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  • Bomb Squad Destroys Civil War Artillery Shell Found In Prairie Grove

    PRAIRIE GROVE (KFSM) – A Civil War artillery shell that was found earlier this month near the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park has been destroyed, but museum officials said that wasn’t the right call. The James artillery shell was over 150 years old, dating back to the December 7th battle in 1862. Museum registrar Alan Thompson said the shell should have been given to the Prairie Grove Battlefield museum, instead of being destroyed. “I’ve been here since 1991 and in […]

  • Texas Woman Arrested On Suspicion Of Attempted Murder In Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM) – A Texas woman was arrested Saturday night (May 23) on suspicion of shooting a man in the arm on purpose, according to police. Police said they responded around 8:30 p.m. to 2118 W. Perry Road for a report of an accidental discharge of a firearm. Officers said they found a man identified as Jon C. Beers, 57, with a gunshot wound to his left arm. Beers was transported to Mercy. His condition is not known at this time. Investigators […]

  • Thousands Of Names Read In Roll Call Of Honor

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – For the first time at the Fayetteville National Cemetery, the name of every veteran and spouse is being read. The Roll Call of Honor started Sunday (May 24) at 1:30 p.m., and is expected to last through Monday (May 25) at 9 a.m. Peggy McClain, whose father and husband served in the military, read the very first name. “I’d rather do that than be the last one, I want to kick it off, I want people to think about […]

  • Two People Rescued After Campsite Floods In Siloam Springs

    SILOAM SPRINGS- A Memorial Day weekend camping trip for a man and woman turned into a rescue mission Sunday (May 24), after the campsite they were staying at became overrun by flood waters. The rescue happened at Arkansas 59 Canoeing and RV Park in the late afternoon, according to owner Bill Underwood. Underwood said the people were told not to camp near the river, but decided to take the chance. “A guy that works for me went over in a […]

  • Thousands Of Flags Placed At Fayetteville National Cemetery

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Several Memorial Day activities happened at the National Cemetery Saturday morning (May 23), including volunteers placing a flag on every veteran’s grave. Nine-year-old Cub Scout Matthew McClure volunteered his time. “I am planting flags on the graves to honor the veterans,” McClure said. He said he didn’t mind getting up early to help out. His great, great aunt is buried at the cemetery. “It’s important because all those veterans died for us and they died for our […]

  • Celebrity Service Dog “Gander” Visits Lowell

    LOWELL (KFSM) – A nationally known service dog named Gander visited Lowell Friday (May 22) with his handler to spread awareness about suicide rates among veterans. Vietnam veteran Lon Hodge is his handler and has been paired with the four-year-old Labradoodle for three years. Gander is the first ever mixed breed dog to win the American Kennel Club’s Canine Excellence (ACE) award. “When people say you don’t look like you need a dog, that’s because I have a dog,” Hodge […]

  • Local Antique Stores Excited For “American Pickers” Visit

    ROGERS (KFSM)- The History channel show “American Pickers” is set to film in Arkansas in June, and some local antique stores are expecting more sales because of their visit. Sharon McCarver is the owner of Rose Antique Mall and Flea Market in Rogers, and has been collecting antiques since the 1980s. She said having “American Pickers” Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz come to the area may mean more interest in local shops. McCarver said many of her vendors have private […]

  • Park Rangers Patrol Beaver Lake During Safe Boating Week

    ROGERS (KFSM)- National Safe Boating week began May 16, and several local law enforcement agencies have been out on Beaver Lake this weekend conducting random safety checks. Park Ranger Alan Bland said safe boating week always falls before Memorial Day weekend. He said it’s the busiest holiday on the lake, with more than 10,000 boaters expected. Bland said during the safety checks, they make sure there are enough life jackets for everyone on board. “They have to be out and […]

  • Car Bursts Into Flames Near The I-49 Lowell Exit

    LOWELL (KFSM) – Firefighters from Rogers and Lowell responded to a car fire Sunday afternoon (May 17) around 1 p.m. Fire officials said the driver of the vehicle noticed the car was smoking and pulled over. They said a few minutes later, the car went up in flames. The blaze took about 10 minutes to get under control. Crews were seen sawing through the hood of the car to put out any hot spots. No injuries were reported.

  • Ozark Freedom Rally Has Successful First Year

    HIGHFILL (KFSM) – A local veteran made it his mission to create a motorcycle rally to raise awareness and money for Northwest Arkansas veterans. The Ozark Freedom rally was organized by retired  Senior Master Ssgt.  Eric Holland, who retired after 22 years of service. The event started Friday, and featured F-16 flyovers, a car show, live music and much more. Holland said part of the proceeds will be going to local veteran organizations. “When I came back home, I just wanted […]

  • American Sniper Widow Taya Kyle Visits Northwest Arkansas

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Hundreds lined up at the Pleasant Grove Walmart Saturday (May 16) to meet the widow of American legend Chris Kyle. Taya Kyle is touring the United States doing book signings of her new book American Wife. Chris Kyle is famously depicted in the 2014 Academy Award winning movie “American Sniper.” He is known as the most lethal sniper in U.S. history. “Seeing the movie was the first time it was a little bit frightening even though I […]

  • Medal Of Honor Recipients Visit Northwest Arkansas

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – There are 79 living recipients of the Medal of Honor, the military’s highest award, and six of them were in Bentonville visiting with Walmart employees on Thursday (May 14). One of them was retired Lt. Col. Bruce Crandall. Crandall served as an Army helicopter pilot in Vietnam, and was famously depicted by Greg Kinnear in the Mel Gibson movie “We Were Soldiers.” “The fifth lift in I had six people shot off my aircraft, I had three killed and three wounded, my crew […]

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