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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 In Court On Shooting Death

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A former Fort Smith police officer appeared in federal court in Fort Smith on Thursday (May 7) as his civil trial in a shooting death entered its third day. Brandon Davis, a sergeant with the Greenwood Police Department who at the time was a corporal with the Fort Smith Police Department, shot Fort Smith resident Eric Berry in the chest and killed him during a domestic disturbance on Nov. 11, 2009, according to a U.S. District […]

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    Fayetteville High Gets New Principal

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Chad Scott, 48, was named Monday (May 4) as principal at Fayetteville High School. Scott replaces Steve Jacoby, who became principal on July 1, 2010. The Fayetteville Board of Education voted unanimously to hire Scott. Scott is currently the principal of Bentonville High School. Prior to that, he was the assistant principal at Bentonville High School and as an assistant principal for the Springdale Public Schools. Scott will start his employment with the Fayetteville School District on […]

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    Micah Neal Seeking Washington County Judge Seat

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – State Rep. Micah Neal said Friday (May 1) he is running for the Washington County judge seat in the 2016 election. With Neal’s decision, former Washington County Assessor Jeff Williams told 5NEWS on Friday he is a candidate for Neal’s current Springdale House seat. Williams, a Republican, ran unsuccessfully last year against Washington County Judge Marilyn Edwards, a Democrat. Edwards, 76, has said she will not seek re-election to the county judge seat. Neal, a 40-year-old Republican […]

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    Woman Hospitalized After Springdale Medical Building Evacuated In HAZMAT Incident

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) -One woman was hospitalized after a medical facility in Springdale was evacuated on Thursday (April 30) in a reported hazardous material incident, fire officials said. The woman was hospitalized with sun exposure after Northwest Family Care Westside, 3875 W. Sunset Ave., was evacuated. The woman had already been at the facility when it was evacuated and became sick by being out in the sun during the evacuation, officials said. The evacuation began about about 9:30 a.m. after the […]

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    Former Washington County Deputy Accused Of Choking Ex-Wife Out On Bond

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Washington County Sheriff’s deputy was arrested Monday (April 27) after being accused of choking his ex-wife, authorities say.  He was released later Monday on a $5,000 bond. Steven Hulsey, 43, was booked into the Washington County Detention Center and faces charges of first-degree false imprisonment, terroristic threatening, third-degree domestic battering and aggravated assault, according to jail records. About 30 minutes after being booked, Hulsey was released on bond.  He is set to arraigned in court on May […]

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    Police: Waldron High Football Coach Under Investigation, Resigns From School

    WALDRON (KFSM) – Dale Mann, hired in early 2014 as football coach at Waldron High, is under investigation by law enforcement authorities in Scott County, Waldron Police Chief David Millard said Friday (April 24). Mann had not been arrested by Friday evening, Millard said. The police chief declined to say what the investigation entails but added Mann resigned from the school district on Friday. Waldron Schools Superintendent Gary Wayman said the school board was expected to approve Mann’s resignation letter […]

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    Red Cross To Honor Locals Credited With Saving Lives

    ROGERS (KFSM) –  The Red Cross is honoring state Sen. Jon Woods and four others during its “Celebration of Heroes” event on Saturday in Rogers. In January, Woods performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a woman undergoing an apparent heart attack at the state Capitol in Little Rock. The woman, Christine Beems, survived. Woods, pictured above, told 5NEWS he is proud to receive the award but doesn’t consider himself a hero. “You can either stand there and watch or do something about […]

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    Woman Accused Of Attempting To Kidnap Realtor At Gunpoint Out On $100,000 Bond

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A 25-year-old woman who police say attempted to kidnap a real estate agent at gunpoint in Fayetteville was released from the Washington County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond on Monday (April 27), according to the Sheriff’s Office website. Amilya Barcenas, who faces charges of kidnapping, aggravated robbery and criminal mischief, bonded out of jail at 11:20 a.m., the website shows. Her next court date is set for May 27. The Realtor told police she had an […]

  • Washington County Launches Probe Into Faulty Bridges

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A two-person committee investigating faulty bridges in Washington County launched its probe on Thursday (April 23), expecting to wrap up its work in two weeks. Justice of the Peace Eva Madison said the investigation will delve into whether there is an atmosphere of fear and intimidation at the county Road Department inhibiting workers from speaking their mind when they notice something isn’t being done right. Madison, a Democrat, and Republican Assessor Russell Hill are serving on the […]

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    Judge Denies Motion To Suppress DNA Evidence In Accused Child Killer’s Case

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Benton County Circuit Judge Brad Karren on Tuesday (April 21) denied a motion by Zachary Holly’s lawyers to suppress the accused child killer’s DNA swab in next month’s capital murder trial. Robby Golden, a Little Rock lawyer representing Holly, argued that the detective taking a DNA swab from Holly’s mouth in November 2012 should have first advised him that he had the right to refuse.  Golden said he wanted current state law extended to require a criminal […]

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    Assessor To Serve With Justice Of The Peace On Bridge Investigation

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The Washington County Quorum Court on Monday (April 20) named Justice of the Peace Eva Madison and county Assessor Russell Hill to serve on a two-person committee investigating faulty bridges in the county. The unanimous vote on an emergency ordinance setting up the two-person panel came after more than an hour of discussion about who should serve on the committee. Fourteen of the 15 Quorum Court members were present. Justice of the Peace Rick Cochran was not […]

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    Another Former Washington County Employee Sues, Claiming Political Retaliation

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A former Washington County Road Department employee alleges in a federal lawsuit filed on Friday (April 17) that he was demoted and ultimately fired after saying he supported the county judge’s opponent in last November’s election. Brandon Holland claims County Judge Marilyn Edwards is among those who violated his First Amendment freedom of speech right and other rights when he was demoted from primary bulldozer operator, a “position of relative  prestige within the Road Department,” to a […]

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