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    One Dead In Crash At Fayetteville Flyover

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- One person is dead Friday (May 29) following a crash at the flyover in Fayetteville, according to Arkansas State Police. The accident happened at about 5:15 p.m. Right now, it’s not clear how the crash happened. The wreck is backing up traffic on the Fulbright Expressway and College Avenue. Stay with 5NEWS on this developing story.

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    Thursday Storms Leave Behind Damage In Northwest Arkansas, Oklahoma

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM)- Thursday (May 28) storms left their mark on parts of Northwest Arkansas and Talihina, Oklahoma. The storms moved into the area late morning and early afternoon. At an Angus farm on Peach Orchard Road in Bentonville the storms blew off part of a tin roof on one of the barns. Kirk Decker, who works on the farm, said he watched it happen right in front of him. “I walked over to the corner. It was raining real hard, […]

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    Memorial Day Tornado Cancels Rodeo Event In Poteau

    POTEAU (KFSM)- The Phil Gardenhire Rodeo that was supposed to take place in July in Poteau has been cancelled following severe weather that produced an EF2 tornado Memorial Day (May 25). The Phil Gardenhire Rodeo Committee called a meeting Tuesday (May 26) after assessing the damage from Monday’s storm and decided to cancel the upcoming event. The Phil Gardenhire Rodeo Arena was one of the areas hit by the storms. Several buildings were damaged, fences and gates were destroyed by […]

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    Highway Department Monitoring Cracks On Highway 59 In Van Buren

    VAN BUREN (KFSM)- Officials with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said Thursday (May 28) they are monitoring a small portion of Arkansas Highway 59 in Van Buren after cracks formed in the road following days of torrential rain. The area is about two miles north of Interstate 40. Several viewers have emailed 5NEWS after noticing that part of the highway appears to have sunk. According to Danny Straessle, the spokesman for AHTD, the department plans to bring in a […]

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    Wakarusa Festival-Goers Will Have To Use Detour Following Hwy. 23 Hill Slide

    OZARK (KFSM)- Wakarusa-goers will have to take a detour to get to the festival site following a hill slide that closed a portion of State Highway 23 north of Mulberry Moutain, according to a post on the Wakarusa Facebook page. The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department closed three miles of Highway 23, also known as the Pig Trail, until further notice, so crews can make repairs. Both lanes of the highway cracked on May 20 after the ground underneath them […]

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    Oklahoma Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Burglarizing Three Properties

    MULDROW (KFSM)- An Oklahoma man was arrested Tuesday (May 26) on suspicion of burglarizing three properties near Muldrow, according to the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office. Colton Williams, 24, of Keota, Oklahoma is facing several charges related to the crimes. Sheriff Ron Lockhart said the sheriff’s office was called to a home south of Muldrow at around 10:30 a.m. for a report of man who had kicked in the door to the house while the owner was inside. The victim said […]

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    Mennonite Disaster Service Plays Crucial Part In Search & Rescue Missions In NWA Region

    CARROLL COUNTY (KFSM)- There’s a religious community in Northwest Arkansas that’s also a crucial part of the search and rescue system in the region. The Mennonite community in Carroll County has an established search and rescue unit that’s part of the national Mennonite Disaster Service nonprofit. Locally, the unit is an integral part of Tri-County Search and Rescue, an organization made up of law enforcement agencies and emergency responders in Madison, Newton and Carroll Counties as a way to pool […]

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    U Of A System Board Approves Tuition Hikes For 2015-16 School Year

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees voted Thursday (May 21) to approve tuition and fee hikes at eight of its 10 campuses for the 2015-16 school year. Tuition and fees at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville will increase by 3.8% from $8,208 per year to $8,521. The increase per credit hour will be $10.43. Out-of-state tuition will increase by 7.5%. According to a U of A System report, the campus budgets tuition and fee revenue […]

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    Closing Arguments Set For Wednesday In Accused Child Killer Trial; Verdict Also Possible

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM)- Closing arguments in the Zachary Holly capital murder trial are scheduled start at 9 a.m. on Wednesday (May 20) in Benton County Circuit Court, according to the Benton County prosecuting attorney. Holly, 30,  is accused of raping and killing six-year-old Jersey Bridgeman in Bentonville on Nov. 20, 2012. On Tuesday (May 19), the 12-person jury heard from state Assistant Medical Examiner Frank Peretti, who testified the child died of strangulation after her pajama bottoms were wrapped around her […]

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    Washington County Faulty Bridge Investigation Transcripts Released

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- 5NEWS obtained transcripts Monday  (May 18) of interviews conducted during an investigation into faulty bridge construction in Washington County. The two-week investigation was conducted by a three-person panel appointed by the Washington County Quorum Court. They presented their report on May 5 and concluded the work environment and lack of training at the Road Department contributed to the incorrect construction of the Harvey Dowell Bridge east of Fayetteville and the Stonewall Bridge west of Prairie Grove. The report […]

  • VIDEO: Nevada Woman Takes Police On Chase From Bentonville To Fayetteville

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM)-  A woman from Nevada remains behind bars, after police say she pointed a firearm at someone and fled, leading the Bentonville Police Department on an extended high-speed chase. Deputies with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office say Sharon Newman, 43, of Henderson, Nevada, is held on $25,000 bond. On May 15 at about 1:30 a.m., the police department received a call regarding an aggravated assault involving Newman, who had displayed a firearm toward a victim and fled the scene in a vehicle, the release […]

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    Tontitown Alderman Turns Self In On Felony Arrest Warrant

    TONTITOWN (KFSM)- A Tontitown alderman has turned herself in on a felony arrest warrant Thursday (May 14). Rhonda Doudna said she turned herself in to the Washington County Detention Center just before 6 p.m. on suspicion of False Statement on Petition Verification Form, which is a Class D Felony. Doudna said she was booked and then immediately released on her own recognizance. Her arraignment date has been scheduled for June 3, according to jail records. According to a probable cause […]


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