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  • ASP Requested to Investigate Deputy-Involved Shooting in Johnson County

    JOHNSON COUNTY (KFSM) – Troopers with Arkansas State Police have been requested to investigate a deputy-involved shooting in Johnson County, according to Public Information Officer Bill Sadler. Sadler said ASP’s Criminal Investigation Division received the request late Thursday night (May 14th). No other details about the shooting are being released by Arkansas State Police or by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office at this time. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office posted a photo on their Facebook Friday morning (May 15th), saying […]

  • Highway 23 North Shut Down As Crews Work Swift Water Rescue

    FRANKLIN CO. (KFSM) — Highway 23 North, just past Turner Bend, is shut down Monday (May 11th) due to heavy flood waters. Crews were working this morning to pull one person and a dog from a submerged vehicle, according to Franklin County Emergency Coordinator Fred Mullen. The woman and her dog were inside a Subaru Outback heading south when it got swept away in rushing water, says Mullen. Franklin County Sheriff Anthony Boen tells 5NEWS both the woman and the […]

  • Multiple Roads Close Due To High Water

    (KFSM) – Multiple roads closed on Monday morning (May 11) after a series of storms moved through over the weekend, dumping several inches of rain. Arkansas 80 east of Waldron was closed on Monday morning just before 8:30 a.m., according to a tweet from the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department. High water caused the road closure of section one on the highway, AHTD said. Scott co: Hwy 80 Section 1 East of Waldron is closed due to high water #artraffic […]

  • Rogers Firefighter Injured As Vacant Home Burns Early Monday Morning

    ROGERS (KFSM) – A Rogers firefighter is injured after a vacant house went up in flames early Monday morning (May 11), according to Rogers Fire Chief Tom Jenkins. At least 29 firefighters have been battling the flames at the house at 2605 Dogwood Street since 3 a.m., Chief Jenkins said. This, after two neighbors called to report smoke in the area overnight. The cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time; however, Chief Jenkins did say with storms […]

  • Police Arrest Two Clarksville Teens For Allegedly Robbing McDonald’s

    CLARKSVILLE (KFSM) – A manager at the McDonald’s in Clarksville said he’s beyond grateful to some customers who were in the drive-thru lane early Thursday morning (May 7th). “We had people ordering their food and waiting in line to pick it up, when two men forced their way through the backdoor around 12:50 a.m.,” Manager Jonathon Arredonvo said. According to the Clarksville Police Department, 18-year-old Jaden Logan Richardson, of Clarksville and a juvenile, 16, of Clarksville were arrested in connection […]

  • Softball Team Raises Over $1,600 For Susan G. Komen Foundation

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) —  The Lady Pointers Softball Team at Van Buren High School went to bat this week with a Pink Out game Tuesday afternoon (May 5th). Not only was the team decked out in pink from head-to-toe, but they also had the bases painted pink as they took on Bryant. “We try to just have as much fun as we can with it,” explained Head Coach Andy Williams. “But at the same time, we need the girls to […]

  • IPIX: Happy Mother’s Day!

    We’re helping you wish your mom a very Happy Mother’s Day by sharing some of your beloved photos on 5NEWS This Morning. Here’s a gallery of some of the images submitted the past few days. We’ll be sharing more photos Friday morning (May 8th) on air. If you’d like to submit one of your own, just email us the photo at

  • Softball Team Hosts Pink Out Game to Benefit Susan G. Komen Foundation

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – The Lady Pointers Softball Team at Van Buren High School is going to bat against cancer with a Pink Out game Tuesday (May 5th). All proceeds raised will benefit the Ozark affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Not only will the team be decked out in pink from head-to-toe, but they’ll also be painting all of the bases pink as they take on Bryant Tuesday afternoon. “We try to just have as much fun as […]

  • Carl Albert State College Offers New Degree in Occupational Health and Safety

    OKLAHOMA (KFSM) – Students are now enrolling for a new degree in Occupational Health and Safety being offered at Carl Albert State College campuses this fall. Kristi McConnell is the director of the new program. She said the new program will allow students to gain the skills they need to take an entry-level position in the public safety field. Students will also be able to protect people from different environmental factors at work after they graduate from the program. “This […]

  • Alma Man Killed After Motorcycle Collides with SUV in Crawford County

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) – An Alma man is dead after crashing his 2000 Yamaha Motorcycle into the back of a sport utility vehicle (SUV) on Highway 162 in Crawford County, according to troopers with Arkansas State Police. Troopers identified the driver killed as Richard Gaither, 55, of Alma. Gaither was driving eastbound on Highway 162, near Sunnyside Road, around 6:20 p.m. Thursday night (April 30th) when the accident happened, according to Arkansas State Police. Gaither was driving behind a Chevrolet SUV, […]

  • VIDEO: Booneville Robotics Team Live on 5NEWS This Morning

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Booneville Robotics team joined 5NEWS Anchors Jay Plyburn and Heather Lewis live Friday morning (May 1). The team returned earlier this week from a global robotics competition held in St. Louis, Missouri. Team members used an XBOX controller to move the robot around the 5NEWS studio, showing off the robot’s specialty which is lifting objects such as large bins or trashcans. The team, named the “Booneville Balboabots” was one of five from Arkansas that went […]

  • Organizers, Business Owners Prepare for Steel Horse Rally to Begin

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Thousands of bikers from across the country are headed to Fort Smith Friday (May 1st) for the inaugural Steel Horse Rally. For the past year, organizers have been hard at work getting everything prepared for the event: everything from vendors to different bands who will take the stage at Harry E. Kelly Park. Organizer Dennis Snow said he can’t wait for everything to finally get underway. “We’ve got a large group of men and women that […]