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  • City To Pick Up Tree Limbs If Cut And Bundled

    Fayetteville Sets Guidelines For Storm Debris Cleanup

    For Fayetteville residents who are still cleaning up debris from Wednesday’s storm, city officials said they will pick up limbs on the customer’s regular trash pickup day¬† if the limbs are cut and bound with twine. Transportation director Terry Gulley said the bundles can be four feet long and can’t have any limbs that are thicker than five inches in diameter. He said the city’s first priority is to make sure the roadways and sidewalks are clear. “If it’s in […]

  • Porch Torn Off Of Benton County Home

    Ninety Feet Of Porch On Highfill Home Demolished By Wednesday’s Storm

    HIGHFILL (KFSM) – Over 90 feet of a porch that had been standing for 32 years was flipped upside down and thrown against the side of Sharon and Dwight Phillips’ home. “Mother nature can’t build anything but she can sure tear things up,” Dwight said. The couple was out running errands when Wednesday’s storm hit. They said they had talked to neighbors and had seen tree limbs and shrubs blown around, but they had no idea they had damage to […]

  • High Winds Topple Centerton Climbing Tree

    High Winds Topple Centerton Climbing Tree

    CENTERTON (KFSM) – With all the winds and storms that blew across Northwest Arkansas Wednesday, one tradition in Centerton was destroyed. Wednesday afternoon a 30-year-old tree was blown over by winds over 60 miles an hour, taking with it the memories of many locals. “It was a big tree and and all of my friends and I used to climb on it,” Nine-year-old Katie Snyder said, “And we will miss it, because we really liked to climb on it.” Many […]

  • No Adoption Fees For Kittens In Bella Vista

    Free Cats And Kittens At Bella Vista Animal Shelter

    For animal lovers in Northwest Arkansas, the Bella Vista Animal Shelter has extended its free cat adoption program through Saturday (July 26). Shelter director Donna Miles said the program was supposed to run July 9-23, but because of the number of adoptions that have taken place, they want to continue the no adoption fee period to find more homes for cats and kittens. “All the babies are being born,” Miles said, “Cats reproduce twice a year, in the spring and […]

  • Electric Companies Working To Restore Power In Washington Co.

    Over 12,000 Without Power In Washington County Wednesday

    Strong winds of up to 60 mph and heavy rains tore through Washington County, giving utility and emergency crews plenty to clean up Wednesday afternoon. “We got several calls for trees into buildings, trees in the power lines, and power lines down,” Firefighter Nate Pianalto said, “We had transformer fires, and we had a grass fire.” Officials said one area of Wagon Wheel Road had a small brush fire near a power line, along with three intersections of traffic signals […]

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    Arkansas State Police Respond To Rollover Accident In Springdale

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Arkansas State Police responded to a rollover accident in Springdale on Wednesday morning (July 23), authorities say. The accident took place near exit 76 on Interstate 49, according to authorities. Authorities from Springdale and Lowell also responded to the scene of the accident, according to officials. Officials at the site of the accident called for a wrecker, and it is unknown at this time if there are any injuries, authorities say.

  • 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 […]