Larry Henry is a former managing editor at KFSM-TV Channel 5. He is a veteran reporter and editor who worked in Nevada, Tennessee, and Northwest Arkansas. He now is a faculty member at Haas Hall Academy in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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  • Closing Arguments Set For Wednesday In Accused Child Killer Trial; Verdict Also Possible

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM)- Closing arguments in the Zachary Holly capital murder trial are scheduled start at 9 a.m. on Wednesday (May 20) in Benton County Circuit Court, according to the Benton County prosecuting attorney. Holly, 30,  is accused of raping and killing six-year-old Jersey Bridgeman in Bentonville on Nov. 20, 2012. On Tuesday (May 19), the 12-person jury heard from state Assistant Medical Examiner Frank Peretti, who testified the child died of strangulation after her pajama bottoms were wrapped around her […]

  • 6-Year-Old Bentonville Girl Strangled With Pajamas, Prosecutor Says

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – The 6-year-old girl killed in Bentonville in 2012 was raped by her neighbor, Zachary Holly, and strangled to death with her pajama bottoms, prosecutors said in court on Monday (May 18). The girl, Jersey Bridgeman, was found face down in a closet without any clothing in a vacant home two doors from her own house, prosecutors said during opening statements. She was also strangled with a necklace made of pasta, according to prosecutors. The necklace also had a […]

  • Missouri House Speaker Resigns After Sexually Charged Text Messages

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Acknowledging he exchanged sexually charged text messages with a Capitol intern, Missouri House Speaker John Diehl says he is resigning from office. Diehl said Thursday (May 14) he is resigning from his House speaker’s position and his elected job as a Republican representative from suburban St. Louis. Diehl acknowledged “making a serious error in judgment by sending the text messages.” Read more on this story at, the website of WDAF-TV, Tribute Broadcasting’s news station in […]

  • Missing 13-Year-Old Boy Found Safe In Springdale

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A 13-year-old Springdale boy who went missing Wednesday night (May 13) has been found and is safe, police said. Zadrien Pickle, who goes by the nickname “Z,” left his apartment on Union Drive near Neal’s Cafe in Springdale about 8 p.m. on Wednesday, said his mother, Amanda Roush. She contacted police, who assisted in the search, she said. The teenager was found Thursday about noon walking near Tyson corporate headquarters in Springdale, police said. Roush said the […]

  • Former Fort Smith Lawmaker Named State Drug Director

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Former state legislator Denny Altes of Fort Smith has been named Arkansas drug director, according to a news release Wednesday (May 13) from the state Department of Human Services. Gov. Asa Hutchinson appointed Altes, a Republican who served in the state House and Senate, to replace Fran Flener, who retired last year. Since Flener’s retirement, Steve Varady has been the interim drug director. The Arkansas drug director coordinates alcohol- and drug-abuse prevention and treatment initiatives in […]

  • Della Rosa Seeks Second Term In State House

    ROGERS (KFSM) – State Rep. Jana Della Rosa said Tuesday (May 12) she is seeking re-election to her House District 90 seat in Benton County. The Rogers Republican, who was first elected in 2014,  said she still has a lot of work to do at the Legislature on issues of campaign finance transparency. A transparency measure she sponsored in this year’s legislative session failed on the House floor. Della Rosa said if re-elected she will work to pass several transparency […]

  • West Fork Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Drowning Puppies

    WEST FORK (KFSM)- A West Fork woman accused of drowning seven puppies in a bucket pleaded not guilty this week to a felony charge of animal cruelty. Theresa Wolf, 56, who entered the not guilty plea at her arraignment on Monday (May 11), has been released from the Washington County Detention Center on a $2,500 bond, records show. Wolf is scheduled to appear in Washington County Circuit Court on July 29. She is charged with one felony count of aggravated […]

  • Cat Rescued In Rogers Duplex Fire

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Rogers firefighters rescued a cat in a duplex fire about noon on Sunday (May 10), according to the fire department’s Facebook page. Firefighters had the blaze at 2005 W. Sycamore Street under control within an hour after arriving, according to the fire department’s Twitter account. No one was injured in the fire.  

  • Jury Rules In Favor Of Former Fort Smith Officer In Shooting Death

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) -A jury on Friday (May 8) ruled in favor of a Fort Smith police officer in a shooting that left one man dead. A civil lawsuit had been filed in U.S. District court in Fort Smith against former Fort Smith police officer Brandon Davis, who shot a man to death almost six years ago in a domestic disturbance call. The jury trial began May 5 in U.S. District Judge Robert Dawson’s courtroom and ended Friday. Davis, a sergeant with […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]