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  • Sequoyah County Sheriff Responds To Gun Fight In Muldrow

    MULDROW (KFSM) — The Sequoyah County sheriff is responding to a gun fight in Muldrow. According to Sheriff Larry Lane, gunfire was exchanged between two men Tuesday (May 15). One man was taken to a local hospital with a gunshot wound to the stomach. The other man was shot in the chest and drove off from the scene, later wrecking his truck in Roland. He was taken to a local hospital.

  • Police Searching For Suspects Accused Of Spending Thousands Of Dollars On Stolen Credit Cards

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Fayetteville police are searching for suspects accused of spending thousands of dollars on stolen credit cards. Police say the suspects break into cars in parking lots and use the credit and debit cards on high dollar shopping sprees. They may be driving a grey or silver 4-door Sedan, according to police. If you have any information, contact the Fayetteville Police Department.

  • Arkansas Judge Temporarily Blocks TV Ad Targeting Justice

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A northwest Arkansas judge has temporarily blocked some TV stations from running a conservative group’s ad targeting a state Supreme Court justice seeking re-election. Washington County Circuit Court Judge Doug Martin on Monday issued a temporary restraining order preventing the stations from running the ad from the Judicial Crisis Network, a Washington-based group that has been criticizing Courtney Goodson ahead of the May 22 nonpartisan judicial election. Goodson is running against Appeals Court Judge Kenneth Hixson […]

  • Wesley, Damascus Teens Die In Head-On Collision In Boone County

    HARMON (KFSM) — A local teenager was one of two killed in a head-on collision Sunday morning. According to a report from the Arkansas State Police, Tyler Smith, 18, of Wesley was driving a 2004 Dodge west on U.S. 62 just west of Harmon in Boone County. Russell Campbell, 19, of Damascus was a passenger. State Police said Smith’s vehicle crossed the center line and collided with a 2008 Chevrolet driven by Anthony Thornton, 26, of Mountain Home. The crash happened […]

  • Injured Troopers Identified In Deadly Warrant Operation In Downtown Talihina

    TALIHINA, Okla. (KFSM) — A suspect was killed and four Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers were injured Friday (May 11) morning during what investigators describe as a “high-risk” search warrant operation in Talihina that ended in gunfire and an explosion inside a downtown building. The injured troopers were identified as troopers Brett Stephens, Brandon Seward, Sammy Lee, Chris Bunch and Chance Tuttle. About 6 a.m. Friday morning, officers were met with gunfire at the door of a downtown building as they […]

  • Teenager Who Drowned At Prairie Creek Marina Was A Student At Bentonville High School

    PRAIRIE CREEK — A teenager drowned at Prairie Creek Marina on Sunday, according to a spokesman at the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. Shannon Jenkins with the sheriff’s office said Raymond Vaughns, 16, drowned in the swimming area at Prairie Creek Marina on Sunday afternoon. Several agencies responded to the scene about 3 p.m.  Jenkins said they recovered the body about 3:30 p.m. Leslee Wright with Bentonville Schools said Monday that Vaughns had been a student at the district since January. […]

  • Man Known As ‘Ice Cream’ Accused Of Robbing & Shooting At 17-Year-Old

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A Fayetteville man known as “Ice Cream” is facing charges after robbing and shooting at a 17-year-old boy near the Ozark National Forest, according to a probable cause affidavit. The victim said he was walking down the street when a man known to him as, “Ice Cream” pulled up and told him to get in the car. The two went to an E.Z. Mart on Wedington and bought cigarettes, energy drinks and beef jerky before driving out […]

  • Missouri Exports Sex Offenders To Surrounding States

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s tough treatment of sex offenders living outside of prison is sending hundreds of the offenders to neighboring states, where laws are not as stringent. Missouri requires sex offenders to register for a lifetime, with no exceptions. Other states require registrations for a specific number of years, with a lifetime registration only for high risk sex offenders. Kansas is one of at least 20 states with no sex offender residency restrictions The Columbia Missourian analyzed Missouri State Highway […]

  • UPDATE: Sebastian County Jail Deputy Resigns After Sunday Morning Arrest

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) — A Sebastian County Detention Center deputy has resigned from her position after getting arrested early Sunday (May 13) on several charges. Officials with the Crawford County Detention Center confirmed Sunday morning that Emily Dugan was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication. She was arrested in Crawford County at 12:47 a.m. She has been working for the Sebastian County Detention Center for the last two months. Officials […]

  • Debit Card Users Affected By Temporary Glitch, Arvest Says

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Some Arvest Bank customers had issues with their debit cards Sunday morning. Jason Kincy with Arvest Bank said a “temporary systems outage” affected some services, including debit card usage and ATM withdrawals. “The problem was resolved and systems were back online as of 11:09 this morning,” Kincy said. Arvest apologized to customers for any inconvenience.

  • Trolley Giving Free Rides To Moms, Grandmas On Mother’s Day

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The Fort Smith Trolley Museum is out to make Mother’s Day even more special. Mothers and grandmothers will be able to ride free today when accompanied by paid fares. You must mention the deal to the operator when boarding the trolley to receive the free ride. Mothers and grandmothers who attend the Trolley Museum today will also receive a special gift they can take home with them. The Trolley will be open today from noon until […]

  • Daddy Daughter Day

      FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The Daddy Daughter Day presented by Girls Inc. of Fort Smith will be Saturday May 19th in Fort Smith from 1 to 3 p.m. Activities will include team games, hair tutorials, an educational session for Dad and an educational session for daughters. 5NEWS This Morning Anchor sits down with Joyce Slack with Girls Inc. of Fort Smith to discuss the event. For more information click HERE.