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  • Three Candidate Race For Lowell Mayor

    LOWELL [KFSM] – Mayor Eldon Long is running for re-election against former mayor Phil Biggers and challenger Eric Schein. The candidates say one of the biggest issues is how to replace the ambulance service that the city of Springdale is set to discontinue after January 1. Long said the first of the year is only a target date and not a dealine, and said he has been working the last four year to get a new plan in place. “We […]

  • Halloween Events In Northwest Arkansas And River Valley

    Halloween is on Friday (Oct. 31), so here is a list of some of the Halloween events in our area: All the events are on Friday (Oct. 31), unless otherwise listed in the event description. Fayetteville Mall-O-Ween at Northwest Arkansas Mall The Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville is hosting their annual Mall-O-Ween for kids under the age of 12. The event goes from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and includes a costume contest. Marketing director Rhonda Bramell said the majority […]

  • Two Hospitalized After Wreck On College Avenue

    FAYETTEVILLE [KFSM] – Two people were taken by ambulance Sunday (Oct. 26) after a Dodge pickup collided with a Mustang, causing traffic congestion on College Ave. in Fayetteville. Authorities said the accident happened around 7 p.m. They said the pickup hit the car on the driver’s side door. Three people were inside the truck when the collision happened. An officer at the scene said the injuries did not appear to be life threatening. The wreck tied up traffic for about […]

  • NWA Roller Derby Girls Wrap Up Season With Halloween Event

    FAYETTEVILLE [KFSM] – The NWA Roller Derby League hosted a shark-themed “Hallowscream” party at Starlight Skatium in Fayetteville Sunday (Oct. 26). Highlights for those young and old include a costume contest, face painting, a half-time dance routine and watching the derby girls compete. Jaims Maims and The Denialator are two of the 40 derby girls who laced up their skates at the bout. Maims said the sport is one big adrenaline rush. “To me you just get in the zone, […]

  • Arkansas High School Rodeo Brings In Kids From Across The State

    SPRINGDALE [KFSM] – Sunday (Oct. 26) was the second day of the Arkansas High School Rodeo at Parsons Stadium. Kids from all over the state competed in goat tying, barrel races, bullriding and several other events. Fifteen-year-old Cody Wilson is a sophomore at Elkins High School and competed in the bullriding event Sunday afternoon. Wilson said his father got hm involved with the sport at a young age. He said he started out by riding sheep. “When he was younger […]

  • 2014 Homecoming Queen Crowned At Halftime Of Hogs Game

    FAYETTEVILLE [KFSM] – Saturday (Oct. 25) was the homecoming game for the Razorbacks, but the festivities started Friday night (Oct. 24) with the homecoming parade ending on Dickson Street. “I did see the parade last night, so that was pretty cool, it’s cool to see all the festivities, see everyone out on Dickson coming into town and really getting into it,” Jarid  Kinder said. The 2014 Homecoming court was announced at halftime with the help from the U of A […]

  • Tailgating Areas Nearly Empty Before Homecoming Game

    FAYETTEVILLE [KFSM] – The Razorbacks had an 11 a.m. kickoff Saturday (Oct. 25) for their homecoming game against the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers. The early start time caused tailgating numbers to reduce drastically. “We were rather surprised with the lack of people in the park here…maybe because it’s an early game or that it’s a non-conference team, but the stands are full, but the tailgaters are not in full force today,” Michael Hughes said. The Gardens on the U of […]

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    KKK Fliers Distributed In Bentonville Neighborhood

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – A Bentonville woman called authorities and said she and several of her neighbors received Ku Klux Klan (KKK) propaganda on their doorsteps on Friday morning (Oct. 24), authorities say. The letter identifies the KKK as a Christian organization and is addressed to “ladies.” It asks the “ladies of America” if they’re tired of: The liberal public school systems teaching children that being a homosexual is a normal way of life Other non-Christian teachings and the absence of voluntary […]

  • Volunteers Plant 700 Trees Around Bentonville Friday

    BENTONVILLE [KFSM] – Starting at 9 a.m. more than 200 volunteers helped plant a wide variety of trees as part of the city’s second annual Tree Planting Blitz. Workers planted over 1,000 trees last year for this event, and Community Development Director Troy Galloway said the event was so well-received by residents that the city decided to do it again this year. Over 700 trees were planted all around Bentonville, including on S. Walton Blvd., at Lincoln Junior High and […]

  • Dog Stolen From Fayetteville Found In Colorado, Reunited With Owner

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A four-year-old pit bull named Trucker was stolen from a Fayetteville home in late June and was returned to his owner almost four months later, last weekend. The owner’s sister, Julia Clark, received a call from a town just west of Denver on Friday. Clark said a worker at the Clear Creek County Animal Shelter told her the shelter had a black and brindle-colored dog whose microchip said he was registered to her. “I had basically given up. […]

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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 […]


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