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    Springdale Montessori School Gets White Supremacist Newsletter Sent To Printer

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — There were increased patrols at Ozark Montessori Academy in Springdale Friday (Jan. 20) after the school received a white supremacist newsletter Tuesday. The newsletter included swastikas, hate speech and stated in part: “We are taking over on January 20th.” Two pages of the newsletter were sent to a printer a the school earlier in the day and another two came to the same printer later that afternoon, according to a letter sent to parents. School administrators began […]

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    All ORT Fixed Routes Will Be Back In Service Monday Following Devastating Fire

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — All Ozark Regional Transit fixed routes will be back in service Monday (Jan. 23) after a severe fire destroyed 85 percent of the transit system’s fleet. ORT has been steadily putting all routes back on the road since the fire on Jan. 10 destroyed 20 of ORT’s 24 buses. Multiple transit systems in Arkansas and the U.S., two local job skills and training entities and one local church have all donated vehicles and logistics support to help […]

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    Man Accused Of Shooting At Fayetteville Officer Arrested

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A man accused of shooting at a Fayetteville police officer Tuesday (Jan. 17) was booked into the Washington County Detention Center Friday. Leroy James, 36, is being held on suspicion of first-degree battery, jail records show. According to Sgt. Craig Stout, police responded to 21655 Saddlehorn Avenue at 4:42 a.m. Tuesday for a disturbance call. When officers arrived, a man ran out of the home and fired shots at an officer on scene. Stout said the officer was […]

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    SLIDESHOW: Tour Of SEFOR Nuclear Reactor Ahead Of Dismantling

    STRICKLER (KFSM) — The University of Arkansas held public tours Thursday (Jan. 19) of its Southwest Experimental Fast Oxide Reactor (SEFOR) that sits on a plot of land in Strickler. The reactor was operational from 1969 to 1972 and was gifted to the U of A a few years later after the fuel and irradiated sodium coolant were removed and taken off site. The reactor had been used to conduct several experiments and decommissioning began after the original program was […]

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    Grant For New TheatreSquared Facility Follows Expansion At Walton Arts Center

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — TheatreSquared announced Tuesday (Jan. 17) it received a $9 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation to build its new facility at West Avenue and Spring Street. That funding will be released to T2 when the organization reaches a 1:2 fundraising challenge toward the building’s construction. The foundation has also awarded $3.5 million to the theater through its Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program to support the facility’s design. The announcement comes after the Walton Arts Center reopened […]

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    Daisy Owner Gamo Outdoor USA To Move Headquarters To Rogers; Expand Manufacturing

    ROGERS (KFSM) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Gamo Outdoor USA President Keith Higginbotham announced Wednesday (Jan. 18) that Gamo will be moving its headquarters to Rogers and expanding the current Daisy plant on West Stribling Drive. The announcement was made at the Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. The Daisy and Gamo expansion will create about 25 new jobs over the next two years. Currently, Daisy has 65 employees at the Rogers plant along with 20 seasonal […]

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    Prairie Grove Woman Accused Of Having Sexual Relationship With 16-Year-Old

    PRAIRIE GROVE (KFSM) — A Prairie Grove woman accused of first-degree sexual assault with a minor was booked Monday (Jan. 16) into the Washington County Detention Center. Jessie Hamilton, 26, is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old coworker, according to a probable cause affidavit. Hamilton worked at the Prairie Grove Subway when she met the victim. The relationship started with Snapchat messages that included an exchange of nude photos between Hamilton and the victim, the affidavit states. […]

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    No Criminal Charges Filed Against Former Benton County Jailer

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — The Benton County Prosecutor’s Office has decided not to file criminal charges against a former Benton County Sheriff’s Office jailer who was accused of sexual assault after having an inappropriate relationship with a female inmate at the jail. Adrian Rivero, 34, was arrested May 18 on suspicion of fourth-degree sexual assault. Rivero was arrested and fired following an internal investigation and inmate complaint, according to the sheriff’s office. The inappropriate relationship between Rivero and the female inmate was […]

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    Attorney Representing “Making A Murderer’s” Steve Avery Joins Centerton Man’s Defense Team

    CENTERTON (KFSM) — An Illinois attorney representing Steve Avery, whose case is the subject of Netflix’s crime documentary series Making A Murderer, has been added to a Centerton man’s defense team. James Bates, 31, is facing charges of first-degree murder and tampering with evidence in connection to the death of Victor Collins, 47, at his home on Nov. 22, 2015. Attorney Kathleen Zellner filed notice Thursday of her intent to join Bates’ defense team. Douglas Johnson, who is a partner […]

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    Sallisaw Police Release Identity Of Man In Death Investigation

    SALLISAW (KFSM) — The Sallisaw Police Department identified a man on Thursday (Jan. 12) whose death is being investigated as a possible homicide. Larry Dillard’s body was found on West Scott Street late Tuesday, according to the Sallisaw Police Departmeht. Police investigated the unattended death, and said the circumstances of the death seemed to be suspicious. The body has been sent to the Oklahoma Medical Examiners Office.  

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    Washington County Attorney Files Grievance As New Judge-Elect Plans To Let Him Go

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) — The Washington County attorney has filed a grievance against the county after the incoming County Judge-Elect Joseph Wood announced Steve Zega is one of four employees who will be let go come Jan. 1, 2017. Zega said he could only confirm that he filed a grievance and would not comment further. Chief of Staff George Butler also confirmed a grievance has been filed and a hearing has been scheduled for Jan. 11, 2017.  Butler said the grievance […]

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    Eureka Springs Woman Missing After She Was Last Seen With Fugitive Rapist

    EUREKA SPRINGS (KFSM) — A Memphis man wanted by police and U.S Marshals for skipping out on his bond may be with a missing Eureka Springs woman. The family of Shasta Naumann, who was last seen in August, believes she is with Kelvin Montgomery and may be in danger. Montgomery pleaded guilty to kidnapping, rape and attempted murder and was sentenced to 12 years in prison. He was allowed to go home before arriving at prison and has been on […]