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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 […]

  • Woman Arrested After Early Morning Fort Smith Crash

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A woman was arrested in Fort Smith early Friday morning after police say she drunkenly crashed her car into several things along the street. Fort Smith police said the incident occurred just before 2:30 a.m. on Rogers Avenue and North 20th Street in Fort Smith. Authorities didn’t say what caused the wreck. There was a beer bottle on top of the wrecked car. Police said the driver of the car was not injured. Her name has […]

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    Springdale Police Investigate Early Morning Robbery

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Three people are behind bars Sunday (Dec. 7th) morning after police responded to an aggravated robbery call, according to a news release by the Springdale Police Department. The release states police got a call at 2:20 a.m. to a home on 1251 Apache Trail when the victim, a woman, was involved in an altercation with someone she knew. The suspect first picked the victim up at her house and that’s when two men then showed up in […]

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    Texas Health Worker Is Positive For Ebola, Would Be 1st Ebola Transmission In U.S.

    (CNN) –A female nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has tested positive for Ebola after a preliminary test, the state’s health agency said. Confirmatory testing will be conducted Sunday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Test results are expected to be announced later in the day. The employee helped care for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person ever diagnosed with Ebola in the United States. Duncan died Wednesday. The health care worker is in […]

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    Rogers Home Burns After Being Struck By Lightning

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Deloria Gray and her husband Ray salvaged some of their clothes and pictures Friday (Oct. 10). Their home caught fire after being struck by lightning, according to authorities. There were burnt pieces of furniture scattered outside and a large hole where the lightning struck the home in the second floor. The couple made it out safely along with their three dogs Maggie, Fancy and Buddy. The home is located at 1431 Monte Road. Rogers firefighters received the […]


    Two Hopitalized After Car Crash In Muldrow

    Muldrow – (KFSM) Two people were hospitalized after crashing their truck into a tree in Muldrow just after five this morning, (Fri. Oct. 3rd) this according to Oklahoma State Police. The truck hit several trees, and a mailbox along the road.  Authorities on the scene said the driver appeared to have been under the influence at the time of the accident. The accident happened on 1100 Road just off of Cottonwood Road. Briana Powers who lives across the street said she woke up to […]

  • New Details in Former Sebastian County Deputy’s Homicide

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) — The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office said a neighbor heard gunshots Friday (Sept. 12) morning, the day David Jackson was found dead outside his Bidville home, in the northeast corner of Crawford County. “We did go door-to-door. We did have one witness that felt like earlier that morning they heard a few gunshots,” Sheriff Ron Brown said. “But again, this is a very rural area. [The witness] didn’t know if someone was target practicing or what have […]


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