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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 UA Student Sentenced To One Year In Prison In Deadly Boat Crash

    DELAWARE COUNTY, OKLA. (KFSM) – The former University of Arkansas student who drove drunk in a boat crash that killed two classmates last year was sentenced on Tuesday (Dec. 30) to one year in an Oklahoma prison, court records show. John DeSelms, who pleaded guilty in August to two counts of first-degree manslaughter, will be allowed to stay at his home in Tulsa until a prison bed opens up at the Lexington Assessment and Reception Center south of Oklahoma City […]

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    Bret Bielema, Alex Collins ‘Horns Down’ Videos Stir Controversy

    Vine video courtesy: Mary Dunleavy HOUSTON (KTHV, KFSM) – Normally a coach’s news conference before a bowl game is pretty calm. Nobody wants to provide bulletin board material for the other team. By all accounts, Sunday’s meet-and-greet with Arkansas coach Bret Bielema and Texas coach Charlie Strong was quiet, but then this photo made the rounds on social media sites. The Razorbacks and Longhorns play Monday (Dec. 29) in the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl in Houston. Is that Bielema with […]

  • Tim Meehan

    Victim Identified In Siloam Springs Shooting Death

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) – The Benton County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim in a shooting death near Siloam Springs. The victim is Tim Meehan Sr., 54, according to an email on Saturday (Dec. 27) from Benton County Deputy Keshia Guyll. She said authorities are questioning a person of interest in the shooting death, but would not release the name of the suspect. The man’s body was discovered Friday (Dec. 26) at his residence at 15554 Airport Road just east of Siloam Springs across […]

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    Judd Deere Named Communications Director For Incoming Attorney General

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Judd Deere, a staff member on Tim Griffin’s campaign this year for lieutenant governor, has been named communications director for Attorney General-elect Leslie Rutledge, her office announced Tuesday (Dec. 23). Rutledge, a Republican, won 52 percent of the vote in the November general election to defeat Democrat Nate Steel and Libertarian Aaron Cash. She takes office in January. Deere, a Little Rock resident and graduate of Lyon College in Batesville, is a former staff member for U.S. […]

  • Former Lowell Police Chief’s Family Calls For Blue Lights To Honor Slain Officers

    LOWELL (KFSM) – The family of former Lowell Police Chief Joe Landers is calling for people to put blue lights on their porches and leave them burning to honor slain officers. “Cops are being killed around the world for simply being police,” according to a post on Sunday (Dec. 21) on the “Pray for Joe Landers” Facebook page. Landers, 51, was killed in 2012 when the motorcycle he was riding in Florida was struck by a car in a hit-and-run […]

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    Lawsuit: Washington County Bridges “Dangerously” Deviate From Engineer’s Plans

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Washington County Road Department worker has filed a civil lawsuit in U.S. District Court, saying crews “dangerously” deviated from the engineer’s design plans in construction work on two bridges in the county. The suit from George Braswell alleges deviation from the design plans left the Stonewall Road and Harvey Dowell bridges “dangerously under supported,” adding the “structural integrity of each bridge has been significantly compromised.” Pressure from county officials to “save time and reduce costs” resulted […]

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    Trials Rescheduled For Two Washington County Capital Murder Suspects

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Trials for two Washington County capital murder suspects have been rescheduled, officials say. Scott Rocha, 36, accused of killing his mother and then making a beer run, had his trial rescheduled to March 16, according to court officials. Brock Atkins, 19, accused of fatally stabbing a woman in Tontitown, had his trial rescheduled to April 13, officials said.  

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    Trial For Man Accused Of Killing Mom Then Making Beer Run To Be Reset To Next Year

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) -The jury trial for a Springdale man accused of killing his mother and then making a beer run was set to begin on Monday (Dec. 15) but will be rescheduled to start after Jan. 1, officials said. Scott Rocha, 36, was arrested on March 8 on suspicion of shooting his mother in the back of the head and killing her. According to court documents, Rocha killed his mother, Frances Rocha, following an all-day drinking binge and then went to […]

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    Hartford School District Consolidates With Hackett

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The small schools in Hartford have been given the green light to join the larger Hackett School District. The state Board of Education on Thursday (Dec. 11) unanimously accepted the Hartford district’s request to consolidate voluntarily with the Hackett School District, said board member Jay Barth. Hartford has an elementary school and high school, according to the Hartford district’s website. The Hartford schools will remain open but will be a part of the Hackett School District, […]

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    Tontitown Murder Suspect’s Trial To Be Rescheduled To Next Year

    FAYETTEVILLE (KSFM) – The capital murder suspect accused of stabbing a Tontitown woman to death in May will have his trial reset from Monday (Dec. 15) to an undetermined date after the first of the year, officials said. The jury trial for Brock Atkins, 19, was scheduled to begin Monday in Washington County Circuit Court, but now that he has a new lawyer, Fayetteville attorney Drew Ledbetter, the trial won’t take place until after Jan. 1, officials said. Atkins remains […]

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    Rogers City Attorney Eliminates Plea Bargaining

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Rogers City Attorney Ben Lipscomb is eliminating negotiated plea bargaining in city District Court cases, he said in a letter to local lawyers this week. As a result, the only options are a guilty plea or a trial, the letter states. The Dec. 8 letter is addressed to “all attorneys practicing criminal law in Rogers District Court.” Lipscomb said the plea deals that have already been offered on pending cases will be honored. He said the decision […]

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    Son Arrested, Stepfather Hospitalized In Greenwood Stabbing

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – A 19-year-old man is in custody after a stabbing in Greenwood that sent his stepfather to the hospital on Monday (Dec. 8), authorities said. Authorities have identified the suspect as Lane Christian. The teenager’s stepfather, Jerry Primm, underwent surgery on Monday with a non-life threatening “bad slash” on his arm, according to the Greenwood Police Department. Police Chief Will Dawson said Primm was discharged from the hospital Monday afternoon and is in good shape. The son is […]


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