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    Bobby Hopper Reflects On Vision For Interstate & Namesake Tunnel

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) — The tunnel is part of the landscape now; a familiar part of the drive between Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley, so its impact on Arkansas and the impact of the man it is named after may not always be so obvious. Let us start in the early 1980s. Bobby Hopper was standing somewhere in south Fayetteville in the area where Interstate 49 is now. “I was standing out there, a guy drove by, I don’t […]

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    Arkansas U.S. Senate Candidate Backs Medical Marijuana Amendment

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — After the Arkansas Supreme Court disqualified the Medical Cannabis Act, also known as Issue 7, from the November ballot Thursday (Oct. 27), former U.S. attorney and Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate Conner Eldridge released a statement in support of the other medical marijuana measure that is still on the ballot. Issue 6, known as the Medical Marijuana Amendment, withstood a petition against it earlier this month. In the statement, Eldridge said he feels Issue 6 is […]

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    Issue 7 Backers Urge Voters To Vote For Issue 6, Still Cast Ballots For Issue 7

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — After the Arkansas Supreme Court struck down the Medical Cannabis Act, also known as Issue 7, Thursday (Oct. 27) the group Arkansans for Compassionate Care, which wrote the measure, is urging voters to vote for the other medical marijuana measure that is still on the ballot. Issue 6, known as the Medical Marijuana Amendment, withstood a petition against it earlier this month. In a statement, Arkansans for Compassionate Care encouraged voters to vote for Issue 6 […]

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    Man Who Killed Springdale Pawn Shop Owner 42 Years Ago Released From Prison

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A man convicted of killing a pawn shop owner in Springdale more than 40 years ago was released Wednesday (Oct. 26) after his life in prison without parole sentence was vacated. Judge Mark Lindsay issued an order Tuesday that discharged Dennis Wayne Lewis from the Arkansas Department of Corrections. Lewis, who is now 59, was 17 years old when he shot and killed Jared Jerome Cobb at Cobb’s Western Store and Pawn Shop during a robbery on […]

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    Prosecutor Seeks Death Penalty For Man Accused Of Killing Sebastian Co. Deputy

    SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) — The Sebastian County prosecutor is seeking the death penalty in the case against a man accused of shooting and killing Sebastian County Cpl. Bill Cooper. In a letter sent to Sebastian County Circuit Judge J. Michael Fitzhugh, Prosecutor Daniel Shue advised he will be seeking the death penalty for Billy Monroe Jones. Jones is being held at the Sebastian County Detention Center and is facing one count of capital murder, ten counts of attempted capital murder, […]

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    Fayetteville To Welcome Miss America Home With Parade Saturday

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The City of Fayetteville will welcome Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields home Saturday (Oct. 22) with a parade. The parade starts at 4 p.m. and will go down Dickson Street to the Chi Omega Greek Theater. Shields will be joined by Miss Arkansas, Miss Mississippi, Miss South Carolina, Miss Washington, Miss New York, Miss Tennessee, Miss Oklahoma, Miss Alabama, Miss America’s Outstanding Tree and Miss Arkansas’ Outstanding Teen for a ceremony. Shields is a 2013 graduate of […]

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    Former Fort Smith City Administrator Ray Gosack Dies

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Former Fort Smith City Administrator Ray Gosack died Friday morning (Oct. 21), the city of Fort Smith confirmed. He died suddenly from a form of cancer. He was 58. Gosack was hired as city administrator in 2011 and retired in July 2015. Grace Community Church will host the funeral service sometime next week and Edwards Funeral Home will handle the arrangmenets, according to Mayor Sandy Sanders. Gosack had worked out the details himself, Sanders said.

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    Boil Order Issued For Part Of Cedarville

    CEDARVILLE (KFSM) — The City of Cedarville issued a boil order Friday (Oct. 21) for some residents. The boil order was issued for 5915 Highway 59 north to Beverly Hills Drive, which affects about 80 customers, because water may have become contaminated as a result of partial loss in normal system pressure. Affected customers should boil the water for one minute before using it for drinking or food preparation.

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    Oklahoma Civilian Employee, Illinois Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

    MCALESTER, Okla. (KFSM) — The Department of Defense identified the civilian employee and American soldier who were killed in Afghanistan Thursday. The Pentagon said Michael G. Sauro, 40, of McAlester, Oklahoma died in Kabul. A U.S. official said the attack happened at an Afghan military ammunition supply point outside of Kabul. They said the Americans were visiting the site as part of their train, advise and assist mission when a lone gunman opened fire on them at the entry control […]

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    National Mountain Bike Magazine Wraps Up Bike Testing On NWA Trails

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — A crew from the most popular mountain bike magazine in the country wrapped up the bike testing portion of its two-week trip to Northwest Arkansas in Bentonville Wednesday (Oct. 19). A crew of ten editors, writers, photographers and videographers from Bike Magazine has been test-riding 35 of the most-anticipated mountain bikes of 2017 on trails in Bella Vista, Bentonville, Rogers, Fayetteville and Eureka Springs. “[Northwest Arkansas] is becoming really well-known for mountain biking and it’s about time we […]

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    Prosecutor: Springdale Officers Justified In Shooting Suspect Who Shot At Them

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — The Washington County prosecutor ruled Tuesday (Oct. 18) that two Springdale police officers were justified in shooting a man on a scooter who had shot at them. Sergeant Josh Kirmer and Patrolman Roger Eubanks shot and killed Zachary Sutton, 26, of Springdale Oct. 4 near the intersection of Turner Street and Gates Avenue, according to investigators. The officers pulled Sutton over while he was on a scooter and Sutton opened fire after stopping, investigators said. Kirmer and […]

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    Mumps Cases Now Reported In All Four Largest NWA School Districts

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The Fayetteville School District reported a confirmed case of the mumps at one of its middle schools Monday (Oct. 17), which means cases of the mumps have now spread to all four of the largest school districts in Northwest Arkansas. Officials at Holt Middle School were notified late Monday afternoon that a student has a confirmed case of the mumps, according to school district spokesman Alan Wilbourn. The Arkansas Department of Health requires students in the same school […]