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  • Police Find, Arrest Person Of Interest In Fort Smith Shooting

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Officers with the Fort Smith Police Department arrested a woman who is a person of interest in a shooting on Saturday (June 17), according to a press release. Police responded to a report to a report of a shooting at the 2000 block of High Street at about 3:50 a.m. Police began searching for Jesseca Ann MaGee, 19, as a person of interest in the shooting. She was arrested early on Tuesday (June 20) on felony […]

  • Four Suspects Arrested In Connection To Van Buren Drive-By Shooting

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — Van Buren police have arrested four suspects in connection to a drive-by shooting on June 7, detective Jonathan Wear said. Allison Ashley, 20, Jasmine Greene, 19, and Jonathan Immanivong, 23, are facing charges of committing a terroristic act and unlawful discharge of a firearm from a vehicle. Immanivong was identified as the gunman in the incident, but Greene and Ashley were with him during the shooting. Twenty-one-year-old Celeste Panduro, of Fort Smith, is facing felony charges […]

  • President Trump Grants Gov. Hutchinson’s Request For Federal Disaster Declaration Following Spring Storms, Flooding

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — President Donald Trump granted Governor Asa Hutchinson’s request on Thursday (June 15) for a major disaster declaration for the state of Arkansas following the spring storms and flooding. The declaration asks for assistance for counties that were damaged by extreme flooding and storms from April 26 through May 19, according to the document. The storms killed 10 people and caused more than $13 million in damage across the state. The individual assistance for individuals and households will […]

  • Newport, Arkansas Police Officer Killed In Shooting, Suspect Arrested

    NEWPORT, Ark. (KFSM) – A police officer was shot and killed in Newport, Arkansas on Monday night (June 12), according to Arkansas State Police. A suspect has been arrested and more information will be released Tuesday, police said. Lt. Patrick Weatherford, 41, was shot near Remmel Park in Newport while on-duty. Weatherford was a 15-year veteran of the Newport Police Department. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said in a statement Monday night, “Lt. Weatherford was known for routinely preventing incidents […]

  • Circuit Court Rules Fort Smith School Board Violated Freedom Of Information Act

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A Sebastian County Circuit Court ruled that the Fort Smith School Board violated the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, according to a press release from Fort Smith attorney Joey McCutchen. “The undisputed facts establish a meeting of the Fort Smith School Board took place in which public business was discussed, rationale was put forth and decisions were made,” Circuit Judge Stephen Tabor said. “The undisputed facts also establish that no notice was given.” The release states […]

  • Bella Vista Woman Killed In Florida Triple Murder-Suicide

    BREVARD COUNTY, Florida (KFSM) — A Bella Vista woman was killed on Sunday in a triple murder-suicide in Florida, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office deputies said. Deputies said Linda Woods, 39, of Bella Vista was found in a home in Malabar, Florida that deputies believe had been intentionally set on fire. An emergency call was received reporting a fire at the residence of Tony and Chrissy Hughes. A child had been found dead inside the home. The remains are believed to […]

  • Fayetteville Police: Victim Identified, Suspect Arrested In Deadly Hit And Run Accident

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — One person is dead after a hit and run accident on Wedington Drive on Wednesday (June 6), Sgt. Craig Stout said. Stout said the driver, later identified as Tristen Fernandez, 26, of West Fork, was driving westbound on Wedington Drive when he struck the curb and hit a female walking on the sidewalk. Fernandez then took off on foot. The accident happened near the Links Apartments  near Golf Club Drive at about 4:38 p.m. When police arrived on […]

  • Armed Robbery Ends In Police Chase In Fort Smith, Suspect Identified

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Fort Smith police said a Van Buren man has been identified as the suspect in an armed robbery at the Pic-N-Tote on Phoenix Avenue on Tuesday night (June 6) around 9 p.m. Marcus Jackie Sharp, 27, of Van Buren, is facing charges of aggravated robbery, fleeing apprehension, theft by receiving and parole violation. Sharp walked into the store just before 9 p.m. and then jumped the counter, showed a handgun and demanded money from the register, […]

  • Man Shot, Killed In Sequoyah County Standoff

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) — A man was shot and killed during a standoff with law enforcement in Sequoyah County on Thursday (June 8), according to a release from the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office received a call at about 4 p.m. of a possible suicidal man that had barricaded himself inside a residence near Roland. When deputies and Oklahoma Highway patrol troopers arrived at the residence, Paul Mashburn, 58, was inside. The press release states that Mashburn yelled […]

  • Victim Identified In Motorcycle Wreck In Madison County

    MADISON COUNTY (KFSM) — One person is dead after a SUV vs. motorcycle wreck on Highway 45 in Madison County. The victim has been identified as 34-year-old Myles McCullough of Fayetteville. The accident happened at about 3:30 p.m. Friday (June 9) near Clifty about a mile and half south of Highway 12. This is a developing story and we will update this post when we have more information.  

  • Benton County Deputies Searching For Missing Man At Beaver Lake

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) —  Police had no luck in round one of their search for a missing Bella Vista man at Beaver Lake Friday (June 9). Sergeant Shannon Jenkins with Benton County Sheriff’s Office said they will be expanding their team and technology for round two. “Tomorrow we’ll also bring out additional resources. We will have two separate search crews, we’ll have additional boats with sonar, we’ll have our helicopter out and many on foot,” said Jenkins. Edward Holmes, 50, was reported missing […]

  • City Of Fayetteville Announces Free Fishing Weekend At Lake Fayetteville And Lake Sequoyah

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The City of Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department announced a free fishing weekend at Lake Fayetteville and Lake Sequoyah on Saturday and Sunday (June 10-11), according to a press release. This weekend coincides with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s free fishing weekend. This is one of two annual free fishing weekends offered by Fayetteville to promote and encourage use of Lake Fayetteville and Lake Sequoyah. Daily fishing fees will be waived on these two days, but […]