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  • Construction Work Causes I-49 Lane Closures Through Crawford County

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) — Lane closures are in effect for portions of Interstate 49 through Crawford County as crews with the state’s highway  department work to repave the road Tuesday (Feb. 16). Officials with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said the closures will alternate as needed between both the inside and outside lanes of traffic over the next few weeks. Crews will be working from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday until the work is complete. AHTD […]

  • Fort Smith Post Office Reopened After ‘Suspicious Item’ Identified

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The Fort Smith Post Office has reopened Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 10) after a “suspicious item” was found earlier today. The post office was put on lock down when a package was found face down in the parking lot on South 74th Street Wednesday afternoon. Officers roped off the area where the item was and then x-rayed the box. Officers said there was rubber foam inside the package, which contained nothing dangerous. The postmaster said it is their protocol to call […]

  • One Dead, One Hospitalized After Franklin County Fire Destroys Home

    FRANKLIN COUNTY (KFSM) — A man is dead and his mother was hospitalized Wednesday morning (Jan. 27) after a fire destroyed a home in Franklin County. Franklin County Sheriff Anthony Boen said the 27-year-old man didn’t make it out of the home on Oak Bend Road. His body was found in the rubble just after 9 a.m. Travis Ball, a criminal investigator with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office released the identities of the family members: Loka Lee was the son, […]

  • Construction Begins On Addition At Greenwood Fire Department

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) — Construction crews began working on a new $600,000 addition at the Greenwood Fire Department Wednesday morning (Jan. 27). Fire Chief Stewart Bryan said the addition will consist of three garage-type buildings, which will be used to house emergency rescue vehicles and equipment which is currently out in the weather. Bryan said construction is expected to wrap up by summer.

  • UPDATE: Large Section Of Towson Avenue Reopens After Early Morning Accident

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Fort Smith crews were on the scene of an accident on Towson Avenue and South Q Street near Sparks Hospital around 6:30 a.m. Monday (Jan. 25). Police said three vehicles were involved. Officers and paramedics spoke to those involved in the accident. Crews said no one was seriously hurt. Fort Smith Police were directing morning commuters until the scene was cleared around 7:30 a.m.

  • Chief: Alma Man Loses Leg After Being Hit By Train In Van Buren Overnight

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — A 32-year-old man is severely injured after accidentally being hit by a train overnight in Van Buren, according to Chief Ron Sparks with the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad. Chief Sparks said the victim, Dustin Limbocker from Alma, was trespassing on the train tracks, located in the downtown area, around 2:25 a.m. Friday morning (Jan. 22) when he was struck by the train. Limbocker’s leg was severed below the knee by the train, according to Chief Sparks. […]

  • Pulaski County Firefighter Shot, Killed While Responding To Medical Call

    PULASKI COUNTY (KFSM) — An Arkansas firefighter was shot and killed while responding to a medical emergency in Pulaski County early Friday morning (Jan. 22), Capt. Carl Minden with the sheriff’s office told THV 11. The incident happened in the 200 block of Dortch Loop.  Capt. Minden said a person was having a seizure, so emergency services were called. East Pulaski Volunteer Fire Department (EPVFD) was first on scene. Deputies reportedly found EPVFD firefighter Ronald Jason Adams, 29, suffering from gunshot wounds, THV […]

  • Bentonville Family To Be Reunited With Missing Dog Found In California 18 Months Later

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — A Bentonville family will be reunited with their 3-year-old Siberian husky who went missing 18 months ago, this Saturday (Jan. 23). Liam went missing from his Bentonville home in October of 2014. Fast forward to last week, when Liam was found running loose down a road in Ontario, California. Someone spotted him, and took him to a local humane society, where workers discovered Liam’s microchip. They were then able to contact Liam’s family and let them know where […]

  • School Closings for Thursday, January 21

    (KFSM) — Below is the updated list of school closings for Thursday, January 21st: Berryville Public School District Eureka Springs Public School District Oark School District Pea Ridge School District West Fork School District The following schools are OPEN, but will be operating on limited bus routes because of the roads Thursday, January 21st: Greenland Public School District Huntsville Public School District St. Paul Public School District      

  • Power Restored In Vian, Muldrow And Roland

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) – A number of homes and businesses were without power in Sequoyah County Wednesday morning (Jan. 20), according to Vian Police Chief Levi Risley. The outage specifically affected Vian, Roland and Muldrow. Risley said the outage also affected both OG&E and Cookson Hill customers. It’s unclear why the outage happened. Stay with 5NEWS for more on this story throughout the morning.

  • School Closures for Monday, Jan. 18th

    Here is a list of school closures across the area for Monday, January 18th: Ambassadors For Christ Academy Haas Hall Academy   We’ll continue to update this page if any more closures come in throughout the morning.

  • Lottery Director Says Arkansas ‘Unofficially’ Has One $50K And Five $100K Winners

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — A tweet sent out by Arkansas Lottery Director Bishop Woosley late Wednesday night (Jan. 13) says the state has a few big winners! Woosley tweeted “@MyARLottery unofficial: We have 1 $50K winner and 5 $100K winners.” The winning Powerball numbers (white) were: 08-27-34-04-19 The Powerball Red Power Number: 10 We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more about the Arkansas winners.