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  • Alligator Spotted At Millwood Lake In Southwest Arkansas

    MILLWOOD LAKE (KFSM) — This huge alligator was found in a lake in Southwest Arkansas. Annette L. Brown saw the alligator while fishing at Millwood Lake on March 18. Have you ever seen an alligator this big?! Video Courtesy: Annette L. Brown Full video below:

  • ORT & Razorback Transit Announce Relocation Of NWA Mall Bus Stop

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Ozark Regional Transit and Razorback Transit announced the relocation of the Northwest Arkansas Mall bus stop. Due to expected growth of both transit systems the bus shelter will be relocated from the east side of the mall to the south side of the mall between JCPenney’s and Sears, ORT mobility manager Jeff Hatley said. This new location is east of the south mall entrance. Hatley said departure times for both systems will remain the same. The bus […]

  • Email Security Breach Involving County Employees’ Bank Accounts In Sebastian County

    SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) — There was an email security breach between county employees’ in Sebastian County on March 15, Sebastian County comptroller Melissa Sinclair said. Sinclair said a payroll administrator sent out an email to a group of county employees containing links to approximately 200 employees’ bank account numbers and routing numbers. The links required a username and password and were disabled within three minutes. The email was recalled and deleted from people’s inboxes. Once the links were disabled, the […]

  • Missing Grandchildren And Grandfather Found Near Buffalo River

    JOHNSON COUNTY (KFSM) — The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office located three children and their grandfather Thursday night (March 23) after they went missing near the Buffalo River. The sheriff’s office said 7-year-old Kaydance, 2-year-old Damon and 1-year-old Elijah went missing with their maternal grandfather Larry Childress. Childress reportedly picked them up in Johnson County on Tuesday evening (March 21) and was supposed to return them home on Wednesday (March 23). Childress and the children were believed to be camping along the Buffalo River. […]

  • Governor Hutchinson Announces Appointment Of New Washington County Justice Of The Peace

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — Governor Asa Hutchinson announced the appointment of a new Washington County Justice of the Peace on Thursday (March 23). Alicia Deavens was appointed as Justice of the Peace for the Washington County Quorum Court, District 7. The appointment expires Dec. 31, 2018. Former JP Rick Cochran resigned in January. Cochran wrote in a resignation letter that his resignation has to do with what he felt was a lack of response to county budget concerns. Cochran had been a […]

  • Taco Bell Cantina To Open On Dickson Street

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A Taco Bell Cantina will be open to the public on March 29 in Fayetteville, according to a press release. The Fort Smith based K-Mac Enterprises will open the Taco Bell Cantina on Dickson Street. This is the fifth Cantina in the nation following Austin, Chicago, San Francisco and Las Vegas. The Cantina will feature a more upscale menu as compared to a traditional Taco Bell and also a completely re-designed interior. The menu features tapas-style sharing […]

  • Springdale School Board Told To Stop Praying Before Meetings

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — The Springdale School Board has been told to stop praying at the beginning of board meetings. School Board President Randy Hutchinson said the board received a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The letter stated the school board needed to stop praying at the beginning of each meeting. “I was a little taken aback by it because we had not heard any complaints about anything like that but nothing surprises me anymore after being in school board work […]

  • One Woman Dead After Siloam Springs House Fire

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) — A woman is dead after a fire at a residence in Siloam Springs on Sunday (March 19), Siloam Springs communication manager Holland Hayden said. The fire department responded to the 1700 block of E. Kenwood St. at 12:34 p.m. for single-story house fire with a victim possibly still inside. Hayden said one fire victim was being removed from the house by bystanders as fire crews arrived on scene and several bystanders were applying water to the building with hoses. […]

  • Companies Sue City Of Fort Smith Over River Valley Sports Complex Payment

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The City of Forth Smith is being sued by four companies that were hired to help construct the River Valley Sports Complex. The city ended a contract in February with a non-profit group to construct the River Valley Sports Complex. The city contributed $1.6 million to the project, which was only partially completed. The suing parties are B&A Electric, Inc., Megehee Fence Contracting, LLC, Grimes Dozer Service, Inc., and James Griffith. B&A Electric Inc. was contracted by the River […]

  • Local High School Takes On 90s Classic In Lip Dub Project

    ROGERS (KFSM) — Students and teachers at Rogers Heritage High School took on an MC Hammer classic. The broadcasting students helped plan, direct and edit a lip dub project. The organizers of the project said they did this because it was something everyone could be a part of. “It’s almost like a pep rally but it feels more inclusive. Everyone is just like connecting so that is the main reason why we do it because just the school, together, it`s […]

  • Campus Carry Bill: How Our Local Legislators Voted

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — House Bill 1249 is headed to Governor Asa Hutchinson’s office for a signature. The House voted on Wednesday (March 15) to agree with the Senate’s amendments on the campus carry bill. The bill will allow anyone with a concealed carry permit to carry on college campuses in Arkansas if they take an eight hour training course. The final version of the bill also gives students the chance to carry guns on campus. The original bill required state institutions to […]

  • Centerton Police Arrest Second Suspect In Connection To NWA Bank Robbery

    CENTERTON (KFSM) — Centerton Police arrested a second suspect on Thursday (March 16) in connection to a bank robbery in Centerton. The robbery occurred on Dec. 23, 2016 at First National Bank of Northwest Arkansas at 350 E. Centerton Blvd. After investigating, police obtained and served an arrest warrant at a residence in Springdale. Police said the suspect is a 16-year-old male whose identity cannot be released at this time due to his age. The investigation continues and further details may be […]