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  • Eureka Springs Civil Rights Ordinance Still In Effect Despite State Law

    EUREKA SPRINGS (KFSM) – A state law passed in February could make the anti-discrimination ordinance in Eureka Springs invalid, but the mayor said they are keeping the ordinance in place. Mayor Butch Berry said they passed ordinance 2223 in January, before the Arkansas State legislature passed Sen. Bart Hester’s, R-Cave Springs, Intrastate Commerce Act. “We want our ordinance to still be in effect  for the same reason we passed it, so we can insure that there’s no discrimination against anyone,” […]

  • Benton County Rescue Divers Take Course To Expand Volunteer Dive Team

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM)- A group of divers with the Benton County Rescue Team is participating in a week-long course in Bentonville that will allow them to become certified instructors who can train others to become rescue divers. The five-day course, which is taught by Hawaii-native Kevin McAfee, is required for all rescue divers on the Benton County team. “We are doing anywhere from 14 to 16 hours a day,” McAfee said. “We started with a 60-hour package they had to complete […]

  • Old Rogers Firehouse Gets New Life

    ROGERS (KFSM)- The old firestation and city hall building in downtown Rogers is being renovated into loft-style apartments. Chief Tom Jenkins said the structure was built in Elm Street in 1929, and at one point in time, housed the police station, city hall, fire department and a jail. “There’s not a real heavy market for former police and fire stations and so the unfortunate thing is the building set vacant for more than a decade,” Jenkins said. He said a […]

  • Police Identify Two People Involved In Rogers Murder-Suicide

    ROGERS (KFSM) – The Rogers Police Department released the names of the man and woman involved in the apparent murder-suicide Friday (July 24) night. Aaron N. Jones, 30, and Glenda Marie Crowson, 31, were the two people involved in a shooting around 10 p.m. at the Midway mobile home park on E. New Hope Rd, according to police. Police said both people are residents of Rogers and were living together in the trailer. Investigators said a neighbor reported hearing a gunshot, then went into the mobile […]

  • Arkansas’ First Cidery Opens In Downtown Springdale

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- The first cidery in Arkansas opened its door Saturday (July 25) in downtown Springdale. The business is called Black Apple Crossing and is located at 321 E. Emma Avenue. One of the owners, Leo Oprin, said they bought the 8,000 sq. ft. building in February of 2015.  They had their grand opening at 11 a.m. Saturday. He said they are currently serving four different ciders, but said the flavors and quanity will change with the seasons. Orpin said he […]

  • Additional Funding For Animal Shelter To Last Eight Weeks

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The Washington County Quorum Court approved additional funds for the county animal shelter Thursday night (July 23) at a special meeting, but the amount given was only a third of what was requested. George Butler, Chief of Staff to the Washington County judge, said the shelter director intially asked for $32,000 to cover expenses through the remainder of the year. Court members voted to give the shelter $10,500. “It is definitely helpful and is appreciated but we expect it to […]

  • Quorum Court Approves More Funding For Washington County Animal Shelter

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The Washington County Quorum Court voted to approve more funding for the Lester C. Howick Animal Shelter of Washington County on Thursday (July 23). In a special meeting, the Quorum Court approved an additional $10,500 to fund the shelter through the rest of the year after the facility used up most of its $615,000 budget. Justice of the Peace Eva Madison said the extra money should last the shelter an extra two months. The measure was previously denied […]

  • “Fill The Bus” School Supply Drive Kicks Off Friday

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Starting Friday (July 24), people can donate school supplies to districts in need as part of United Way’s Fill The Bus campaign. Alexa McGriff works with the organization, and said there is a huge need for many students in Northwest Arkansas. “We have 1 in 4 kids here in Northwest Arkansas who live in poverty, it’s 26,000 children here, which is enough to fill up 361 school buses,” McGriff said. She said nearly two dozen locations will be accepting donations, […]

  • Siloam Springs Rodeo Begins After Month-Long Weather Delay

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM)- For the first time in 57 years, the Siloam Springs rodeo was delayed due to weather. The event always falls on the third week of June, but this year the rodeo is happening July 16-18. Kevin Andrews is the vice president of the Siloam Springs Riding Club and said they don’t have a place for people to seek shelter when the weather gets bad. “There’s no where to go plus with the rain people don’t want to […]

  • Local Softball Team On The Road To World Series

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Two weeks ago, a softball team almost had their World Series dreams dashed when someone stole $1,000-worth of fireworks from their stand, but Thursday (July 16), Venom Fastpitch was on their way to the tournament in Orlando, Florida. “We thought we were done for when everything happened with the fireworks stand and were just heartbroken for the girls if nothing else and it really turned out to be something incredible,” softball mom Shelly Emmert said. She said after […]

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    NWA Breathes Sigh Of Relief Following Capture Of Manhunt Suspect

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM)- Many communities in Northwest Arkansas let out a sigh of relief Monday (July 13) after authorities captured a manhunt suspect in Jane, Missouri. Christopher Hood, 39, was apprehended Monday morning, according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. The four-day manhunt took the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, as well as numerous other law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Marshals Service, from Bentonville to Fayetteville to Bella Vista and finally Jane, Missouri as they investigated new leads. Starting late […]

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    NWS: Gentry Tornado Rated EF-1

    GENTRY (KFSM) – The tornado that struck the town of Gentry on Thursday (July 9) was given an EF-1 rating by the National Weather Service, officials say.

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