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    Cider Brewery Setting Up Shop In Springdale

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- A cider brewery will be opening in Springdale later this year. Partners Leo Orpin, Trey Holt and John Handley are in the process of setting up Noble Crossing Cider House at 321 E. Emma Ave. Orpin, who will be taking care of the business side of the cider house, said the idea started with a home brewery that catered to small events. Orpin said he and his two partners decided to open a cider brewery to separate themselves […]

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    Autopsy Determines Carroll County Inmate Died Of Natural Causes

    BERRYVILLE (KFSM)- An inmate at the Carroll County Detention Center, who died in November 2014, died of natural causes, according to a report from the Arkansas Crime Lab. Sylvia Donelson, 47, was pronounced dead on November 11, 2014, at 11:13 p.m. at Mercy Hospital in Berryville, records show. Her autopsy states her cause of death was atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease with bipolar disorder listed as a contributing cause. According to jail incident reports, the day Donelson died Capt. Alan Hoos was […]

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    Tontitown Alderman To Submit Signatures For Special Election Regarding Fire Department

    TONTITOWN (KFSM)- A Tontitown alderman plans to submit signatures on a petition that could force a special election regarding the city’s fire department to the city clerk later this week. Alderman Joe Edgemon said he believes he has all the signatures he needs and more to get his referendum on the ballot in June. Edgemon needed to collect 150 signatures on the petition by April 9. He said he will submit the signed petitions on Thursday (March 26). On March […]

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    Bethel Heights Police Chief Resigns, Takes Over As Chief In Centerton

    BETHEL HEIGHTS (KFSM)- The Bethel Heights police chief resigned Monday (March 23) and will be the new police chief of the Centerton Police Department. Rodney Reed will be starting his new position as the Centerton police chief Wednesday (March 25), according to Bill Edwards, the mayor of Centerton. Edwards said Reed spent about a year working for the Bethel Heights Police Department and almost 20 years working for the Fort Smith Police Department.

  • Man Dies, Child In Critical Condition After Falling Near White Rock Mountain Cabins

    FRANKLIN COUNTY (KFSM)- A man is dead and a child is in critical condition after they fell off a bluff at White Rock Mountain Friday (March 20) night, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. Shane Trotter, 35, and an 8-year-old boy were with a camping group from Tulsa, Oklahoma when they fell 60 feet off a bluff near the gazebo on White Rock Mountain, Sheriff Anthony Boen said. The father was dead when first responders arrived and the child […]

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    DWI Suspect Acquitted After Appealing Fayetteville District Court Ruling

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- A DWI suspect was acquitted by a jury Friday (March 20) after appealing a Fayetteville District Court ruling in his case. Christopher Allen Baker, 39, of Frisco, Texas, was pulled over by a Fayetteville police officer on November 24, 2013 for driving left of center on Lafayette Avenue, according to an arrest report. The report states Baker had glassy, blood-shot eyes, slurred speech, and an odor of intoxicants about his person. It also states the suspect admitted to […]

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    Search And Rescue Crews Find Missing 3-Year-Old Boy In Winslow

    WINSLOW (KFSM)- A toddler who wandered away from his home in Winslow Thursday (March 19) night has been found, according to authorities. The 3-year-old boy’s family believes he may have gotten out through a dog door, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. The child went missing in the Black Oak Road area before 7 p.m. in east Winslow and the family notified authorities around 7:25 p.m., the sheriff’s office said. The child was found more than four hours later, […]

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    Hit-And-Run Victim Was National Guard Veteran And Dedicated Father

    CENTERTON (KFSM)- The wife of a man who died Tuesday (March 17) after he was hit by a vehicle in Bentonville said he was an Army National Guard veteran and dedicated father. Aron Nathanial Romero, 33, of Centerton died at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville after he rear-ended a stopped vehicle on a motorcycle and was then hit by another vehicle when he was thrown into the road, according to police. The accident happened at Regional Airport Boulevard and Sunbrooke […]

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    Former Tontitown Police Chief Files Lawsuit Against City, Mayor, City Council

    TONTITOWN (KFSM)- Former Tontitown police chief Kristopher Arthur has filed a lawsuit against the city, its mayor and each member of the City Council. The lawsuit was filed Monday (March 16) in the Civil Division of the Washington County Circuit Court by attorney George Rozzell of Keith, Miller, Butler, Schneider & Pawlik PLLC on behalf of Arthur. The lawsuit and individual summons for each member of the Tontitown City Council were served Tuesday (March 17), according to one city council […]

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    False Sexual Assault Reports Impact Real Victims

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- According to a Razalert sent to students Wednesday (March 11), a sexual assault case reported Monday (March 9) to University of Arkansas Police is false. In a follow-up interview, the student recanted her previous statements and admitted there was no attack, according to police. UAPD called it an unfortunate occurrence and stated they are in contact with the Student Affairs Office and the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office to decide on appropriate course of action regarding the false report. […]

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    Benton County 911 Back In Service

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM)- The 911 system in Benton County is now up and running Friday (Mar. 6) to take emergency calls. It went down for several hours after dispatchers briefly repaired it Thursday. Dispatchers tell us it returned to service close to 11 p.m. The system went down Thursday for a second time around 10:25 p.m. The problem was affecting all 911 systems in Benton County, so residents who had an emergency called the seven-digit line for local police or […]

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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 […]


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