Recent Articles
  • Emergency Crews: 4 Sent To Hospital, Woman’s ‘Labor’ False Alarm

    MOUNTAINBURG (KFSM) — Emergency crews hosted a news conference Friday (April 13) to address storm damage. They said 160 structures were damaged during the storm. There were three calls of entrapment and four people were sent to the hospital. There were no fatalities. Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown said Monday (April 16) that the woman thought she was going into labor, but it was a false alarm. While viewing damage for the first time, Taryn Jones said she and her […]

  • SKY5 Drone Shows Damage In Mountainburg After Possible Tornado

    MOUNTAINBURG (KFSM) — A possible tornado hit Mountainburg Friday afternoon (April 13). The SKY5 drone shows the damage throughout the town. To see more Mountainburg storm damage, click here.  

  • WATCH: Video Of Possible Tornado In Mountainburg

    RUDY (KFSM) — A possible tornado was spotted in Mountainburg Friday afternoon (April 13). A viewer submitted this video of the funnel cloud. Video courtesy of Todd and Tresi McCorkle.  

  • WATCH: Possible Tornado Crosses Interstate 49

    MOUNTAINBURG (KFSM) — A video submitted to 5NEWS shows a possible tornado near Interstate 49 Friday (April 13). The storm hit the Mountainburg area at about 4:30 p.m.

  • These Are The Oklahoma Schools That Will Be Closed Friday

    OKLAHOMA (KFSM) — The following local Oklahoma schools will be closed Friday (April 13) due to teacher walkouts: Brushy Public Schools Cameron Public Schools Central Public Schools Gans Public Schools Muldrow Public Schools Roland Public Schools Sallisaw Public Schools Vian Public Schools  

  • Fayetteville Superintendent Denies Sexual Harassment Allegations

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Fayetteville Superintendent Matthew Wendt denies the sexual harassment allegations against him. In a statement he says: On March 14, 2018, I was informed that a Fayetteville Public School District employee, through her lawyer, was making a claim of sexual harassment against me. I deny all allegations of sexual harassment. Further, since March 14, I have fully cooperated with the school district’s general counsel who is conducting the District’s investigation into these allegations. I have and will continue […]

  • Two People In Sequoyah County Facing 17 Counts Of Animal Cruelty

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) — Two people are facing nearly 20 counts each of animal abuse charges after allegedly abandoning their pets for about three weeks, according to Sequoyah County Sheriff Larry Lane. Ashton Dimick and Morgan McCarley are each facing 17 counts of animal cruelty, according to Lane. The two were arrested Wednesday (April 4) after deputies found several dead and emaciated animals on their property, Lane said. Police were dispatched to a home on a county road where they […]

  • Springdale Police Searching For Robbery Suspects

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Springdale police are looking for two suspects in a robbery at motel, according to Lt. Jeff Taylor. Officers responded to the Super 8 Motel on Sunset Wednesday (April 4) at about 12:30 a.m. in reference to a robbery. Police said two women knocked on a door of a motel room and asked for a pack of cigarettes. When the 23-year-old man turned around to get cigarettes, one of the suspects pointed a handgun to the his head […]

  • WATCH: Possible Tornado In Southeast Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Video shows a possible tornado on the southeast side of Fort Smith Tuesday morning (March 27). A tornado warning was issued for the area. The warning was canceled at about 10 a.m. No damage has been reported at this time.

  • WATCH LIVE: Storm Coverage In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A tornado warning has been issued in south Fort Smith. To watch live, click here. The warning was canceled at 10 a.m. Damaging winds are still possible. Fort Smith schools did evacuate to their storm shelters during the tornado warning.

  • Man Offers $1,000 Reward To Find Person Responsible For Abusing Puppy

    LOWELL (KFSM) — A Northwest Arkansas man is offering a big reward to help find the person responsible for abusing an 8-week-old puppy found hanging from a fence by a cable in Fort Smith. John Cannon is offering $1,000 to whomever will find or turn in the person responsible for abusing China. He said offering the money was a no-brainer. “I’d heard on the news that somebody had put up $1,000, so I figured hell I might as well match […]

  • Abused Puppy Found Hanging From A Fence By A Cable Now In Foster Home

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — An 8-week-old puppy named China is recovering in a foster home after a family found her hanging from a fence by a cable in a Fort Smith alley. The family brought the puppy into the Hope Humane Society not knowing how severe the injuries were. China has had trouble breathing and parts of her body were swollen. “I think it’s great that people understand that this is such a cruelty to animals and a baby that’s […]