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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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    Police Arrest 12-Year-Old Student After Bomb Threat At McNair Middle School

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The Fayetteville Police Department arrested a 12-year-old student after a bomb threat was found at McNair Middle School in Fayetteville on  Friday (Feb. 13), police said. According to police, the suspect faces a charge of communicating a false alarm. Students were evacuated after a bomb threat was found written on a bathroom stall, according to police. The threat was discovered shortly after noon at the school on East Mission Boulevard, officials said. In a text, Alan Wilbourn, Fayetteville […]

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    Accused Killer’s Family Retains Custody Of Children

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The parents of a Springdale man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and kidnapping their daughter will continue to have temporary custody of the girl and her brother at least until a court hearing in April, records show. The hearing set for April 1 in Washington County Circuit Court will determine whether custody will go to Christopher Paschall’s parents or the family of his ex-girlfriend, Casey Lee Brace. She was shot and killed in January at a home […]

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    Lawsuit: Washington County Judge Retaliated Against Employee Supporting Political Opponent

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A former Washington County employee alleges in a federal lawsuit that the county judge and other officials retaliated against her for assisting a courthouse employee who supported the judge’s opponent in the November election. Mandy Przysczpkowski claims County Judge Marilyn Edwards is among those who violated her First Amendment freedom of speech right and other rights after she continued helping Jonathan Jarboe, a computer administrator in the Circuit Clerk’s office, with his county issued purchasing card, or […]

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    Fayetteville Lawmaker Plans To Revive Professor-Carry Bill

    Rep. Charlie Collins says he is meeting with Democrats on the House Education Committee this week to see if he can reach common ground with some of them in an effort to revive his professor-carry bill. The measure would allow university faculty and staff who have a concealed carry license to decide for themselves whether to carry concealed handguns on campus. The bill stalled in committee earlier this month in a tie vote along party lines, with Republicans voting for […]

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    Lawmaker Wants To Ban Drone Usage By Peeping Toms

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Republican state House member from West Fork wants to outlaw the use of drones for voyeurism by peeping Toms. Rep. Justin Harris told 5NEWS on Friday (Feb. 6) he intends to introduce the bill as early as next week. Harris said he has withdrawn a previous bill that would have made it a crime to fly a drone over private property and take pictures without permission.  That bill would have made it a misdemeanor for a […]

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    Accused Killer’s Family Gets Custody Of His And Ex-Girlfriend’s Children

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The parents of a Springdale man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend in Missouri and kidnapping their daughter have been granted custody of the girl and her brother. Springdale residents John and Mary Paschall have been granted temporary guardianship of Alli Ann Paschall, 2, and Braxton Cole Paschall, 4, according to a Washington County Circuit Court order filed Tuesday (Feb. 3). Their father, Christopher Lee Paschall, 37, is accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend and her grandfather to death […]

  • Clarksville Police Department

    Clarksville Mayor Fires Police Chief

    CLARKSVILLE (KFSM) – The Clarksville police chief has been fired and says he is appealing the firing in an effort to get his job back. Greg Donaldson, 45, was fired by Mayor Mark Simpson about 6 p.m. on Wednesday (Feb. 4), the former chief told 5NEWS. Donaldson said he was not given a reason for being fired but suspects it was because he wanted to fill three vacancies in the department over the mayor’s objection. Donaldson said he filed an […]

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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 […]

  • Tontitown

    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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