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    Woman Found Dead In Pool At Fort Smith Home

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- A woman was found dead in a pool at a Fort Smith home Tuesday (July 28), according to Fort Smith police. The home is located at 5117 Wirsing Ave. Police said the woman’s husband found her. It is unclear whether the death was an accident, but police said they do not suspect foul play. Police said the woman, who was in her late 40s or early 50s, was home alone at the time of the drowning and […]

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    Lowell Police Officer Turns Self In On DWI Charge After Crashing Police Cruiser

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- A former Lowell Police Department police officer turned himself in Tuesday (July 28) on suspicion of DWI after he crashed one of the department’s cruisers in June, according to the Springdale Police Department. Lt. Scott Lewis with Springdale police said Harold “Alex” Dominguez, 44, was booked and released from the Springdale City Jail, but his photo was not taken. Lewis also said the department is not releasing Dominguez’s toxicology report right now. Lowell Police Chief Randy Harvey said […]

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    Springdale Authorities Respond To Child Locked In Hot Car

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Springdale authorities responded to a two-year-old girl locked in a hot car on Thursday afternoon (July 23), authorities said. A dispatcher said the child was at All Star Sports Arena at 1906 Cambridge St. in Springdale. Authorities received the call at 3:53 p.m. from the mother of the child after she accidentally locked her kid in a car. As of 4:20 p.m., the child was out of the car and in good health, according to the Springdale Police […]

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    Suspect Identified, In Custody Without Bond Following Fort Smith Shooting

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- A 20-year-old man is dead and another man is in custody following a shooting Wednesday night (July 23) around 7:30 p.m., according to Sgt. Daniel Grubbs with Fort Smith Police. Dwight Neal Hawley, 53, is in custody at the Sebastian County Detention Center without bond after he was arrested on suspicion of shooting Carlos Araujo-Mejia, according to authorities. Hawley faces charges of first degree murder degree, felon in possession of a firearm, and terroristic threatening in the […]

  • Shooting Suspect

    Suspect Identified, In Custody Without Bond Following Fort Smith Shooting

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- A 20-year-old man is dead and another man is in custody following a shooting Wednesday night (July 23) around 7:30 p.m., according to Sgt. Daniel Grubbs with Fort Smith Police. Dwight Neal hawley, 53, is in custody at the Sebastian County Detention Center without bond after he was arrested on suspicion of shooting Carlos Araujo-Mejia, according to authorities. Hawley faces charges of first degree murder degree, felon in possession of a firearm, and terroristic threatening in the […]

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    Community And City Developers Discuss Revitalizing Downtown Springdale

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- Desolate, but full of potential. That is how residents described downtown Springdale at a meeting Tuesday (July 21) where city leaders and the Downtown Springdale Alliance (DSA) launched an effort to develop a master plan for the downtown area. The master plan is part of the community-driven Downtown Springdale Initiative and will eventually be complied into a final planning and development document by H3 Studios, a St. Louis-based urban design firm hired by the city and DSA. “Too […]

  • Christopher Hood’s Son Speaks To 5NEWS Following Father’s Death

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM)- Bentonville manhunt suspect Christopher Hood died at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville on Thursday (July 16) after he was captured Monday morning. Authorities said Hood shot himself in the head after they surrounded him on a road in Jane, Missouri. Christopher Hood Jr. had to make the decision Thursday to take his father off life support. “From what I understand, he just did not want to go back to prison, and I guess he was going to […]

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    Springdale Air Traffic Controller Arrested On Suspicion Of Intoxication

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – An air traffic controller at Springdale Municipal Airport (ASG) was arrested Thursday morning (July 16) on suspicion of public intoxication, according to an arrest report from the Springdale Police Department. According to Springdale Director of Finance and Administration Wyman Morgan, a plane was waiting to take off and there was no response from the tower on the radio. After repeated radio attempts, the pilot notified the city. He said a maintenance employee found Philip Maschek, 50, shirtless […]

  • New Bike Park And Improvements Planned At Lake Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board approved a proposal from the Ozark Off-Road Cyclists, local non-profit organization, and the trail division of Crossland Construction Company Monday (July 13) to build a new bike park and make improvements to soft-surface trails at Lake Fayetteville. The bike park will include two skills courses and a pump track near the nature trail and disc golf course parking lot on the north shore of the lake. The OORC and Crossland will […]

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    Mulberry River Drowning Victim Identified

    FRANKLIN COUNTY (KFSM)- A 58-year-old man drowned Tuesday (July 14) on the Mulberry River in Franklin County, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. Bobby Randy Ruth of Sebastian County was fishing north of Ozark near the Milton Ford community when river rapids swept him away, Sheriff Anthony Boen said. Boen said he was with other people, not alone. He also said Ruth was not wearing a life jacket, and he is not sure if alcohol was a factor in […]

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    Man Accused Of Shooting Fort Smith Runner Charged With First-Degree Murder

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The man who was arrested on suspicion of shooting and killing a Fort Smith runner was charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of unlawful discharge of a firearm from a vehicle on Monday (July 13), according to the Sebastian County prosecutor’s office. John Suleski, 24, was arrested by the Fort Smith Police Department after officers said he confessed to shooting and killing Brent Morrison, 44, on Saturday morning (July 11) while Morrison […]

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    Authorities Scale Back Manhunt For Suspect Who Shot At Deputy

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM)- The Benton County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies set up a perimeter at the Links at Rainbow Curve Golf and Country Club in Bentonville on Friday (July 10) as they searched for an armed suspect who fired at a deputy. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect as 39-year-old Christopher Hood (pictured below). He is 5-foot-11 and 140 pounds, with brown hair, a grey goatee and hazel eyes. Both of his arms are sleeved in tattoos. He was […]

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