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Recent Articles
  • NWS: Survey Areas Of Arkansas Damaged By Friday’s Storm

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — The National Weather Service (NWS) has completed its first survey around the Mountain Home area caused by Friday’s (April 13) storm. They determined straight line winds in excess of 85 miles per hour (mph) hit the area, and that the  damage is consistent with straight line or microburst winds. According to the Enhanced Fujita Scale,  a wind speed between 73 -112 mph is considered an EF1 tornado. Crews will be in the field over the next few […]

  • Family Asks For Help Finding Missing Loved One

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) —  The family of a missing woman, Megan Huckaby (Rogers),  is making a big effort in finding her.  The 22-year-old has been missing for seven months and her family fears for her safety. Last week, Siloam Springs police issued a news release stating, “[We’ve] entered her into the Arkansas Crime Information Center as a missing person and will continue to actively investigate until Megan Huckaby is located.” This week, her half-sister is sending flyers to every pawn […]

  • ASP Trooper Shot In Hot Spring County, Suspect Arrested

    ROCKPORT (KFSM) — An Arkansas State Trooper has been shot in Hot Spring County Sunday (April 1) night, according to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office. According to Arkansas State Police, State Trooper Kyle Sheldon received non-life threatening wounds during a traffic stop in Rockport, Hot Spring County. According to reports, the suspect open fired after Trooper Sheldon asked them to step out the vehicle. Nearby officers returned fire to the suspect, who was taken into custody and identified as  Elsbeth […]

  • Man Present At Fort Smith Apartment Shooting Wanted For Attempted Murder In Another State

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Fort Smith police are investigating a shooting at an apartment complex where one victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The incident happened just before 9 p.m. Saturday (Mar. 24) at the Boardwalk Apartments, 4301 Kinkead Avenue, according to Fort Smith Police Sergeant Steven Dooly. “There were several people at the scene,” said Dooly, “and we’re talking to a witness, possibly two.” The person shot has been identified as Aaron Jamal Jones […]

  • OSBI Investigating Muskogee County Jail Death

    MUSKOGEE, Okla. (KFSM) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) is looking into an inmate death that happened at the Muskogee County Jail Saturday (Mar. 24). According to OSBI, Brandy Edwardsen, 23, was found unresponsive in her jail cell shortly after midnight. She was taken to a hospital where she later died. An autopsy has been requested and a report will be sent to the DA’s Office upon conclusion of the investigation, according to the OSBI. Several posts on Edwardsen’s Facebook […]

  • WCSO: Search Continues For Man Who Jumped Into Richland Creek

    GOSHEN (KFSM) — A search is still underway for a man who got away from a deputy after the man jumped into the water near Bowen Boulevard, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. He is identified as James Valles, 35, according to the sheriff’s office. The incident happened last Wednesday (Feb. 28), just past midnight, A sheriff’s deputy stopped to check on a car by Twin Bridges near Goshen, where he found two people under the Richland Creek bridge.  The men […]

  • Fayetteville Police Department’s K9 Dex To Get Body Armor

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) —  One police dog is getting some extra protection while at work. Fayetteville Police Department’s K9, Dex, will receive a bullet and stab protective vest, courtesy of Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The non-profit’s mission is to provide protective vests and other assistance to law enforcement dogs and related agencies throughout the United States. Based out of East Taunton, Massachusetts, Vested Interest was founded in 2009, and has provided more than 2,800 vests, in 50 states, through private […]

  • Smokey Areas Around The State Due To Controlled Burns

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Smoke filled the sky in southwest Benton County and several other areas Saturday (Mar. 3). The plumes of smoke are  from a prescribed burn, according to the Arkansas Forestry Commission (AFC). The Benton County burn covered 1,312 acres and was nine miles west of Fayetteville. The following counties also did controlled burns: Crawford (1.5 miles west of Cedarville) 2,216 acres Logan (1.25 miles southwest of Ratcliff) 20 acres Prairie (18 miles east of Little Rock Air Force […]

  • Arkansas Man Killed In Storm; Mobile Home ‘Blown Into Pond’

    CLAY COUNTY (KFSM) — In Arkansas, Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller confirms one fatality from Saturday’s (Feb. 24) storm. Albert Foster, 83, of Knobel, was killed when extreme winds overturned his mobile home. Sheriff Miller told media that Foster’s home was blown into a nearby pond. The storm damaged several areas of Clay County.  Reports received by law enforcement included power outages, downed power poles and flooded roads, according to their Facebook page.  

  • UPDATE: Man Who Eluded Authorities Is In Custody

    BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KFSM) — Adam Brooks Flores, the man who was holed up in a culvert, has surrendered to authorities, according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. The incident began around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday (Feb. 17) when police tried to pull over a driver for a traffic violation, but instead the driver brandished a weapon at Sergeant Xiong and took off, according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. Flores, 27, then drove through a field, stopped and fled […]

  • ASP: Person Identified In I-49 Deadly Collision

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) — The person killed in a multi-car crash on I-49 north, just before the West Fork exit, has been identified as fifty-seven-year-old Joseph Palasak, from Rogers, according to an Arkansas State Police (ASP) Preliminary Fatal Crash Report. On Saturday (Feb. 10) around 5:45 p.m., during cloudy and freezing rain conditions, several vehicles collided on the bridge — some reports indicated up to 20 vehicles were involved. ASP states the crash happened on the bridge, and that Palasak, […]

  • Icy Road Conditions Cause Big Problems In Springdale

    SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) —  Icy roads have caused massive commuter problems along Interstate 49, in both directions in Springdale One driver called 5NEWS to report seeing multiple law enforcement crews, tow trucks and massive delays heading into Springdale, coming from Highway 412.  “When you turn south onto I-49, there is a huge pileup on the ramp,” said Art Brown. Also, Brown said there were three wrecks that he saw while driving between Siloam Springs and Tonitown. STORY DEVELOPING