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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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    Former Fort Smith Policeman Sentenced To 5 Years For Sexual Assault Of Teen

    Billy Rowe, a former Fort Smith police officer, was sentenced on Monday (July 7) to five years in prison after being convicted of the second-degree sexual assault of a teenager, officials said. Rowe was sentenced in Sebastian County Circuit Court before Judge Steve Tabor. The former officer also is required to register as a sex offender. Rowe, 31, of Bonanza earlier pleaded guilty to five counts of sexual assault,court records show. He was accused of having sex ith a teenager […]

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    Mistrial Declared In Former Razorback’s Murder Trial

    A mistrial was declared Wednesday (July 2) in the murder trial of a former Razorback football player accused of killing a friend after a night of drinking, according to the Washington County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. The mistrial was declared after two jurors were dismissed, leaving the jury box one short of the required 12. One juror was dismissed after nodding off and conceding he had not heard all the testimony. An alternate was available to take that juror’s place, but […]

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    Body Found In Shallow Grave In Crawford County Identified

    A man whose body was found in a shallow grave in Crawford County has been identified as Jamison Lee Plum, Sheriff Ron Brown said. “I can`t even look at a picture right now without breaking down,” Plum’s aunt Lindsey Dunn said. The Alma man died of a gunshot to the chest and was buried in a sallow grave behind a house in Rudy, officials said. “He was completely black from being there for a whole week in a shallow grave,” […]

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    West Fork Woman Pleads Guilty In Pipe Bomb Murder Plot

    Shirley Ann Mugley, a West Fork woman accused of plotting to kill her ex-husband with a homemade pipe bomb, pleaded guilty in Washington County Circuit Court, receiving a sentence of 18 years in prison, officials said. Mugley, 41, pleaded guilty on Monday (June 30) to conspiracy to commit capital murder, criminal possession of a destructive device and criminal use of a prohibited weapon, said John Threet, Washington County prosecuting attorney. She is out on bail and has been ordered to […]

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    Former Razorback’s Murder Trial Underway

    The murder trial for a former Razorback football player accused of killing a friend after a night of drinking began on Tuesday (July 1). Joshua Melton’s trial before Washington County Circuit Court William Storey is expected to wrap up by the end of the day on Thursday, officials said. The courthouse is scheduled to be closed on Friday for the July 4 holiday. Jury selection was concluded on Monday (June 30). Witness testimony began on Tuesday. Melton was arrested Aug. […]


    Trial Reset For Former Fayetteville Policeman Accused Of Rape

    The trial for former Fayetteville police officer Jamison Stiles has been reset to begin Aug. 7 in Washington County Circuit Court, officials said. Stiles, whose trial was scheduled to begin on Monday (June 30) before Judge Mark Lindsay,  is charged with rape, sexual assault and residential burglary, records show. Stiles was arrested and fired in December 2013 after a woman said he sexually assaulted her after handcuffing her and taking her home from a bar while on duty, according to […]

  • Griffin Defends Need For A Lieutenant Governor

    U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark., appeared on “5NEWS This Morning” on June 14 in an interview segment with Managing Editor Larry Henry. Griffin is vying for the post in the November general election against Democrat John Burkhalter. During the segment, Griffin said having a lieutenant governor is important. The position has been vacant since earlier this year, when Mark Darr resigned over questions about spending.

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    Power Restored After Morning Outage In Centerton

    A blown transformer fuse left 120 Carroll Electric customers briefly without power early Wednesday (June 25) in Centerton, according to the utility cooperative. Electric power went out  in the north and west parts of town about 7 a.m. , said Mayor Bill Edwards. The power was restored about 50 minutes later. The mayor said some residents heard a loud popping sound around the time the power went out, implying that a transformer had blown.

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    VIDEO: Interview With Eyewitness To Murder

    (Photo: ADC) To listen to the 911 call reporting the escapee, click on the play button below. Story Highlights Timothy Buffington walked away from his work assignment at ADC’s Pine Bluff Unit Saturday night. He is believed to have taken a hostage while escaping, but she is no longer with him. He is believed to be armed with a shotgun and a backpack of ammo. Video Highlights 5NEWS Spoke with the ex-wife’s boyfriend who was sitting next to her when […]

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    Wife Pleads Guilty To Stabbing Snoring Husband

    An Elm Springs woman accused of stabbing her snoring husband pleaded guilty in Washington County Circuit Court to the incident and was sentenced to 25 years in prison, according to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said. Dawn Marie Weiser pleaded guilty to charges of 1st-degree attempted murder and 1st-degree false imprisonment, officials said. A preliminary report from the prosecutor states Weiser stabbed her husband in August 2013 after an argument about his snoring. The stabbing sent Doug Weiser, 43, to the […]

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    Suspect In Tontitown Stabbing Death Pleads Not Guilty

    The man accused of stabbing a 32-year-old woman to death last month near Tontitown pleaded not guilty before a magistrate judge on Monday (June 23). Brock Atkins, 19, is being held without bond on a capital murder charge. At his arraignment before Judge Ray Reynolds, Atkins entered a not guilty plea and was given a trial date of Aug. 20 in Washington County Circuit Court. At arraignments, not guilty pleas are common to allow the case to proceed in the […]

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    High-Speed Chase Suspect Released Early From Prison, Had Several Recent Arrests

    Documents reveal the suspect arrested Wednesday afternoon in a high-speed chase on Interstate 49 has been sentenced to prison twice in the past six years. He was released early in one case and did not spend any time behind bars in the other criminal case, court records show. The suspect also has a history of having protection orders filed against him, records show. Jason Komsonekeo, 33, was arrested after leading several Northwest Arkansas law enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase […]


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