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  • KaleidoKites Interview

    A large kite festival is returning to the eureka springs area for another year. 5News anchor Bryan Shawver has more on how the kites are raising money for the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge.  

  • Fayetteville Bakery Offering Spring Break Decorating Camp For Kids

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Rick’s Bakery in Fayetteville is offering a decorating camp for kids during spring break. Campers will learn basic decorating techniques and will take home their goodies to share with family and friends. “They get to learn how to decorate on donuts, cakes, cookies and show them how to do rainbows, turtles, flowers, butterflies. A lot of spring decorations and some other things too,” event planning assistant Allie Coss said. “For the kids to be able to come in here for spring […]

  • Hogs, Seton Hall Go Through Workouts Day Before NCAA Opener

    GREENVILLE, S.C. (KFSM) — The Arkansas Razorbacks will be taking on Seton Hall in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Friday (March 17) at 12:30 p.m. 5NEWS headed to Greenville, South Carolina for the tournament and will provide full game coverage. 5NEWS sports director Bobby Swofford and sports reporter Andrew Scaglione shared a preview ahead of the game on Thursday afternoon (March 16). Arkansas Razorback’s men’s basketball coach Mike Anderson shared how the players are preparing for Friday’s […]

  • Fayetteville Man Accused Of Kidnapping Woman At Knifepoint

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A Fayetteville man was accused of kidnapping a woman at knifepoint and forcing her to drive him around in January 2017. Charles Snapp was arrested on Monday (March 13) and is facing charges of kidnapping, breaking or entering, aggravated assault and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a preliminary report. A woman told police that she agreed to give Ciera Ramirez, who is reportedly Snapp’s girlfriend, a ride to Price Cutters on Jan. 1. Ramirez said she would […]

  • 2017 Bella Vista POA Golf Card on Sale!

    Buy the 2017 Bella Vista POA Golf Card at a $100 discount. Hurry supplies are limited!

  • Gentry Wilderness Safari Under Investigation After Federal Agency Alleges Animal Neglect

    GENTRY (KFSM) — The Wild Wilderness Drive Through Safari in Gentry is under investigation after a federal agency filed a complaint alleging the business neglected to properly care for the animals, resulting in the death of one of their lions. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, filed the complaint on Jan. 10, 2017. The allegations of mistreatment or neglect span from January 2012 to November 2016. The complaint alleges that a juvenile lion […]

  • Eastbound I-40 Back Open Near Ozark After Accident

    FRANKLIN COUNTY (KFSM) — The eastbound lane of Interstate 40 near Ozark has been reopened, according to the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department. –previous story– The eastbound lane of Interstate 40 is shut down after an accident, according to Arkansas State Police. The accident took place near exit 37. Arkansas State Police told 5NEWS that traffic is being rerouted. This is a developing story.

  • Bracket Madness Sponsored By: Choctaw Casino & Resorts – Pocola

    The 1st place local winner is guaranteed to win a $1,000 Visa Gift Card, plus a perfect bracket wins $1,000,000!

  • United Way Interview

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) —  It’s a celebration of another successful fundraising campaign for the United Way of Fort Smith. 5News Anchor April Baker has the details.

  • Cow Paddy Run Interview

    (KFSM) — We’re a week out from the 7th Annual Cow Paddy Run. Tickets are still available for people to participate. 5News Anchor Bryan Shawver sat down with the organizers to get a better understanding of who the event benefits.

  • Franklin County Remains Identified As Missing Altus Woman

    FRANKLIN COUNTY (KFSM) –  Remains discovered in November 2016 have been identified as Regina Woodward, 34, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. The remains were found near the intersection of East Coal Road and Plum Street in the Denning community. They were sent to the Arkansas State Crime lab for identification. On Friday (March 10), the remains were positively identified as Regina Woodward, the Sheriff’s office said. Regina Woodward was reported missing in July of 2013. A cause of […]

  • GoFundMe Raises Money For Funeral, Memorial For Vandergriff Student Who Drowned In Pool

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Following the drowning of a Vandergriff Elementary student, a GoFundMe account has been set up to raise money for the boy’s funeral, and possibly a permanent memorial at the school. Adron Benton, 6, died after wandering away from Vandergriff Elementary school on Tuesday (March 7) and drowning in a nearby pool. The Vandergriff Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization started the GoFundMe account on Friday (March 10) to raise money for the boy’s funeral. The account’s fundraising goal is $15,000, […]