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    Madison Co. Sheriff Discusses Circumstances Surrounding Toddler’s Death

    HINDSVILLE (KFSM) –We now know more about the circumstances surrounding the death of a toddler in Madison County after he wandered away from home Tuesday (August 23) evening. The 2-year-old boy whose body was found Wednesday (August 24) morning at crossbow ranch is Aiden Spencer Johnson. His family identified him in a Go-Fund-Me page set up to cover his funeral costs. Madison County Sheriff Phillip Morgan said the boy`s grandmother told deputies she was outside with the toddler when he […]

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    Prosecutor: Cave Springs PD Chief Under Investigation For Falsifying Sheriff Commissions

    CAVE SPRINGS (KFSM) — The Benton County prosecutor requested Wednesday (Aug. 24) that Arkansas State Police take up the investigation into the unauthorized issuance of deputy sheriff commissions to several police officers at the Cave Springs Police Department. In a letter to Col. Bill Bryant, Director of ASP, prosecutor Nathan Smith writes that Cave Springs Police Chief Joe Powell may have tampered with public records, which is a felony. Powell was suspended with pay over the weekend after Cave Springs Mayor […]

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    “Greater” Movie About Razorback Walk-On Premieres Tonight In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A movie about one of the greatest Razorback football players of all-time will premiere Tuesday (Aug. 23) in Fayetteville. “Greater” is based on the true story of Brandon Burlsworth and will hold its premiere at the Malco Razorback Theater in Fayetteville at 7 p.m. The red carpet event will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the movie screening at 7 p.m. and will end with a question-and-answer session with filmmakers after the screening. Chris Severio, who portrays […]

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    ABC Amends Springdale Civic Center Alcohol Permit Revocation To Suspension

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — The Arkansas Alcohol Beverage Control Division voted Wednesday (Aug. 17) to suspend the Springdale Civic Center’s alcohol permit instead of revoking it completely. ABC Director Bud Roberts said the Civic Center will not be able to serve alcohol to its patrons until Jan. 1, 2017 and after that will have to stop serving alcohol at 1 a.m. for the whole year. Prior to that, the Civic Center could serve alcohol until 2 a.m. Roberts said the venue […]

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    15 Students Injured When Windows Break On Rogers School Bus

    LITTLE FLOCK (KFSM) — More than a dozen Rogers School District students had to be treated for minor injuries Wednesday (Aug. 17) morning after the windows on their school bus broke during an accident in an apartment complex parking lot. Fifteen of 41 students on board the bus suffered minor cuts when their school bus hit a steel beam that was sticking out of the back of a work truck in the parking lot of the Lost Springs apartment complex in […]

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    Dallas Police Officers Attend Funeral Service For Sebastian Co. Corporal

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Hundreds of law enforcement officers were in Fort Smith Tuesday (Aug. 16) to attend the funeral service for slain Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Bill Cooper. Most of the officers came from agencies in Northwest Arkansas, the River Valley and Oklahoma, but there were also many who made a longer journey. Two of the police officers came from Dallas for the funeral service at the Fort Smith Convention Center. “[Bill Cooper] paid the ultimate price and that’s […]

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    Altus Man Dies Following Shooting In Ozark; Three Suspects In Custody

    OZARK (KFSM) — An Altus man died Wednesday (Aug. 17) after he was shot in the head four days prior, according to the Ozark Police Department. Police identified the victim as Cody Ray Duncan, 23. Officers responded to a report of a man with a gun shot wound to the head on Aug. 13 around 9 p.m. in an area north of 2nd Street in Ozark, police said. Three suspects were arrested in connection to the shooting, according to police. Cody Robert […]

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    Funeral Arrangements For Fallen Sebastian County Corporal Changed To Accommodate Larger Crowd

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Funeral arrangements for a Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office corporal who was shot and killed in the line of duty Wednesday were changed on Friday (Aug. 12) to accommodate more people. The Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office stated that a viewing will be held at the First Baptist Church in Greenwood on Monday (August 15) from 2-8 p.m. The church is located at 19 N. Adair Street. Cpl. Bill Cooper’s funeral will take place Tuesday (August 16), at 10 a.m. at the […]

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    UPDATE: Possible Sighting Of Greenwood K-9, Search Continues

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) — Greenwood police officers said  they responded to a possible sighting of missing K-9 officer Kina late Thursday evening (August 11). Attempts to locate the K-9 officer were unsuccessful, and the search will continue into the night. A possible sighting of K-9 Kina, who has been missing since yesterday afternoon following a gunfire exchange that killed a Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office corporal, from earlier in the day is unconfirmed. Kina went missing in the area of 4722 Highway 253. Police […]

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    Family Of Officer Shooting Suspect Releases Statement

    SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) — The family of Billy Monroe Jones, who is accused of shooting and killing Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Bill Cooper, released a statement Thursday (Aug. 11). Raven Nichole Jones, who is the suspect’s sister, sent the following statement to 5NEWS on behalf of the Jones family: It is with our deepest regrets that we mourn the tragic loss of one of our county’s finest officer. Our thoughts and our prayers go out to the entire Cooper […]

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    West Fork Public Works Director Resigns, City Council Appoints Interim Mayor

    WEST FORK (KFSM) — The West Fork public works director submitted a letter of resignation Wednesday (Aug. 10) to the City Council. In the letter, James Scanlon, writes that he rather continue to serve and support the community as a private citizen rather than as public works director. He also writes about the challenges he and his family have faced this year, but does not specify what those challenges are. Scanlon requested that his resignation be effective Aug. 25, but writes […]

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    Panama School District Cancels Friday Classes For Poteau Family Funeral

    PANAMA (KFSM) — Panama School District students started school Thursday (Aug. 11), but they will not have classes Friday as three of their classmates are buried following a deadly train collision. Jace Hardy, 17, Remington Goines, 12, Ruger Goines, 7, and their mother, April Goines, were killed Aug. 7 when a train collided with the vehicle they were in at the Dewey Avenue train crossing in Poteau, according to police. All four died at the scene. A fourth child, Jacklynn […]

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