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Recent Articles
  • Arkansas Resident Jerry Van Dyke Dead; 86 Years Old

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Jerry Van Dyke, brother of Dick Van Dyke, died Friday (Jan. 5) at his Hot Spring County, Arkansas ranch, according to his wife Shirley Jones. He was born in Danville, Illinois, on July 27, 1931.  He began his career as a comedian while still at Danville High School. STORY DEVELOPING.

  • Weekend Winter Weather Impacts Roads In Arkansas

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) –Winter weather is impacting Arkansas highways Saturday (Dec. 30) night, according to the  Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT). ArDOT reports U.S. Highway 412 — from the Washington County Line to State Highway 21 (Carroll County Line) — is lightly covered in ice patches.  P{lease use caution if you’re driving in the area. Crews are applying rock salt on roads in the elevated areas of  Madison County. Madison Co: freezing mist causing issues on elevated surfaces. Crews rolling at […]

  • Man Arrested In Texas For Hot Springs Murder

    HOT SPRINGS (KFSM) — Early Saturday (Dec. 30), Donald Williams was arrested for first-degree murder, according to a Hot Springs Police Department Facebook post. Williams, 55,  is in custody in Rockwall, Texas, and will be extradited back to Hot Springs, according to the post. Rockwall’s Sheriff’s Office lists seven additional charges that include firearm possession by a felon, engaging in organized criminal activity and four counts involving delivery of a controlled substance. Several media reports state that Williams is the […]

  • Water Problems Fixed In Waldron

    WALDRON, Ark. (KFSM) — UPDATE: The boil order was lifted Wednesday (Jan. 3). A precautionary boil order is in effect for the city of Waldron in Scott County for Saturday (Dec. 30). Early  Friday (Dec. 29),  there was a water main break that crews have since repaired, according to Waldron City administrator Brandon Nelson. “The whole town was impacted,” said Nelson. Population in Waldron is 3,618 according to the 2010 census. “Repairs are compete on the water line break. The […]

  • Six XNA Flight Cancellations Due To Atlanta Airport’s Ground Stop

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) —  The power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta has forced an indefinite halt of all incoming and outgoing flights — as a result, this has impacted flights in Northwest Arkansas. Locally,  there were a total of six Delta flights impacted by the airport outage in Atlanta.  Three arrival and three departure cancellations were listed for Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, according to their website. The nationwide ground stop was issued by the Federal Aviation Administration on Sunday […]

  • Red Kettle Donations Falling Behind in River Valley

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Drive is way behind in donations this holiday season compared to last year — by about $30,000, according to Major Johnny Poff of the Fort Smith Salvation Army. Poff said this could impact local River Valley services and programs The Salvation Army provides in the area as the Red Kettle Drive is the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year. “Christmas season donations help us provide shelter, meals, church services, job training  and […]

  • REOPENED: North Side Of Highway 59 In Decatur

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Highway 59 north of Decatur is now open, according Arkansas Department of Transportation. At 11:30 a.m. law enforcement responded to an accident. The Decatur Fire Department’s Facebook page stated that the closure was caused by a truck that rolled over and blocked the road. The fire department had asked for drivers to try and avoid the area at least until 2 p.m. Benton Co: A section of State Highway 59 has been closed due to an […]

  • AFC: Ouachita National Forest Fire Was Human Caused; Investigation Underway

    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KFSM) — The Forked Fire in Ouachita National Forest —  that started November 21 and has burned approximately 400 acres — was human caused and is under investigation, said Arkansas Forestry Commission Public Affairs Officer Tracy Farley. The InciWeb, Incident Information System states that the fire has forced a temporary closure of the Flatside Wilderness, and a portion of the Ouachita Trail that goes through the Wilderness. “We have 40 firefighters on the ground and 20 of them […]

  • OHP: 1 Car Surfer Died, 2 Surfers & 10 Others Inside SUV Injured

    OTTAWA COUNTY,  Okla. (KFSM) — One of three people who were car surfing on top of a Jeep Cherokee when it crashed on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23) has died, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP). Bryan Mitchel McGuirk, 27, of Miami, Oklahoma, died Saturday (Nov. 25) evening at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, of injuries sustained in the accident. He originally was taken by life-flight to Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Missouri and  then transferred by Med Flight to […]

  • Springdale Man Arrested For Child Sex Trafficking

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) — Early Sunday (Nov. 19), a Springdale man was arrested on charges of sex trafficking of a minor, sexual assault 4th degree and internet stalking of a child, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office detainee information web page. Eleuterio Flores, 33, was pulled over on a traffic stop by  Siloam Springs Directed Patrol Officers. Siloam Springs Police Lt. Derek Spicer said the stop resulted in a warrant arrest out of Washington County. Flores was booked into […]

  • Little Rock Man Arrested For Shooting Handgun Outside Dickson Street Bar

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) —  Fayetteville police arrested a man for brandishing and shooting a firearm in the parking lot of a bar on Dickson Street early Saturday (Nov. 18). A call came in about a shooting that happened behind Smoke & Barrel at 324 W. Dickson Street at 2:42 a.m., according to a preliminary police report. Police arrived to the scene and found four spent shell casings fired from a .22 caliber handgun.  A witness, who also works at Smoke & […]

  • Benton County Dollar Generals Robbed; Suspects Caught

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — Two men who robbed Dollar General stores in Bentonville and Rogers were arrested. On Saturday (June 10) morning, the Dollar General on South 8th Street in Rogers was robbed. On Sunday (June 11), Bentonville police said that at 8:36 a.m. two males entered the Dollar General store on S. Walton Blvd. and robbed the clerk with a gun. They left with an undisclosed amount of cash. At 9:17 a.m., police found and arrested both suspects at the […]