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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 Deputy Arrested On Suspicion Of Buying Pills Illegally

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Former Washington County Cpl. Stephanie Guenther is behind bars at the county jail after being arrested on suspicion of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, authorities said. Guenther, 26, is accused of fraudulently obtaining 340 hydrocodone and 240 carisprodol prescriptions, according to a preliminary arrest report from the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Someone claiming to work for several doctors phoned the prescriptions in to several pharmacies in Fayetteville from May 26-June 23, 2014, the report states. However, the […]

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    Accused Child Killer’s Trial Date Set In Benton County

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – A November trial date is set for accused child killer Zachary Holly, officials said Monday (July 28). Holly, charged with capital murder in the 2012 killing of six-year-old Jersey Bridgeman in Bentonville, is set to go to trial on Nov. 3 in Benton County Circuit Court, according to the Benton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. A pre-trial hearing is set for Friday (Aug. 1) before Circuit Judge Brad Karren, records show. The case has gone through several delays […]

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    Bentonville Man Accused Of Killing Grandmother Denied Bond

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – The Bentonville man suspected of stabbing his grandmother to death was denied bond Monday in Benton County Circuit Court. Michael Conklin, 26, was booked into the Benton County Jail on suspicion of capital murder Saturday, a day after being captured by deputies in Saline County following a four-day manhunt. His grandmother, Nelma Darline Conklin, was found dead in their Bentonville home July 20, according to the Bentonville Police Department. Authorities on Monday said Darline Conklin, 76, was […]

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    Governor Candidates Want Alcohol Sales Decided At Local Level

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The two major-party candidates for Arkansas governor are essentially on the same page when it comes to a statewide vote on alcohol sales. Republican Asa Hutchinson and Mike Ross, a Democrat, told 5NEWS this week they think alcohol sales should be decided at the local level. The two gubernatorial candidates addressed the alcohol-sales issue in separate interviews after appearing on stage together at a candidate forum on July 22 in Springdale. (See video clips below.) The hour-long […]

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    Carlos Chicas Seeks Rogers City Council Seat

    Carlos Chicas, a Spanish-language sports announcer, said in a news release on Tuesday (July 22) he is seeking a seat on the Rogers City Council. Chicas is seeking a four-year term on the Ward 4, Position 1 seat held by Bob Goodwin, who is not running for re-election in November. Chicas is set to file for office on Friday at 2 p.m. A John Brown University graduate who works in the Rogers school district in special education, Chicas said if […]

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    Trouble With Breathing Tube Contributed To Cyclist’s Death, Report States

    EUREKA SPRINGS (KFSM) – The cyclist killed Saturday (July 19) while preparing for a Eureka Springs bike race died of esophageal intubation with complicating neck and face trauma, according to a state medical examiner’s report. Laura Wooldridge, 39, crashed her mountain bike while cycling the trails at the Fat Tire Festival, officials said. Emergency crews were called to the scene, and Wooldridge later died, authorities said. Wooldridge’s thyroid and larynx were crushed, requiring responding medical crews to place a breathing […]

  • Group Opposes Longer Term Limits

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – In this segment from “5NEWS This Morning” on July 20, Bob Porto of Arkansas Term Limits expresses opposition to Issue #3 on the November ballot, saying voters don’t realize the good-government measure also gives legislators more time in office before they are prohibited from running again. He was interviewed by 5NEWS Managing Editor Larry Henry.  

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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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