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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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    Professor Handgun Bill Has Enough Votes To Pass With Amendment, Lawmaker Says

    After his professor-carry bill stalled recently in the House Education Committee, Rep.  Charlie Collins says he’s amending the measure and thinks he can get the votes to pass it out of committee. The Fayetteville Republican said the amendment to House Bill 1077 would allow universities and colleges to require 16 hours of additional gun training for faculty who want to carry a concealed handgun on campus. This training would be in addition to what all Arkansans receive in obtaining a […]


    Greenwood Preschooler Does Not Have Measles, State Says

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – A Greenwood preschooler tested for measles earlier this month does not have measles, a state official said Friday (Feb. 20). Preschool Extraordinaire in Greenwood sent a letter to parents this month alerting them that a student had undergone blood tests to determine whether the child has measles. (Click here to read the letter.) However, the blood work determined the child does not have measles or rubella, a state official said. 5NEWS is not naming the child to […]

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    17-Year-Old That Died After An SUV Plunged Into Lake Atalanta Identified

    ROGERS (KFSM) – A 17-year-old boy, identified as Trenton Whitfield, was killed when the SUV he was riding in crashed into Lake Atalanta in Rogers on Friday (Feb. 20), according to officials. Justin Richards, 18, was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo around the west side of the lake when the vehicle slid on the icy road, traveled down the embankment and into the water, according to police. Richards and a 15-year-old passenger in the back seat of the SUV were […]

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    Capital Murder Trial Reset In 2006 Killing Of NWACC Student Nina Ingram

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The capital murder trial for Rico Cohn has been rescheduled to begin this summer. Cohn, accused of the 2006 death of NWACC student Nina Ingram, was scheduled to be in court Monday (Feb. 20) for the start of his jury trial, but that date as been pushed back to Aug. 12, court officials said. Ingram was found strangled to death in her Fayetteville apartment in April 2006. Cohn is charged with capital murder, accused of strangling the […]

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    New Police Chief Named In Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Hayes Minor has been named Rogers police chief, replacing James H. Allen, who died last month from colon cancer, according to a news release from the mayor. Minor, a 21-year veteran of the department, was named interim chief last month and will retain that title until his swearing-in as chief on Feb. 24, Mayor Greg Hines said in the news release. Allen, 60, was the Rogers police chief since 2011. Before that, he had a 22-year-long tenure […]

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    Police Arrest 12-Year-Old Student After Bomb Threat At McNair Middle School

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The Fayetteville Police Department arrested a 12-year-old student after a bomb threat was found at McNair Middle School in Fayetteville on  Friday (Feb. 13), police said. According to police, the suspect faces a charge of communicating a false alarm. Students were evacuated after a bomb threat was found written on a bathroom stall, according to police. The threat was discovered shortly after noon at the school on East Mission Boulevard, officials said. In a text, Alan Wilbourn, Fayetteville […]

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    Accused Killer’s Family Retains Custody Of Children

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The parents of a Springdale man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and kidnapping their daughter will continue to have temporary custody of the girl and her brother at least until a court hearing in April, records show. The hearing set for April 1 in Washington County Circuit Court will determine whether custody will go to Christopher Paschall’s parents or the family of his ex-girlfriend, Casey Lee Brace. She was shot and killed in January at a home […]

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    Lawsuit: Washington County Judge Retaliated Against Employee Supporting Political Opponent

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A former Washington County employee alleges in a federal lawsuit that the county judge and other officials retaliated against her for assisting a courthouse employee who supported the judge’s opponent in the November election. Mandy Przysczpkowski claims County Judge Marilyn Edwards is among those who violated her First Amendment freedom of speech right and other rights after she continued helping Jonathan Jarboe, a computer administrator in the Circuit Clerk’s office, with his county issued purchasing card, or […]

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    Fayetteville Lawmaker Plans To Revive Professor-Carry Bill

    Rep. Charlie Collins says he is meeting with Democrats on the House Education Committee this week to see if he can reach common ground with some of them in an effort to revive his professor-carry bill. The measure would allow university faculty and staff who have a concealed carry license to decide for themselves whether to carry concealed handguns on campus. The bill stalled in committee earlier this month in a tie vote along party lines, with Republicans voting for […]

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    Lawmaker Wants To Ban Drone Usage By Peeping Toms

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Republican state House member from West Fork wants to outlaw the use of drones for voyeurism by peeping Toms. Rep. Justin Harris told 5NEWS on Friday (Feb. 6) he intends to introduce the bill as early as next week. Harris said he has withdrawn a previous bill that would have made it a crime to fly a drone over private property and take pictures without permission.  That bill would have made it a misdemeanor for a […]

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    Accused Killer’s Family Gets Custody Of His And Ex-Girlfriend’s Children

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The parents of a Springdale man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend in Missouri and kidnapping their daughter have been granted custody of the girl and her brother. Springdale residents John and Mary Paschall have been granted temporary guardianship of Alli Ann Paschall, 2, and Braxton Cole Paschall, 4, according to a Washington County Circuit Court order filed Tuesday (Feb. 3). Their father, Christopher Lee Paschall, 37, is accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend and her grandfather to death […]

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    Clarksville Mayor Fires Police Chief

    CLARKSVILLE (KFSM) – The Clarksville police chief has been fired and says he is appealing the firing in an effort to get his job back. Greg Donaldson, 45, was fired by Mayor Mark Simpson about 6 p.m. on Wednesday (Feb. 4), the former chief told 5NEWS. Donaldson said he was not given a reason for being fired but suspects it was because he wanted to fill three vacancies in the department over the mayor’s objection. Donaldson said he filed an […]


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