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    Newton County Sheriff’s Office Searching For Escaped Inmate

    NEWTON COUNTY (KFSM) — The Newton County Sheriff’s Office was searching for an escaped inmate Thursday (July 21). The sheriff’s office posted a mugshot of Ryan Campbell, 31, on their Facebook page late Wednesday night. Campbell is facing first-degree battery and aggravated assault charges, according to authorities. The sheriff’s office said Campbell severely beat another man putting him in a coma for a short while. It is not clear which direction Campbell is heading or if he is armed, but […]

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    Mother And Father Convicted Of Manslaughter In Infant’s Death

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) — A Siloam Springs mother was convicted of manslaughter Wednesday (July 20) in the death of her infant son. The child’s father, Austin Moss, was convicted of manslaughter in the boy’s death on July 14. Austin moss pleaded guilty and will be sentenced in August. Jennifer Moss went before a jury this week and while the jurors found her guilty of endangering the welfare of a minor, they could not reach a verdict on the manslaughter charge, so […]

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    Prosecutor: No Charges Will Be Filed Against Officers Involved In Farmington Man’s Shooting

    FARMINGTON (KFSM) — The Washington County prosecutor notified Arkansas State Police Wednesday (July 20) that no charges were warranted against the deputies and officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man in Farmington on June 24. Law enforcement officers from Farmington, Washington County, Fayetteville, Johnson and Goshen were called to Neal Street in Farmington just after 5 p.m. after a man had set part of his property on fire and would not let first responders near it. The suspect […]

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    Democrats File Suit To Stop Filling Of Republican Washington Co. Judge Candidate Vacancy

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) — The Democratic Party of Arkansas and Tyler Clark, Chairman of the Washington County Democrats filed a lawsuit Wednesday (July 20) against the Washington County Republican Committee, Republican Party of Arkansas State Committee and Washington County Clerk Becky Lewallen. The lawsuit stems from the withdrawal of Republican Washington County Judge candidate Micah Neal. The Washington County Republican Committee is seeking to replace Neal with another candidate by calling a county convention in August, but the lawsuit is […]

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    West Fork Mayor Charlie Rossetti Resigns Effective Immediately

    WEST FORK (KFSM) — The mayor of West Fork has resigned. Mayor Charlie Rossetti submitted his letter of resignation Tuesday (July 19). The letter states: I am submitting a letter of resignation as the Mayor of West Fork. I will no longer be able to serve this community and my constituents as you deserve. It has been an honor to be your Mayor and I hope that I have been of benefit to this community. This resignation is effective immediately. […]

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    Report: Man Calls In Bomb Threat At Fayetteville PD Out Of Boredom

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) —  An Fayetteville man was arrested Friday (July 15) after he called in a bomb threat to the Fayetteville Police Department. Jeff Agustin Lopez, 18, was arrested on suspicion of falsely communicating a terrorist threat, according to his arrest report. The Fayetteville Police Department dispatch center received at call at around 11:30 p.m. Thursday from a male caller who said there was a bomb in the building and it would go off in five minutes, the arrest report […]

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    Fort Smith Hires New Fire Chief

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Fort Smith’s city administrator announced the hiring of a new fire chief Thursday (July 14). City Administrator Carl Geffken announced Fire Chief Philip P. Christensen will be the new head of the Fort Smith Fire Department effective July 18. Christensen brings 23 years of fire and rescue operation experience to Fort Smith, according to a release from the city. Christensen’s career started as a firefighter to driver to captain to Local 33 president to battalion chief […]

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    Sebastian Co. Sheriff Travels To Dallas For Police Officers’ Funerals

    SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) — Sebastian County Sheriff Bill Hollenbeck traveled to Dallas, Texas Thursday (July 14) to attend a funeral service for one of the five police officers killed by a sniper. Hollenbeck spent part of his law enforcement career as a Dallas police officer. The sheriff shared a photo oh himself and Captain John Miller standing in front of one of the many memorials for the police officers.

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    Former Razorback RB Arrested On Suspicion Of DWI

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Former Arkansas running back and fifth-round draft pick Jonathan Williams, 22, was arrested Thursday (July 14) in Fayetteville on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, according to an arrest report from Fayetteville police. An officer was called to the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Futrall Drive around 2 a.m. for a report of an intoxicated driver, the report states. The officer followed the vehicle and noticed it was weaving in its own lane, so he […]


    Gravette Mayor Fires Police Chief

    GRAVETTE (KFSM) — The mayor of Gravette announced Wednesday (July 13) that the city’s police chief had been fired. According to the City of Gravette Facebook page, Mayor Kurt Maddox fired Police Chief Andrew Bower after deciding a change in leadership in the department was necessary. The mayor appointed Sgt. Chuck Skaggs to act as interim police chief and assured residents nothing will change in the police department’s service and protection, the Facebook post states.

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    Fayetteville PD Chief’s Open Letter About Officer Training, Community Relations

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Following the shooting deaths of two black men by police and the shooting deaths of five Dallas officers by a black man, Fayetteville Police Chief Greg Tabor posted an open letter on the Fayetteville Police Department Facebook page Tuesday (July12) outlining the training his officers go through to deescalate tense situations before using lethal force as a last resort and to remain unbiased in their policing. The police chief also wrote he will be traveling to Washington, […]

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    Three Arrested On Suspicion Of Murder In Connection To Hiker’s Disappearance

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) — Three men were arrest Tuesday (July 12) on suspicion of first-degree murder in connection to the disappearance of a hiker in Sequoyah County. Blake Shamblin, 25, Michael Snelling, 22, and Tyler Leverett, 22, were arrested in connection to a homicide investigation involving Matthew Fagan, who was reported missing June 21 near Cato Creek at Lake Tenkiller, according to Sheriff Ron Lockhart. The sheriff’s office arrested Leverett on July 5 originally on suspicion of conspiracy to commit […]


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