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  • Police: Man Killed Pregnant Girlfriend In Fort Smith Home, Found Toddler With Injuries

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A man killed his pregnant girlfriend in Fort Smith on Saturday, according to police. Officers identified the woman killed as 22-year-old Briana Butler. Fort Smith Police said they received a 911 call from Douglas True, 21, around 11:52 a.m. on Sunday (July 20). True requested officers to meet with him in the 2900 block of South 66th Street. When officers responded, True was waving them into his driveway, police said. Police said once they realized the […]

  • Swift Water Safety Class Held At Whitewater Park

    City Officials Promote Safety With Course At Siloam Springs Whitewater Park

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) – Following a drowning at the Siloam Springs Whitewater Recreation Park in June, city officials invited trained professionals out to the park to teach a swift water rescue class. Public safety director Greg Neely said there is one thing he wants locals to understand—the park is on a river, and there are elements of the river that can’t be controlled. Neeley said people using the park should have a certain level of experience will Class Three rapids. […]

  • Families Find Fun At Firefly Fling

    Families Find Fun At Firefly Fling

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The fifth annual Firefly Fling at the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks entertained local families from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday night. Among the highlights were picture-taking with fairies, tying wishes to the wishing tree, crafts for the kids and local live music. Organizers said around 2,000 people came out for last year’s event. They said they expected even more this year. Leah Chamberlain said she and her family enjoy the evening because of games for […]

  • Cyclist Dies After Accident On Trail At Lake Leatherwood

    Little Rock Woman Dies In Bike Accident In Eureka Springs Race

    EUREKA SPRINGS (KFSM) – A cyclist on the trails at the Fat Tire Festival in Eureka Springs died after crashing her bicycle. Thirty-nine-year-old Laura Wooldridge of Little Rock came out of the woods at the trails at Lake Leatherwood covered in blood, according to bystander Jared Joseph. Joseph said he saw her walk out of a trail carrying her bicycle. “When I saw her she was covered in blood, and I was like oh gosh she crashed and then when […]

  • Stuff The Bus Programs Gives Aid To NWA Students

    Shoppers Donate School Supplies To Help Kids With Fill The Bus Campaign

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Going back to school may be exciting for kids, but for parents, the money spent on supplies can be a worry. The United Way Fill the Bus program is collecting donations for local families in need. “We found that 50% of children in Northwest Arkansas don’t have supplies they need to start school,” Organizer Carrie Kent said, “So we do this initiative so that every kid can be ready on that first day of school.” The program […]

  • North Entrance Construction At XNA

    Road Construction Could Delay XNA Travelers

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Road construction may hinder visitors to Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport over the next several weeks. Officials said they are closing a section of the road at the airport’s north entrance because of issues when there is heavy rainfall. “When we get a 20, 30 or 100-year rain event, we will get that whole thing flooded,” XNA director Kelly Johnson said, “It puts us in the position to close the roadway for safety reasons.” She said it is […]

  • Big Budget Means More Road Construction In Centerton

    Centerton Road Repairs Budget 10 Times Larger Than 2013

    CENTERTON (KFSM) – The City of Centerton has pledged $1.4 million to repair and create roads around the new high school in 2014. An additional $1 million in funding is coming from state agencies and local developers to fix local roads. “That’s why you pay your taxes,” Centerton Street Superintendent Ricky Hudson said, “If we used it for other things, it would be amiss. We’re putting it to good use, we hope.” Hudson said the streets Gamble, Seba, and Kimmel […]

  • Veterans Group Raised Thousands To Find Out Statue May Not Be Built

    Fort Smith Veterans Group Out $28,000 For Statue That Was Never Built

    A business fire in Oklahoma on December 7, 2012 is the reason the Fort Smith National Cemetery won’t have a statue honoring its veterans for Veteran’s Day of 2014. Robert Cravens is the President of the River Valley Veterans National Cemetery Association and said the group spent years fundraising in the River Valley for the statue. The blueprints for the statue show it as a kneeling Korean-era soldier praying to his fallen comrades. “The monument company that was building our […]

  • Lesbian Student Claims She Was Expelled For Recent Marriage To Woman

    Oklahoma Student Expelled For Same Sex Marriage

    College student Christian Mynard said she was expelled from her Christian¬† university for marrying another woman. She said she received a letter from her school Southwestern Christian University the day after she and her wife returned from their honeymoon. Mynard said the letter read that due to recent events she would no longer be attending SCU. “I’ve never seen anything like that before,” Mynard said, “I was utterly in shock.” Southwestern Christian University does have a lifestyle covenant they expect […]


    Bentonville Teenager Drowns At Beaver Lake

    Benton County Dive Team members recovered the body of a Bentonville man from Beaver Lake on Saturday (July 12), according to authorities. Elijah Watson, 19, went swimming a little after 8:30 p.m. in the area of Martin’s Bluff across the cove from Hickory Creek Park in Lowell, according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded to several calls of a disturbance between a man and woman but soon realized it was a drowning, said Keshia Guyll, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman. […]

  • 7-On-7 Tournaments Draws Families From All Over On Hottest Weekend In 2014

    Players Try To Stay Cool At 7-On-7 Tournament On Hottest Weekend In 2014

    Hundreds of football players from a six-state area traveled to Shiloh Christian High School in Springdale on the hottest weekend on record in 2014 to compete in a 7-on-7 tournament. “It was indescribable how hot it was,” Player Jace Herman said, “but at least we weren’t in full pads and at least we got a break.” Players, coaches and parents were all preaching one thing at the 7-on-7 tournament in Springdale on Saturday— stay hydrated. “It’s a 21 minute segment,” […]

  • Female Country Music Star Performs At AMP Saturday Night

    Miranda Lambert Performs At Arkansas Music Pavilion Saturday Night

    Country superstar Miranda Lambert took the stage at the AMP at 7:30 p.m. Saturday as part of her Platinum tour. The gates opened at the Walmart AMP just after 6 p.m. Organizers said Saturday afternoon there were still lawn tickets available to see Lambert perform. Opening for Lambert were the Swon Brothers and Rae-Lynn. Miranda Lambert is the fifth act to come to the new music pavilion since the first show with the superstar’s husband Blake Shelton on June 7. […]