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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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    Activist To Present Slideshow At The U Of A Titled “They Shoot Black People Don’t They”

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – An independent cartoonist is set to perform his slideshow, “They Shoot Black People Don’t They: A Cartoonist’s Look at Police Brutality,” this month on the University of Arkansas campus. Keith Knight’s performance in the Walton Reading Room of Mullins Library is scheduled for Feb. 20 and is free to the public. Knight also goes by the name “Keef,” according to his website, The K Chronicles. Knight is being paid $4,000, plus travel and lodging expenses, in private […]

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    Tontitown Fire Chief Resigns

    TONTITOWN (KFSM)- Tontitown Fire Chief Lance Secor is resigning, he said in a letter to the mayor on Tuesday (Feb. 3). Secor’s resignation becomes effect in two weeks, but during that time he will take accumulated vacation time, he said in the letter. The City Council is expected to accept Secor’s resignation at a meeting on Tuesday night, said one elected official familiar with the issue. The council also is expected to vote whether to disband the city fire department […]

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    Lawsuit: Cops Unlawfully Entered Home, Tasered Man In Front Of Children

    PRAIRIE GROVE (KFSM) – A Prairie Grove family is suing the city after calling 911 on officers they say unlawfully entered their home and shocked a man inside with a Taser in front of his children. The lawsuit was filed Jan. 30 in U.S. District Court of Western Arkansas by Pendarvis and Joy Williams, two Prairie Grove residents who say Officer Travis Stills and Office Stephanie Baugher broke the law while entering their house without permission and forcefully subduing Pendarvis […]

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    Theft Charge Dropped Against Rogers Doctor

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – A felony theft charge was dropped last month against a local doctor arrested in 2013 in an embezzlement investigation, court documents show. Dr. Ruben Tejada of Rogers was charged with theft of property, accused of keeping cash from self-pay patients, records show. However, Circuit Judge Robin Green granted a motion on Jan. 22 to drop the charge. According to a probable cause affidavit, Tejada told employees if they didn’t do what he said that he knew someone […]

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    Arkansas Senator Performs CPR On Woman At Capitol

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – Arkansas Sen. Jon Woods, R-Springdale, performed CPR on a woman at the state Capitol on Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 28), officials say. During a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting, a woman had a heart attack, Woods said. He told 5NEWS that when it happened, people nearby said, “Call an ambulance!” The woman was slumped back in her chair, taking small gasps of air, according to Woods. Eventually, her face “went pale,” Woods said. People at the meeting laid the woman […]

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    “Outbreak Of The Flu” Hits U Of A, Provost Says

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The University of Arkansas is experiencing an “outbreak of the flu,” Provost Sharon L. Gaber said in an email to faculty. The outbreak is “impacting the well-being of students, faculty and staff,” according to the email. As of Jan. 23, 7.5 percent of the visits to the Pat Walker Health Center for medical care resulted in a flu diagnosis, the email states. According to CDC definition, the campus is now in a status of “outbreak.” Students who are […]

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    Tax Proposed On E-Cigarettes In Arkansas

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A North Little Rock legislator introduced a bill on Monday (Jan. 26) to impose a tax on e-cigarettes. House Bill 1156 would levy an excise tax  on e-cigarettes sold in the state of 7 1/2 cents per fluid milliliter of “nicotine juice,” said the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Charles Blake, a first-term Democrat. Blake told 5NEWS that 15 milliliters of nicotine juice equals about one regular pack of cigarettes. The tax on 15 milliliters of e-cigarettes would be […]

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    Professors Could Carry Guns On Campus Under New Legislation

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Universities and colleges would not be allowed to opt out of the professor-carry law under a bill introduced Thursday (Jan. 15) at the Legislature in Little Rock. House Bill 1077 by Rep. Charlie Collins, R-Fayetteville, would require public universities and colleges to let licensed faculty and staff members carry concealed handguns on campus. Collins said he wants the decision on whether to carry a handgun to be up to the professor, not the institution. The current law […]

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    Springdale Man Killed In Head-On Collision On I-49 In Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM)- A 72-year-old Springdale man was killed in a head-on collision on Interstate 49 in Rogers on Wednesday(Jan. 14), according to the Arkansas State Police. David A. Sack died after his vehicle, having entered I-49 going the wrong way, collided about 7:45 p.m. with a vehicle driven by Timothy Carter, 45, also of Springdale. Carter was injured in the wreck and taken to Mercy Medical Center in Rogers. Sack got onto Exit 81 going the wrong way and was […]

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    Former Razorback Joshua Melton Pleads Not Guilty To Harassment, Loitering

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – A former Razorback arrested on suspicion of harassment days after being acquitted of murder has pleaded not guilty to new misdemeanor charges, officials said. Joshua Melton, 34, was arrested at Lincoln Junior High School in Bentonville on Dec. 9 at 12:40 p.m. on suspicion of harassment, carrying a weapon and loitering, according to a news release. On Tuesday (Jan. 13), his lawyer, Drew Ledbetter, entered a not guilty plea on his behalf in Bentonville District Court to harassment and […]

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    Pedestrian Struck In Springdale Hit-And-Run

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Police early Monday (Jan. 5) continued searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck a 17-year-old pedestrian at West End Street and Christian Avenue in Springdale, according to a police department news release. Police received a call about 9:30 a.m., reporting that a 17-year-old male was hit by a car at that location, the release states. The unidentified victim received non-life threatening injuries. He was treated at the scene by the Springdale Fire Department, according to the release. […]

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    Well-Known Arkansas Poet Miller Williams Dies

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Well-known Arkansas poet Miller Williams died at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville on Jan. 1, officials say. Born in Hoxie, Ark. in 1930, he was a poet, editor, critic and translator, according to a post on PoetryFoundation.Org. Miller earned his undergraduate degree in biology at Arkansas State University and his graduate degree in zoology from the University of Arkansas, the post states. He wrote, translated and edited more than 30 books during his lifetime and read one of […]


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