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    Siloam Springs Police Search For Phony Dentist Practicing Without License

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM)- The Siloam Springs Police Department is searching for a man who has been practicing dentistry without a license on people in the area, according to a release from police. Police are searching for Jesus Enrique Lopez-Portillo, who targeted Latino families in Siloam Springs in September 2014, the release states. Lopez-Portillo, who called himself a “missionary dentist” but had no license to practice, performed dental services in victims’ homes at a discounted rate, according to the release. His […]


    Arkansas Governor Signs Bill To Make Up School Days By The Hour

    LITTLE ROCK (KTHV)- On Monday, Governor Asa Hutchinson signed House Bill 1313 into Act 286, giving schools the option of making up missed school days by the hour throughout the year as opposed to at the end of the year. “[Schools] are going to really put this to great use,” said Representative Charlotte Douglas. Douglas is representative for Arkansas’ 75th district and head sponsor of the bill turned act. “In talking with teachers, administrators– they came up with all kinds […]

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    Cross Church Pastor Urges President To Bring End To ISIS

    ROGERS (KFSM)- Cross Church Senior Pastor, and Southern Baptist Convention president, Dr. Ronnie Floyd is urging President Obama to take action against the terror organization called The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in an open letter posted on Floyd’s blog Monday (March 2). In the letter, Floyd writes that ISIS threatens world peace in a way that hasn’t been seen since the Nazis of World War II, so he and the former presidents of the Southern Baptist Convention […]

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    Tyson Donates $5 Million To New Agricultural Research Center At U Of A

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The Tyson Family and Tyson Foods, Inc. announced Monday (March 2) that they will be donating $5 million to the construction of a high-tech agricultural research building at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. The donation from Tyson to the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will go towards financing the new $16.3 million Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Sciences, according to a media release from Tyson. The construction of the 60,000 square-foot building on property in […]

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    Local Universities Cancel Saturday Classes Due To Winter Weather

    The three big universities and colleges in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley have cancelled classes on Saturday (Feb. 27) because of winter weather. The University of Arkansas Fayetteville campus will be closed. The University of Arkansas Fort Smith campus will also be closed and all activities and events are cancelled. For off-campus classes, students and employees should look for closing announcements for the facility where the class is being held. If the facility is closed by the organization that […]

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    Springdale Firefighter Forced To Retire Due To Smoke Inhalation Complications

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- The Springdale Fire Department is raising money for one of their captains after he was forced to retire. Captain James “Bull” Carter was forced to take a line-of-duty medical retirement because of complications from smoke inhalation after fighting a house fire earlier this month, according to a post on the Springdale Fire Department Facebook page. Carter has been hospitalized for the last two weeks, but his condition is slowly improving, the post states. To help his family with […]

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    Two Hospitalized After Four-Vehicle Wreck In Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM)- Two people were hospitalized Thursday (Feb. 26) after a four-vehicle accident in Rogers, according to police. The Rogers Police and Fire Departments responded to the accident at the intersection of Dixieland Road and Walnut Street around 2:40 p.m., police said. One person was taken to Mercy Hospital in Rogers and another was taken by helicopter to Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, according to police.

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    Oklahoma Man Arrested After Fatal Washington County Wreck

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – An Oklahoma man is facing a negligent homicide charge after a Saturday night (Feb. 21) wreck that killed a man and critically injured a woman, according to an arrest report form the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Benn Garrett, 26, of Stillwell, was arrested Monday (Feb. 23) by Arkansas State Police and released on a $15,000 bond, according to jail records. On Saturday, around 11:20 p.m., Garrett was driving on Highway 16, just west of Fayetteville, when […]

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    Son Arrested After Former Mountainburg Mayor Beaten With Ax Handle

    MOUNTAINBURG (KFSM) – Former Mountainburg Mayor Ralph Bryant remained in critical condition Wednesday, a day after police say his teenage son beat him with an ax handle. Mountainburg emergency crews responded Tuesday to the 900 block of Cedar Street in reference to an injury. Bryant, former mayor and police chief for the city, was flown to Washington Regional Medical Center in serious condition, with multiple lacerations and a broken eye socket, a family member told 5NEWS. Police on Wednesday said […]

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    Man Hospitalized After Car Goes Into Creek In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- A man was transported to Sparks Hospital in Fort Smith after his car drove off a bridge near the intersection of Towson Avenue and Louisville Street, according to the Fort Smith Police Department. Officer Steve Krumm said the man may have fallen asleep at the wheel while traveling northbound on Towson Avenue. He then clipped a telephone pole and went down an embankment into Mill Creek, Krumm said. Krumm said the driver was transported to the hospital […]

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    Man Expected To Be Okay After Crashing Into Culvert On I-49

    LOWELL (KFSM)- A man whose vehicle lost control on Interstate 49 in Lowell and crashed into a culvert Tuesday (Feb. 17) is expected to be okay, according to Arkansas State Police. A trooper with ASP said the driver, identified as Nicholas Kissinger, was driving southbound on I-49 in the outside lane around 8:45 p.m. when his tire hit the snow and ice on the shoulder, causing him to lose control. The car then went across the southbound off ramp at […]

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    Missing Fort Smith Man Found Dead in Cedarville

    CEDARVILLE (KFSM)- A Fort Smith man, who went missing earlier this week, has been found dead in Cedarville, according to the Fort Smith Police Department. Authorities said Jimmy Abner’s body was found in a wooded area near Cedarville Road Thursday night (Feb. 12). Abner’s body has been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab. Authorities said Abner’s cause of death remains under investigation this morning. No other details about his death have been released. Stay with 5NEWS for more on […]


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