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    Bentonville’s 21C Hotel Reopens After Fire In Restaurant Kitchen

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – The 21C hotel in Bentonville was evacuated early Thursday (Nov. 20) afternoon because of a fire in the kitchen at The Hive restaurant, which is located in the hotel, according to a 21C spokeswoman. The fire started after 12:00 p.m. in the hood system above the grill and was contained to the duct, according to Director of Public Relations Stephanie Greene. The Hive will not be open tonight, but the hotel will be open to guests, Greene […]

  • Lights Of The Ozarks Will Light Up Fayetteville Friday

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Fayetteville’s downtown square will be glowing Friday (Nov. 21) as the annual Lights of the Ozarks gets underway. Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department workers have put in thousands of hours since October stringing up 450,000 lights around the square. “It’s just magical,” said Executive Director of the Fayetteville Advertising & Promotion Commission, Marilyn Heifner. “I mean that’s the only thing I can tell you about it, the parade ushers in the holiday season.” Heifner, who’s retiring at the […]

  • Three Candidates Turn Down West Fork Police Chief Position

    WEST FORK (KFSM) – The city of West Fork has been without a police chief since August, after former chief John Collins resigned. In the last week, three candidates have been offered the job, but all of them declined. Sheriff Tim Helder is on the police commission that is helping with the selection process. He said they started with a pool of 24 qualified applicants, then offered the job to the top three. He said they will now move to […]

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    Local Navy Veteran Awaiting Father’s Burial At Sea

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A local military veteran says he expects his father, a retired Navy enlisted man who died this year, to be buried at sea soon. Retired Chief Petty Officer Larry Brown died in April from cancer at age 75. His wish was to be buried at sea, and in August, his family left him at the sea burial facility at Naval Station Mayport near Jacksonville, Florida. However, a backlog has caused a delay in sea burials, according to […]

  • NWA Drivers See Wet Roads Sunday; Roads Departments Prepared

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The snow in Benton County started around 11 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 16), and was off and on through about 4 p.m. County road officials said they had crews out since early Sunday morning pretreating hills and intersections. “All day long we’ve been monitoring the roads, we haven’t found any slick spots, we didn’t find any accumulation on the road, but as we move into the overnight hours, if the temperature begins to drop, those slick spots […]

  • Fans Worried About Driving Home From Game In Winter Weather

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – With a chance of snow late Saturday night (Nov. 15), some Razorbacks fans were worried about driving home if winter weather were to happen. “We will probably try to get out a little ahead of the crowd, depending on the score and just kind of keep an eye on the roads, because it could be tricky,” Arkansas fan Christina Castleberry said. Thousands of fans were seen leaving the stadium around 10 p.m., and Hot Springs native Forrest Spicher […]

  • Tailgaters Stick Out The Cold Weather At Saturday’s Game

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Freezing temperatures Saturday could not keep Razorback tailgaters away. Thousands were seen hundred around fires and drinking hot chocolate. University of Arkansas students Catrina Lewis and Sophia Bayyari said a little cold weather wouldn’t keep them away. “It’s totally worth being out here, are you kidding me?” Bayyari said, “It’s game day, it’s the LSU game , it’s the best game of the year.” Forrest and Susan Spicher drove up from Hot Springs for the Arkansas Louisiana […]

  • Benton County Road Department: We’re Ready For Winter Weather

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Last year, Northwest Arkansas got about 18 inches of snow- 11 inches more than the average. The road conditions across the region led to many school cancellations and frustrated drivers. This year, officials with the Benton County Road Department said they’re getting ahead of the game. Over the last two weeks, crews have checked their fleet of plows and salt trucks to make sure they’re serviced and operational. “Everything is goog to go, we’ve checked our […]

  • Rogers House Damaged In Fire

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Rogers Fire Department responded to a fire near Beaver Lake around 9 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 13). A woman and her four-year-old son were home at the time but were not injured. Rogers Fire Chief Tom Jenkins said it took about 15 minutes for the crews to put the fire out. Investigators said the exact cause of the fire is unknown, but said it did start in the garage. Officials said the fire happened on the 8600 block […]

  • Number Of Women Hunters On The Rise

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Hunting is typically a male sport, but has turned into an activity for both men and women in recent years.  Local hunter Diane Eggert said she picked up bow hunting two years ago, when she was tired of her husband leaving her for the woods. “I kind of started complaining, and he said well what if I buy you a bow, and I said well, I’ll give it a shot,” Eggert said. On opening day of modern gun deer season […]

  • Backlog Delays Local Vet’s Burial At Sea

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A local Navy veteran, who died from cancer in April, had one final wish– to be buried at sea, but the sailor’s remains have been stored at a naval base in Florida for several months because of a backlog in the service. Larry Brown retired after 22 years in the Navy as a chief petty officer. His son, Art Brown, said his father was cremated and his family brought his ashes to the Mayport Sea Burial office in Jacksonville, FL in […]

  • Rogers Taxidermist Gets Busy As Deer Season Begins

    ROGERS [KFSM] – Modern gun season for deer hunting began Saturday (Nov. 8), and that means hunters are wanting to get their kill mounted on their living room wall. Taxidermist Karen Gerhardt has been making mounts of all kinds of animals for over 20 years. She said she’s busy year-around, but sees a boost in business when the deer season starts. “Deer makes up probably the biggest percentage of what I take in,” Gerhardt said. She said once a hunter makes […]

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