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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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    Governor Candidates Want Alcohol Sales Decided At Local Level

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The two major-party candidates for Arkansas governor are essentially on the same page when it comes to a statewide vote on alcohol sales. Republican Asa Hutchinson and Mike Ross, a Democrat, told 5NEWS this week they think alcohol sales should be decided at the local level. The two gubernatorial candidates addressed the alcohol-sales issue in separate interviews after appearing on stage together at a candidate forum on July 22 in Springdale. (See video clips below.) The hour-long […]

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    Carlos Chicas Seeks Rogers City Council Seat

    Carlos Chicas, a Spanish-language sports announcer, said in a news release on Tuesday (July 22) he is seeking a seat on the Rogers City Council. Chicas is seeking a four-year term on the Ward 4, Position 1 seat held by Bob Goodwin, who is not running for re-election in November. Chicas is set to file for office on Friday at 2 p.m. A John Brown University graduate who works in the Rogers school district in special education, Chicas said if […]

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    Trouble With Breathing Tube Contributed To Cyclist’s Death, Report States

    EUREKA SPRINGS (KFSM) – The cyclist killed Saturday (July 19) while preparing for a Eureka Springs bike race died of esophageal intubation with complicating neck and face trauma, according to a state medical examiner’s report. Laura Wooldridge, 39, crashed her mountain bike while cycling the trails at the Fat Tire Festival, officials said. Emergency crews were called to the scene, and Wooldridge later died, authorities said. Wooldridge’s thyroid and larynx were crushed, requiring responding medical crews to place a breathing […]

  • Group Opposes Longer Term Limits

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – In this segment from “5NEWS This Morning” on July 20, Bob Porto of Arkansas Term Limits expresses opposition to Issue #3 on the November ballot, saying voters don’t realize the good-government measure also gives legislators more time in office before they are prohibited from running again. He was interviewed by 5NEWS Managing Editor Larry Henry.  

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    Benton County Supervisors Plead Guilty In Corruption Case

    Two former Benton County road supervisors pleaded guilty on Monday (July 21) in a countywide corruption case. Scott Stober and Jack Brown pleaded guilty before Benton County Circuit Judge Robin Green. Both pleaded guilty to one Class C felony charge of theft of property and one Class A misdemeanor charge of theft of services, officials said. The felony is punishable by three to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. The misdemeanor is punishable by up to a year […]

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    Former Lt. Gov. Mark Darr Takes Job At Auto Dealership

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Former Lt. Gov. Mark Darr has taken a job at a Northwest Arkansas automotive dealership, he announced in a post on his Facebook page late Wednesday (July 16). “This week I joined Crain Hyundai of Springdale,” Darr says in the Facebook post. “I have always loved visiting with the public, seeing old friends and making new ones.” Below is the photo that ran on his Facebook page with the announcement. “I appreciate being part of this team […]

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    Walmart Pumps $1 Million Into Three-County Liquor Effort

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Walmart has contributed $1 million to the pro-liquor group Our Community, Our Dollars, which is seeking to turn three Arkansas counties wet on the November ballot. The world’s largest retailer, headquartered in Bentonville, contributed $333,333.33 each to the group’s organizers in Craighead, Saline and Faulkner counties, according to a report filed July 15 with the Arkansas Ethics Commission. The monthly report includes contributions through June 30. The vote is set for Nov. 4 on the general election […]

  • Badly Wounded Dog’s Owner Found; Police Investigating

    The owner of a badly wounded dog in Centerton has been found, and police are investigating whether animal abuse occurred, officials said. The dog, known as Moxy at the Centerton Animal Shelter where workers are attempting to save its life, is actually named Tinkerbelle, officials said. The owner’s name had not been released by early Friday (July 11), but Centerton police were expected to update the public later in the day on the progress of their investigation, according to Centerton […]

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    Oklahoma Man Gets Life Sentence In 2009 Murder

    A LeFlore County, Okla., man was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Thursday (July 10) in the 2009 murder of his former brother-in-law, officials said In addition to a life sentence, Raymond Larry Nichols, 61, also was fined $10,000, said Marion Fry, first assistant district attorney. The sentencing occurred in LeFlore County District Court before Judge Jonathan Sullivan. Nichols, who lived just outside of  Cameron, Okla., was found guilty on May 9 in the murder of his former […]

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    Former Fort Smith Policeman Sentenced To 5 Years For Sexual Assault Of Teen

    Billy Rowe, a former Fort Smith police officer, was sentenced on Monday (July 7) to five years in prison after being convicted of the second-degree sexual assault of a teenager, officials said. Rowe was sentenced in Sebastian County Circuit Court before Judge Steve Tabor. The former officer also is required to register as a sex offender. Rowe, 31, of Bonanza earlier pleaded guilty to five counts of sexual assault,court records show. He was accused of having sex ith a teenager […]

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    Mistrial Declared In Former Razorback’s Murder Trial

    A mistrial was declared Wednesday (July 2) in the murder trial of a former Razorback football player accused of killing a friend after a night of drinking, according to the Washington County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. The mistrial was declared after two jurors were dismissed, leaving the jury box one short of the required 12. One juror was dismissed after nodding off and conceding he had not heard all the testimony. An alternate was available to take that juror’s place, but […]

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    Body Found In Shallow Grave In Crawford County Identified

    A man whose body was found in a shallow grave in Crawford County has been identified as Jamison Lee Plum, Sheriff Ron Brown said. “I can`t even look at a picture right now without breaking down,” Plum’s aunt Lindsey Dunn said. The Alma man died of a gunshot to the chest and was buried in a sallow grave behind a house in Rudy, officials said. “He was completely black from being there for a whole week in a shallow grave,” […]