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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 Razorback’s Court Date Reset In DWI Case

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A court date has been reset for a former Razorback linebacker accused of driving while intoxicated last month, records show. Robert W. Dacus, 28, of Springdale was stopped in Fayetteville on Aug. 17 while speeding on North College Avenue, driving a black Cadillac Escalade, a court document states. Dacus was scheduled to appear in Fayetteville District Court on Sept. 8, but the court date has been reset to Oct. 22, records show. The police officer who arrested […]

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    Washington County Detention Officer Posts Eye Shadow ‘Mug Shot’ Of Herself

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A detention officer at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office has posted pictures on her personal Facebook page, showing herself wearing eye shadow similar to that in a booking photo taken earlier this week of an inmate at the detention center. “Soooooo, here’s my challenge,” Detention Officer Livona Springston says in a Facebook post on Friday (Sept. 5), “now ladies it’s up to you.” The picture above is from Springston’s Facebook page. Some people who commented on the […]

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    Tickets For Saturday’s Hog Game Available For Under $10

    The ticket resale site StubHub still had hundreds of tickets available one day before for the University of Arkansas football team’s home opener on Saturday (Sept. 6) against the Nicholls State University Colonels. Some of the 460 tickets still available on Friday afternoon were selling for as low as $7.55 each, with many other tickets available for under $20. The lowest price for tickets on the university’s website was $45. The Arkansas Razorbacks, who lost their season opener, 45-21, on […]

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    Beaver Lake Drowning Victims Identified

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The drowning victims at Beaver Lake on Sept. 1 have been identified as Sean Kelley, 21, and Wilson Laibwij, 17, officials said. Both victims are from Springdale. Both bodies are at the Benton County Coroner’s Office. The bodies were recovered from two different drowning sites at Beaver Lake on Sept. 1, according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. The body of the first victim was that of Kelley, who was diving off a bluff at Hickory Creek […]

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    Tyson Announces Layoffs

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Tyson Foods is eliminating some jobs in Northwest Arkansas and elsewhere, a company spokesman said on Friday (Aug. 29). “We are currently eliminating some positions,” Dan Fogleman, Tyson spokesman, said in a statement. “While the number of people affected is small, we don’t take such a decision lightly.  Those affected will be treated respectfully. We’ll also make sure they’re aware of other open jobs in the company.” Fogleman declined to say how many jobs are being eliminated […]

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    Investigators Seek Clues In Torching Of Razorback QB’s Truck

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Authorities on Tuesday (Aug. 26) continued investigating a fire that destroyed a truck belonging to University of Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen. Allen’s Chevrolet Avalanche was burned in a suspected case of arson before daybreak on Monday (Aug. 25) in his driveway at 1125 W. Hendrix St. in Fayetteville. More than two hours before that incident, an apparent arsonist also burned a Chevrolet Avalanche belonging to a man identified as Eli Mattioli, investigators said.  Also, a Toyota Prius […]

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    Fayetteville Man Accused Of Killing Father Booked Into Jail

    A 26-year-old Fayetteville man accused of shooting his father to death near Elkins on Wednesday has been booked into jail following treatment at a local hospital, officials said. Samuel Hill of 1693 S. Morningside Drive was booked into the Washington County Detention Center at 11:11 p.m. on Friday (Aug. 22), according to the Sheriff’s Office website. Hill faces a capital murder charge and other charges in the shooting death of his father Allen Hill, 61. Sam Hill is set to […]

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    Benton County Judge Cited On Suspicion Of Public Intoxication

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Benton County Judge Bob Clinard was cited Friday (Aug. 22) on suspicion of public intoxication, officials said Saturday (Aug. 23). Benton County Sheriff Kelley Cradduck said the incident happened around 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Frisco Festival in Rogers. He said two deputies were alerted by citizens at the festival of a male who was “very drunk and falling down.” Deputies found Clinard leaning against a car, trying to use his cellphone, Cradduck said. Clinard […]

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    Gravette Senator Headed To Air Base In Middle East For Duty

    State Sen. Jim Hendren, R-Gravette, is headed overseas next month for duty at an air base in Qatar. Hendren, an aviator who serves in the Missouri Air National Guard, is set to leave Sept. 2 and is expected to return at the end of October, he said. Hendren is a  lieutenant colonel with the 157th Air Operations Group headquartered in St. Louis. Working from Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar, Hendren will serve in a combat operations role, helping manage […]

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    Capital Murder Trial Reset In Tontitown Stabbing Death

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KSFM) – A trial date has been set for the capital murder suspect accused of stabbing a woman to death in May near Tontitown, officials say. Brock Atkins, 19, was scheduled to begin his trial this month in Washington County Circuit Court, but the date has been reset to Dec. 15, officials said.  Atkins remains in the Washington County Detention Center without bond, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office website. Atkins pleaded not guilty in June to […]

  • Man Charged In Connection With Tontitown Killing Released From Jail

    TONTITOWN (KFSM) – A suspect charged in connection with a recent Tontitown stabbing death was released from jail on Thursday (Aug. 14) on his own recognizance, officials said. Lewis “Tony” Hedges, 34, has been held without bond in the Washington County Detention Center since late May on a felony charge of being an accomplice to murder. However, that charge was amended on Aug. 14 to a felony charge of hindering apprehension, a Class B felony punishable by five to 20 […]

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    Suspected Co-Conspirator In West Fork Pipe-Bomb Plot Pleads Guilty

    WEST FORK (KFSM) – The accused co-conspirator in a West Fork pipe-bomb plot pleaded guilty today in Washington County Circuit Court, officials say. Andrew Cox was accused of trying to help a woman in a plot to kill her ex-husband. He pleaded guilty to attempted battery in the first degree, a Class C felony, according to officials. Cox was sentenced to 36 months of state-supervised probation due to his level of cooperation in the investigation, officials said. The woman he was helping, […]


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