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    Authorities Recover Body Of Benton County Drowning Victim

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) – Authorities have recovered the body of the man who drowned in the Illinois River on Tuesday (June 30), officials say. Randy Barton, 55, of Siloam Springs was last seen swimming in the Illinois River under the Arkansas 59 bridge. According to the Benton County Department of Emergency Management, the group Barton was with called 911 just before 2 p.m. and said the last time they saw him he was going downstream. The Tri-County Dive team and the […]

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    Visitors Concerned About Litter At Natural Dam Swimming Hole

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM)- There is a sign at the Natural Dam swimming hole that reads “Pack it in, pack it out,” but not everyone has been paying attention and without trash cans visitors say the litter is piling up. Jason Shaffer and his family visited the area Tuesday (June 30). “It’s a nice, pretty place,” Shaffer said. “But it’s a shame that there’s no trash cans to leave your stuff. A lot of beer cans and even diapers washed up […]

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    School Board Committee Votes To Ban “Dixie” Song & Rebel Mascot At Southside High School

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- A Fort Smith School Board committee passed a motion Tuesday (June 23) to ban the “Dixie” song during the 2015-2016 school year and to replace the rebel mascot for the 2016-2017 school year. The motion passed five to zero. Susan McFerran, a member of the school board, said the decision comes after the mass shooting in Charleston, South Carolina and a recent class reunion. “There was a 30 year class reunion this weekend,” she said. “It came […]

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    Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Thunder On The Mountain Organizers

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM)- A Little Rock law firm has filed a class action lawsuit against the four organizers that were supposed to put on the now-canceled Thunder on the Mountain music festival on Mulberry Mountain in Ozark. The lawsuit against Pipeline Productions, Inc., Backwood Enterprises, LLC, Madison Companies, LLC and Horsepower Entertainment, LCC was filed on June 22 by Grant Williams and on behalf of other customers who purchased tickets to the festival. Thunder on the Mountain was supposed to […]

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    Cat Nurses Abandoned Puppies At Washington County Animal Shelter

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- There is a cat named June Bug at the Lester C. Howick Animal Shelter of Washington County who has become, for the time being, an adoptive mother to two puppies. June Bug was hard at work Tuesday (June 23) after she found herself at the shelter only five days earlier with her own litter of kittens. According to Administrative Assistant Madison Seyfried, a Washington County animal control officer found the puppies abandoned in the Blue Mountain Road area […]

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    Search And Rescue Crews Recover Swimmer’s Body From Buffalo River

    SEARCY COUNTY (KFSM) – Search and rescue crews recovered the body of a swimmer Monday (June 22) who went missing on the Buffalo River at Grinders Ferry access point Thursday evening (June 18). The man was identified as Curtis Miller, 22, of Independence, Missouri. His body was found 1.8 miles down river from Grinders Ferry at about 10:30 a.m, according to park rangers. Park rangers said Miller was with a group of friends when they tried to cross the river […]

  • Corps Cancels Camping Reservations At Lake Tenkiller, Eufaula

    TULSA, Okla. (KFSM)- Due to damage at its parks from flooding in May and June, the Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has cancelled campsite reservations for all campgrounds at Lake Tenkiller and Lake Eufaula. Tenkiller Lake has cancelled reservations at its campsites for July due to flooding and other damage following the high water. Parks at the lake include Chicken Creek, Cookson Bend, Elk Creek, Pettit Bay I and II, Snake Creek and Strayhorn Landing. Eufaula Lake has […]

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    Outside Companies Contracted To Built & Fix Faulty Washington County Bridges

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Washington County has contracted out part of the work that has to be done on two faulty bridges to two outside companies, according to an announcement made at Thursday night’s (June 18) Quorum Court meeting. The county hired the Iowa Bridge Company at $200 per hour to oversee the construction of the Stonewall Bridge west of Prairie Grove, officials said. The Washington County Road Department will work on the bridge as well. The county also hired Benchmark Construction […]

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    VIDEO: Greenwood Woman Accused Of Stealing And Crashing Police Vehicle

    GREENWOOD (KFSM)- Jessica Sterling, 23, is in custody after she stole a Greenwood Police Department patrol car Tuesday (June 16) and crashed into a gas well, according to the Greenwood Police Department. Police shut down a portion of Long Ridge Road following the crash and said it’ll be blocked off until the gas well is shut off and the wreck is cleaned up. Gas was leaking, but no one was in danger or evacuated, police said. According to Greenwood Police Chief Will […]

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    Thunder On The Mountain Canceled Following Funding Disagreement, Lawsuits State

    TOPEKA, Kan. (KFSM)- The Thunder on the Mountain country music festival that was supposed to take place June 26 to 28 in Ozark, Arkansas was cancelled after financial disagreements, according to lawsuits filed in federal courts in Delaware and Topeka, Kansas. When 5NEWS asked Pipeline Productions/Backwood Enterprises, the corporations behind Thunder on the Mountain, why the festival was cancelled, they sent this response: “Regarding Thunder on the Mountain, you are welcome to search the public federal court case out of […]

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    Rogers Teacher Arrested After Officer Finds Meth Pipe, Police Say

    CENTERTON (KFSM)- A Rogers School District teacher was arrested Tuesday (June 16) on suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia, according to a probable cause affidavit from the Centerton Police Department. Erick L. Mulkey, 46, was arrested by the Centerton Police Department after officers found a methamphetamine pipe in his vehicle, according to the affidavit. An officer arrested Mulkey after a district court judge told him his license was suspended and he should not be driving, the affidavit states. The officer followed […]

  • Fayetteville City Council Passes New Non-Discrimination Ordinance

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The Fayetteville City Council voted in favor of a new non-discrimination ordinance on Tuesday evening (May 16), officials say. On June 3, Alderman Matthew Petty added the new non-discrimination ordinance to the city council June 16 meeting agenda. The ordinance is titled “An ordinance to ensure the uniform non-discrimination protections within the city of Fayetteville or groups already protected to varying degrees throughout state law.” It is also known as the Uniform Civil Rights Protection Article. The Uniform […]

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