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    Springdale Police: Man Exposes Himself To Children Inside Walmart

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — A man was arrested Thursday (Feb. 4) after exposing himself to several children at a Springdale Walmart earlier this week, according to police. Micah Krol, 36, is facing three counts of sexual indecency with a child and one count of public sexual indecency, according to Washington County Detention Center records. Krol was arrested at the Alpha Delta Pi sorority house on the University of Arkansas campus after being caught on camera following and targeting children at the […]

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    VIDEO: Man Sets City Truck On Fire “Out Of Spite” For Being Ticketed, Police Say

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — The Springdale Police Department released surveillance video Thursday (Feb. 4) of a pickup truck that had been set on fire days earlier. The pickup truck was parked on Mill Street when it was set on fire Jan. 31, according to police. In the surveillance video a vehicle could be seen pulling up beside the Code Enforcement Division pickup and a fire starts moments later. The fire blistered the paint in the truck bed and melted a brake […]


    OSBI: Okmulgee Deputy Shoots, Kills Sequoyah County Murder Suspect

    OKMULGEE COUNTY, Okla. (KFSM) — A deputy with the Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office shot and killed a murder suspect from Sequoyah County Wednesday (Feb. 3), according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. The deputy killed John Neuman, 53, of Gore who was charged with second-degree murder in connection to the beating death of his wife at a home in Sequoyah County, OSBI said. On Wednesday afternoon, a driver called 911 in Okmulgee County after coming across a one-vehicle crash […]

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    Bentonville PD: Man Shot During Home Burglary, Suspect At Large

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — A man was shot Thursday morning (Feb. 4) during a burglary at a Bentonville home, according to the Bentonville Police Department. The 30-year-old victim told police he had just returned to his home on 2500 block of SE 4th Street when he found an unknown man inside, police said. Officers responded to the home around 9:45 a.m. The victim got his firearm and was shot during a struggle with the suspect, who then fled the home on […]

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    Bond Set For Three Juvenile Suspects In UAFS Student’s Shooting Death

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A judge set a cash bond of $500,000 Wednesday (Feb. 3) for three juvenile suspects arrested in connection to the shooting death of a University of Arkansas-Fort Smith student. Shakur Sharp, 16, James Sharp, 15, and Dionte Parks, 16, have been charged as adults with first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated robbery and kidnapping, according to Sebastian County Prosecuting Attorney Daniel Shue. All three pleaded not guilty Wednesday and have not yet been given their next […]

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    Fort Smith Bar Owners Arrested On Suspicion Of Illegal Gambling

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Two Fort Smith bar owners are facing charges of keeping a gambling house Tuesday (Feb. 2) following an investigation by the police department. Fort Smith police received complaints of illegal gambling at bars in the city in December 2015, according to Sgt. Daniel Grubbs. The Street Crimes Unit and Arkansas Beverage Control agents traced the illegal gambling to Grand Central Station on Zero Street and Ava’s at Fianna on Jenny Lind Road, Grubbs said. Grand Central […]

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    Three Suspects In Death Of UAFS Student Charged With First-Degree Murder

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The three juveniles arrested in connection to the death of a University of Arkansas-Fort Smith student have been charged. According to Sebastian County Prosecuting Attorney Daniel Shue, Shakur Sharp, James Sharp and Dionte Parks were charged with first-degree murder, as well as two aggravated robbery accounts and kidnapping, all felony charges. A probable cause affidavit stated that intruders broke into Kaleb Watson’s house, tied him up and demanded to know where any valuable items might be. […]

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    One Dead, One Hospitalized After Franklin County Fire Destroys Home

    FRANKLIN COUNTY (KFSM) — A man is dead and his mother was hospitalized Wednesday morning (Jan. 27) after a fire destroyed a home in Franklin County. Franklin County Sheriff Anthony Boen said the 27-year-old man didn’t make it out of the home on Oak Bend Road. His body was found in the rubble just after 9 a.m. Travis Ball, a criminal investigator with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office released the identities of the family members: Loka Lee was the son, […]

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    Fort Smith Stabbing Suspect Charged With Two Battery Felonies

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A man arrested in connection to a stabbing has been charged, according to Sebastian County Prosecuting Attorney Daniel Shue. Vonterius Johnson, 29, has been charged with: first-degree domestic battery second-degree domestic battery where the victim was less than 12 years old. habitual offender According to Shue, Johnson confessed to stabbing his girlfriend Carrie Firestine multiple times with kitchen knives on Sunday night (Jan. 24). A police summary stated that the incident took place in front of a […]

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    Arkansas Resident Tests Positive For Zika Virus

    Little Rock, Ark. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed that an Arkansas resident has tested positive for Zika virus on Monday Jan. 25. The individual got a mild case of Zika after traveling out of the country recently, the CDC stated in a press release. Zika virus is a relatively new disease for the Western hemisphere. It first appeared in Brazil in May of 2015 and has since spread to 20 countries in Central and South America and the […]

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    Fort Smith Police Looking For Two Juveniles In Connection To Deadly Robbery

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The Fort Smith Police Department identified two persons of interest Tuesday (Jan. 26) in connection to a home invasion robbery that ended in the death of Kaleb Watson, 22. Police are looking for Shakur Shanden Sharp, 16, and James Lariel Sharp, 15, according to a release from the department. James Sharp is also considered a runaway and was reported missing by his mother Jan. 22, the release states. Watson was shot Saturday (Jan. 23) at a […]

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    Arkansas Governor’s Son Arrested On Suspicion Of DWI Following Crash

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The son of Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson was arrested Sunday (Jan. 24) on suspicion of DWI, according to Washington County Detention Center records. Arkansas State Police arrested William Asa Hutchinson III, 40, after he crashed on the I-49 southbound exit ramp to the Fulbright Expressway, according to his arrest report. Hutchinson was driving on the ramp when he hit the guardrail with the front and side of his vehicle, the arrest report states. A responding firefighter notified […]


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