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    Graham, Petty Square Off In Rogers State House Race

    BENTON COUNTY [KFSM] – Democratic candidate Grimsley Graham and Republican candidate Rebecca Petty are going head-to-head for the open seat for state representative of District 94, which covers most of Benton County, including Rogers. Petty is a crime victim advocate, and said she supports harsher punishment for violent criminals. Petty’s twelve-year-old daughter was abducted and killed fifteen years ago. “I don’t think that someone who has committed a violent crime should be out anytime soon, especially if they are violent […]

  • Collins, Clark Square Off In Fayetteville State House Race

    FAYETTEVILLE [KFSM] – Incumbent Republican Charlie Collins is facing Democratic challenger Candy Clark in the race to win the state House District 84 seat in Fayetteville and parts of eastern Washington County. Collins said one of the issues he wants to focus on in his campaign is allowing staff and faculty to carry guns on college campuses with the proper permit, to help prevent campus shootings. “These crazy killers know that they can go there and start shooting our young […]

  • Family Farm Offers Pick Your Own Pumpkins

    SPRINGDALE [KFSM] – A Springdale family put on a free barbeque lunch Sunday (Oct. 19) at their farm to thank customers for coming out every year to pick their pumpkins. The family began the pick-your-own patch in 2008. David Dickey and his wife Deana, along with their daughters Katie and Sarah, run the patch with help from extended family. The Dickey’s farm fruits and vegetables, and decided a few years ago to rent a 10 acre plot to sell their […]

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    School District Teams Up With An Anti-Bullying Initiative

    ALMA [KFSM] – On Monday (Oct.13) and Tuesday (Oct. 14), a national anti-bullying group called Rachel’s Challenge visited Alma schools to teach students about creating a positive environment at school. Rachel’s Challenge is an initiative that began when the parents of the first victim in the Columbine School massacre in 1999 found a diary their daughter had written. In the diary, Rachel Joy Scott said she had a theory about a chain reaction of showing kindness. The Rachel’s Challenge program […]

  • Springdale Schools Say They Are Prepared In Case Ebola Comes To NWA

    SPRINGDALE [KFSM] – Springdale Schools spokesperson Rick Schaeffer said even though the school is not expecting Ebola to come into Northwest Arkansas, they do have protocol in place. “Our nurses know exactly what to do if they saw a kid that they thought had any symptoms whatsoever, they would notify the Washington County health department, and then after that it becomes a national issue,” Schaeffer said. Officials said the health department would likely contact the Center for Disease Control office […]

  • Operation Christmas Child Kicks Off Annual Shoebox Drive To Help Kids In Need

    SPRINGDALE [KFSM]- The first ever Christmas family fun fest took place Sunday (Oct. 12) at Arvest ball park. The Operation Christmas Child group put on the free event to teach families about their shoebox program. “We work all over the world with people who are victims of poverty, famine, war, anywhere where children are vulnerable, that’s where Operation Christmas goes,” Regional manager Stephanie Olsen said. She said the event had live music, inflatables, games, crafts and free food for little […]

  • Free Smoke Alarms For Rogers Residents

    ROGERS [KFSM] – The Rogers Fire Department is offering free smoke alarms to area residents, and will even come and install them at a time that’s convenient. Chief Tom Jenkins said the department puts on the free detector program every year, but there is always an emphasis when the weather turns cold. “This is a great time for that message, to make sure that smoke detectors are working, make sure the batteries are good and that people know that they […]

  • Search For Man Accused Of Killing State Trooper

    Halloween Festivies Postponed As Manhunt Continues For Man Who Killed PA State Trooper

    [BARRET TOWNSHIP, PA] – A hunt for the man accused of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper on Sep. 12 has prompted authorities¬† to cancel an annual Halloween tradition. Police said Eric Frein was spotted on Tuesday (Oct. 11). They said they are not leaving that area until he is found. The city of Barrett Township has decided to postpone its Halloween parade and trick-or-treating. They also cancelled the annual 5K Scarecrow race. Authorities said the decision wasn’t based solely on […]

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    1964 Undefeated Arkansas Football Team Honored Before Game

    [FAYETTEVILLE] – The University of Arkansas remembered the 1964 National Championship team Saturday (Oct.11). This year marks the 50th anniversary of the only national championship for Razorback football. Big names on the winning team include Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, former Cowboys owner Jimmy Johnson, and the infamous Coach Frank Broyles. Thousands of fans were out tailgating before the game, and Gary Piker said he was looking forward to seeing the 1964 team back in the stadium. “They are just […]

  • Cabin Struck By Lightning

    Man Wakes Up To Lightning Striking Cabin, Shatters Windows

    BENTON COUNTY [KFSM] – Lightning struck a cabin near Beaver Lake in Benton County early Friday morning, blowing a hole in the roof and shattering windows. Homeowner Paul Bushey was asleep when he said the storm woke him up. Moments later, he said, lightning hit his home. “It could have seriously killed me, and that’s what scares me, it went straight for me and could have killed me,” Bushey said. He said he saw a big orange ball with blue […]

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    Fayetteville Schools Start Late After Flooded Streets Delay Buses

    FAYETTEVILLE [KFSM] – Flood waters swamped areas in Washington County, causing some buses to find alternate routes to Fayetteville schools. Officials said school started 15-20 minutes later than usual. The heavy rains pounded Northwest Arkansas just in time for the morning commute for many people, including bus drivers. Drivers traveling on Thompson Street in Springdale experienced some patchy areas of heavy flood waters. Crews were seen towing vehicles and trying to keep the morning traffic moving. Fayetteville schools spokesperson Alan […]

  • Thomas Lightfoot

    Third Person Arrested In Large Stolen Guns Bust

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A third suspect has been arrested in a stolen guns case after nearly a week of investigating, deputies say. Thomas Lightfoot, 29, of Fayetteville was captured by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday morning (Oct. 9) at the Value Place motel on Old Farmington Road in Fayetteville. This came after a traffic stop on Friday (Oct. 3)¬†by the Benton County Sheriff’s Office which revealed 33 stolen guns, $300 worth of gold coins and the arrest […]

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