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  • Politicians Fly Over Northeast Arkansas To Assess Flood Damage

    LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) — The clear skies gave the state’s top politicians a clear picture of the flood damage in Northeast Arkansas on Sunday (May 7). Governor Asa Hutchinson led a helicopter tour for Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, as well as the state’s congressional delegation. They flew over Pocahontas, Portia, Success, and Des Arc. Governor Hutchinson said he noticed a big difference over the last few days, since his last flyover. Some spots that were flooded have dried out, while […]

  • Everyday Superheroes Unite For 5K

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — Everyday Superheroes from around the area join forces to run a 5K. 5News Anchor Charlie Hanemma learns more about a race in Van Buren helping to raise money for the Morgan Nick Foundation. To learn more about the race or the Morgan Nick Foundation check out their website.

  • Found: Body Of Toddler Who Was Swept Away In Madison County Flood

    MADISON COUNTY (KFSM) —  Family members confirm to 5News that the body of 18-month-old Krystal Wiggins has been found. Madison County Sheriff’s Office states that the Search Team found the child’s remains three miles west of Glade Creek in the War Eagle area on Saturday (May 6) afternoon. This location was approximately 10 miles from where the vehicle entered the water. The search for her was suspended on Thursday (May 4), Madison County Sheriff Rick Evans said. Three people, a […]

  • The Body Of A Man Who Disappeared During A Flood Has Been Found

    HARRISON (KFSM) — The canoeist who disappeared near Kyles Landing in the upper Buffalo River during a flood on Wednesday (April 26) was found Saturday (May 6) morning by National Park Service searchers. The person was last seen by an observer at Kyles Landing in Newton County and immediately prompted an intensive search effort. Since last Saturday (April 29) the search was limited to one or two boats looking between Kyles and Erbie Campground. The body was ultimately recovered approximately five […]

  • UPDATE: Van Buren Police Say Missing Elderly Man Has Been Found

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — Ernest Dwight Brown, 72, has been found in Woodville, Texas, according to the Van Buren Police Department. Police said he’s ok and his family has been notified. Brown, who is an early dementia patient and has congestive heart failure, went missing on Thursday (May 4) — that’s when he was last seen by family and friends. There had been some possible sightings near Little Rock and Lonoke since Thursday.  

  • Buffalo River’s Life Jacket Loaner Program Is Well Received

    HARRISON (KFSM) — The Buffalo National River Life Jacket Loaner program is deemed a success. In 2016, visitors borrowed more than 89 life jackets during the first summer of the program, which began in April.    “More than one million visitors enjoy the Buffalo National River each year and most return home safe and sound. A few visits have ended in tragedy. We implemented this program to decrease the likelihood of drowning fatalities in the park,” said Superintendent Kevin Cheri. “Wearing […]

  • Country Music Singer Loretta Lynn Recuperating After Stroke

    NASHVILLE (KFSM) — American country music legend Loretta Lynn was admitted into a hospital in Nashville on Thursday (May 4) night after suffering a stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, according to her website. She is currently under medical care and is responsive. She is expected to make a full recovery. Lynn, who just celebrated her 85th birthday, has been advised by her doctors to stay off the road while she is recuperating. Upcoming scheduled shows will be […]

  • Postal Workers Fight To Stamp Out Hunger

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)–  It’s that time of year again when the person who picks up and delivers your mail every day will be looking for food.  5News this Morning Anchor Charlie Hannema learns how to Stamp Out Hunger. To learn more about this event and how you can involved check out the United Way.   

  • Singing Men Of Arkansas Take The Stage

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)– The Singing Men of Arkansas, a group which travels around the state singing patriot tunes is gearing up for a busy schedule.  5News Anchor Bryan Shawver learns more on where they’ll be and how you can check them out. To catch some to the tunes these men are singing you can find their full schedule online.

  • Van Buren Police Searching For Missing 72-Year-Old Man

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — Officers with the Van Buren Police Department are searching for a missing 72-year-old man. Ernest Brown was last seen in the area on Thursday (May 4). His daughter, Ruth Brown tells 5NEWS that Ernest has dementia. She said police have issued a “be on the look-out” alert. If you have any information, contact Ruth Brown at (479) 831-7695 or the Van Buren Police at (479) 474-1234

  • Mulberry Fire Truck Hit By Semi While Responding To Tractor-Trailer Fire On I-40

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) — Crews were on the scene Friday morning (May 5) after a tractor-trailer went up in flames, according to Arkansas State Police. ASP said the fire happened at mile marker 21 near Dyer. Westbound traffic was moving slowly as crews blocked it off to one lane. Highway Patrol said the driver of the semi is okay and walking around. The cause of the fire was due to the trailer’s brakes. The truck was hauling trees and shrubbery. […]

  • How To Help Following Flooding

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — After a torrential weekend downpour flooded the area, many residents have asked how they can get involved. Springdale officials said that much of the damage will require professionals to clean up, such as in creeks, trails and roads. It could take months before they are returned to the pre-flood condition. However, there are still ways for residents to help. The city shared what Springdale citizens can do to help: Work with neighbors to clean up areas around your […]