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  • Ark. Senate Asks For Better Education For NCAA Basketball Refs Following Razorback’s Tourney Loss

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — The Arkansas Senate passed a resolution on Thursday (March 23) to encourage better education of basketball officials following the Arkansas Razorback’s loss in the National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball tournament. The document states that the team was the “victim of a devastating and grievous loss in the NCAA Tournament that left fans trying to find the strength to carry on, children crying, grown men weeping, cows unable to produce milk, chickens ceasing to lay eggs, and lambs lying […]

  • SEC Adopts Clear Bag Policy For All Football Games

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (KFSM) — The Southeastern Conference shared a new security policy on Wednesday (March 22) that will limit what fans can bring inside football stadiums. The conference adopted what’s dubbed the “clear bag policy” for all football games played in SEC stadiums, including Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The new policy will go into effect for the 2017 football season. Each individual will be allowed to bring in a clear plastic bag up to 12″ by 6″ by 12″, or […]

  • Sen. Boozman To Hold Tele-Town Hall

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — United States Sen. John Boozman will be holding a telephone town hall on Thursday night (March 23) from his Washington D.C. office. The tele-town hall will begin at 7 p.m. People who sign up for the town hall will be called between 7-7:15 p.m., or they can call 888-400-1986 starting at 7 p.m. Boozman regularly holds the town halls via live telephone meetings, and says that he can get feedback from Arkansans while working and voting in Washington. During the town […]

  • Vice-President Mike Pence To Visit Little Rock Amid Healthcare Debate

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — United States Vice-President Mike Pence will be visiting Arkansas on Friday (March 24). He will meet with small business owners in Little Rock to discuss the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as well as its impact on Arkansas, reported  affiliate KTHV. There will be a session at 2:30 p.m. at the Little Rock Tours and Travel office. Doors will open for the event at 12 p.m. and guests should arrive early to allow time for […]

  • Bentonville Film Festival Reveals 2017 Schedule

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — The Bentonville Film Festival revealed the schedule of events for its third season on Wednesday (March 22). The festival, which promotes women and minorities through film, will be May 2-7 on the Bentonville Square. There will be 18 short films and 38 feature-length films and documentaries in the competition, according to the BFF website. There will also be four entries of four episodic and web series content. The festival’s winners will be guaranteed theatrical, television, digital and home entertainment distribution […]

  • Police: Investigation Underway After Man Dies From “Medical Emergency” While In Custody

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Police are launching a death investigation after a Fayetteville man died on Tuesday morning (March 21) after being in police custody. Phillip Jerriel Moore, 23, died Tuesday morning at the Washington Regional Medical Center, according to a department press release. He was taken there Monday night (March 20) after suffering a medical emergency. Moore was pulled over for ignoring a stop sign at West Avenue and Prairie Street shortly before 10 p.m. on Monday, and officers noticed the smell of […]

  • Gov. Asa Hutchinson Signs Campus-Carry Bill Into Law

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced he signed House Bill 1249 into law on Wednesday (March 22), which will allow people to carry concealed weapons on colleges and universities. HB 1249 passed the Arkansas legislature on Wednesday (March 15). Rep. Charlie Collins sponsored the bill. The original bill required state institutions to allow faculty to conceal carry on campus. But after opposition from the House and Senate, bill sponsor Rep. Charlie Collins from Fayetteville made a few changes. A major amendment to the […]

  • Arkansas To Begin Issuing Electronic Hunting/Fishing Licenses

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — Arkansas hunters and anglers will soon be able to carry their licenses on their phones. Starting April 1, all Arkansas Game and Fish Commission licenses and permits will be available to download, according to an AGFC newsletter. Hunters and anglers can carry it on a mobile device or they can print their licenses themselves and carry it with them. The commission adopted the licensing change in an attempt to make it easier for outdoor enthusiasts to […]

  • Red Cross Asks For Donors After Winter Blood Shortage

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — The American Red Cross is looking for blood donors after severe winter weather nationwide led to a blood shortage. The Red Cross needs platelets, O negative blood and AB plasma most, although they will accept all types of blood donations, according to a Red Cross news release. Those three are some of the most needed blood products in hospitals. Platelets help blood form clots and stop bleeding, and these are essential for cancer patients. Type O negative […]

  • Second Tyson Breeder Farm Flock Tests Positive For Bird Flu

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. (KFSM) — A second Tennessee chicken farm that has a contract with Tyson Foods has tested positive for avian influenza last week. The farm is located in Lincoln County, Tennessee, according to a Tyson press release on Thursday (March 16). This is the same county where another breeder farm, also contracted with Tyson, tested positive for the bird flu on March 4. Tyson is working with the U.S. and Tennessee departments of agriculture to contain the flu, and euthanized the […]

  • Fort Smith Police Identify Man Whose Body Was Found In Arkansas River

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A body was found in Fort Smith on Tuesday (March 21) near the Midland Avenue bridge, according to police. An Arkhola Sand Plant employee found the body of a 46-year-old Matthew Wood, said Sgt. Daniel Grubbs with the Fort Smith Police Department. The employee found Wood’s body on the Fort Smith side of the Arkansas River, just south of the Simmons Foods plant near the bridge. Grubbs estimated that Wood had died sometime in the last couple of weeks. His Ford […]

  • Fire Breaks Out In Westwood Gardens

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A fire broke out in a Fayetteville garden center on Tuesday morning (March 21). Fire crews were called to Westwood Gardens on Wedington Drive about 3:30 a.m. A Fayetteville police officer spotted the fire while driving by, and tried putting it out with a fire extinguisher before calling the fire department. The fire burned through the wall of the gardening center. However, the greenhouses were undamaged and remain open, said Sarah Wynne, Westwood Gardens retail manager. Wynne said the […]