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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  • Justice Scales

    Road Worker Adds Three Washington County Officials To Lawsuit

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Washington County Road Department worker has filed an ammended civil lawsuit in U.S. District Court, adding three more current or former county officials to the list of defendants in his original suit filed last year. The initial suit from George Braswell, filed in December, alleges road crews “dangerously” deviated from the engineer’s design plans in construction work on two bridges in the county. According to the suit, deviation from design plans left the Stonewall and Harvey […]

  • Fayetteville Alderman Matthew Petty Discusses Proposed Civil Rights Ordinance

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Fayetteville Alderman Matthew Petty says the civil rights ordinance that goes before voters in September is different from the one that voters repealed in September. The interview, conducted by 5NEWS Managing Editor Larry Henry, aired on Sunday (June 21).  

  • Drug, Veterans Courts Help Rebuild Lives, Judge Says

    In an interview that aired Sunday (June 21), Circuit Judge Tom Smith discusses the benefits of the Drug and Veterans courts that he oversees in Benton County. 5NEWS Managing Editor Larry Henry conducted the interview with Smith.

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    Former Clarksville Police Chief To Become Johnson County Jail Administrator

    JOHNSON COUNTY (KFSM) – Former Clarksville Police Chief Greg Donaldson is set to become the new Johnson County jail administrator, he said. Clarksville Mayor Mark Simpson fired Donaldson in February. Donaldson said he went to work for the Alma Police Department after being fired, but his last day with that department is Thursday (June 18). He said he’ll start his new position as jail administrator on Monday (June 22). Donaldson said he was not given a reason for being fired from […]

  • Justin Harris

    Exclusive: Rep. Harris Says He Won’t Seek Re-election

    WEST FORK (KFSM) – Rep. Justin Harris, R-West Fork, said on Tuesday (June 16) that he will not seek re-election. Harris also said he will finish out his current term and doesn’t plan to resign. In March, a report was released stating that Harris re-homed two adopted girls with Eric Frances of Bella Vista. Court records show Francis later pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting one of them. After the report came out, Harris’ attorney released a statement on the issue. […]

  • AHTD

    One Lane Of The Pig Trail Closed In Hill Slide Has Reopened

    CASS  (KFSM) -One lane of Arkansas 23 was reopened this week after a hill slide in May forced a section of the road north of Cass to be closed to traffic. The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department closed 3.2 miles of Arkansas 23, known as the Pig Trail, when both lanes cracked on May 20 after the ground underneath them slid out following days of heavy rain. Since then state crews have stabilized the southbound lane, opening it to traffic […]

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    Duggar Records Shouldn’t Have Been Released, Washington County Attorney Says

    By Tom Kludt NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Police records about Josh Duggar’s history of molestation should not have been released, an Arkansas county official said. “If I could build a time machine, this wouldn’t have come out in the first place,” Washington County Attorney Steve Zega told CNNMoney. “I don’t know the sequence of events of what happened to get it released. … I’m looking into it myself,” Zega said. But the lawyer for Springdale, Arkansas, which is located in […]

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    Razorback Football Player Pleads Guilty To DWI

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – University of Arkansas football player Tevin Beanum pleaded guilty in Fayetteville District Court on Friday (June 12) to driving while intoxicated, court records show. Beanum was sentenced to 90 days in jail, with credit for one day previously served and the other 89 days suspended. He was fined $500 and ordered to pay court costs of $320, records show. He also must complete an alcohol-safety program, according to court records. Beanum was arrested in Fayetteville earlier this […]

  • Justice Scales

    Washington County Employee Files Federal Suit, Claiming Political Retaliation

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Another  Washington County employee claims in a federal lawsuit filed on Thursday (June 11) that top county officials retaliated against him for supporting the county judge’s political opponent in last year’s election. Jonathan Jarboe, the computer administrator in the Circuit Clerk’s office, claims County Judge Marilyn Edwards is among those who violated his First Amendment freedom of speech right and other rights for “openly” supporting Jeff Williams, a Republican then serving as county assessor, in the 2014 county […]

  • Gun laws

    Legislators Seek Attorney General’s Formal Opinion On Open Carry

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Three Arkansas legislators have sent a letter to Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, requesting a formal opinion on whether it is legal in Arkansas to carry a handgun openly. The letter was sent Wednesday (June 10) and is signed by Sen. Jon Woods, R-Springdale, and Reps. Tim Lemons, R-Cabot, and Nate Bell, a former Republican from Mena who says he is now an independent. The letter asks Rutledge three questions, including whether a person can carry a handgun […]

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    Man Shot By Trooper Recovering In River Valley Hospital

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A 45-year-old man is recovering in a River Valley hospital after an Arkansas State Police trooper shot him three times Monday (June 8)  in Crawford County, officials said. Gil Antonio Ramirez-Lemus of Springdale, who was shot twice in the stomach and once in the leg, had surgery at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith and is expected to survive, said Marc McCune, Crawford County prosecuting attorney. While recovering in the hospital, Ramirez-Lemus is in the custody of the […]

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    Benton County Sheriff’s Race Heats Up On Social Media

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – The 2016 Benton County Sheriff’s race is heating up on social media sites, as Sheriff Kelley Cradduck’s wife has challenged voters to look into the record of a recently declared candidate. “To all who are interested in the candidates running for sheriff, feel free to utilize your FOI rights in Butts County, Georgia. And let the record speak for itself,” Sabrina Cradduck wrote on her husband’s personal Facebook page on Sunday (June 7). She also said Cradduck […]


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