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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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  • Lewis Hedges

    Local Man Pleads Not Guilty In Tontitown Stabbing Death

    A 34-year-old Springdale man pleaded not guilty on Wednesday (June 11) to participating in the stabbing death of a woman near Tontitown last month, officials said. Lewis Hedges is charged with being an accomplice to capital murder, officials said. He entered a not guilty plea at his arraignment  before a magistrate judge in a courtroom at the Washington County Detention Center. Not guilty pleas are common at arraignments to allow a criminal case to proceed in the legal system. At […]

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    Pantless Woman, Convicted In Previous DWI Death, Jailed Again

    A 53-year-old Fayetteville woman, convicted in a previous DWI death, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated Sunday night (June 8).  The arresting officer said she was not wearing pants or underwear. Jo Jackson was booked into the Washington County Detention Center just past midnight on Monday (June 9) and was out of jail several hours later on a $1,780 bond. Jackson is set to appear in Fayetteville District Court on July 14. She faces charges of driving while […]

  • LeAnn Frazier and her family

    Funeral Held For Local Slain Woman As Suspect Extradited To Arkansas

    Family members of fatal stabbing victim LeAnn Frazier laid her to rest Friday in a funeral in Springdale. The funeral came the same day a suspected accomplice in Frazier’s killing was extradited from Texas to Washington County. “Thank God, whoever is responsible for his capture…I thank you from the bottom of my heart,” Frazier’s mother Joyce Stout said. The family said they were forced to conduct a closed-casket funeral because of the visible injuries Frazier’s sustained at the time of […]

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    Rogers Fire Department Responds To Train, Vehicle Collision

    The Rogers Fire Department responded Friday morning (May 30) to a collision between a train and pickup truck at West Chestnut and North 2nd streets. The accident happened when a train traveling at low speeds clipped the front end of the pickup, which was extended a few inches over the track, officials said. No one was injured in the incident.  

  • Shooting

    Source: College Student Identified As Suspect In California Killings

    CBS NEWS — A law enforcement source confirmed to CBS News that a 22-year-old college student has been identified as the suspected gunman who went on a shooting rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara, that killed six people. According to the source, the suspect has been identified as Elliot Rodger, 22, CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton reports. Rodger was a student at Santa Barbara City College.   Play VIDEO California shooting suspect warned of “retribution”   Describing […]

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    Witness Sought For Questioning In Tontitown Killing

    The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a 34-year-old Springdale man for questioning as a “material witness” in this week’s knife-slaying in Tontitown. Lewis Anthony Hedges is believed to be armed with a semi-automatic pistol and might be driving a blue Dodge Neon, according to a post on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. Hedges is 5-foot-11 and weighs 225 pounds. He has brown eyes and brown hair, according to the Facebook post. Hedges is being sought for questioning in the […]

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    Arkansas School Bus Hijacking Suspect Pleads Guilty

    JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – The man accused of hijacking an Arkansas school bus last October pleaded guilty Thursday to charges against him. The clerk at Judge Herb Wright’s office said Nicholas Miller, who was 22 years old at the time of the incident, pleaded guilty to 11 counts of kidnapping and received a sentence of 55 years in prison. The hijacking happened October 17, 2013, when Miller boarded the bus at a regularly scheduled bus stop and took it from […]

  • Bentonville Public Schools

    Junior High In Bentonville Evacuated In Bomb Threat

    Washington Junior High in Bentonville was evacuated on Friday (May 23) in a bomb threat, officials said. A letter discovered in a bathroom contained the word “bomb,” so authorities evacuated the school at 1501 N.E. Wildcat Way while police conduced a search, said Mary Ley, spokeswoman. The incident happened about 11 a.m. No explosive devices were found. Children returned to class a short time after the search ended, Ley said.  

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    Family Wants Death Penalty In Tontitown Knife-Slaying

    The family of LeAnn Frazier, killed this week in a knife-slaying in Tontitown, told 5NEWS they want the death penalty applied in the case. “I’d like to see him prosecuted to the full extent of the law, and I’d like to see him have the death penalty,” Frazier’s father, Marvin Stout, told 5NEWS, speaking of the murder suspect. Stout and other members of Frazier’s family attended the initial court hearing on Friday (May 23) at the Washington County Detention Center […]

  • Brock Atkins

    Family Of Slain Tontitown Woman Speaks Out

    The family of LeAnn Frazier, the woman Brock Atkins is accused of stabbing to death, said they want justice to come to everyone who witnessed their daughter’s murder. “I will never see my daughter again,” her Mother Joyce Stout said, “And I hope they pay for it, and I know as I’m standing here that he is better off and safe where he’s at.” Nineteen-year-old Atkins, of Tontitown, was booked into the Washington County Detention Center Wednesday night (May 21) […]

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    Truck Catches Fire On I-49 In Crawford County

    A tractor-trailer caught fire on Interstate 49 near Mountainburg in northern Crawford County about noon on Thursday (May 22). It was unclear by midday Thursday what caused the incident in the northbound lanes. The fire was under investigation on Thursday. The driver told 5NEWS he didn’t know he had a problem until a motorist pulled beside him and told him his truck was on fire. The driver said he pulled over and noticed a fire in the back of the […]

  • Shirley Mugley

    Pipe-Bomb Suspect Back In Jail, Accused Of Driving Infractions

    A 41-year-old West Fork woman accused of scheming to kill her ex-husband with a pipe bomb is back in jail, accused of driving infractions, records show. Shirley Mugley, who had been out on a $50,000 bond, was booked into the Washington County Detention Center on Thursday (May 22), accused of driving on a suspended license and  having no proof of insurance, records show. Her license had been suspended after she was arrested in Washington County about a month ago on […]