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    Ark. Legislators File Bill To Ban Second-Trimester Abortion Method

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — A group of Arkansas legislators filed a bill Monday (Dec. 5) called the Arkansas Unborn Child Protection From Dismemberment Abortion Act that would ban an abortion procedure called dilation and evacuation, which is used in the second trimester of pregnancy. The Act, filed as HB1032, defines “dismemberment abortion” as an abortion performed with the purpose of causing the death of an unborn child that purposely dismembers the living unborn child and extracts one piece at a […]

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    Rogers YMCA Closes After New Owner Backs Out

    ROGERS (KFSM) — The Northwest Arkansas Mercy Family YMCA in Rogers closed suddenly last week. Grand Lake Family YMCA Branch Director Butch Christy, who oversaw the YMCA in Rogers, said Mercy Northwest Arkansas and the Tri-State YMCA dissolved their partnership after the YMCA’s five-year lease ran out. According to Christy, a decision to shut down the Rogers YMCA was made in October because the facility was losing money and they couldn’t cover operating costs. The owner of the building had […]

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    Ark. Bill Proposes Enhanced Penalties For Crimes Committed Against Police, Firefighters, First Responders

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — A bill filed ahead of the 2017 legislative session in Little Rock proposes enhanced penalties for those found guilty of crimes purposely committed against law enforcement officers, firefighters and first responders, or members of their families. The suspect would be subject to an enhanced sentence if he or she purposely selected their victim because of the victim’s actual or perceived employment as a law enforcement officer, firefighter or first responder. If the person is convicted of […]

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    Lawmaker Files Bill Prohibiting Arkansas Cities From Enacting Sanctuary Policies

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — In a likely response to several major cities across the country declaring themselves “sanctuary cities,” an Arkansas lawmaker has filed a bill that, if passed during the 2017 legislative session, would prohibit cities in the Natural State from enacting “sanctuary policies.” Following Donald Trump’s nomination, several major metro areas, like D.C., San Francisco and Chicago, have pledged to limit their cooperation with federal immigration officials in response to the president-elect’s mass deportation plan. Under the Arkansas […]


    War Eagle Mill Up For Sale; Mill’s Future Will Be Up To New Owner

    ROGERS (KFSM) — The War Eagle Mill was put up for sale this week. According to an online posting, the 1.1 acre property is on sale for $675,000. A representative for the owner said she decided to sell the property to reduce her holdings now that she is of a more “seasoned age.” The future of the mill will be decided by the buyer. The original mill was built in 1832. The mill was destroyed and rebuilt three times. The […]

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    Johnson Police Seek Information About Bank Robbery Suspects

    JOHNSON (KFSM) — The Johnson Police Department is seeking information about two bank robbery suspects and a person of interest in connection to a bank robbery that happened Monday (Nov. 28). The robbery at First National Bank on Johnson Mill Boulevard took place just before 5 p.m., police said. Two black males confronted the three employees in the bank and demanded money. One of the males was armed with a pistol, according to police. The suspects were in and out […]

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    Woman Dies After Getting Hit By Car On Wedington Drive In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A woman who was hit Tuesday (Nov. 29) while crossing Wedington Drive in Fayetteville has died, police said Wednesday. Pamela Wilson, 36, of Topeka, Kansas was crossing Wedington Drive near Steamboat Drive around 7:25 p.m. when she was hit by a Chevrolet Impala driven by Dillon Hedges, 19, of Fayetteville, police said. Wilson was taken to Washington Regional Medical Center in critical condition and later died, according to police. There was no crosswalk in the area she […]

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    Man Who Shot, Killed Sebastian County Deputy Pleads Guilty To All Charges

    SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) – The man who shot and killed Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Bill Cooper pleaded guilty Tuesday (Nov. 29) and a judge accepted the plea. Billy Monroe Jones, 35, will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole. The Sebastian County prosecutor had been seeking the death penalty in the case. The plea deal eliminated the possibility of a death sentence. Jones pleaded guilty to capital murder and 10 counts of attempted […]

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    Fayetteville Police Search For Suspect In Attempted Kidnapping, Robbery

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Fayetteville police released the description of a man wanted in connection to what they say was an attempted kidnapping and robbery. The victim said he was at home on Pumpkin Ridge near the Stonebridge Meadows Golf Club Tuesday (Nov. 29) when a black man broke in through his back door, Sgt. Craig Stout said. The suspect then took the victim to the ATM at Arvest Bank near Mission Boulevard and Crossover Road in the victim’s truck, at which […]

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    Man Accused Of Killing Sebastian County Deputy Has Plea Hearing This Morning

    SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) – The man accused of shooting and killing Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Bill Cooper was scheduled for a plea hearing Tuesday morning (Nov. 29). Billy Monroe Jones, 35, is facing one count of capital murder and 10 counts of attempted capital murder, as well as charges of felon in possession of a firearm, killing or injuring animals used by law enforcement and habitual crime. If he were convicted by a jury, he would either be sentenced […]

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    Fayetteville Home, Fort Smith Church Considered For Nomination To National Historic Register

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is considering a home in Fayetteville and a Fort Smith church, as well as 11 other properties, for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. The home in Fayetteville is known as the “Dr. James Patrick” house and was designed by famous Fayetteville architect Ernie Jacks. Ernie Jacks graduated from the University of Arkansas and was a close classmate and colleague of Fay Jones, who the […]

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    Ark. Legislator To File Bill Requiring Universities To Allow Faculty, Staff To Carry Handguns

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — An Arkansas representative plans to file a bill next week that would require public universities and colleges to allow faculty and staff to carry handguns if they have a concealed carry permit. Rep. Charlie Collins, R-Fayetteville, proposed a similar bill in 2013 that allowed college and university boards to vote to opt out of allowing their faculty and staff to carry a firearm. All colleges and universities in Arkansas voted to opt out. If Collins’ new […]