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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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    Arkansas Senator Performs CPR On Woman At Capitol

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – Arkansas Sen. Jon Woods, R-Springdale, performed CPR on a woman at the state Capitol on Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 28), officials say. During a meeting with the Senate Judiciary Committee, a woman had a heart attack, Woods said. He told 5NEWS that when it happened, people nearby said, “Call an ambulance!” The woman was slumped back in her chair, taking small gasps of air, according to Woods. Eventually, her face “went pale,” Woods said. People at the meeting laid […]

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    Tax Proposed On E-Cigarettes In Arkansas

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A North Little Rock legislator introduced a bill on Monday (Jan. 26) to impose a tax on e-cigarettes. House Bill 1156 would levy an excise tax  on e-cigarettes sold in the state of 7 1/2 cents per fluid milliliter of “nicotine juice,” said the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Charles Blake, a first-term Democrat. Blake told 5NEWS that 15 milliliters of nicotine juice equals about one regular pack of cigarettes. The tax on 15 milliliters of e-cigarettes would be […]

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    Professors Could Carry Guns On Campus Under New Legislation

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Universities and colleges would not be allowed to opt out of the professor-carry law under a bill introduced Thursday (Jan. 15) at the Legislature in Little Rock. House Bill 1077 by Rep. Charlie Collins, R-Fayetteville, would require public universities and colleges to let licensed faculty and staff members carry concealed handguns on campus. Collins said he wants the decision on whether to carry a handgun to be up to the professor, not the institution. The current law […]

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    Springdale Man Killed In Head-On Collision On I-49 In Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM)- A 72-year-old Springdale man was killed in a head-on collision on Interstate 49 in Rogers on Wednesday(Jan. 14), according to the Arkansas State Police. David A. Sack died after his vehicle, having entered I-49 going the wrong way, collided about 7:45 p.m. with a vehicle driven by Timothy Carter, 45, also of Springdale. Carter was injured in the wreck and taken to Mercy Medical Center in Rogers. Sack got onto Exit 81 going the wrong way and was […]

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    Former Razorback Joshua Melton Pleads Not Guilty To Harassment, Loitering

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – A former Razorback arrested on suspicion of harassment days after being acquitted of murder has pleaded not guilty to new misdemeanor charges, officials said. Joshua Melton, 34, was arrested at Lincoln Junior High School in Bentonville on Dec. 9 at 12:40 p.m. on suspicion of harassment, carrying a weapon and loitering, according to a news release. On Tuesday (Jan. 13), his lawyer, Drew Ledbetter, entered a not guilty plea on his behalf in Bentonville District Court to harassment and […]

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    Pedestrian Struck In Springdale Hit-And-Run

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Police early Monday (Jan. 5) continued searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck a 17-year-old pedestrian at West End Street and Christian Avenue in Springdale, according to a police department news release. Police received a call about 9:30 a.m., reporting that a 17-year-old male was hit by a car at that location, the release states. The unidentified victim received non-life threatening injuries. He was treated at the scene by the Springdale Fire Department, according to the release. […]

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    Well-Known Arkansas Poet Miller Williams Dies

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Well-known Arkansas poet Miller Williams died at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville on Jan. 1, officials say. Born in Hoxie, Ark. in 1930, he was a poet, editor, critic and translator, according to a post on PoetryFoundation.Org. Miller earned his undergraduate degree in biology at Arkansas State University and his graduate degree in zoology from the University of Arkansas, the post states. He wrote, translated and edited more than 30 books during his lifetime and read one of […]

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    Former UA Student Sentenced To One Year In Prison In Deadly Boat Crash

    DELAWARE COUNTY, OKLA. (KFSM) – The former University of Arkansas student who drove drunk in a boat crash that killed two classmates last year was sentenced on Tuesday (Dec. 30) to one year in an Oklahoma prison, court records show. John DeSelms, who pleaded guilty in August to two counts of first-degree manslaughter, will be allowed to stay at his home in Tulsa until a prison bed opens up at the Lexington Assessment and Reception Center south of Oklahoma City […]

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    Bret Bielema, Alex Collins ‘Horns Down’ Videos Stir Controversy

    Vine video courtesy: Mary Dunleavy HOUSTON (KTHV, KFSM) – Normally a coach’s news conference before a bowl game is pretty calm. Nobody wants to provide bulletin board material for the other team. By all accounts, Sunday’s meet-and-greet with Arkansas coach Bret Bielema and Texas coach Charlie Strong was quiet, but then this photo made the rounds on social media sites. The Razorbacks and Longhorns play Monday (Dec. 29) in the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl in Houston. Is that Bielema with […]

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    Victim Identified In Siloam Springs Shooting Death

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) – The Benton County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim in a shooting death near Siloam Springs. The victim is Tim Meehan Sr., 54, according to an email on Saturday (Dec. 27) from Benton County Deputy Keshia Guyll. She said authorities are questioning a person of interest in the shooting death, but would not release the name of the suspect. The man’s body was discovered Friday (Dec. 26) at his residence at 15554 Airport Road just east of Siloam Springs across […]

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    Judd Deere Named Communications Director For Incoming Attorney General

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Judd Deere, a staff member on Tim Griffin’s campaign this year for lieutenant governor, has been named communications director for Attorney General-elect Leslie Rutledge, her office announced Tuesday (Dec. 23). Rutledge, a Republican, won 52 percent of the vote in the November general election to defeat Democrat Nate Steel and Libertarian Aaron Cash. She takes office in January. Deere, a Little Rock resident and graduate of Lyon College in Batesville, is a former staff member for U.S. […]

  • Former Lowell Police Chief’s Family Calls For Blue Lights To Honor Slain Officers

    LOWELL (KFSM) – The family of former Lowell Police Chief Joe Landers is calling for people to put blue lights on their porches and leave them burning to honor slain officers. “Cops are being killed around the world for simply being police,” according to a post on Sunday (Dec. 21) on the “Pray for Joe Landers” Facebook page. Landers, 51, was killed in 2012 when the motorcycle he was riding in Florida was struck by a car in a hit-and-run […]


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