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  • Locals Make Labor Day Plans

    ROGERS [KFSM] – Campgrounds, lakes, beaches and picnic areas were all busy Sunday as families gathered to celebrate the holiday weekend. “We were going to come out yesterday, but with the weather forecast we were going to wait until today, and it looks like everyone else did too,” Brian Casto said, “The family is going to go out and enjoy the beautiful weather.” Casto lives in Rogers, and said his plans for the weekend include soaking up every minute of […]

  • Marinas Try To Stay Afloat After Summer Business Leaves

    LOWELL [KFSM] – The holiday weekend brought hundreds of people out to Beaver Lake— and with those boaters, came business. The Prairie Creek Marina in Rogers had every parking space and boat slip full on Sunday. “People were in and out constantly,” Manager Michael Holycross said, “You can definitely tell there’s a lot more foot traffic for sure.” Holycross has worked at the marina for the past four years. He said every year the lake becomes more and more busy. […]

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    Football Season Is Back; Fans Say It’s About Time

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- College football season is back, and some fans said they’ve been waiting all year. “It is its own mini-holiday,” Drake Johnson said. “It just that time of year that everybody turns around to, hanging out with friends, being with family, just enjoying the camaraderie with everybody being able to sit down and watch the game.” University of Arkansas senior Chase Oestereich said because Arkansas doesn’t have a professional football team, the Razorbacks have become the team for the state. […]

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    Final Day At The Fair For Family Fun

    The 158th Washington County Fair  began on Tuesday (Aug. 26) and thousands of locals came out to enjoy the food, rides and shows. “All the stuff is amazing, the livestock, the horticulture, the photography…just seeing what all these kids do is amazing because I mean there’s some talented kids in there,” Connie Amos said. Amos lives in Oklahoma and has come to the Washington County Fair for the last thirty years. She said she enjoyed the exhibits, arts and crafts […]

  • Rogers Mayor Releases Information On Past Investigations Of City Attorney

    ROGERS [KFSM] – Mayor Greg Hines held a news conference Friday (Aug. 29), saying an investigation into complaints that City Attorney Ben Lipscomb impersonated a law enforcement officer is sealed. Lipscomb is accused of using a city attorney badge to get into a VIP tent at the Miranda Lambert concert at the Arkansas Music Pavilion in Rogers on July 12, officials said. Lipscomb has not been charged with any crime. According to documents that Hines released Aug. 29, Lipscomb has […]

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    Fayetteville School Named 22nd In The Nation For Best High School

    FAYETTEVILLE [KFSM] – According to Newsweek magazine, Haas Hall Academy on College Avenue in Fayetteville is in the top 25 public high schools in the entire country. Haas Hall Academy began as a school run out of a dairy farm in Farmington in 2004. In 2009, the school moved to its current location. Founder and Superintendent Martin Schoppmeyer said the free charter school has a graduation rate and college acceptance rate of 100%. “Haas Hall Academy has always been set […]

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    Man Accused Of Killing Girlfriend’s Dogs Has Previous Arrest Records

    Fayetteville man John Christopher Short was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of aggravated animal cruelty. Short was released from the Washington County Detention Center on a $7500 bond Thursday afternoon. According to an arrest warrant, a dog belonging to Short’s girlfriend died under suspicious circumstances in March. Police said the dog named Esther had a fractured rear left leg that had to be amputated before its death. The girlfriend, Marye Scantlin, replaced Esther with a puppy named Hector. In the […]

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    Bicycles, Skateboards Not Allowed In Area Of Arkansas Campus

    A new rule called Walk, Don’t Ride begins on the University of Arkansas campus Monday. Cyclists will have to get off their bikes and walk them through a heavy pedestrian area. “I don’t see it being a big deal about getting to class on time or missing classes or anything else, but it’s going to be a shock…it’s not going to be a detrimental shock but it is going to catch people by surprise,” Senior Josh Vines said. The walk […]

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    Washington County Fair Comes To Town Tuesday

    Rides, concession stands and entertainment booths were all being setup Sunday afternoon. The Washington County fair began in 1857, some people at the fairgrounds said that tradition of fun lives on. “There’s a bunch of food, a bunch of rides,” Cassidy Reed said, “it’s cool to just come out with friends and hang out.” Highlights of this year’s fair include livestock judging, bull-riding, a beauty pageant and racing pigs. A complete schedule of events can be found here. “We’re going […]

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    Performers Cheech & Chong Bring Laughs To AMP Saturday Night

    Around two thousand people came out to enjoy the Up In Smoke North American Tour along with the band WAR. The gates opened at 6 p.m. for the show and the music started at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the show ranged from $49 to $69. Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong have nine comedy albums and eight feature films they wrote and starred in. The band WAR is most known for their song, “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” The show wrapped […]

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    Car Show Brings Out Corvette Owners From All Over United States

    The 18th annual Summer’s End Corvette Show brought out nearly 150 old and new cars to the Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers. Despite an almost 100 degree day, organizer Richard Peak said there was a lot of foot traffic through the mall looking at the cars. “This morning during late registration cars just kept flying in, one after another after another, so it didn’t affect anyone that wanted to be at the show,” Peak said. Peak is the co-chairman of […]

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    Benton County Judge Cited On Suspicion Of Public Intoxication

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Benton County Judge Bob Clinard was cited Friday (Aug. 22) on suspicion of public intoxication, officials said Saturday (Aug. 23). Benton County Sheriff Kelley Cradduck said the incident happened around 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Frisco Festival in Rogers. He said two deputies were alerted by citizens at the festival of a male who was “very drunk and falling down.” Deputies found Clinard leaning against a car, trying to use his cellphone, Cradduck said. Clinard […]


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