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Recent Articles
  • Lincoln Woman Dead In Head-On Collision

    LINCOLN (KFSM) — A woman has died after the vehicle she was driving overturned during a two-vehicle, head-on collision, according to Arkansas State Police. Shortly after 7 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 17) Pamela Sue Reed, 64, was traveling north along Arkansas 59 and was struck head-on by a vehicle driven by Ruth N. Santos-Hernandez, 26, of Westville, Okla., according to ASP. Reed’s vehicle then drove off the road and overturned, according to police.  

  • Suspect Shot In Reported Kidnapping, Robbery Of Elderly In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Additional details are being released in a case of a reported kidnapping and robbery of an elderly couple. Lentonio Marcell Jenner, 25, of Fayetteville is facing felony charges of kidnapping, aggravated robbery and residential burglary, second-degree battery and terroristic threatening in connection with a matter that reportedly happened in the 1000 block of River Meadows Drive. About 2:45 p.m. Friday (Oct. 13), police were dispatched to the area of Huntsville Road and River Meadows Drive regarding a […]

  • Huntsville Boy Dead After Being Run Over

    MADISON COUNTY (KFSM) — A child has died after being run over by a vehicle. An 11-year-old Huntsville boy died Saturday at Northwest Medical Center after being struck by a 2014 GMC, according to Arkansas State Police. Police aren’t releasing the name of the boy due to the age. The collision happened shortly before 11:30 a.m. Saturday on County Road 6060,  about half-mile west of Highway 23, according to ASP. The boy was struck while crossing the road, according to […]

  • Pocola Woman Dead After Collision

    POLK COUNTY (KFSM) — A Pocola woman is dead after crashing into a guardrail in Arkansas, according to Arkansas State Police. Laura Faye Juelfs, 51, died in Mena Regional Hospital after striking a guardrail while traveling west along Highway 88, according to ASP. Police stated in a report that Juelfs failed to negotiate a curve to the right and that’s when she struck the rail.  

  • Sex Offender Out Of Prison, Moving To Rudy

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) — A convicted sex offender is out of prison and moving to Rudy, according to Crawford County Prosecutor Marc McCune. McCune stated on a social media post that William Walter Wherry has been released from the Arkansas Department of Corrections and will be residing in the 11000 block of Old 88 Road in Rudy. During 2006, Wherry was convicted of first-degree sexual assault after assaulting a girl younger than five, according to court documents.

  • Two Wanted In Connection With Break-In And Fraud

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Police are searching for two suspects who they say stole a bank card during a vehicle break-in and used it at several businesses. Derrick Scott is accused of being in connection with the fraudulent purchases. Police are looking to identify a woman also involved, according to the Fayetteville Police Department. A debit card was reportedly stolen during a vehicle break-in and after, used at a liquor store, gas station, Walmart and Redbox. Anyone with information is encouraged […]

  • Dollar General Armed Robbery Suspect Turns Himself In To Fort Smith Police

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — UPDATE: Trayveoun Wade voluntarily surrendered to authorities Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 11), according to Fort Smith police. Two people have been arrested and one is wanted by police in connection with an armed robbery at a Dollar General. Trayveoun Wade Jr. is wanted on a felony warrant for aggravated robbery in connection with a robbery that occurred Monday (Oct. 9)  at  Dollar General, 1701 Grand Ave. Two employees reported a man armed with a gun and wearing a […]

  • Carroll County Man Accused Of Flinging Feces At Deputy

    CARROLL COUNTY (KFSM) — A man is accused of several felonies in connection with the alleged assault of a deputy. Eugene Walden, 44, of Eureka Springs is accused of felony second-degree battery and aggravated assault upon a law enforcement officer, as well as misdemeanor fleeing, communicating a false alarm and refusal to submit to an arrest. Shortly after 7 a.m. Oct. 2, a deputy was dispatched to Highway 187 to what they thought was a two-vehicle collision. When the deputy […]

  • Man Wanted For Allegedly Threatening To Kill Another at Gunpoint

    SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) —  Investigators are searching for a man who they say threatened to kill a relative at gunpoint. David McBride, 33, of the Sugarloaf area is wanted on two felony warrants for aggravated assault and first-degree terroristic threatening, according to the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said McBride may be armed and is considered dangerous. He is described as a Caucasian man, 5 feet, 7 inches, 210 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes, authorities said. McBride may […]

  • Arkansas Death Row Inmate Walks Free After Nearly 17 Years In Prison

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) — An Arkansas death row inmate has walked free after spending nearly 17 years in prison. Charges were dropped against Rickey Dale Newman about 2 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 11). Ron Fields, the special prosecutor in this case filed a two page letter on Tuesday (Oct. 10) telling the court why the case should be dismissed. The letter includes Fields’ reasoning for why there’s no evidence to move forward with a retrial and Fields said Newman’s mental illnesses […]

  • Elderly Waldron Man Dead After Crashing Into Fence

    SCOTT COUNTY (KFSM) — A Waldron man is dead after colliding into a fence during a collision, according to Arkansas State Police. William Owens, 78, was traveling west on Highway 80 before the collision happened, according to ASP. Police said it happened at 8:30 a.m. Monday (Oct. 9), and no one else was in the vehicle with Owens.

  • Man Hit By Semi In LeFlore County

    LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) —A man sustained severe injuries as a result of a collision involving a Peterbilt semi-truck Monday morning (Oct. 9). Beau Tackett, 37, of Bokoshe was taken by ambulance to Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith for treatment of trunk internal, leg and head injuries. He is listed in critical condition, according to Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Tackett was pinned for about 45 minutes before he was freed by a Hurst tool, according to OHP. The driver of […]