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  • Passengers getting off a bus in Springdale after the A & M Railroad excursion train they were on stopped on the tracks.

    Broken Rail Stops A & M Railroad Excursion Train Near Mountainburg

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- Passengers on board an Arkansas & Missouri Railroad excursion train were bussed back to Springdale Wednesday (Nov. 26) after a broken rail between Rudy and Mountainburg stopped the train, according to A & M Railroad officials. At about 3:50 p.m. a northbound excursion train with one locomotive and three excursion cars hit a piece of broken rail, which derailed one set of trucks on one car stopping the train in a remote area, according to a statement from […]

  • No Crowds At XNA On One Of Busiest Travel Days Of Year

    HIGHFILL (KFSM)- The day before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year, but there weren’t many people at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) on Wednesday (Nov. 26). A welcome change for many travelers, who said they’ve had an easy time getting in and out of the airport where only several flights were delayed and only one flight was cancelled. The Drinkard family is gathering in Northwest Arkansas for Thanksgiving for the first time in a few […]

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    Bentonville Will Light Community Christmas Tree Friday

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM)- The Bentonville Parks and Recreation Department will light the Christmas Tree at the Lawrence Plaza Ice Rink on Friday, Nov. 28 after the lighting event was postponed due to rain on Nov. 22. On Nov. 28, the rink will be open to the public from 12:00 to 5:15 p.m. It will close briefly for the Christmas Tree lighting followed by a short presentation and a performance by the Arkansas Figure Skating Association. The rink will then re-open to […]

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    Prosecutor Releases New Details In Central Arkansas Realtor Murder

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM)- Authorities have released the court documents detailing the arrests of two people charged in the death of central Arkansas realtor Beverly Carter in September. Arron Lewis and his estranged wife Crystal Lowery were formally charged Monday (Nov. 24). Lewis was charged with capital murder, kidnapping and felon in possession of a firearm. Lowery was charged with capital murder and kidnapping. Both are being held without bond. Lowery is at the Pulaski County Detention Center, while Lewis is […]

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    Civil Rights Ordinance Key Issue In Fayetteville City Council Runoff Election

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The Fayetteville Civil Rights Ordinance has become a key issue in the runoff election for City Council, Ward 1 between incumbent Adella Gray and Paul Phaneuf. Ordinance 119 prohibits local businesses and entities from discriminating against employees and customers based on gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion and other factors. The Fayetteville City Council passed the ordinance in August, but its opponents gathered enough signatures to force a special election on Dec. 9, which will ask voters […]

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    Boil Order Issued For All Winslow Water System Customers

    WINSLOW (KFSM)- The City of Winslow has issued a boil order for all Winslow Water System customers after a water line break overnight on Monday (Nov. 24). The boil order is in place until further notice. The line break happened on Cartwright Mountain near Lake Fort Smith, according to the city. After the line break is fixed, the city will have to send a water sample to the Arkansas Department of Health to have it tested.

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    Firefighter Injured In Prairie Grove House Fire

    PRAIRIE GROVE (KFSM) -A Farmington Fire Department firefighter was treated and released from the hospital after a house fire in Prairie Grove Friday¬†(Nov. 21) morning, according to the Farmington fire chief. Firefighter William Watts fell through the floor into the basement after walking through the front door of the house at 13138 Butler Road after he and the rest of the fire crews checked if there was anyone inside the home, Fire Chief Mark Cunningham said. Firefighter Bret Cunningham pulled […]

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    Two Hospitalized After Three-Vehicle Wreck In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Two people were transported to the hospital after a three-vehicle wreck on College Avenue in Fayetteville Friday (Nov. 21), according to Fayetteville Central EMS. The accident happened just after 3:00 p.m. at the intersection of College Avenue and Main Drive. Photos showed two SUVs and a car were involved and an elderly woman had be extricated through the windshield of one of the SUVs. Both of the people who were injured were taken to Washington Regional Medical Center, […]

  • Arkansas Governor Beebe Reflects On Time In Office

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe (D) was a guest at a luncheon hosted by the Political Animals Club of Northwest Arkansas Friday (Nov. 21) afternoon. 5NEWS caught up with Governor Beebe as his final term comes to an end in January when Republican governor-elect Asa Hutchinson will take over the position after beating Democratic candidate Mike Ross on Nov. 4. Beebe couldn’t run for office again because of governor term-limits. Beebe on his accomplishments as governor: “I’m very proud […]

  • 13 Capital Murder Suspects Awaiting Trial In Northwest Arkansas

    (KFSM)- Currently, there are 13 capital murder suspects awaiting trial in Washington and Benton counties. A capital murder conviction is punishable by death. The capital murder suspects awaiting trial in Washington County are: Stephen Scott Scott is one of three suspects accused in the stabbing death of Gustavo Ortiz-Espinosa on Sept. 6 at the Econo Lodge in Fayetteville, according to authorities. His jury trial is scheduled to begin Dec. 10. You can read more about the case here. Cory Ryan […]

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    Obama: Shielding Millions From Deportation Is “Lawful”

    (CBS News)- President Obama on Thursday defended the actions he’s taking to shield about 5 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally from deportation as “lawful” and consistent with what his predecessors have done. (For local reaction and reaction from Arkansas lawmakers, click here.) “I continue to believe that the best way to solve this problem is by working together to pass that kind of common sense law,” the president said. “But until that happens, there are actions I have the […]

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    Friend Remembers Former Rogers High School Student Killed In Missouri Shooting

    ROGERS (KFSM)- A former Rogers High School student died Wednesday (Nov. 19) after a weekend shooting in Springfield, Mo. Christopher K. Freeman, 24, and three others were shot at an Economy Inn in Springfield Saturday (Nov. 15) morning, according to the Springfield Police Department. Officers were called to the motel on Glenstone Avenue at about 7:45 a.m. after a 911 caller say they had found four people who appeared to be injured in room 149, according to a police release. […]


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