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    No Animal Cruelty Charges Stemming From Video Of Goat Hit Over Head With Can

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The Fayetteville Police Department said Monday (Sept. 26) a group of juveniles that appears in a cell phone video shared on Facebook will not face animal cruelty charges after one of the boys appears to break open a beverage can by hitting it over a goat’s head. The video was posted on Sept. 22 on Facebook by Mollie Catherine Mullins and has since been shared nearly 825 times. It is unclear when the original video of the […]

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    Madison Co. Deputy Faces Disciplinary Action Following K-9 Death

    MADISON COUNTY (KFSM) — The Madison County sheriff announced Monday (Sept. 26) a list of disciplinary actions it is taking against a deputy who Washington County investigators say killed his K-9 after leaving her in a hot vehicle for several hours. K-9 Lina died Sept. 9 after she was left in Deputy Jonathon Cornelison’s patrol vehicle from about 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to findings from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Madison County Sheriff Phillip Morgan has suspended Cornelison […]

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    Fayetteville PD: Man, Woman Arrested In Connection To Drive-By Shooting

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A man and woman were facing multiple charges each Friday (Sept. 23) following a drive-by shooting in Fayetteville the night before. Fayetteville police arrested Kernan Rashad Veal, 34, and Sarah Therese Inman, 33, after Veal shot off several rounds at another man, according to arrest reports for both suspects. Police were dispatched around 10:30 p.m. Thursday to a recording studio on North Market Avenue where the victim reported Veal and Inman were in a car together driving […]

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    Inmate Steals Crawford County Deputy Unit, Crashes On I-40

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) — An inmate stole a Crawford County Sheriff’s Office unit Friday (Sept. 23) and crashed it on Interstate 40 between Van Buren and Alma, according to the sheriff’s office. The inmate, identified as Necolle Speaks, was brought to the Crawford County Courthouse in Van Buren for a hearing and she escaped using a back door, then took an unmarked deputy vehicle, the sheriff’s office said. Speaks was being held in jail on a list of drug charges, according to […]

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    Details Released In Hot Car Death Of Madison County K-9

    MADISON COUNTY (KFSM) — The Washington County prosecutor released documents Friday (Sept. 23) that detail how a K-9 that belonged to Madison County died Sept. 9. Deputy Jonathon Cornelison was the handler for K-9 Lina, a three-year-old Belgian Malinois. She died after having been left in Cornelison’s vehicle, according to documents from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, which handled the investigation. Cornelison told investigators the sheriff’s office had lost a few employees, so he was working five 10-hour days a […]

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    Mumps Cases In NWA Now Up To Nearly 300; Confirmed In 31 Schools

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — The Arkansas Department of Health reported 297 suspected and confirmed cases of mumps in Northwest Arkansas Thursday (Sept. 22). The outbreak was first reported Aug. 31 and the health department expects cases to keep multiplying for the next six months. Cases of mumps have been confirmed in the following schools: Huntsville School District: Huntsville Middle School Rogers School District: Birch Kirksey Middle School Grace Hill Elementary School Northside Elementary School Old Wire Road Elementary School Rogers High […]

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    Sheriff: Johnson Co. Deputy Resigns Amid ASP Investigation Into Misconduct

    CLARKSVILLE (KFSM) — A former Johnson County deputy is under investigation following allegations of misconduct, according to Sheriff Larry Jones. Jones said Thursday (Sept. 22) the investigation, which is being conducted by Arkansas State Police, stems from a complaint filed by a woman who came into the sheriff’s office. The deputy, who Jones said he is not naming at this time, was suspended with pay on Sept. 11, but has since resigned from his position. “We’re not releasing [the name] […]

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    Report: Bethel Heights Suspect Shot During Undercover Prostitution Sting

    BETHEL HEIGHTS (KFSM) — A man who was shot by Bethel Heights police officers Sept. 14 was a suspect in an undercover prostitution sting, according to probable cause documents released Thursday (Sept. 22). Justin Ryan Delacruz, 20, was booked into the Benton County Detention Center Sept. 20 after he was treated and released from the hospital, records show. He is being held on $100,000 bond on suspicion of patronizing a prostitute, two counts of second-degree battery, aggravated assault on a […]

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    Scott County Sheriff Identifies Suspect, Victim In Death Investigation

    SCOTT COUNTY (KFSM) — The Scott County Sheriff’s Office released the identities of the victim and suspect involved in a deadly altercation over the weekend. The sheriff’s office said Jeffery Newell, 36, killed Hugh “Hoot” Strozier, 38, Sunday night (Sept. 18). Deputies responded to a house in the Nella community around 7:30 p.m. where they found Strozier dead from what appeared to be a stabbing, according to the sheriff’s office. Three children were also present at Newell’s home where the altercation […]

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    Vehicle Rollover On MLK Blvd. Outside Farmington Cleared

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The Fayetteville Police Department said a vehicle rollover that had blocked traffic on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near Farmington city limits Wednesday (Sept. 21) has been cleared. The vehicle struck a power pole just before 3 p.m. bringing the power lines down across the road, which briefly blocked traffic.  

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    Nearly 40 Suspected & Confirmed Mumps Reported In Enid, Okla.

    ENID, Okla. (KFSM) — Nearly 40 suspected and confirmed cases of mumps were reported this week in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Department of Health said four cases of mumps have been confirmed in Garfield County and at least 34 more cases are under investigation after students in two Enid Public Schools showed symptoms of the virus. The majority of cases were found in middle school and high school students. Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus. It typically starts with […]

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    Immunization Clinics Open In Benton County Following Mumps Outbreak

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Immunization clinics opened in Benton County Thursday (Sept. 15) following an outbreak of mumps in Northwest Arkansas. The Benton County Health Department and Mercy Hospital are partnering up to offer all vaccines required by students in grades 6 through 12, including the MMR vaccine, which covers mumps, measles and rubella. Other vaccines offered at the clinics include DTaP, polio, chickenpox and Hepatitis B. The clinics accepts all insurance plans, Medicaid, ARKids First and patients with no […]