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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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    Woman Charged With Manslaughter After Son And Husband Found Dead

    YELL COUNTY (KFSM) – A woman whose 10-month-old baby and husband were found dead last week in the Ouachita Mountains was charged with manslaughter Tuesday after new details emerged about the deaths of her family members. Brooke Floyd, 21, surrendered herself to authorities Tuesday and was released from jail on the $50,000 bond she previously posted. She was also arrested last week on suspicion of hindering apprehension and endangering a minor. New court documents released Tuesday state Brian and Brooke Floyd […]

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    Greenwood Mom Not A Suspect In Husband, Infant Deaths, Lawyer Says

    The lawyer for a woman whose husband and 10-month-old son were recently found dead in the Ouachita Mountains says he doesn’t believe she should be considered a suspect in their deaths. “I’ve not seen anything to indicate she had anything to do with their deaths,” said Bill James, a Little Rock lawyer representing 21-year-old Brooke Floyd. “In my opinion, she’s not a suspect.” The Greenwood woman was released late last month from the Yell County Jail in Dardanelle after posting […]

  • Senator Seeks Answers From Arkansas Governor On Immigrants

    CAVE SPRINGS (KFSM) – Sen. Bart Hester, R-Cave Springs, wrote a letter to Gov. Mike Beebe on Friday (Aug. 1) asking what contact the state has had with the federal government concerning immigrants who recently entered the country, and Arkansas, illegally. In the letter, Hester wrote, “I am writing concerning reports the federal government has begun housing illegal immigrants in states across the country, often times without the knowledge or consent of governors or legislatures.” Hester calls the recent immigration […]

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    Fayetteville Woman At Center Of NCAA Concussion Settlement

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The NCAA has reached a preliminary settlement in a class-action lawsuit over concussions brought by former college athletes. As previously reported by CBSSports.com’s Dennis Dodd, the agreement filed Tuesday (July 29) calls for the NCAA to provide $70 million for concussion testing and diagnosis of current and former NCAA players to settle several claims. A Fayetteville resident and former University of Arkansas student, Angela Palacios, 21, who played soccer at Ouachita Baptist University, is one of the […]

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    Former Deputy Arrested On Suspicion Of Buying Pills Illegally

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Former Washington County Cpl. Stephanie Guenther is behind bars at the county jail after being arrested on suspicion of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, authorities said. Guenther, 26, is accused of fraudulently obtaining 340 hydrocodone and 240 carisprodol prescriptions, according to a preliminary arrest report from the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Someone claiming to work for several doctors phoned the prescriptions in to several pharmacies in Fayetteville from May 26-June 23, 2014, the report states. However, the […]

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    Accused Child Killer’s Trial Date Set In Benton County

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – A November trial date is set for accused child killer Zachary Holly, officials said Monday (July 28). Holly, charged with capital murder in the 2012 killing of six-year-old Jersey Bridgeman in Bentonville, is set to go to trial on Nov. 3 in Benton County Circuit Court, according to the Benton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. A pre-trial hearing is set for Friday (Aug. 1) before Circuit Judge Brad Karren, records show. The case has gone through several delays […]

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    Bentonville Man Accused Of Killing Grandmother Denied Bond

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – The Bentonville man suspected of stabbing his grandmother to death was denied bond Monday in Benton County Circuit Court. Michael Conklin, 26, was booked into the Benton County Jail on suspicion of capital murder Saturday, a day after being captured by deputies in Saline County following a four-day manhunt. His grandmother, Nelma Darline Conklin, was found dead in their Bentonville home July 20, according to the Bentonville Police Department. Authorities on Monday said Darline Conklin, 76, was […]

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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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