Michael joined 5NEWS as an assignment editor in November 2017. He is an Arkansas native and a proud graduate of the University of Arkansas. Have a story idea, tip or just want to get in touch? Call him at (479) 783-1191 or if you like to email michael.morrison@kfsm.com


Recent Articles
  • Muldrow Assistant Chief Administratively Cleared In Shooting, OSBI Investigation Continues

    MULDROW (KFSM) – Muldrow Assistant Police Chief Tim Keith was administratively cleared of any police violations in his involvement in a shooting that happened on the 8th of this month according to the police department Facebook page. Keith responded to a call at the Executive Inn at Maine and I-40. Police Chief George Lawson cleared Keith to go back to work Monday (Feb. 12) afternoon after review of the Muldrow Police Department’s policies. A stand-off with negotiations occurred for almost […]

  • Arkansas Department Of Health To Offer Free Flu Shots

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The Arkansas Department of Health announced a program to offer free flu shots at local health units. The Health Department said “there will be no out of pocket cost for patients, regardless of their insurance status”. To see a full list of local health departments, click here. So far, 125 people have died from the flu.

  • Three Men Facing Murder Charges In Johnson County; Victim Identified

    JOHNSON COUNTY (KFSM) — Three men are facing first-degree murder charges, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. Phillip Raible, 29, Brian White, 21, and Isaac Vaughn, 20, were booked into the Johnson County Jail this weekend. Each suspects bond has been set at $750,000. The sheriff’s office said the arrests are the result of an investigation that lasted over three weeks. A body was found on Jan. 22 off of Highway 123, in the northeastern part of the county. […]

  • Vehicle Drives Off Highway 71 Bridge In Sebastian County

    SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) – Arkansas State Police worked an accident that happened on Highway 71 at Vineyard Creek just after 5 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 2). The Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office tells 5NEWS that the vehicle drove off the bridge and started to smoke. State Police said the man driving was the only person in the Toyota 4Runner. He was taken to Sparks in Fort Smith, but police expect him to be OK.  

  • Fort Smith Police Officer Rescues Owl

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – An owl is recovering nicely after Officer Gray with the Fort Smith Police Department rescued the animal after it was hit by a vehicle, according to a post made Monday (Jan. 1) on the department’s Facebook page. The department said it contacted Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and it’s responding to the incident. The department congratulated Officer Gray for his good work rescuing the owl and says the owl appears to be okay.

  • Fort Smith Police Searching For Aggravated Robbery Suspect

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The Fort Smith Police Department needs your help identifying the suspect involved in an aggravated robbery. The robbery happened at the Pic-N-Tote on 31 Street and Zero. The incident happened Wednesday (Dec. 20). In the video, you can see the suspect opening the safe and getting money out. Police said the suspect was armed with a knife, and is described as a black man with a medium build between the age of 20 and 25. According to […]

  • One Injured In Three-Car Crash In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A  three-car accident is blocking part of College Avenue in Fayetteville. The collision happened near the Hobby Lobby and just south of the flyover. The south bound lane of traffic is blocked. A woman was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. Stay with 5 NEWS for the latest information.

  • Coast Guard Rescues Sea Turtle Entangled In Bales of Cocaine

    A sea turtle trapped in bales of cocaine was rescued during a counter drug patrol mission in the eastern Pacific Ocean that also resulted in the seizure of about $53 million in drugs, U.S. Coast Guard officials said Sunday. The crew of the cutter Thetis discovered the sea turtle on Nov. 19th, after launching a small boat to investigate a debris field. Upon close inspection, the crew discovered the marine reptile was trapped in what appeared to be multiple bales […]

  • Mulberry City Leaders Vote To Increase Rates For Trash Pickup

    MULBERRY (KFSM) – The city of Mulberry voted unanimously last night (Nov. 21) to raise the rate for trash pickup. The new rate will be $13.25, a two dollar increase from the previous rate of  $11.25. “This is good for the city and the balanced budget,” said Mayor Gary Baxter. This is the first rate increase in 10 years for the city.