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    Former Fayetteville Teacher Sentenced To Federal Prison

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A former Fayetteville teacher was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Friday (June 24) for online enticement of a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. Evan Ballowe, 25, was also sentenced to 15 years supervised released, according to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas. Ballowe had taught 6th grade Intro to Business Communication and Technology at Owl Creek School in Fayetteville and had been at the school for […]

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    Two Arrested After Police Respond To ‘Hostage Situation’ At Fort Smith Hotel

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Fort Smith police arrested a man and woman after responding to what they called a hostage situation Thursday morning (June 23) at the Season’s Inn on Waldron Road in Fort Smith. Fort Smith police say Joshua Allen and a 23 year old woman are in custody after they locked themselves in a room at the Season’s Inn on Waldron Road in Fort Smith. Police responded to the area around 11 a.m. The hotel was put under lock […]

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    Arkansas Supreme Court Rules Executions Can Move Forward

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday (June 23) the state can execute eight death-row inmates after the inmates argued Arkansas’ execution secrecy law could lead to cruel and unusual punishment. Arkansas law allows the state to keep information about the drugs used its three-drug execution protocol a secret. The executions for the eight inmates had been stayed until the Supreme Court’s ruling. The inmates’ claim comes after a Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge ruled the secrecy […]

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    No Charges Will Be Filed Against Benton County Deputy

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — A special prosecutor assigned to a case involving a Benton County Sheriff’s Office deputy has decided no charges will be filed against him. In a letter sent Tuesday (June 21), Special Prosecutor Jack McQuary stated the allegations made against Capt. Andy Lee by his son were unfounded and Lee’s actions were ones of a father who loves his child. McQuary writes there is no evidence to suggest Lee did anything other than restrain his son during […]

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    Report: Van Driver Arrested For Not Stopping Rape Of Child

    FRANKLIN COUNTY (KFSM) — An Area Agency on Aging transportation van driver was booked into the Franklin County Jail Wednesday (June 22) on suspicion of failing to stop the rape of a 9-year-old boy. Jordan Byrd, 71, is facing charges of felony permitting of child abuse and a misdemeanor for failing to report the child abuse, according to his probable cause affidavit. The affidavit states a 14-year-old boy raped and sodomized the 9-year-old boy in March while the two were […]

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    Benton Co. Sheriff’s Office Solves Case Involving Killing Of Former Nazi

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — The Benton County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday (June 22) it solved a homicide case from four years ago. On Dec. 24, 2012, deputies were called to a home on Highway 12 east of Rogers where Sigismund Rahn, 85, had been stabbed, according to the sheriff’s office. The autopsy listed the cause of death as homicide. Witnesses in the case maintained Rahn accidentally fell on a knife, until the case was reassigned in May 2016 and the […]

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    Sister, Daughter Arrested After Woman Found Covered In Feces, Maggots

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Two women were arrested Monday (June 20) on suspicion of elder abuse after an 85-year-old woman was found covered in feces and live maggots, according to the Fayetteville Police Department. First responders were called to a home on North Green Acres Road in Fayetteville just after midnight Sunday in response to a woman who was not breathing, arrest reports state. The fire fighters who responded described the injuries they found on the woman to be the worst […]

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    Sheriff’s Office: Man Arrested 10 Years After Shooting Wife In Back

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — A Springdale man was booked into the Washington County Detention Center Wednesday (June 22) for a crime he committed nearly 10 years ago. Carlos Barrera-Reyes, 59, is being held on $100,000 bond on suspicion of attempted murder in the first-degree, according to jail records. On Dec. 2, 2006, Springdale police officers responded to a home on Harve Street where they found a woman had been shot in the back, the arrest warrant for Barrera-Reyes states. She said […]

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    Sheriff: Oklahoma Couple Was On FBI’s Radar For Months

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) — An Oklahoma couple that is being held for the FBI at the Washington County Detention Center was on the federal agency’s radar for months, according to the Sequoyah County sheriff. “We were contacted back in November by an FBI agents out of Chicago,” Sheriff Ron Lockhart said Tuesday (June 21). “He asked us to check on [Alan Crawford’s] welfare because he was making some radical posts on a website.” The website Lockhart is referring to belonged […]

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    Oklahoma Couple Wanted By FBI Will Not Be Able To Post Bond

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) — An Oklahoma couple who was wanted by the FBI will not be released on bond. Alan and Daphne Crawford went before a Washington County judge Monday morning (June 20) for a bond hearing, but neither of them will be able to post bail because they are being held for the FBI, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. The Crawfords also face separate charges in Washington County. Alan Crawford is facing charges of simultaneous possession of […]

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    Benton County Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Capital Murder After Baby Dies

    BETHEL HEIGHTS (KFSM) — A man was arrested Thursday (June 16) on suspicion of capital murder in connection to the death of a three-month-old baby, according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. Edward Alexis Martinez-Torres, 21, was being held at the Benton County Jail following an investigation that began June 9 when Bethel Heights police officers responded to a 911 call about a baby not breathing, the release from the sheriff’s office states. The baby boy was taken to Northwest […]

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    Barling Fire Chief Arrested On Suspicion Of DWI

    BARLING (KFSM) — The chief of the Barling Fire Department was arrested Saturday (June 18) on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, according to the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office. Lewis Haggard was taken into custody around 3 a.m. Saturday on suspicion of DWI, driving left-of-center and speeding, the sheriff’s office said. According to the police report from the Barling Police Department, Haggard was driving a white motorcycle on Highway 22 when he was pulled over for speeding. The report states  David […]


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