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  • Raymond Maresh

    BCSO: Man Dragged Dog Behind Pickup, Pointed Gun At Deputies

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — The Benton County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Sunday (Nov. 22) after a neighbor saw him dragging a dog by a cable behind his pickup truck, according to probable cause documents. Raymond Maresh, 63, is facing charges of cruelty to animals, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and felon in possession of firearms, the documents state. When deputies arrived at Maresh’s home on Sugar Creek Road they had to take cover when Maresh pointed a […]

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    Records Show Proposed Wind Farm Representative Has History Of Financial Trouble

    ELM SPRINGS (KFSM) — Another key player involved in the proposal to build a wind farm in Elm Springs has a history of criminal and civil cases involving his finances. Court documents obtained by 5NEWS show Cody Fell has a history of financial issues in Arkansas and Oklahoma. According to city council meeting minutes, Fell and two others represented Dragonfly Industries International at initial meetings with Elm Spring city leaders in December 2014. However, Fell’s official role in the company […]

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    U.S. Forest Service: Man Shared Photos Of Illegal Artifact Excavation On Instagram

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) — A man is under investigation after officers with the U.S. Forest Service used his Instagram account to determine he may be illegally excavating artifacts from known prehistoric archaeological sites in the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest, according to a search warrant affidavit from the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Western District of Arkansas. The investigation into David R. Tudor, of Natural Dam, began in May 2015 when the U.S. Forest Service received an anonymous email about Tudor’s […]

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    Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Releases Details Of Denning Homicide

    DENNING (KFSM) — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office released an arrest warrant affidavit Friday (Nov. 20) for a suspect accused of killing a man in Denning in September. On Sept. 6 at about 11:45 p.m., deputies were called to Cherry Street where a man was lying face down in the southbound lane of traffic with a large cut to his neck, according to the affidavit.  Investigators at the scene identified the victim as Justin Broomfield, 23, the affidavit states. One […]

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    Prairie Grove Telephone Booth Lands On National Register

    PRAIRIE GROVE (KFSM) — The Prairie Grove Airlight Outdoor Telephone Booth in Prairie Grove is now on the National Register of Historic Places, according to the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. The telephone booth, located on the southwest corner of East Douglas and Parker Streets, was built around 1960. According to the National Register nomination, the telephone booth represents a new direction in the design of telephone booths. Unlike wooden booths that were found inside hotels, drug stores, or other businesses […]

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    U Of A To Change Name Of “ISIS” Student Registration System

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Come January 2016, the University of Arkansas student registration system will no longer be called ISIS, according to university spokeswoman Laura Jacobs. The new system will be called UAConnect and will have the same function as the previous system. Jacobs said the name of the old system now has a negative connotation and the name of the new system better describes its purpose. Jacobs said the university has been considering changing the name ISIS for about a […]

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    Wind Farm Company CEO Responds To Past Embezzlement Conviction

    ELM SPRINGS (KFSM) — The chief executive officer of a Texas-based company that has proposed building a wind farm on 300 acres in Elm Springs addressed his past embezzling conviction Thursday (Nov. 19). Jody Douglas Davis is the CEO of Dragonfly Industries International, LLC. On Aug. 10, 2009 he pleaded guilty to 18 counts of wire fraud and 64 counts of money laundering in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma. Upon sentencing 46 counts of money […]

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    Benton County Sheriff To Reinstate Deputies To Pre-Demotion Positions

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — The Benton County sheriff announced Wednesday (Nov. 18) he will immediately reinstate two deputies to their prior positions following Tuesday night’s grievance hearing that ended with the grievance committee ruling the deputies had been wrongfully demoted. After nearly five hours, the grievance committee voted deputies Robin Holt and Jeremy Guyll qualified as whistle blowers and shouldn’t have been demoted by Sheriff Kelley Cradduck. The attorney for Holt and Guyll said his clients were demoted after they […]

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    U Of A Study Examines Economic Impact Of Clean Line Transmission Line

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — An economic study from the University of Arkansas Sam M. Walton College of Business displayed potential numbers for the Plains & Eastern Clean Project. The near-700-mile high voltage transmission line that has been proposed by Clean Line Energy Partners LLC would deliver 4,000 megawatts of wind power from the Oklahoma Panhandle region to utilities and customers in Arkansas, Tennessee and other markets in the Mid-South and Southeast areas, the study reported. The study estimates the cost of […]

  • Lewis Hedges

    Prosecutor Dismisses Charge Related To Tontitown Murder

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A charge filed against a Springdale man who was arrested following the stabbing death of a woman near Tontitown in May 2014 was dismissed Tuesday (Nov. 17), according to the Washington County prosecutor’s office. The prosecutor dropped the hindering apprehension charge against Lewis Anthony Hedges, 35, citing insufficient evidence, the prosecutor’s office said. Hedges was arrested several days after authorities arrested Brock Atkins, then 19, in the death of Dawn LeAnn Frazier, records show. Investigators said Atkins […]

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    Arkansas Catholic Organization Weighs In On Governor’s Opposition To Syrian Refugees

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Since Friday’s terror attacks in France, governors in more than 30 states, including Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, have announced they oppose the relocation of Syrian refugees to their states. Patrick Gallaher, the executive director of Catholic Charities of Arkansas, which runs a Refugee Resettlement Office in Springdale and Little Rock, said he believes Governor Hutchinson’s announcement is based in his duty to protect Arkansans. “It appears to me that the governor is just expressing his reservations about […]

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    Statistics Show One Syrian Refugee Relocated Through Arkansas Since 2012

    (KFSM) — According to statistics from the Refugee Processing Center, one Syrian refugee has been relocated to Arkansas between January 2012 and October 2015. Four have been relocated to Oklahoma, eight to Kansas, 29 to Missouri, 213 to Texas, 33 to Tennessee, 13 to Louisiana, and none to Mississippi. There has been a total of 766 asylum seekers from Syria relocated to the U.S. as of October 2015, according to UNHCR, the U.N. Refugee Agency. Since the terrorist attacks in […]


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