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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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    Tontitown Murder Suspect Gets Fall Trial Date

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A fall trial date has been set for a capital murder suspect accused of stabbing a woman to death near Tontitown in May 2014, officials said. Brock Atkins was scheduled to be in Washington County Circuit Court on Monday (April 13), but his trial date was rescheduled to Nov. 9, officials said.  Atkins remains in the Washington County Detention Center without bond, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office website. Atkins is accused of stabbing and killing […]

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    Man Recovering After Falling Off Bluff At Devil’s Den

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A 20-year-old Bentonville man is recovering this week after falling off a bluff at Devil’s Den State Park near West Fork on Saturday (April 11), according to park officials. Jose Zelada fell 30 to 40 feet from a bluff at Yellow Rock Trail around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, park officials said. Zelada was airlifted to Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. His arm was broken in the fall, officials said.  

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    Attorney General Gets Second Letter Seeking Probe Into Washington County Bridges

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A follow-up letter has gone to the state Attorney General’s Office from six members of the Washington County Quorum Court, seeking an investigation into faulty county bridges. The letter states that even though County Judge Marilyn Edwards has acknowledged that two bridges were constructed improperly, her office “still refuses to provide any information” about the bridges. The letter, dated April 10, is signed by Quorum Court members Joel Maxwell, Harvey Bowman, Sue Madison, Lisa Ecke, Tom Lundstrum […]

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    Gov. Asa Hutchinson Featured On Cover Of National Magazine

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The new issue of Governing magazine features Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on its cover. The article in the April issue by staff writer Alan Greenblatt examines the governor’s first 100 days in office, highlighting his handling of such issues as the private option health plan and key appointments like his naming of former Sen. Michael Lamoureux as chief of staff. The headline states that “patience and pragmatism” dominated Hutchinson’s first 100 days in office. The subhed states: […]

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    Former Bentonville School Bus Driver Found Not Guilty In Child Abuse Case

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – A Benton County jury found a former Bentonville school bus driver not guilty on Tuesday (April 7) on a misdemeanor child abuse charge. Janefer Ogborn, arrested in 2013 with her husband, James, after a police officer said their malnourished children looked “like they came from a Holocaust concentration camp,” was found not guilty of misdemeanor third-degree battery. In addition to the misdemeanor charge against Janefer Ogborn, both Ogborns were charged with three felonies each, including endangering the […]

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    Washington County Attorney Asks Prosecutor To Suspend Investigation Into Faulty Bridges

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Washington County Attorney Steve Zega has asked the county prosecutor to suspend his office’s investigation into faulty bridges in the county. In an email on Monday (April 6), Steve Zega, the county attorney (pictured), asked Washington County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Durrett to suspend his investigation in light of Justice of the Peace Eva Madison’s request last week to the state attorney general to launch an investigation. “There is no reason to have two investigations going at […]

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    INTERVIEW: Church Of Wells Elder Discusses Former Fayetteville Woman Leaving Church, Calling 911

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A 28-year-old Arkansas woman has been reunited with her family after spending nearly two years at a church in Wells, Texas, authorities said. Catherine Grove, a former nursing student in Fayetteville, was reunited with her father, Andy Grove, about 1:20 a.m. on Friday (April 3) at the Angelina County, Texas, Sheriff’s Department, said Capt. Alton Lenderman. The woman was uninjured. She returned with her father to Arkansas early Friday. In September 2013, Grove’s parents, Andy and Patty […]

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    LeFlore County Killer Dies Of Lung Cancer In Oklahoma

    LEFLORE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA (KFSM) – A LeFlore County, Oklahoma, man sentenced to life in prison last year in the 2009 murder of his former brother-in-law has died, a prison official said. Raymond Larry Nichols, 62, died Saturday (March 28) at Lindsay Municipal Hospital, a medical facility used by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections in the town of Lindsay, said Terri Watkins, spokeswoman. The probable cause of death was lung cancer, she said. Nichols was sentenced to life in prison without […]

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    Razorback Football Player Pleads Not Guilty To DWI Charge

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – University of Arkansas football player Tevin Beanum pleaded not guilty in Fayetteville District Court on Monday (March 30) to driving while intoxicated, court records show. The not guilty plea was entered on Beanum’s behalf by his lawyer. Beanum is set to appear in District Court on June 10 on the misdemeanor drunken driving charge, records show. Beanum was arrested last month in Fayetteville on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and illegally possessing alcohol, according to the Washington […]

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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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    Firefighters Respond To Fire Call At Cave Springs Home

    CAVE SPRINGS (KFSM) – Firefighters early Monday (March 30) responded to a call from a homeowner, saying she suspected her house in the 1300 block of Shook Drive in Cave Springs was on fire, officials said. However, firefighters said the scent of smoke that the homeowner detected was coming from a furnace. There was no fire in the house, officials said.  

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    Suspected Driver Involved In Bentonville Deadly Hit-And-Run Identified

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – The suspected driver involved in a deadly hit-and-run Tuesday (March 17) in Bentonville has been identified, according to police. Tommie Prickett, 62, of Springdale was named as the suspect who was driving the car that struck and killed a motorcycle driver. Aron Nathanial Romero, 33, of Centerton was identified as the motorcycle rider who was killed in the incident, authorities said. He was driving a 2003 Honda XTR when the incident took place. On Tuesday at 6:54 […]


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