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    Early Morning House Fire Threatens Gas Station

    Mulberry – (KFSM) An investigation is underway after an early morning house fire. The Mulberry Fire Department responded to a call at the intersection of Arkansas Highway 215 and  Arkansas Highway 64 just before six this morning (Oct. 3rd), according to the Crawford County Dispatch. Once on the scene, the fire crew realized that the house on fire had been condemned and was treating a gas station next to the condemned home.  At this time, no injuries have been reported […]

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    Memorial Ceremony For Local Veteran

    Fort Smith (KFSM) — A Veteran who served in three wars will be laid to rest Monday (Sept. 9th) at the Fort Smith National Cemetery. A celebration ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. for Russell  “Buck” Chambers at St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Fort Smith. A formal ceremony will also be held at the National Cemetery. Chambers family says everyone is invited. Chambers began his time overseas with the Navy fighting in World War II when he was […]

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    Early Morning Accident Kills Pedestrian, Victim Identified

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM)– An investigation is underway after a pedestrian was hit and killed early Saturday morning (August 22). Arkansas State Police have identified 29-year-old Ryan Dame of Fort Smith, as the victim. The accident happened around 3 a.m. along Interstate 49 South near mile-marker 75, according to ASP. A police report states a 2015 GMC Sierra, driven by James Freeman of Springdale, was headed southbound on I-49 when Dame entered the roadway from the east side. Investigators state Freeman was […]

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    Scooter Driver Dies In Accident Involving SUV

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A local man has died following an accident involving a vehicle and motorized scooter Friday (July 31) in Fort Smith. Fort Smith Police said Bobby Anderson was killed in the crash at the intersection of North 50th Street and Midland Boulevard. Police said at this time no charges have been filed.

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    Free Plane Rides Rescheduled

    Rogers (KFSM )     The Young Eagles Flight Orientation Program will host an event aimed at teaching young kids how to fly.  This free event is for children ages eight to seventeen years old.  Event organizers had to reshcedule the event this past weekend ( June 13th ) due to weather and have rescheduled it for the weekend of  Saturday July 11th at the Rogers Municipal -Carter Field Airport.   Flight lessons will get started at 8 a.m and will be given […]

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    Teenager Killed In Deadly Crash Under Fayetteville Flyover

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- A 16-year-old male is dead after crashing his truck into a pillar under the Fayetteville Flyover Friday (May 29), according to Arkansas State Police. The accident happened at 5:10 p.m.  Police said the teen was driving a red Dodge pickup eastbound on the Fullbright Expressway when he crashed into a pillar under the flyover, then spun several times. First responders pronounced the teen dead on the scene. Investigators have not released whether drugs, alcohol, or a high rate of speed were factors […]

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    Crews Respond To House Fire In Arkoma

    ARKOMA (KFSM) –  An investigation is underway following a house fire in Arkoma on Sunday (May 17), according to police. Fire crews responded to reports of a house on fire around 7 a.m. Sunday at a residence located at 428 Sherman Avenue. No one was home at the time of the fire, police said. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Stay with 5NEWS for the latest on this developing story.

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    Overnight Thunderstorms Cause Power Outages

    Fort Smith – (KFSM) Right now residents throughout the viewing area are seeing power outages. OG&E is reporting  2,129 people are without power in the Fort Smith area. Arkansas Valley is reporting more than 986 customers are without power. Stay tuned to 5NEWSonline for the latest update to this story.


    Fayetteville Man Arrested, Facing Felony Rape Charge

    FAYETTEVILLE- (KFSM)   A  Fayetteville man is behind bars Sunday (April 5th) facing some serious accusations. This according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office said Christopher Cook, 34, of Fayetteville was arrested on Saturday (April 4th) morning and now faces a felony rape charge after an investigation by the State Police Office on Crimes Against Children on Friday.  Investigators said the minors mother provided them with information about the rape that she claimed took place two years […]

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    Three Teens Behind Bars After Overnight Burglary

    FORT SMITH (KFSM ) –Three teenagers are in custody after an early morning burglary in Fort Smith. Investigators with Fort Smith Police said it happened at the Dollar Store on Midland Avenue around 1:30 this morning (Mon. Mar. 30th). Patrol Officers were able to track the suspects down to a near by home where they confessed to the burglary. Police say the suspects made off with merchandise from the store and are all currently behind bars at the Sebastian County […]

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    Crews Respond To A Fort Smith House Fire

    Fort Smith – (KFSM) A house fire in Fort Smith is under investigation after neighbors said it was abandoned. The call came in after one this morning about a house fire at the corner of 11th and North J street, according to police. Fire crews said once they were on the scene the flames coming from the top of the home. At this time there’s no word on if the home was abandoned, just reports from neighbors. Stay with 5NEWSOnline […]

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    Black Ice Temporarily Shuts Down Parts of I-40

    OZARK (KFSM) – Franklin County Deputies temporarily shut down parts of Interstate 40, both east and west bound, from Ozark to Mulberry on Sunday (Jan. 11th). They opened that portion of the road after an hour advising cars to move at slow speeds due to black ice, according to authorities. A few tractor trailers veered off into the side of road with one even turning over on its side. Franklin County dispatch tell 5NEWS no injuries were reported in those […]


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