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Marty came to 5NEWS as the Northwest Arkansas weekend assignment manager in October 2012 after nearly 15 years as a sportswriter with a local newspaper. He was born and raised in Shreveport, La., and graduated from Missouri with a Bachelor degree in journalism with a minor in history. His wife, Jennifer, raises three daughters exceptionally well while Marty desperately tries to stay out of the way without messing anything up. He is usually in timeout.


Recent Articles
  • David Sisemore

    Son Arrested After Woman Found Living in Squalor

    A Fayetteville man faces a felony endangerment charge after police said they found his mother living in a roach-infested home and covered in feces. David Sisemore, 28, was booked in the Washington County Detention Center at 6:15 p.m. Sunday evening and released on $3,500 bond less than an hour later, according to the Sheriff’s Department website. Sisemore has an August 9 court date and faces a charge of endangering the welfare of an incompetent person. A preliminary police report said […]

  • Fay Fire 7-6

    Fire Damages UA Basketball Player’s Home

    A Saturday morning fire damaged an University of Arkansas basketball player’s home. Alandise Harris, of Little Rock, lived in the home on 5020 Stepney Court in Fayetteville, and Fayetteville Fire Department personnel responded to a report of a fire there at 6:15 a.m. Saturday. Fire officials said it took 35 minutes to contain the fire, and the Wedington Fire Department assisted in the effort. The extent of the damage was unknown, but the single-story home had a large hole in […]

  • Teresa Heinz Kerry

    Sec. Of State Kerry’s Wife Hospitalized

    Teresa Heinz Kerry, the wife of Secretary of State John Kerry, was hospitalized after falling ill Sunday.

  • Curtis Edwin Gibson

    Escaped Rapist Captured in LeFlore County

    LeFlore County Under Sheriff Kendall Morgan said escaped rapist Curtis Edwin Gibson was captured by authorities today in the Summerfield area. Gibson, who has 11 Oklahoma convictions on his record, walked away from a LeFlore County minimum-security prison July 1. LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale said Gibson was caught after someone recognized him when he was going through a dumpster, apparently looking for food. “He’s pretty recognizable,” Seale said. “They had that photo plastered everywhere.” Seale said authorities were notified […]

  • Michael Robinson

    Former Arkansas Football Player Faces Possession Charge

    Former Arkansas football player Michael Robinson faces a misdemeanor possession charge after being pulled over by Fayetteville police Saturday night. Robinson, 30, was booked in the Washington County Detention Center at 1:31 Sunday morning and released two hours later on $1,150 bond, according to the Sheriff’s Office website. Robinson has an August 2 court date and faces a charge of possession of a controlled substance and two traffic violations. A preliminary police report said Robinson was pulled over at approximately […]

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    Juvenile Arrested After Woman Mugged On Trail

    A juvenile male faces a robbery charge after a woman said she was mugged on Fayetteville’s Scull Creek Trail. The woman told police she was on the trail at approximately 5:35 p.m. when someone came up behind her, grabbed her around the neck and took her cell phone, sunglasses and a credit card. The woman went to the North Street Mini-Mart and called police, who quickly tracked a suspect down on Bernice Drive, said Sergeant Craig Stout of the Fayetteville […]

  • Hall - Clark

    Charges Dropped in One-Punch Death Case

    The Washington County Prosecutor’s Office has dropped charges against a Springdale man accused of killing another man with a single punch outside a Fayetteville nightclub in May. Steven Hall, 33, was arrested May 13 and charged with manslaughter for the May 12 death of Robert Dale Clark, 41, of Springdale. Police said Hall punched Clark in the face outside of the Electric Cowboy on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on May 11. Hall was booked in the Washington County Detention […]

  • Hwy12 Accident

    At Least One Injured in Highway 12 Accident

    The Arkansas State Police said at least one person was injured in an accident involving an SUV and motorcycle Saturday afternoon. The accident happened on Highway 12, about one mile east of the bridge. A viewer iPix showed a white SUV with damage to its left front and a motorcycle resting on its side. Another picture showed bystanders and paramedics tending to a person laying prone on the pavement.

  • Alfonzo Williams

    Man Arrested After Hotel Rape Allegation

    A Northwest Arkansas man is in jail facing a rape charge after a woman told police he sexually assaulted her in a Springdale hotel room Wednesday night. Alfonzo Williams, 29, was booked in the Washington County Detention Center on Saturday morning and has a bond amount of $25,000, according to the Sheriff’s Office website. Williams has a August 9 court date for the rape charge and has several holds on him requested by other agencies because of active warrants, the […]

  • Tenarius Wright

    Former Arkansas Linebacker Faces DWI Charge

    Former Arkansas linebacker and team captain Tenarius Wright was arrested on a charge of suspicion of driving while intoxicated Sunday morning. Wright, 23, was booked in the Washington County Detention Center at 9:15 a.m. and released on $1,055 bond at 11:51 a.m., according to the Sheriff’s Office website. Wright has a July 26 court date and faces misdemeanor charges of driving while intoxicated, violation of implied consent, having no license plate light and driving a vehicle with an obstructed view, […]

  • Fire

    Fire Destroys Shop Building, Car, Boat; Burns 15 Acres

    A Saturday evening fire that started in a shop building destroyed the building and several vehicles inside at a Benton County residence on Hobie Court. Benton County Fire Marshal Marc Trollinger said a car, a boat and some ATV vehicles were consumed in the fire before it was brought under control. Trollinger said the fire started in the shop building, spread to several smaller structures and eventually burned approximately 15-20 acres of land. Crews from five fire departments responded to […]

  • Johnny Carte

    Police: Man Admits Having 1,500 Child Pornography Pictures

    An Evansville man faces multiple felony charges after authorities said they found at least 30 pornographic images of children a computer in his home. Johnny Carte, 60, was booked in the Washington County Detention Center on Friday evening and has a bond amount of $25,000, according to the Sheriff’s Office website. Carte faces 30 felony charges of distributing, possessing or viewing child pornography and has a July 29 court date. A preliminary police report said agents with the state’s Attorney […]

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