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    Police: Man Chokes Driver In Road Rage Incident

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A Farmington man was being held at the Washington County Detention Center after Fayetteville police said he choked a driver in a road rage incident Friday (April 29). Joseph Norton, 34, is facing charges of aggravated assault involving strangulation and reckless driving, jail records show. His bond has not yet been set. While trying to pass the victim just after 10 a.m. on South Shiloh Drive, Norton side-swiped the back of the car, became enraged and cut […]

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    DASH CAM VIDEO: Sheriff’s Candidates React To Crashes Involving Benton Co. Deputies

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Dash cam videos released by the Benton County Sheriff’s Office show two crashes involving Benton County deputies and civilian vehicles. The two incidents were mentioned in a memo sent to the Benton County Quorum Court by the police chiefs and mayors of Bentonville and Rogers. The memo expressed concerns about deputies driving recklessly and not communicating with city police departments when they are responding to situations within city limits. On Jan. 28, 2016 at around 12:40 […]

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    NWS: EF-1 Tornado Touched Down In Madison County

    WESLEY (KFSM) — The National Weather Service determined Thursday (April 29) an EF-1 tornado touched down in the small town of Wesley in Madison County early Wednesday morning. The storms that started rolling into Northwest Arkansas Tuesday night tore roofs off buildings and scattered debris through people’s yards in the area of Madison County Road 6041. The NWS is still working to determine the path of the tornado. An EF-1 tornado has wind speeds of 86 to 110 miles an […]

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    Court Documents Reveal Details Of Rogers Sting Operation

    ROGERS (KFSM) — A probable cause affidavit filed with the Benton County prosecutor’s office outlines the details of a “sting” operation conducted in the parking lot of Walmart in Rogers by the Benton County Sheriff’s Office on April 22. The operation led to the arrest of Jose Luis Centeno, Jr., 33, who is now facing charges of attempted capital murder, aggravated assault, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine, possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, […]

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    Mercy NWA Announces $247 Million Expansion

    ROGERS (KFSM) — Mercy Northwest Arkansas announced plans Wednesday (April 27) to invest $247 million in expanding its health care facilities and services and creating 1,000 new health care jobs in the area. Those expansion plans include: A new patient tower that will take Mercy Hospital NWA from 200 beds to 300-plus beds, Addition of multiple primary care and specialty clinics in Benton County and north Washington County, Creation and recruitment of new health care jobs, including physicians, advanced practitioners, […]


    Rogers, Bentonville Police Chiefs Express Concerns About County Deputy Conduct

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — The police chiefs and mayors of Rogers and Bentonville sent a memo to the members of the Benton County Quorum Court Monday (April 25) expressing concerns about the way county deputies operate their vehicles and manage and communicate during “sting” operations conducted within city limits. Rogers Mayor Greg Hines, Rogers Police Chief Hayes Minor, Bentonville Mayor Bob McCaslin and Bentonville Police Chief Jon Simpson are all listed on the memo. The concerns listed in the memo […]

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    Police: Springdale Schools Employee Arrested On Suspicion Of Raping Student

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — A Springdale School District employee was fired after he was arrested Friday (April 22) on suspicion of rape and sexual indecency with child. Dalton Ray Mize, 19, was arrested after a school resource officer at Sonora Middle School was told Mize was dating a 12-year-old student, according to a probable cause affidavit from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. The officer was told the two had been on campus kissing, which was confirmed by a video showing Mize […]

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    Benton Co. Quorum Court To Hear From Interim Sheriff Candidates

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — The Benton County Quorum Court will meet Monday (April 25) to hear from candidates interested in taking over as interim sheriff for the remainder of the year after Sheriff Kelley Cradduck handed in his resignation. The Quorum Court will meet at 6 p.m. at the Benton County Administration Building where they will hold interviews with the eight candidates who have submitted resumes for the interim position: Robert Bersi, click here for resume John D. Concoby, click […]

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    Ozarks Electric To Start Providing Internet, TV & Telephone Services

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Ozarks Electric Cooperative announced the creation of a telecommunications subsidiary that will offer high-speed internet, television and telephone services to subscribers in Northwest Arkansas and northeast Oklahoma. The announcement about the subsidiary called OzarksGo was made Tuesday (April 19). The subsidiary is also wholly owned by Ozarks Electric. OzarksGo will offer subscribers all-fiber gigabit internet that will reach speeds of up to one gigabit per second download and upload, no data limits or restrictions. According to the […]

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    Changes To Vicious Animal Ordinance Pass In Washington County

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The Washington County Quorum Court voted Thursday (April 21) to approve changes to the county’s vicious animal ordinance after two cyclists were attacked by a dog in late February. The ordinances reclassifies animals from vicious to hazardous, potentially dangerous and dangerous and addresses regulating animals that chase or approach people while off their owners’ properties. It also addresses animals that bite people or other domestic animals without provocation on both public and private properties. “Sadly there have […]

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    Arkansas Legislature Passes Medicaid Expansion Funding

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — After failing to pass a bill preserving funding for Arkansas’ Medicaid expansion last week, state legislators in the House and Senate came to an agreement Thursday (April 21) and passed an appropriation bill. The House passed the funding for Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s Arkansas Works with 76 votes to 13, which is one more than was needed. The Senate passed the funding legislation with the needed 27 votes Wednesday. More than 250,000 Arkansans depend on the private […]

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    Joe Martin Stage Race Begins Thursday In Northwest Arkansas

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — More than 750 cyclists will be racing the roads in Northwest Arkansas for the 39th annual Joe Martin Stage Race, which started Thursday (April 21) in Devil’s Den. Thursday’s event included timed trials for the men’s and women’s pro and elite classes in what’s become known as the “race of truth.” “[It’s] just very hilly,” Australian cyclist Michael Rice said. “Get ready for the hills.” This is Rice’s first time in Arkansas, but he’s not the only […]


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