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  • Beagles peer from their soiled cage during an animal rescue, Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Madison Co., Arkansas. (Brandon Wade/AP Images for The Humane Society of the United States)

    Humane Society Rescues Nearly 300 Dogs From Suspected Puppy Mill In Madison County

    MADISON COUNTY (KFSM) — The Humane Society of the United States and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office helped rescue nearly 300 dogs and puppies Thursday (March 3) from a property near Elkins, according to the Humane Society. After serving a search warrant, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office found the animals were being housed in deplorable living conditions and were living in feces and filth without access to clean water and food, the Humane Society said. The dogs’ owner, Joyce Johnson, 67, […]

  • Five-Year-Old Boy Gets 3D-Printed Prosthetic Arm

    ROGERS (KFSM)– A kindergartner at Tillery Elementary in Rogers received a new prosthetic arm on Friday (March 11). Five-year-old Austin Bryant was born without a left arm. His mom Brandie Wilburn said he’s been asking for a new arm for several years. “I know socially it’s hard for him sometimes,” Wilburn said, “But physically he’s amazing.” The robotic arm was made by two Harrison Junior High School students, Brooklin Edwards and Katie Fowler. It was created using a 3D printer. […]

  • New Standardized Testing In Arkansas

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)– Across Arkansas, students in the third through the tenth grade have a new standardized test. The test is called ACT Aspire, and the Arkansas Board of Education has implemented the exam for the 2015-2016 school year. Megan Witonski is the Springdale Schools associate superintendent. She said they’re looking forward to utilizing the new testing. “We understand that parents have choices and rights and have different opinions,” Witonski said. “But I do think that ACT Aspire definitely brings name […]

  • USDA: Job Training May Soon Be Available For Food Stamp Users

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) — The United States Department of Agriculture announced on March 2 that Arkansas is one of 10 states selected to take part in a new job skills program for SNAP users. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program serves millions of people across the nation. USDA officials said they’re hoping the SNAP to Skills program will help people on government assistance find employment. “We were chosen as one of the 10 states because we have a problem in Arkansas,” […]

  • Beagles peer from their soiled cage during an animal rescue, Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Madison Co., Arkansas. (Brandon Wade/AP Images for The Humane Society of the United States)

    Huntsville Shelter Takes In Puppy Mill Rescues

    HUNTSVILLE (KFSM) –Around 25 dogs from the 295 rescued at a puppy mill in Madison County earlier this month will go to a shelter in Huntsville. The dogs will arrive at the shelter on Monday morning (March 14), according to Paws and Claws shelter director Shonna Harvey. Harvey said her shelter is taking in several dogs that were rejected by other rescues. “Several of the other shelters and rescues pull specific breeds, and I said we want the ones that […]

  • Warm Temperatures Bring Out Hundreds To Naturals FanFest

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)– Hundreds of Naturals fans were out at Arvest Ballpark Saturday (March 5) for the annual FanFest event. FanFest kicked off the start of regular season ticket sales for the 2016 Naturals season. The free event was open to all ages and featured a free pizza lunch, train rides for the kids and inflatable games. Daniel Cantu and Kristal Hardin brought their two young kids to the ballpark for the fun. “Perfect opportunity for just a couple hours out,” […]

  • Bella Vista Firefighters Train In Abandoned House

    BELLA VISTA (KFSM)– The Bella Vista Fire Department purposely lit a house on fire Friday (March 4) as part of a training session. The house was located on U.S. 71 across from Lake Bella Vista. Around 30 firefighters were able to do drills inside the house as it was burning. “We used a small portable propane torch to light hay on fire inside there,” Capt. Brandon Earley said. “And it’s wet so we can get more of a smoke effect […]

  • Bentonville Student Finalist In National Geographic Contest

    BELLA VISTA (KFSM)– A senior at Bentonville high school is a finalist in a National Geographic photography contest. Eighteen-year-old Noah West is in the top 24 of nearly 2,300 submissions. West said he picked up photography when he was 13 years old. “The best way to get into photography is just to pick it up and just roll with it,” West said. “Shoot every chance you get, if you go out twice a year and take pictures that’s just not […]

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    Marco Rubio Speaks To Thousands At Rally In Rogers

    ROGERS(KFSM)– Republican Presidential hopeful Marco Rubio was in Rogers Saturday night (Feb. 27) and spoke to thousands of people at a local church. Rubio held a campaign rally at the Global Outreach Center at Immanuel Baptist Church at 9:30 p.m. The event was free and open to the public. Within minutes of beginning the rally, Rubio quickly turned to talking about opponent Donald Trump. “Why do you make all your ties and suits and clothes you sell in China and […]

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    XNA Outlines Guidelines For Trump Rally

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — The Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport outlined some guidelines ahead of Donald Trump’s airport rally on Saturday (Feb. 27). Airport officials are anticipating nearly 8,500 will be heading to hear the presidential hopeful speak at XNA. Although the event is free, people will still need tickets to attend the event, which can be found here. With such a large crowd expected, airport officials said the rally will be held at the Regional Jet Center Hanger, instead of the terminal. People will be standing on concrete outside, […]

  • FEMA Goes Door-To-Door In Benton County

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM)– Federal Emergency Management Agency inspectors have been going door-to-door in Benton County, talking to residents about their options after the major flooding event in December. Robin Smith, who works with FEMA, said so far, 150 people have been approved state-wide for federal assistance to help clean up flood damage. “About $870,000 has been dispersed to date,” Smith said. She said since the disaster area was declared on Feb. 5, inspectors have been working seven days a week […]

  • Bentonville Students Compete For Community Improvement Project Funding

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM)– Around 160 Bentonville High school students competed Wednesday (Feb. 24) to win prize money to help fund a community improvement project. The 24 teams of ninth graders gave their presentations to a panel of judges made up of local school and community members. Shawn Quinlan works for the school district and helped pick the winner. “You know it’s obviously things that the students believe in and are passionate about,” Quinlan said, “And they see as a need in […]

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