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  • New Entrance Open To Pea Ridge Battlefield, More Upgrades Coming

    PEA RIDGE (KFSM)  – A new access road to Pea Ridge National Military Park is now open to the public, but park officials said they have several more improvements on their plate for 2015. Superintendent Kevin Eads said the new entrance was scheduled to open Monday (Jan. 26), but because of good weather Friday, they decided to open the entrance early. “The better access will allow us one to protect and preserve our resources, but it will also allow for a […]

  • Civil War Diary Donated To Pea Ridge National Military Park

    PEA RIDGE (KFSM) – A Confederate soldier’s diary was donated to the musuem at the Pea Ridge Military Park, according to supervisor Troy Banzhaf. Banzhaf said the great-great grandchildren of William Vaughn, a member of the Missouri State Guard, dropped the diary off a couple weeks ago. The grandchildren said the diary had been in their family for over 150 years. Banzhaf said the artifact is special to the musuem, because it will be the first Confederate diary the park has. […]

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    Fayetteville Police Search For Two Suspects Linked To Saturday Stabbing

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Investigators with the Fayetteville Police Department are looking for two men who they say stabbed a man early Saturday (Jan. 24) morning. It happened on North Whitham Avenue around 5:30AM. Rita Gustus identified herself as the victim’s wife. She said her husband, age 48, went to get firewood across the street from their apartment complex when he was beaten by two men, for allegedly stealing the wood. She said her husband is recovering at home after he was stabbed […]

  • 8,000 Wreaths Collected At Fayetteville National Cemetery

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Thousands of wreaths were removed from gravesites at the Fayetteville National Cemetery by volunteers Saturday (Jan. 24). Cemetery director Tom Ruck said they put out a record number of wreaths, and with the help of volunteers, had all of them picked up in under a half an hour. He said they have put the wreaths out for the last three years on Dec. 13. “It’s a remembrance, it’s a thank you, it’s a circle wreath with a […]

  • Fayetteville Man Arrested On Felony Charges Of Aggravated Assault, Burglary And Stalking

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Fayetteville man was arrested Friday night (Jan. 23) after police said he assaulted a household member with a butcher knife, violated an order of protection and burglarized a home, according to a preliminary report. The report states that Keithon Bogan, age 30, showed up at an apartment on Peachtree Avenue last week. A woman told police she did not invite him, but said she didn’t call the police initially because, “the beatings are always worse,” according to […]

  • Arkansas Highway Officials Investigate Recent Wrong-Way Crashes On I-49

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Investigators with the Arkansas Highway Transportation Department are checking entrance and exit ramps on Interstate 49 following two accidents involving wrong-way drivers happened in the last week and a half. Last Wednesday (Jan. 14), Arkansas State Police said a 71-year-old man drove the wrong way onto I-49 at Exit 81 in Rogers. They said he died when he hit another vehicle head-on. A similar incident happened Thursday (Jan. 22) in Springdale, when police said a woman got […]

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    Man Pulls Driver Out Of SUV After Wrong-Way Crash On I-49

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- A woman was cited for reckless driving Thursday (Jan. 22) after going in the wrong direction on the southbound side of Interstate 49 and crashing into another vehicle, according to Arkansas State Police. The 2000 Cadillac SUV, driven by Michelle Clark, struck a 2005 Jeep Cherokee, driven by Blaine Glaser, head-on near the Sunset Avenue in Springdale at about 6:20 p.m., the ASP report states. David Salsman said he was on his way to his birthday dinner, driving […]

  • Greenland Plans Trail To Connect To Razorback Greenway

    GREENLAND (KFSM) – The city of Greenland is working to build a new trail system, but the plan has had to undergo some changes after it was met with some opposition. Mayor Bill Groom said the city held an open forum Monday (Jan. 19) about the proposed trail, where residents voiced their concerns. He said the trail would be about two to three miles in length, and would connect the town to the 36 existing miles of the Razorback Greenway. […]

  • Arkansas Highway Department Prepares For Sunday’s Weather

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Officials with the Arkansas Highway Transporation Department said they have worked all week to ready their equipment for the upcoming weather event. Spokesperson Danny Straessle said crews have been out pre-treating bridges and overpasses with salt brime. He said workers have checked their fleets’ plows and spreaders to make sure all were functioning properly. Straessle said crews are scheduled to come in Saturday (Jan. 10) at midnight in anticipation of the event. For drivers out on the roads Sunday (Jan. […]

  • Girl Scout Cookies Can Now Be Purchased Online

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Girl Scout cookies are now on sale, and new this year, they are available for purchase online. Area girl scout troops held a special kickoff Saturday (Jan 10.) to teach the girls about goals, selling, advertising and how to manage the product. Girl Scout volunteer Betty Araebel said the cookie rally is all about helping the girls. “The younger girls especially learn all the facts and different ways to sell Girl Scout cookies, getting them to know the […]

  • Space Heater Safety Tips

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Fire officials said a space heater is to blame for a house catching fire Friday (Jan. 9) in Pea Ridge. They said they respond to several fires a year because people improperly use space heaters. Rogers Fire Captain Dennis Thurman said these incidents can be avoided by following a few guidelines: Don’t put any flammable objects within three feet of a space heater. Don’t leave a space heater on while you’re sleeping or when you leave the […]

  • Community Helps Find 22 Pitbulls Homes After House Is Condemned

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- More than 20 dogs are in need of new homes after their owner’s house in Springdale was condemned Tuesday (Jan. 6). The 22 pitbulls were living in a two bedrom home on Adrien Street. Animal Services director Courtney Kremer said a neighbor called authorities about the noise. After a few days of monitoring the situation, Kremer said the owner surrendered the animals. “There were a couple in particular that were in pretty rough shape, but they’re all getting the […]


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