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  • Rodeo Of The Ozarks Finishes On Fourth Of July Holiday

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- Saturday night (July 4) was the last night for Rodeo of the Ozarks at Parsons Stadium in Springdale. Rogers residents Jack and Gena Burson said they couldn’t think of a better way to spend their Fourth of July evening. “It’s one of those things that’s all American, the old west and the cowboys and people associated with rodeo in my mind are just all American people,” Burson said. Starting Wednesday (July 1), hundreds of people packed the arena […]

  • Wednesday’s Storms Topple Trees, Barns In Prairie Grove

    PRAIRIE GROVE (KFSM) – The National Weather Service will be surveying damage in Prairie Grove next week after trees and structures were torn down Wednesday by high winds(July 3). Bud Moore lives on Hank Sargent Road where most of the damage happened. “The rain got heavier the wind got stronger  and the visibility was probably less than 75 feet at the worst of it,” Moore said. He said when he saw the trees on his property nearly bent in half, […]

  • Fireworks May Trigger Anxiety In Veterans With PTSD

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- For some combat veterans, the July Fourth holiday can be a stressful time with fireworks bringing back memories of war. According to Angie Pratt, director of Soldier on Service Dogs, there are 14,000 veterans in Northwest Arkansas who have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. Retired Army Staff Sgt. Brandon Hughes lives in Fayetteville. Hughes served multiple combat tours in Iraq from 2003-2010. “Fireworks with no sound or smell would be great, because we all love the lights but […]

  • Fans Enjoy Last Day of LPGA Tournament

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Thousands of fans flocked to Pinnacle Country Club this week to watch the LPGA tournament, and many fans said the upgrades played a big role in how enjoyable the tournament was. Tournament officials said seating was increased by 80% this year, allowing general admission ticket holders the chance to get in the air conditioning and shade to watch the tournament. Families were also able to enjoy time with the kids at the newly expanded Walmart Kids Center. […]

  • Fayetteville Pride Parade Attracts Thousands

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The ninth annual NWA Pride Parade had record-breaking attendance this year, with more than 2,300 people coming out to support the LGBT community. Last year, organizers said they had 700. Sugar Ellis and Blanca Luna attended the parade, and said the timing of the event was perfect with the recent Supreme Court ruling to allow same sex marriages. “We’re officially now equal and we are considered equals to everybody and that’s beautiful to be in this ambience,” Luna […]

  • Rain Delays Tournament Play In Round One of LPGA

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Twice on Friday (June 26) rain and lightning caused Pinnacle Country Club to be evacuated, and tournament play to be put on hold. Tournament chairman Jay Allen said the staff meteorologist was tracking lightning and sounded the horn anytime it was within a 10 mile radius. Everyone on the course was asked to seek shelter. “It’s a pretty simple policy safety first, you know our spectators our volunteers players staff that comes first, we have a very […]

  • Play Resumes Again At LPGA Tournament Due To Weather

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Play has once again been resumed at the Walmart Northwest Arkansas Championship after being suspended due to weather, officials say. This is the second time today play has resumed after a weather cancellation. At 11:20 a.m., players and spectators were evacuated from the course due to lightning. Golfers resumed play at 1:25 p.m. only to be interrupted again after 3 p.m. At 5 p.m., golfers started playing once more.

  • Junior Golfers Take A Swing With The Pros

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Kids of all ages got a personal golf lesson Thursday afternoon (June 25) from professional golfers Candy Hannemann and Pat Hurst, as well as University of Arkansas golfer Gaby Lopez. Ten-year-old Abby Holderbaum was one of the young golfers that took part in the Junior Clinic. “Today was a really good experience for young golfers, like five and up I mean some people are just starting and it’s a really good experience to kind of watch the […]

  • Families Host Professional Golfers For LPGA

    ROGERS (KFSM) – There’s more than 140 professional golfers in Northwest Arkansas for the tournament, and many families at the Pinnacle Hills Country Club have opened their homes to the players. The Diaz family spent most of Wednesday (June 24) afternoon following Australian golfer Sarah Jane Smith and her husband and caddy Duane, who are staying with them this week. “It’s interesting to learn more about what it means to be on tour and how much travel they do, and […]

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    UPDATE: Springdale Man Behind Bars Without Bond After Sunday Stabbing

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A Springdale man is behind bars without bond after officers with Springdale Police said he stabbed another man three times over the weekend. Melvin Nally, 35, was booked into the Washington County Detention Center just after midnight Monday (June 22nd). He’s facing a first-degree battery charge in connection to the stabbing, according to jail records. Officers said the victim, whose name is not being released at this time, told them that he and a woman were walking in Luther […]

  • Volunteers Needed For LPGA Tournament

    ROGERS (KFSM) – The LPGA tournament starts begins Friday (June 26) and lasts through Sunday (June 28), and volunteers have been working for weeks to get the course ready for thousands of spectators. Tournament Chairman Jay Allen said they have more than 700 volunteers but are hoping to get around 100 more. Allen said the volunteers have the chance to be up close with world class athletes, and help put on a special event. “We’re looking for hole marshals…people who work on the holes […]

  • New Attractions For Fans At LPGA Tournament

    ROGERS (KFSM) – The LPGA tournament begins Monday (June 21) with day one of practice for the professional women golfers, but the club didn’t get ready for the big event overnight. Tournament director Harry Hardy said they’ve been planning for the tournament for about nine months, and in the last six weeks crews have worked on building platforms, mowing and maintenance of the course. “We have a team here full time working on this event and it all comes down […]

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