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  • Marilyn Holland

    Abducted Child Found, Great-Grandmother Arrested

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- The U.S. Marshals Service and the Benton County Sheriff’s Office have found a four-year-old boy who had been abducted by his great-grandmother, according to a release from the U.S. Marshals Service. Marilyn Hollan was arrested in Kingsland, Ga. Friday afternoon (Oct. 31) for disappeared with her great-grandchild after a Benton County judge gave full custody of the boy to his biological father, the released stated. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office asked the U.S. Marshals Service to help […]

  • Scott Kibat: Pleaded Guilty To Receiving Child Pornography

    Rogers Man Sentenced On Child Pornography Charges

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- A Rogers man was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison and five years of supervised release for knowingly receiving child pornography images, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Scott Kibat, 45, of Rogers pleaded guilty to the charge on May 12, court records show. According to the release from the office of U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge, in January, Homeland Security Investigations and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force of Northwest Arkansas carried out an […]

  • Jason Petit: Pleaded Guilty

    Bentonville Man Accused Of Kidnapping Texas Woman Pleads Guilty

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- A Bentonville man, who is one of three men accused of kidnapping a woman in Texas and bringing her to Northwest Arkansas, pleaded guilty in federal court Friday (Oct. 31). Jason Petit, 25, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping, according to court documents. The other suspects in the case are Michael Roberts, 24, of Rogers and Theron Vance, 22, also of Rogers, court documents show. Both also had been in the National Guard. According […]

  • Benton county election commission

    Benton County Election Commission Finds Typos On Touch Screen Voting Machines

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM)- The Benton County Election Commission said a typo on touch screen voting machine could have resulted in voters receiving incorrect ballots during the first day of early voting Oct. 20. The computer typos affected ballot selection screen, but not the actual ballot, in two of the 73 precincts in Benton County, Precinct 48 and Precinct 53, according to a statement by the Election Commission. The typos in Precinct 48 concerned races in the Springdale section of Benton County. […]

  • Voters Weigh In On UA Poll Showing Opposition To Statewide Alcohol Sales

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- The University of Arkansas on Thursday (Oct. 30) released its annual poll of likely voters, showing more of them were opposed to statewide alcohol sales than for them. The UA poll shows voters opposing 51 percent to 41 percent a measure that would allow the retail sale of alcohol in every Arkansas county. Shauna Johnson, who stocks the shelves at On The Border Wine And Spirits in Fort Smith, said she is encouraged by the poll results. […]

  • Halloween Events In Northwest Arkansas And River Valley

    Halloween is on Friday (Oct. 31), so here is a list of some of the Halloween events in our area: All the events are on Friday (Oct. 31), unless otherwise listed in the event description. Fayetteville Mall-O-Ween at Northwest Arkansas Mall The Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville is hosting their annual Mall-O-Ween for kids under the age of 12. The event goes from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and includes a costume contest. Marketing director Rhonda Bramell said the majority […]

  • Boil-Order

    Boil Order Issued For Some Alma Residents

    ALMA (KFSM)- Some Alma residents will have to boil their water until further notice after a water line break on Wednesday (Oct. 29). According to a release from the Highway 71 Water District No. 1 Public Water Authority, the boil order has been called for customers on Dean Springs Road from Valley Side Road to Firehouse Road, including Valley Side Bend, Fieldstone. As a precaution, customers are being told to boil their water for one minute before using it. All […]

  • Hobbs State Park

    Hobbs State Park Trails Closed During Deer Hunting Season

    ROGERS (KFSM)- Several trails at Hobbs State Park near Rogers will be closed during parts of November and December for the upcoming muzzleloader, modern gun and youth gun deer seasons, according to a release from park officials. The trails that will be closed include: Shaddox Hollow Trail Pigeon Roost Trail Sinking Stream Trail Bashore Loop Dutton Hollow Loop Little Clifty Loop War Eagle Loop In addition to closing the trails, park officials will also be closing the Hobbs State Park […]

  • Walmart Apologizes For “Fat Girl Costumes” Label

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – It is Halloween season, and many are shopping for costumes. While shopping for their costume, people often have to choose their costumes based off of categories like gender and age. However, some who were shopping on Wal-Mart.com found a section labeled “Fat Girl Costumes.” That label offended many in the community. “Everyone is different shapes and sizes,” said Rachel Parsons, a local woman who was shopping for a costume. “But, you should be proud of what you […]

  • minimum wage

    Arkansas Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To Minimum Wage Initiative

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM)- The Arkansas Supreme Court on Monday (Oct. 27) rejected a petition challenging a proposed act that would raise the state minimum wage from $6.25 an hour to $8.50 an hour by 2017. (Click here to read the opinion issued by the Arkansas Supreme Court.) The ruling means the initiative sponsored by Give Arkansas A Raise Now will be on the Nov. 4 ballot and votes cast during early voting will be counted. Give Arkansas A Raise Now […]

  • Photo courtesy: CBS News.

    Washington School Shooter Invited Victims To Cafeteria

    (CNN)- The five victims in last week’s shooting at a Washington high school were invited to the same lunch table by the shooter. “It’s our understanding he (invited them) via texting,” Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary told reporters Monday (Oct. 27). Witnesses say Jaylen Fryberg, a popular freshman, opened fire Oct. 24 in the crowded lunchroom at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, about 34 miles north of Seattle. He killed Zoe Galasso, 14, at the scene and wounded four others before taking […]

  • Courtesy of "National Guard Magazine" Photo by Staff Sgt. Hannah Landerso, 188th Wing Public Affairs

    188th Wing Featured On Cover Of “National Guard Magazine”

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The 188th Fighter Wing in Fort Smith was featured on the October cover of National Guard Magazine. The unit was the central focus of the cover story, “Starting Over,” by Ron Jensen. The article featured on the  wing’s conversion from its A-10 flying missions to MQ-9 Reaper drone missions following budget cuts at the U.S. Department of Defense. The 188th Wing said goodbye to the last of its A-10 aircraft on June 8th during a Conversion […]

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