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  • Netflix Location Scout For ‘Narcos’ Shot Dead In Mexico

    MEXICO (KFSM)  — Carlos Muñoz Portal, a location scout for Netflix’s hit show “Narcos,” was shot to death in central Mexico, according to several media outlets. His death happened Monday (Sept. 11), but the news is just emerging now. A Netflix statement said, “We are aware of the passing of Carlos Muñoz Portal, a well-respected location scout, and send our condolences to his family. The facts surrounding his death are still unknown as authorities continue to investigate.” Journalist Julio Astillero […]

  • Fayetteville Man Tells Police, “They Took My Baby”

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A missing toddler was found to be in good condition, and with his mother, after the father told police he could not find his child. It happened early Saturday (Sept. 9) evening in the area of West Dickson and North West Avenue. According to a preliminary police report, witnesses described a man who they said assaulted an infant in a stroller. Police found the man, based on the description given by witnesses, and identified him as Dean […]

  • Hurricane Irma A Category 3

    MIAMI (KFSM) — Hurricane Irma, now a Category 3, continues to batter south Florida on Sunday (Sept. 10). The strongest winds are expected in Marco Island and the Naples area within the next couple of hours.  The maximum sustained wind is 120 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center. Here is the latest public advisory, issued at 2 p.m. ET, from the National Hurricane Center.

  • Image Of A Child Looking Over U.S.-Mexico Border Draws Attention

    TECATE, Calif. (KFSM) — The portrait of a child peering over the U.S.-Mexico border wall is gaining interest — mainly because of its massive size.  The creator is J “JR” Rart, who lists his occupation as “artist until I find a real job,” on his Twitter page.   Meet Kikito, he turned 1 year old last April. The piece is visible close to the Tecate border for a month pic.twitter.com/xfDBzQ1DYV — JR (@JRart) September 7, 2017 View from the Mexican […]

  • Traffic Delay On I-49/Exit 78 Due To 2-Car Accident

    LOWELL (KFSM) –Emergency crews have now cleared a two-car accident on the south side of Interstate 49 and Lowell, right under the bridge. It happened around 12 p.m. on Saturday (Sept. 9).  There was only one lane open for traffic. “I almost hit someone,” said Ray Prince who was  near the accident scene, “I had to slow down and hope for the best  and this definitely caused a merging issue.” He told 5News he saw three Rogers firetrucks and one […]

  • Police Respond To Shots Fired In A Bella Vista Neighborhood

    BELLA VISTA (KFSM) — Police in Bella Vista responded to a call of shots fired on Fairway Drive on Sunday (Aug. 27) night, according to Bella Vista Communications Manager Cassi Lapp. A 9-1-1 call came from a home on that street reporting suspicious people were surrounding a particular home.  Lapp said when the people could not get into the home, shots were fired. Police said no one was injured and it’s yet to be confirmed if the shots were fired at […]

  • 3-State Police Pursuit For Motorcyclist; Involves Highways 59, 43 and 20

    LANAGAN, Mo. (KFSM)  —  Missouri police are searching for a convicted felon who they say stole a motorcycle and took them on a three-state chase that started on Highway 59 south in Lanagan, on Saturday (Aug. 26) around 11 a.m. During the chase, the woman riding with him tossed a backpack onto the highway in Gentry.  The backpack contained stolen ID’s and the stolen ID’s belonged to people who are wanted by police, according to Lanagan Police Chief Chris Creekmore. […]

  • Arkansas State Police Investigate Accident On Interstate 49 That Left Traffic At Standstill

    LOWELL (KFSM) — Traffic was at a standstill Friday night (Aug. 4) on Northbound I-49 approaching Exit 78, Highway 264/Monroe Avenue, due to some type of accident, according to a 5NEWS photojournalist who was near the scene. As of 10:30 p.m., traffic was backed up from before Exit 76/Wagon Wheel Road to before Exit 78, Highway 264/Monroe Avenue. “It happened just before 10 p.m. at the I-49 Northbound lanes near Exit 78 and was cleared by 11:15 p.m.” said photojournalist Dave […]

  • Severed Fiber Lines The Reason For Lottery Ticket Sales Outage

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) —  Several Arkansans were disappointed about not getting a chance to buy lottery tickets Friday (July 21) evening. “I drove to several locations,” Beverly told 5News, “and all I know is that I couldn’t purchase tickets and that the system was down.” The locations visited by Beverly included Murphy’s in Greenwood, Flash Market in Greenwood, a convenience store in Mansfield and another location at Hwy. 271 & School St. in Fort Smith. The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has released […]

  • UPDATE: Convicted Drug Trafficker Is Back In Custody

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) —  On Saturday (July 15) a fugitive wanted by U.S. Marshals is in custody at the Sebastian County Detention Center for aggravated assault and outstanding Federal warrants, according to Fort Smith Police Department. On Sunday (July 16), Larry Dale Batt’s booking sheet was updated with additional charges:  One Felony and one Misdemeanor Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, Felony possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Felony possession of Methamphetamine and Felony Fleeing. Police said on Friday (July […]

  • UPDATE: Mother & Daughter Dead After War Eagle Creek Drowning

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) —  Kristi Wylie, who attempted to save her drowning daughter at War Eagle Creek Friday (July 7) afternoon, died Sunday (July 9) at a local hospital, according to Benton County Sheriff’s Sergeant Shannon Jenkins. Earlier on Sunday, around 7:30 a.m., the body of her 13-year-old daughter was found near the location where she went missing. It was on Friday (July 7), police received a “drowning call”  involving two teenagers, who were swimming in War Eagle Creek, when one […]

  • Bike Riding Safety Reminders

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — What started out as a nice summer bike ride on a Saturday (July 8) morning ended up being a 9-1-1 emergency due to an injury that happened at the 3700 block of Front Street near a restaurant. “This was a minor bicycling accident,” said Fayetteville Fire Battalion Chief Travis Boudrey, “and accidents can happen to the best riders.” In this incident the cyclist will be fine, Boudrey said, but he reminded riders of the following safety tips: […]