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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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    Benton County Supervisors Plead Guilty In Corruption Case

    Two former Benton County road supervisors pleaded guilty on Monday (July 21) in a countywide corruption case. Scott Stober and Jack Brown pleaded guilty before Benton County Circuit Judge Robin Green. Both pleaded guilty to one Class C felony charge of theft of property and one Class A misdemeanor charge of theft of services, officials said. The felony is punishable by three to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. The misdemeanor is punishable by up to a year […]

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    Former Lt. Gov. Mark Darr Takes Job At Auto Dealership

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Former Lt. Gov. Mark Darr has taken a job at a Northwest Arkansas automotive dealership, he announced in a post on his Facebook page late Wednesday (July 16). “This week I joined Crain Hyundai of Springdale,” Darr says in the Facebook post. “I have always loved visiting with the public, seeing old friends and making new ones.” Below is the photo that ran on his Facebook page with the announcement. “I appreciate being part of this team […]

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    Walmart Pumps $1 Million Into Three-County Liquor Effort

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Walmart has contributed $1 million to the pro-liquor group Our Community, Our Dollars, which is seeking to turn three Arkansas counties wet on the November ballot. The world’s largest retailer, headquartered in Bentonville, contributed $333,333.33 each to the group’s organizers in Craighead, Saline and Faulkner counties, according to a report filed July 15 with the Arkansas Ethics Commission. The monthly report includes contributions through June 30. The vote is set for Nov. 4 on the general election […]

  • Badly Wounded Dog’s Owner Found; Police Investigating

    The owner of a badly wounded dog in Centerton has been found, and police are investigating whether animal abuse occurred, officials said. The dog, known as Moxy at the Centerton Animal Shelter where workers are attempting to save its life, is actually named Tinkerbelle, officials said. The owner’s name had not been released by early Friday (July 11), but Centerton police were expected to update the public later in the day on the progress of their investigation, according to Centerton […]

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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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    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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