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  • Santa Delivers Coal To Walmart In Protest Of Holiday Pay Policy

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — A few Santa’s were delivering coal to the Walmart Home Office Wednesday (Dec. 13) to protest the company’s holiday pay policy. Making Change at Walmart is demanding the company bring back the holiday pay that was eliminated in 2016, according to a press release from the group. Walmart eliminated holiday pay and replaced it with a policy where workers accrue paid time off based on hours worked, according to the release. The protest is a series of […]

  • Jeff Long Out As Razorback Athletic Director, Interim Named

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Jeff Long is no longer the University of Arkansas athletic director.  Long was fired Wednesday morning (Nov. 15). Senior associate athletic director Julie Cromer Peoples has been named interim athletic director. The university will honor the provisions of Long’s contract, which runs through June 30, 2022. Long was given a raise to $1.1 million per year in 2013 leaving the university to pay more than $5 million unless a settlement was reached. The university did not disclose […]

  • Farmington Man Accused Of Killing Infant

    FARMINGTON (KFSM) — A Farmington man has been arrested in connection with the death of an infant in July, according to police. Reagan Levi Phifer was arrested Tuesday (Nov. 14) by local authorities in Colcord, Okla., on one count of first-degree murder, Farmington police said. Phifer ditched his car at a Dollar General and was attempting to get into another vehicle when he was spotted by police. He was extradited back to Arkansas and is being held at the Washington […]

  • Long Leaves Razorback Program With Endzone Project Half Built

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Jeff Long may no longer be the University of Arkansas athletic director, but many athletic facility projects will proceed him. The north endzone project of the Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium started after the 2016 football season, and was the biggest project Long spearheaded in his tenure as athletic director. The $136 million dollar project was originally estimated by Long to only cost $80 million to complete. It is scheduled to be finished in time for the […]

  • U Of A Names Interim Athletic Director; Who Is Julie Cromer Peoples?

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Julie Cromer Peoples has been named University of Arkansas interim athletic director after Jeff Long was removed from the position. Cromer Peoples served as the associate vice chancellor athletics, senior associate athletics director for administration and sports programs and senior woman administrator for Razorback Athletics before she was named interim athletic director. She has been with the university for four years after spending four years at Indiana University. She also worked at the NCAA national office for […]

  • Razorback Fans And Players React To Removal Of Athletic Director Jeff Long

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Arkansas Razorback players and fans are taking to social media to discuss the firing of Athletic Director Jeff Long. Razorback football player Kevin Richardson II said he respects everything Long had done at the university. Respect everything @jefflongUA has done here at Arkansas, one of the best AD’s in the country. — Kevin Richardson II (@K_Rich30) November 15, 2017 Head coach Bret Bielema said that he had not heard official word on Long because he had been […]

  • Arkansas QB Cole Kelley Suspended Indefinitely After DWI Arrest

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – University of Arkansas redshirt freshman quarterback Cole Kelley has been suspended from the team indefinitely following his suspicion of DWI arrest, head coach Bret Bielema said. Bielema addressed the arrest Monday (Nov. 13) at his weekly press conference. Bret Bielemaon Cole Kelley: He's indefinitely suspended from our program. This week not involved with us and will not play. — Bobby Swofford (@5NEWSBobby) November 13, 2017 Kelley was arrested Sunday morning (Nov. 12) in Fayetteville on suspicion of […]

  • Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Breaks Ground In Springdale On New $18 Million Nature Center

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is breaking ground on a new nature center in Springdale. The construction on the $18 million facility will focus on natural elements and ecosystems in the northwest region of the state, becoming the fifth such facility in Arkansas. “We built the very first one years ago in Pine Bluff,” said Eric Maynard, assistant chief of education at AGFC. “We didn’t really know much about nature centers, so we got a lot […]

  • GOP Leaders Unveil Key Details In New Tax Plan

    (CNN) — House Republicans revealed their new tax bill Thursday, but it’s already encountering some reservations from rank-and-file members. House Speaker Paul Ryan described the proposal, which lowers the number of tax brackets from seven to four and increases the standard deduction, as a series of tax cuts and breaks aimed at helping most Americans. “It’s very clear and obvious that the whole purpose of this is a middle-class tax cut,” Ryan said in an interview with CNN’s Phil Mattingly, shortly after […]

  • Have Unused Or Expired Prescription Drugs? Dispose Of Them At Take Back Day

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Looking for a time or way to properly dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs? The DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is your chance. Take Back Day is a way to safely dispose of prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse and medications. According to the website, the DEA’s Take Back Day provides an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. National Take Back Day is Saturday […]

  • T-Rex Costume Dominates Halloween Costumes Sales; Top Seller In Over 40 States

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — The T-Rex costume is taking over this Halloween. Walmart.com released which Halloween adult and kid costumes are top sellers. The top adult costume nationwide is the Jurassic Park T-Rex inflatable costume, but when it comes to children’s costumes, it’s all about Spiderman, Paw Patrol and Wonder Woman. Here’s the list of top adult and child costumes by state: Alabama Adult-Jurassic Park T-Rex Inflatable Adult Costume Child- Paw Patrol Chase Costume Alaska Adult-Werewolf Mask Child-Batman Child Costume Arizona […]

  • Halloween Guide 2017: Family Friendly Events In Northwest Arkansas & River Valley

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — It’s almost Halloween, and several groups throughout the area are hosting events to celebrate. Here’s a list of free, family friendly events in our area. If we have missed an event, let us know. Alma First Baptist Church Fall Festival – Saturday, Oct. 28 First Baptist Church in Alma will be hosting a fall festival on Oct. 28. Bella Vista Spooktacular – Sunday, Oct. 29 The Bella Vista library will be hosting Halloween festivities from 2-4 p.m. […]