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  • Rogers Firefighters Finish Hanging Lights After Homeowner Falls Off Roof

    ROGERS (KFSM) – A house in Rogers is decorated for Christmas thanks to several firefighters from the Rogers Fire Department. Three firefighters were responding to a call about a man who fell off his roof while hanging Christmas lights. Once the man was transported to the hospital, the crews grabbed their ladders and finished the job he had started. “What they did was just amazing, you can’t ask for better people to do that,” Jim Brewer’s wife Rhonda said. Brewer said […]

  • No Crowds At XNA On One Of Busiest Travel Days Of Year

    HIGHFILL (KFSM)- The day before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year, but there weren’t many people at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) on Wednesday (Nov. 26). A welcome change for many travelers, who said they’ve had an easy time getting in and out of the airport where only several flights were delayed and only one flight was cancelled. The Drinkard family is gathering in Northwest Arkansas for Thanksgiving for the first time in a few […]

  • Weather Delays Opening Of Ice Skating Rink

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – For two days, the weather has postponed the opening of the Lawrence Plaze ice skating rink. On Sunday (Nov. 23), workers were seen trying to clear the nearly two inches of water off the ice. Heavy rains and winds that came through Bentonville Saturday caused the ice to be unsafe to skate on Sunday. Assistant manager Emily Deal said all of the water saturated the rink. “You could almost go swimming on it, you almost have 1-2 inches […]

  • Police Search For Armed Robbery Suspect

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- The Springdale Police Department is looking for a man who robbed the EZ Mart on Sunset Avenue Sunday (Nov. 23), according to Sgt. Jared Peña. It happened around 2 a.m. The caller told police the suspect showed a handgun and demanded money. The man, who was wearing dark clothing, ran away. No one was injured in the robbery. Phil Mason owns Skillz Unlimited Barbershop. It’s near the EZ Mart. “I’m actually surprised that it got robbed, nice people, […]

  • Rain Cancels Opening of Skating Rink At Lawrence Plaza

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – The Parks and Recreation Department cancelled the opening of The Rink at Lawrence Plaza Saturday (Nov. 22) after heavy rains caused the ice to be unsafe to skate on. According to a Facebook post from the department, officials rescheduled the Lighting of the Community Christmas Tree and Skate Show to Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m. The city of Bentonville website states The Rink will be open Sunday at noon. Starting Monday (Nov. 24), the hours change to 12 p.m. […]

  • Bentonville Square Lights Up Despite Heavy Winds And Rain

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Mother Nature tried her hardest to get the lights ceremony cancelled Saturday night (Nov. 22) at the Bentonville Square, but the lights were turned on at 6 p.m. Crews were seen trying to get tents and the stage taken down before they were blown away. Gusts were reported as high as 40 miles-per-hour. Some people that came out to the square said it was worth standing in the rain to see the thousands of lights turned on. “We […]

  • Small Town Of Pea Ridge Gears Up For Big Game

    PEA RIDGE (KFSM) – The last conference championship win for the Pea Ridge Blackhawks was in 1994. Two weeks ago, the team clinched the championship, finishing the season with a perfect 10-0. Tonight (Nov. 21), the Blackhawks take on the Malvern Leopards from central Arkansas in the second round of playoffs. The team had a bye week last week. Pea Ridge Head Coach Tony Travis said his team is ready. “I know our team’s excited, and I know the community is […]

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    Bentonville’s 21C Hotel Reopens After Fire In Restaurant Kitchen

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – The 21C hotel in Bentonville was evacuated early Thursday (Nov. 20) afternoon because of a fire in the kitchen at The Hive restaurant, which is located in the hotel, according to a 21C spokeswoman. The fire started after 12:00 p.m. in the hood system above the grill and was contained to the duct, according to Director of Public Relations Stephanie Greene. The Hive will not be open tonight, but the hotel will be open to guests, Greene […]

  • Lights Of The Ozarks Will Light Up Fayetteville Friday

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Fayetteville’s downtown square will be glowing Friday (Nov. 21) as the annual Lights of the Ozarks gets underway. Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department workers have put in thousands of hours since October stringing up 450,000 lights around the square. “It’s just magical,” said Executive Director of the Fayetteville Advertising & Promotion Commission, Marilyn Heifner. “I mean that’s the only thing I can tell you about it, the parade ushers in the holiday season.” Heifner, who’s retiring at the […]

  • Three Candidates Turn Down West Fork Police Chief Position

    WEST FORK (KFSM) – The city of West Fork has been without a police chief since August, after former chief John Collins resigned. In the last week, three candidates have been offered the job, but all of them declined. Sheriff Tim Helder is on the police commission that is helping with the selection process. He said they started with a pool of 24 qualified applicants, then offered the job to the top three. He said they will now move to […]

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    Local Navy Veteran Awaiting Father’s Burial At Sea

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A local military veteran says he expects his father, a retired Navy enlisted man who died this year, to be buried at sea soon. Retired Chief Petty Officer Larry Brown died in April from cancer at age 75. His wish was to be buried at sea, and in August, his family left him at the sea burial facility at Naval Station Mayport near Jacksonville, Florida. However, a backlog has caused a delay in sea burials, according to […]

  • NWA Drivers See Wet Roads Sunday; Roads Departments Prepared

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The snow in Benton County started around 11 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 16), and was off and on through about 4 p.m. County road officials said they had crews out since early Sunday morning pretreating hills and intersections. “All day long we’ve been monitoring the roads, we haven’t found any slick spots, we didn’t find any accumulation on the road, but as we move into the overnight hours, if the temperature begins to drop, those slick spots […]


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