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    ASP Releases Results Of Investigation Into Deadly Huntsville Crash

    HUNTSVILLE (KFSM) — 5NEWS requested a copy of the Arkansas State Police investigation Wednesday (Oct. 7) into a deadly crash between an SUV and Huntsville school bus that killed a 15-year-old Huntsville High School student Sept. 21. Shelby Dotson, who was a front passenger in the SUV, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the crash report. The driver of the SUV, another 15-year-old girl, was taken to a hospital by helicopter with injuries and a nine-year-old boy who […]

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    $1.5 Million Donated To U Of A Poultry Science Research Facilities

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The University of Arkansas announced Tuesday (Oct. 6) it received $1.5 million in donations to their poultry sciences department. The donations come from Tyson Foods, George’s and Simmons, the three largest poultry companies in Northwest Arkansas. The money will go towards improving the poultry sciences facilities at the university. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson was the keynote speaker at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture 20th anniversary celebration. He said donations like the ones from Tyson […]

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    Fayetteville City Council Approves Property Tax Hike

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The Fayetteville City Council voted Tuesday (Oct. 6) to move forward with a property tax increase. In a six-to-one vote, the city council passed a one mil property tax increase that will go toward the police and fire departments. The city council considered the hike after both the police and fire chiefs approached the council asking for funding to hire more employees. The chiefs were specifically requesting more resources for Ward 4, which includes the University of […]

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    Surveillance Video: $30,000 Travel Trailer Stolen From Jamatt RV Sales

    POTEAU (KFSM) — Jamatt RV Sales in Poteau and the LeFlore County Sheriff’s Office are looking for thieves who were caught on surveillance video stealing a travel trailer worth $30,000 from the Jamatt lot. At about 3 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 6), the surveillance video shows the suspects hooking up the trailer to their pickup truck and driving away with it. Marty Wages, a senior sales associate, said the 2016 Keystone Sprinter trailer had already been sold to someone. “Unfortunately that […]

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    Springdale Celebrates Opening Of New Mountain Bike Trail

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — The first phase of the Springdale Mountain Bike Trail officially opened to mountain bikers Tuesday (Oct. 6). Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse, the Springdale Chamber of Commerce, City Council, Parks & Recreation Department, police department, trail committee and the Walton Foundation were there for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The trail system includes a 1.5 mile-long single-track trail, a half-mile downhill flow trail dubbed Thunder Chicken that includes rollers, berms, jumps, drops and wooden features, a concrete pump track and […]

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    Man Hit By Vehicle Crossing Highway 71 In Springdale

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — A man was taken to the hospital Tuesday (Oct. 6) after he was hit by a vehicle while crossing Thompson Street (Highway 71) in Springdale, according to police. The man was crossing the street near a Sonic that is near the intersection of Thompson Street and Porter Avenue and was not in a crosswalk, police said. The man was taken to Washington Regional Medical Center in critical condition, according to police. Police are not planning to issue […]

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    Genghis Grill Looking Into Allegations Of Employee Spitting Into Officers’ Food

    ROGERS (KFSM) — The Genghis Grill restaurant in Rogers is looking into allegations that an employee spit in food belonging to law enforcement officers, according to a post on their Facebook page. A post left in the reviews section states: “On 9/22/15 a group of 15 officers went to this location. One officer got a free coupon because his meal had been lost. He returned a few days later and was told by a waitress that during the previous visit […]

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    Goats Return To Clear Plants From Fayetteville Park

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The Greedy Goats are back. The goats are returning to Wilson Park in Fayetteville Tuesday (Oct. 6) to clear out invasive plants from an area in the southeast corner of the park. The goats will be “work” at the park each day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Friday, unless it is raining. A temporary electric fence will be set up to safely contain the goats and their owners will be present onsite. Once the goats […]

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    Flags In Sequoyah County At Half-Staff In Honor Of Former State Rep.

    SALLISAW (KFSM) — Flags were lowered to half-staff at the Sequoyah County Courthouse Wednesday (Sept. 30) in honor of former State Representative John Thomas “JT” Stites. Stites died Tuesday in Fort Smith. While in the state legislature, he represented Sequoyah County from 1990 to 2002. Prior to that, he graduated from Sallisaw High School in 1948, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and attended Northeastern University where he got a master degree in education. When he moved […]

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    Protect Fayetteville Dismisses Part Of Civil Rights Ordinance Lawsuit

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Protect Fayetteville, a group that campaigned against the recently-passed civil rights ordinance in Fayetteville, filed a motion Tuesday (Sept. 29) to dismiss part of its lawsuit. Protect Fayetteville asked a judge to dismiss its lawsuit against four defendants: Washington County and Washington County Election Commissioners Renee Oelschlaeger, Max Deitchler and Bill Ackerman. However, the claim still stands against the other defendants named in the lawsuit: the City of Fayetteville, Mayor Lioneld Jordan, City Council members Adella Gray, […]


    Fayetteville Looking To Fill Vacant School Board Member Position

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The Fayetteville School Board is looking for applicants interested in filling the remainder of another board member’s term. Jim Halsell handed in his resignation, which became effective Sept. 18. He has served as the At Large Position 1 representative since 2008, but he and his family are moving out of state. The board will appoint a replacement for Halsell to fulfill the remainder of his term, which expires in September of 2016. Anyone interested in being considered […]

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    Former Benton County Deputy Under Investigation

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — A former Benton County Sheriff’s Office deputy is under investigation, according to the Bentonville Police Department. Police Chief Jon Simpson said the department received the criminal investigation involving Jason Wood Tuesday (Sept. 29). According to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, Wood is no longer working for the sheriff’s office. Simpson and the sheriff’s office said they cannot comment on an active investigation or release any more information at this time.


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