Recent Articles
  • Moonshot Moment Bus Stops In Springdale On Nationwide Tour

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — From Vero Beach, Florida to Denver, Colorado, the Moonshot Moment bus is visiting communities awarded by the campaign for grade-Level reading nationwide. At each stop, kids get to pick out a book and set a reading goal. They write down where they’re from and their dreams on a small cloth square to be woven into the tapestry of stories.  It’s how manager Marie O’Brien said she connects with each community. “You’re able to ask people their stories we […]

  • Free Nationwide Fruit Tree Project Makes Way To Northwest Arkansas

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) —  Tri Cycle Farms in Fayetteville is getting 44 new apple, pear, persimmon and cherry trees. The generous donation will bring the farm one step closer to completing its mission to end food insecurity in the community. “We’re gonna put this whole 2 acres to its purpose of feeding our community and growing community through soil,” owner and head farmer Don Bennett said. For the past six years he said he’s dreamed of creating a food forest for […]

  • Huntsville School Bus Driver Retires After 63 Years

    HUNTSVILLE (KFSM) —  Frank Fitch is retiring after 63 years of driving the same school bus route in Huntsville.  He started driving with the Huntsville School District as a favor for a couple of months, but ended up falling in love with the students. “Seeing the students grow up and become good citizens is the main thing that I’ve enjoyed,” said Fitch. He said driving his bus became a tradition for generations of families in the area, including his own. […]

  • Local Bakery Bakes With Benefits For The Community

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) —  “Rockin’ Baker” in Fayetteville opened seven months ago with a special purpose in mind. Part of their mission is an academy that works to develop social skills for people with learning disabilities and those looking for a second chance. After months of searching, Amie Glass was losing hope of finding a job for her 22-year-old daughter Leah who has autism. “She has struggled with social issues and she’s struggled being able to hold a job,” said Glass. […]

  • Students Mourn Loss Of Rogers Heritage High School Teacher

    ROGERS (KFSM) — Rogers Heritage High School is covered in special messages left by students, family and friends after a teacher was killed in Florida. For student Parker Wolfe, the sudden loss of Linda Woods is something he said he can’t get past. “Even still I can’t comprehend it because you know it was someone you were really close to and it is really hard to comprehend that they’re gone and you’ll never see them again,” Wolfe said. Wolfe created […]

  • Free Fishing Weekend Wraps Up In Arkansas

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Lakes across the state are filled with people getting out to enjoy the last bit of free fishing weekend. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission hosts a free weekend for the entire state in hopes of getting people excited about fishing. With great weather some amateur anglers say the free 3-day event couldn’t have fallen on a better weekend. But, despite the perfect fishing weather some anglers say it’s been hard to get a bite. Longtime fisher Michael Roberts says […]

  • State Police Officers Ride Bulls To Raise Money For Charity

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Police from all over the state put on a brave face as they rode bulls for charity. Bull riding was something Fayetteville police officer Kyle Jeney said he gave up years ago. “I told myself I’d never do it again,” but that all changed when Jeney heard the “Cops On Bulls” event was sponsoring the Make-A-Wish Foundation. “I figured these kids go through a lot worse than I go through riding, so I figured I could give […]

  • New Fire Training Facility Opens In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A new fire training facility opened in Fayetteville on Thursday (June 8). The new facility is six stories high and more than 7,000 square feet. It features custom structural features, to mimic day-to-day challenges specific to our area. “Many of the buildings around the U of A students rent out have these similar balconies so we have a similar feature like a balcony so that our firefighters can train on how to rescue somebody off a balcony,” Battalion Chief […]

  • Local Expert Says Most Homeowners Forget To Check Roofs For Storm Damage

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — This storm season was filled with wind, hail and heavy rain. According to a local roof expert, homes take a lot from mother nature, especially your roof. “The intensity of the storms we get in this region as far as the high winds and the heavy rain and that sort of thing a lot of things could happen,” expert John Mulson said. He said hail damage can ruin a roofs shingles. But, spotting the affected area is […]

  • Rogers Couple Speaks Out After Surviving London Bridge Terrorist Attack

    ROGERS (KFSM) — Unthinkable and illogical is how Connor Robertson from Rogers described being caught in a terrorist attack on the London Bridge. “A couple of months ago someone drove across a bridge in London and started stabbing people and so in my mind I was thinking lightning can’t strike twice in the same place,” Connor said. His wife Danielle said the view from the top of their double-decker tour bus was unreal. “You’re just overlooking all this carnage laying around […]

  • Baseball Fans Brave Stormy Weather During NCAA Regional Tournament

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Fans are out at Baum Stadium braving the storm for the second round of the NCAA regional tournament. No matter what team you’re rooting for most baseball fans seem to share a similar view, that rain doesn’t stop the fun. “We’re from Oklahoma if it ain’t a tornado then we’re good,” said Doug Walker. He traveled from Oklahoma with friends to tailgate for the regional tournament. For Hog fan Michael Edmonson getting caught in the rain is part […]

  • NCAA Regional Tournament Is Main Topic for Tailgating Hog Fans

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — With the NCAA regional tournament in town, most Hog fans have one thing one their mind — tailgating. “We just like to have a good time, it’s been since 2010 that we’ve hosted the regional and we had the surprise regional a few years ago,” said former Razorback and St. Louis Cardinals catcher Tom Pagnozzi. Throughout the parking lot you can find trailers decked out in custom paint, friends playing a game of cornhole and your favorite tailgate […]