start in company history.  The Springdale-based food company announced record performance early Monday (Feb. 6) morning. “The year is off to the best start in company history with record earnings, record operating income and record cash flows, ” Tyson president and chief executive officer Tom Hayes said in a press release. Tyson says its beef and pork segments are performing exceptionally well, leading the company to bump its annual earnings […]

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    Jerry Pop Williams Elementary, Farmington – Mrs. Rachel Hurd – Kindergarten

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    One Killed After Motorcycle And SUV Collide In Springdale

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — A person has died after a motorcycle and car collision in Springdale on Friday night (Feb. 3), according to the Springdale Police Department. The accident took place at the intersection of Thompson and Black Oak at 6:30 p.m. The driver of the motorcycle was taken to Washington Regional Medical Center and was later pronounced dead. Police said alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the accident. The identity of the victim has not been released. The investigation continues. […]

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    Fayetteville’s Banner Supporting ‘Black Lives Matter’ Goes Viral

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A banner honoring Black History Month in Fayetteville is going viral after a photo of it was posted on Twitter. The banner, put up in honor of the city’s Black History Month celebrations, also reads “BLACK LIVES MATTER” and “#FAYETTEVILLECARES”. “It’s important because it confirms Fayetteville’s commitment to diversity and particularly since it’s Black History Month,” Compassion Fayetteville member D’Andre Jones said. The banner was approved by the city’s A&P commission. It is the second banner put up by […]

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    National Wear Red Day

    HEALTHWATCH – The American Heart Association is encouraging everyone to go red for women today. On this national Wear Red Day, the goal is to raise awareness about women and heart disease.

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    Power Restored To Most Fayetteville Residents After Car Hits Power Pole

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — According to SWEPCO, most of the power has been restored in Fayetteville after a car hit a power pole around 3:45 Friday morning (Feb. 3) on Rockwood Trail and North Mission Boulevard. Alan Wilbourn with Fayetteville Public Schools said power has been restored to Vandergriff, McNair and Root Schools. Wilbourn added, “As power was not restored at schools until approximately 6:15 a.m., students and staff should dress warmly, as the heat was off in the buildings for a couple of […]

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    Root Elementary, Fayetteville – Mrs. Kerry Hayes – 3rd Grade

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    Mercy Offering Low-Cost Heart Screenings In Northwest Arkansas

    HEALTHWATCH (KFSM) — One in four people die of heart disease every year and because of this high statistic, those at Mercy are honoring American Heart Month by offering low-cost heart screenings in Rogers and Bella Vista. Doctors said the screenings are for people of all ages, but especially those older than the age of 50, or with a family history of heart disease or diabetes. The screenings are simple, non-invasive procedures. Patients will have ultrasounds while specialists look for blockages […]

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    Hey Joe: What Weather Conditions Cause Fog?

    If you’d like to submit a video question or an email, send it to You can also submit questions to Joe Pennington on Twitter: @5NEWSJoe, or on Joe’s Facebook page!

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    East Hills Middle School, Greenwood – Mrs. Williams – 6th Grade