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  • Jones Center Apologizes After Telling Breastfeeding Mother To Cover Up

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- The Jones Center in Springdale apologized Wednesday (Dec. 17) after a Fayetteville mother said one of their employees told her to cover herself up while she was breastfeeding in the pool area. Crystal Parson said she was at the Jones Center on Sunday (Dec. 14) for her son’s birthday when her baby got hungry, so she breastfed him while sitting at the edge of the pool with her feet in the water. “I was approached by a lifeguard,” […]

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    Police: Four Arrested After Child Brings Marijuana To School

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- Four people were arrested Tuesday (Dec. 16) after officials at Tilles Elementary School in Fort Smith found a six-year-old student brought a small bag of suspected marijuana with him, according to a news release from the Fort Smith Police Department. The department’s Narcotics Division searched the boy’s home on 1917 N. K St. and arrested four adults for endangering the welfare of a minor and possession of marijuana, which carry a $2,000 bond, the release states. The […]

  • Second Suspect In Springdale Gunfight Released From Hospital And Booked

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- The second suspect involved in the armed robbery at C & S Gun and Pawn Shop in Springdale on the morning of Dec. 6 has been released from the hospital and booked into the Washington County Detention Center, according to jail records. Springdale Police said Leon Roberson, 20, and Marcus Gould, 25, robbed the store carrying semi-automatic pistols. According to police, 74-year-old Shirley Cornett shot Gould during the holdup. Cornett and her husband, Clint, own the store. Police […]

  • Gravette Police Seek Second Suspect After Drugs Found At Home

    GRAVETTE (KFSM)- The Gravette Police Department is seeking a second suspect after making one arrest in connection to a drug investigation Friday (Dec. 12), according to a news release. Police said they are looking for Jonathan Bradly Garber, 23, and have arrested Timothy Scott Harrison, 28. The Gravette Police Department worked with the SWAT unit of the Benton County Sheriff’s office to serve a search warrant at 902 Fourth Ave. SW Friday morning after receiving information from several sources that […]

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    Tontitown Police Make Arrests In 12 Theft Cases

    TONTITOWN (KFSM)- The Tontitown Police Department arrested two men involved in multiple theft cases in the city, according to a release from the police department. Officers arrested Ryan Edwards, 23, and Hunter Edwards, 19, after they confessed and wrote apology letters to the victims, the release states. Both are facing 12 counts of breaking and entering and Hunter Edwards faces an additional count of tampering with evidence, according to the release. According to police, their investigation into the thefts also […]

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    Fayetteville Spent $30,000 On Ordinance 119 Special Election

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The Dec. 9 special election concerning Fayetteville’s Civil Rights Ordinance cost the city an estimated $30,000, according to the Washington County Election Commission. “The biggest majority of the cost will be for poll workers,” said Jennifer Price, the Washington County election coordinator. “We had 17 polling place open. We staffed those polling places with a lot of poll workers because we knew [there] would be a heavy voter turnout. [Then there’s] the paper ballot costs and then the […]

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    Sheriff: Capital Murder Suspect Commits Suicide At Washington County Jail

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- A capital murder suspect awaiting trial at the Washington County Detention Center committed suicide Thursday (Dec. 11), according to the Washington County Sheriff. Detention officers found David E. Browning, Jr. unresponsive and slumped beside his bed with a pair of pants around his neck at about 12:25 a.m., a news release from the Sheriff’s Office states. Browning’s jury trial was scheduled to start Jan. 20, 2015, according to court records. The suspect was charged with capital murder, terroristic […]

  • 25 People Released from the Hospital After Ammonia Leak At Tyson Plant

    ROGERS (KFSM) – All 25 people who were hospitalized with inhalation injuries after an ammonia leak at a Rogers Tyson plant Wednesday (Dec. 10) have been treated and released, hospital officials said. The patients were either taken by ambulance or drove themselves to Mercy Hospital in Rogers or Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville, officials said. The ammonia leak happened around 3:30 p.m. at the Tyson Chick ‘n Quick at 400 W. Olrich St., according to the Rogers Fire Department, which […]

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    “Will Show Her Evil” Joshua Melton Tells Ex-Girlfriend

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM)-The Bentonville Police Department released court documents Wednesday (Dec. 10) showing text messages Joshua Melton sent to an ex-girlfriend prior to his arrest Tuesday (Dec. 9) on school property on suspicion of carrying a weapon and harassment of a junior high school assistant principal. The former Razorback football player, who was acquitted of second-degree murder Dec. 4, was arrested just before 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Lincoln Jr. High School following a call to police from his […]

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    Former Razorback Recently Acquitted Of Murder Arrested In Bentonville

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM)- A former Razorback football player, recently acquitted of second-degree murder, was arrested in Bentonville Tuesday (Dec. 9), according to the Bentonville Police Department. Joshua Melton, 34, of Fayetteville was arrested at Lincoln Junior High School on suspicion of harassment, carrying a weapon and loitering at about 12:40 p.m., a news release from the police department stated. The arrest followed information that Melton was making threatening statements to another person about an employee of the Bentonville School District, according […]

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    Voters Repeal Fayetteville Civil Rights Ordinance

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Fayetteville voters have repealed the city’s Civil Rights Ordinance following a special election Tuesday (Dec. 9). Those in favor of repeal got 52% of the vote with 7,523 ballots cast. Those in favor of keeping the ordinance got 48% of the vote with 7,040 ballots cast. The ordinance would have prohibited 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 […]

  • Voter Turnout Crucial To Fayetteville Ordinance 119 Special Election

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Hundreds of Fayetteville voters came out to cast their ballots in a special election Tuesday (Dec. 9) to decide whether the city’s Civil Rights Ordinance should be repealed. Voter turnout has been crucial to the special election, according to groups for and against Ordinance 119. Finance records from the Arkansas Ethics Commission show both Keep Fayetteville Fair, which is against repeal, and Repeal 119 have invested thousands of dollars in donations into their campaigns, which got under way […]


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