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  • Tyson Donates $1 Million To Help Revitalize Downtown Springdale

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Tyson Foods announced two initiatives Friday (Jan. 23), which they say will bring more business to downtown Springdale. The company donated $1 million to the Downtown Springdale Alliance, a nonprofit that works on developing infrastructure and green spaces. “Springdale has been a part of our past, and it is part of our future,” said Linda Wray, a Tyson spokesperson. “We want to invest in downtown Springdale.” Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse said Tyson will also open a new […]

  • Owner Of Kingfish, Flying Burrito To Open New Bar In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The co-owner of Kingfish Bar and restaurant chain The Flying Burrito Co. is planning to open a new bar called Big Star on N. Block Avenue in Fayetteville. Archie Schaffer said his new venture will be going into the Beaver Electric building. According to Schaffer, Big Star will be more upscale than Kingfish with a 1950’s feel with craft and local beers and craft cocktails. The bar will also be non-smoking. Schaffer said he found Block Street appealing […]

  • Fort Smith Approves $84K For Motorcycle Rally

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- The Fort Smith Board of Directors approved $84,000 Tuesday (Jan. 20) to fund a motorcycle rally in the city in May. The director of the Steel Horse Rally, Dennis Snow, went before the city directors Jan.  13 to make his case. He estimates the total cost of the rally will be between $476,887 and $543,387 and believes it will bring in a revenue around $510,000. Snow said the city’s $84,000 allocation was needed to set the event […]

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    86 Wildfires Reported Across Arkansas MLK Holiday Weekend

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- During the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, there were 86 wildfires across Arkansas, which burned 1,322 acres of land, according to the Arkansas Forestry Commission (AFC). The wildfires happened during the course of Saturday, Sunday and Monday in Baxter, Faulkner, Izard, Marion, Pulaski and Searcy Counties. Two homes were lost in Grant County, according to AFC. The AFC said the sudden wildfire activity in January was caused by dormant vegetation, which dries quickly with warm temperatures, low […]

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    200 Acre Wildfire Closes Part Of Lower Buffalo Wilderness

    MARION COUNTY (KFSM)- About 200 acres of land have been burned by a wildfire in the Lower Buffalo Wilderness area in Marion County, according to the National Park Service (NPS). Buffalo National River Dispatch received a call about a fire near Jackson Ridge at approximately 2 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 18), a release from NPS states. The area affected by the wildfire is on the south side of the Buffalo River and is about 2.6 linear miles from Buffalo Point on […]

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    Springdale Man Killed In Head-On Collision On I-49 In Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM)- A 72-year-old Springdale man was killed in a head-on collision on Interstate 49 in Rogers on Wednesday(Jan. 14), according to the Arkansas State Police. David A. Sack died after his vehicle, having entered I-49 going the wrong way, collided about 7:45 p.m. with a vehicle driven by Timothy Carter, 45, also of Springdale. Carter was injured in the wreck and taken to Mercy Medical Center in Rogers. Sack got onto Exit 81 going the wrong way and was […]

  • I’m Not Dead, Local Veteran Tells Veterans Affairs

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- According to a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs sent to James Fale’s wife, he’s dead, even though he was the one who opened it. “When you’re pronounced dead, and you are the one opening the letter, it isn’t really a bad thing,” James Fales said. In the letter, which you can read here, the VA extends its deepest sympathy to Dorothea Fales after her husband supposedly passed. Fales is a disabled army veteran, who served 11 […]

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    Tontitown Mayor Terminates Police Chief

    TONTITOWN (KFSM)- The mayor of Tontitown has terminated the city’s police chief, according to former Police Chief Kris Arthur. Arthur said Mayor Paul Colvin, who was sworn in on Jan. 1, asked him to resign on Friday (Jan. 9) and when he refused, Colvin terminated him. Arthur said he was not given a cause for his termination. To read the termination documents given to Arthur, click here. The documents state the mayor has the power to appoint and remove all […]

  • From left to right: Christopher Paschall, Timothy Ford, Julio Gonzales (Courtesy: Washington County Jail)

    Springdale Murder Suspect Says He Was Victim Of Kidnapping, Beating

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- A Springdale man, who is accused of shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend and her grandfather in Missouri, claims he was kidnapped and beaten by three men in September 2014, according to court documents. The Springdale Police Department arrested Christopher Paschall, 37, on Jan. 5, 2015 after Missouri authorities named him as a suspect in the shooting deaths of Casey Brace, 29, and her grandfather, Herbert Townsend, 76, in Washburn, Mo. Investigators also said Paschall kidnapped his two-year-old daughter […]

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    Washington County Deputy Injured In August Shooting Back On Duty

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- A Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy, who was accidentally shot at a home near Elkins in August 2014, is back on duty, according to a post on the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. Corporal Taylor Reed was shot in the chest on Aug. 20 after responding to a shooting at 12397 S. Whitehouse Rd. and has been recovering from his injuries since then, the post states. A suspect was accused of killing his father at the residence, […]

  • (Courtesy: Google Maps) The intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Razorback Rd. in Fayetteville.

    UAPD Identify Man Found In Woods Across From Campus

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The victim in a homicide case being investigated by University of Arkansas Police (UAPD) has been identified, according to Capt. Gary Crain. UAPD started investigating the homicide after a body was found on land leased by the university, according to police.The body was identified as David Henry Fox, Jr., 53, authorities said. Investigators responded to a wooded area near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Razorback Road, south of Indian Trail, Sunday (Jan. 4) at 8:45 a.m. Crain […]

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    Actor Geena Davis Launches Film Festival In Bentonville

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM)- Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis announced the launch of the inaugural Bentonville Film Festival (BFF) Tuesday (Jan. 6). According to a news release from the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, the festival is designed to champion women and diversity in film and will take place from May 5 to 9 in Bentonville. It is also the first and only film competition in the world to offer guaranteed theatrical, television, digital and retail home entertainment distribution for […]


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