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Larry Henry joined the 5NEWS team as a managing editor in March of 2012. He is a veteran reporter and editor who worked in Nevada, Tennessee, and most recently Northwest Arkansas.

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    Alison Krauss Impostor Skips Fayetteville Court Hearing; Arrest Warrant Expected

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A New Mexico woman convicted of theft after conning a Fayetteville man by pretending to be country music star Alison Krauss skipped a Washington County court hearing on Thursday (Sept. 18), officials said. Because Peggy Sue Evers skipped the scheduled hearing, a warrant for her arrest is expected to be issued in the next few days, said David Bercaw, Washington County deputy prosecuting attorney. She is believed to be in New Mexico, he said. Evers was to […]

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    New Trial Date Set In Fayetteville For Suspect In Fourth DWI Arrest

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A new trial date has been set for a 33-year-old man who was booked in Fayetteville in June on his fourth DWI arrest, records show. Keith Foley was set to appear in Washington County Circuit Court on Sept. 12, but his trial date has been rescheduled to begin on Sept. 26. Foley pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on July 9 before Magistrate Judge Ray Reynolds to a felony fourth charge of driving while intoxicated, officials said. […]


    Audit: Cedarville Officials Broke Laws On City Money

    CEDARVILLE (KFSM) – An audit report states six Cedarville officials broke state laws by misusing city money or employing questionable accounting practices. The report names the mayor, police chief and former city treasurer among those breaking state laws. The state Legislative Audit Committee is set to meet Friday to discuss the findings. Former treasurer Alicson Reding was arrested Aug. 28 and charged with seven counts of theft after admitting to stealing about $300,000 from the city. Reding issued 108 unauthorized […]

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    Funeral Set For Victim In Fayetteville Stabbing Death

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)-A funeral service has been set for a 32-year-old man who was stabbed to death in Fayetteville last week. Gustavo Ortiz-Espinosa was killed at a Fayetteville motel on Sept. 6, according to the Fayetteville Police Department. A viewing will be held for Ortiz-Espinosa on Saturday (Sept. 13) at 7 p.m. at the Fuente de Paz church in Rogers. His body will be cremated the next day, according to his family. On Sept. 10, three capital murder suspects in the […]

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    Moxy The Dog Surrendered To City Of Centerton; Charges To Be Dropped Against Owner

    CENTERTON (KFSM) – The owner of the injured Centerton dog Moxy, also known as Tinkerbelle, will surrender the aging rat terrier to the city and will have the charges against him dropped, officials said on Tuesday (Sept. 9). Doug Crawford of Centerton was charged this summer with violating three city ordinances — cruelty to animals, having a dog at large and having no tag for the dog — but those charges will be dropped on the condition that he surrender […]

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    Former Razorback’s Court Date Reset In DWI Case

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A court date has been reset for a former Razorback linebacker accused of driving while intoxicated last month, records show. Robert W. Dacus, 28, of Springdale was stopped in Fayetteville on Aug. 17 while speeding on North College Avenue, driving a black Cadillac Escalade, a court document states. Dacus was scheduled to appear in Fayetteville District Court on Sept. 8, but the court date has been reset to Oct. 22, records show. The police officer who arrested […]

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    Washington County Detention Officer Posts Eye Shadow ‘Mug Shot’ Of Herself

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A detention officer at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office has posted pictures on her personal Facebook page, showing herself wearing eye shadow similar to that in a booking photo taken earlier this week of an inmate at the detention center. “Soooooo, here’s my challenge,” Detention Officer Livona Springston says in a Facebook post on Friday (Sept. 5), “now ladies it’s up to you.” The picture above is from Springston’s Facebook page. Some people who commented on the […]

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    Tickets For Saturday’s Hog Game Available For Under $10

    The ticket resale site StubHub still had hundreds of tickets available one day before for the University of Arkansas football team’s home opener on Saturday (Sept. 6) against the Nicholls State University Colonels. Some of the 460 tickets still available on Friday afternoon were selling for as low as $7.55 each, with many other tickets available for under $20. The lowest price for tickets on the university’s website was $45. The Arkansas Razorbacks, who lost their season opener, 45-21, on […]

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    Beaver Lake Drowning Victims Identified

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The drowning victims at Beaver Lake on Sept. 1 have been identified as Sean Kelley, 21, and Wilson Laibwij, 17, officials said. Both victims are from Springdale. Both bodies are at the Benton County Coroner’s Office. The bodies were recovered from two different drowning sites at Beaver Lake on Sept. 1, according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. The body of the first victim was that of Kelley, who was diving off a bluff at Hickory Creek […]

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    Tyson Announces Layoffs

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Tyson Foods is eliminating some jobs in Northwest Arkansas and elsewhere, a company spokesman said on Friday (Aug. 29). “We are currently eliminating some positions,” Dan Fogleman, Tyson spokesman, said in a statement. “While the number of people affected is small, we don’t take such a decision lightly.  Those affected will be treated respectfully. We’ll also make sure they’re aware of other open jobs in the company.” Fogleman declined to say how many jobs are being eliminated […]

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    Investigators Seek Clues In Torching Of Razorback QB’s Truck

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Authorities on Tuesday (Aug. 26) continued investigating a fire that destroyed a truck belonging to University of Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen. Allen’s Chevrolet Avalanche was burned in a suspected case of arson before daybreak on Monday (Aug. 25) in his driveway at 1125 W. Hendrix St. in Fayetteville. More than two hours before that incident, an apparent arsonist also burned a Chevrolet Avalanche belonging to a man identified as Eli Mattioli, investigators said.  Also, a Toyota Prius […]

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    Fayetteville Man Accused Of Killing Father Booked Into Jail

    A 26-year-old Fayetteville man accused of shooting his father to death near Elkins on Wednesday has been booked into jail following treatment at a local hospital, officials said. Samuel Hill of 1693 S. Morningside Drive was booked into the Washington County Detention Center at 11:11 p.m. on Friday (Aug. 22), according to the Sheriff’s Office website. Hill faces a capital murder charge and other charges in the shooting death of his father Allen Hill, 61. Sam Hill is set to […]


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