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  • AAA: More Drivers On The Road This Holiday Season

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Statistics from the AAA project nearly 98.6 million people will be traveling more than 50 miles from home around the holidays. The study shows the 2014 holiday travel season will have the highest volume of travelers since 2001. Fayetteville resident Eric Kern said he is expecting the roads to be congested. “For the next few days it will probably be pretty busy with students leaving town, but usually Fayetteville is pretty empty during Christmas, but with gas prices who knows we could […]

  • Hundreds Of Kids In Need Receive Toys For Christmas

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Over a thousand Northwest Arkansas children will have present under the tree this year thanks to the second annual Care For The Holidays program. Charolette Kinard took advantage of the help. Kinard said she found out Friday (Dec. 19) that she wouldn’t be getting a paycheck before Christmas. For medical reasons, she had to go on short-term disability. With a four-year-old and 12-year-old at home, she said she didn’t know what to do about Christmas. “We would […]

  • Christmas Angel Survives Bombing In Vietnam 50 Years Ago

    WINSLOW (KFSM) – A local Army veteran was deployed to Vietnam 50 years ago, when his wife sent him an angel and a Christmas tree. The post office in Saigon where the package was sent was bombed, but the angel survived. Her name is Christmas Spirit, and retired helicopter pilot Bob Wise said she is special to his family. “She’s quite a girl,” Wise said. Wise served 21 years in the Army. He said he and his wife Laura bought the angel […]

  • Vehicle flipped into porch in Springdale's Har-Ber subdivision.

    Police: SUV Flips Into Springdale Home, Collapses Porch

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- An SUV crashed into the porch of a Springdale home Friday (Dec. 19) just before 5 p.m., according to the Springdale Police Department. Police said the SUV flipped into the porch of a house located at 6384 N. Tall Oaks Loop in the Har-Ber subdivision and the porch has collapsed. The driver was a 65-year-old man, who was transported to Washington Regional Medical Center, according to police. The extend of his injuries is unknown. The homeowners, David and […]

  • Left: Rep.-Elect Petty Right: Sen. Hester

    Lawmakers: Let Crime Victim Families Watch Executions In Person

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Two legislators from Benton County say they’ll push for a law allowing families of crime victims to watch in person as the convict who murdered their loved one is executed. Rep.-elect Rebecca Petty, R-Rogers, said her family wanted to view the execution of the man who raped and killed her 12-year-old daughter but were told they couldn’t observe it in person. “You get there and you don’t know that you have to sit in a stuffy warden’s […]

  • The child who was missing

    Child Abducted From Rogers Home Found Safe In Oklahoma

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Authorities have found a two-year-old boy abducted from his Rogers home Thursday (Dec. 18) morning. Deputies in Atoka, Okla., found the boy safe and arrested the suspect Thursday afternoon, according to Rogers police. Police said someone who saw an Amber Alert issued earlier in the day for the missing boy called 911 and reported seeing the vehicle believed to be driven by Brent Wilks, the suspect in the abduction. Atoka County deputies stopped the vehicle, recovered the child […]

  • Victim In Fayetteville Armed Robbery Speaks Out

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Investigators are looking for a suspect who they said robbed a man and woman at gunpoint behind a Buffalo Wild Wings Sunday morning (Dec. 14). The suspect is possibly armed with a revolver, according to Sgt. Craig Stout. He is described as a light-skinned Hispanic man around 30-40 years old, wearing a blue hoodie, a dark hat, and a green bandana on his face, according to authorities. They said he is around 5’8″ and has a slim build. Assistant manager Nathan […]

  • Three Hospitalized After Car Hits Sign, Fire Hydrant And Tree

    ROGERS (KFSM) – A woman and two young boys were injured in a single car accident in Rogers Sunday (Dec. 14) afternoon, according to police. Sgt. Brad Pollock with the Rogers Police Department said crews responded around 2:30 p.m. to Promenade Boulevard near S. 45th Street. He said a woman driving a passenger car veered off the road, hit a sign, went down an embankment, then hit a fire hydrant and a tree. He said all three passengers were wearing […]

  • Annual Bentonville Christmas Parade Entertains Hundreds

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM)- Hundreds of people lined Main Street in downton Bentonville to take in the sights of this year’s Christmas parade. Organizers said over 70 floats and rides featuring local businesses, community groups and schools were involved. They said the vocal group Breaking Silence entertained locals prior to the parade. Honored guests include the Color Guard of the Bravo Co. 217th Brigade Support Battalion, Grand Marshall Mary Baggett and the Havner family for carrying the parade banner, according to a news release. […]

  • Centerton Volunteer Fire Department Plans To Hire 3 Full-Time Firefighters

    CENTERTON (KFSM) – After depending on volunteers for the last 55 years, the Centerton Fire Department is hiring full-time firefighters to keep up with the growing city. Chief Delton Bush said the department gets around 750 calls a year, and as the city’s population nears 13,000, Bush said they need a full-time staff. He said his department serves the largest population of any volunteer department in Arkansas. “This is a big step and quite a milestone for the fire department […]

  • Local Bell Ringer Says He Owes Life To Salvation Army

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Officials with the Salvation Army said they have around 60 volunteers out ringing bells in Northwest Arkansas this holiday season. Former drug addict Leslie Bradley is one of the volunteers, and said the six month drug program saved his life. “It’s changed everything, I’m brand new, it transformed me, saved my life, so yeah it’s time to give back,” Bradley said. Bradley said Thursday (Dec. 11) was his second day volunteering. He said he is amazed how […]

  • Joshua Melton (Courtesy: Benton County Detention Center)

    “Will Show Her Evil” Joshua Melton Tells Ex-Girlfriend

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM)-The Bentonville Police Department released court documents Wednesday (Dec. 10) showing text messages Joshua Melton sent to an ex-girlfriend prior to his arrest Tuesday (Dec. 9) on school property on suspicion of carrying a weapon and harassment of a junior high school assistant principal. The former Razorback football player, who was acquitted of second-degree murder Dec. 4, was arrested just before 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Lincoln Jr. High School following a call to police from his […]

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