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  • Pea Ridge Residents Under Boil Order

    PEA RIDGE (KFSM) — Pea Ridge residents are under a boil order until further notice. Lightning struck the control vault on Tuesday (April 25), said Kim Thornhill with the Pea Ridge Water Department. Afterward the vault had a loss of pressure. Thornhill said the control vault has been fixed, but the water is not guaranteed to be safe to drink. Residents are asked to boil their water before using it. The boil order will be lifted when a clear water […]

  • Har-Ber High School Evacuated After Electrical Issue Knocks Out Power

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Har-Ber High School was evacuated on Thursday afternoon (April 27) after electrical issues shut down power at the school. After the power went out, the students were evacuated to the football field, said Rick Schaeffer, communication director for Springdale Public Schools. The fire department is at the school trying to investigate, which has yet to be identified, Schaeffer said. School has not been cancelled, although parents can check out their students if they’d like. Students are not […]

  • MISSING: Two Mena Children Reported Missing

    MENA (KFSM) — The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is asking for help finding two Mena children who have been missing since Sunday (April 23). Acelynn Wester, 2, and Reilly Scarbrough, 9, were last seen on April 23. They are considered critically missing. Acelynn is 2 feet tall and she weighs about 25 pounds. Reilly is 3’6″ and weighs about 60 pounds. Anyone with information about the missing children should contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 479-394-2511 […]

  • Emergency Crews Rescue Person Stranded On Floating Raft In Washington County

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Emergency crews performed a swift water rescue to save a person who was stranded on a raft in Fayetteville. The person was stranded on South School Avenue, near the Mr. Taco Loco, according to the Washington County Emergency Management office. The person was stuck on a floating raft. Widespread flooding has been reported throughout the viewing area on Wednesday (April 26). Highway 112 is closed for a two-mile stretch in Washington County starting at N. Truckers Drive due to […]

  • Fayetteville Police Crack Down On Distracted Driving

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The Fayetteville Police Department will be cracking down on distracted driving starting on Tuesday (April 25). April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month, so the department is teaming up with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office to step up traffic enforcement, subsequently raising awareness about distracted driving. The focused enforcement will run for about a week and half, ending on Friday, May 5, according to a department release. Officers will be in both marked and unmarked vehicles. The department’s goal […]

  • Farmington Police Searching For Suspect Accused Of Shooting Man In The Chest

    FARMINGTON (KFSM) — Farmington police are searching for a suspect accused of shooting a man in the chest on Monday morning (April 24). Police arrived at a Plover Cove home after receiving a report that someone had been shot shortly before 1:30 a.m. on Monday, according to a Farmington Police Department press release. Officers found a man who had been shot in the chest. The victim was taken to Washington Regional Medical Center, where he was in stable condition in […]

  • Zac Brown Band Heading To Walmart AMP

    ROGERS (KFSM) — The Zac Brown Band has added the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion as a stop on its “Welcome Home 2017” tour. The band will take the stage on Thursday, Sept. 14, and the performance starts at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for the “Chicken Fried” and “Colder Weather” singers will start at $39.50 and go up to $95. They can be purchased online, by phone at 479-443-5600, or in person at the Walmart AMP or Walton […]

  • Former State Senator Jon Woods Pleads Not Guilty To Upped Fraud Charges

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A former Springdale state senator who was indicted in a fraud scheme in March pleaded not guilty to fraud charges during a U.S. District Court arraignment hearing on Monday (April 24). Additional charges were added to the indictment of Jon Woods, and he is now facing 14 counts of wire fraud, one count of mail fraud and one count of money laundering. Woods’ attorney entered a not guilty plea on his behalf on Monday morning. The indictment also named the […]

  • Benton County Deputies Searching For Armed Man Possibly Involved In Rogers Shooting

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Benton County deputies are searching for a man who is wanted in connection to a shooting in Rogers on Monday (April 24). Cecil Davis, 46, is wanted for questioning related to a shooting on Highway 12 East early Monday morning, according to a Benton County Sheriff’s Department Facebook post. Deputies responded to a report of shots fired. Davis is believed to be armed and could be dangerous, the post states. He is believed to be driving a […]

  • Severe Storms Rip Roof From Roland Business

    ROLAND (KFSM) — The owners of the Deja New thrift store in Roland had a busy Friday morning (April 21), cleaning up after their roof was ripped from the business. Severe storms rolled through the area on Friday morning, leaving behind power outages and fallen trees. In Roland, the storms also hit Deja New on Roland Road. The roof was blown yards away, covering the parking lots of other businesses and crashing into an electric pole and power lines. There […]

  • Former U Of A Custodian Graduates With Civil Engineering Degree

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — After 13 long years, a former University of Arkansas custodian has graduated with a civil engineering degree. Chris Shapley started at the U of A as a custodian, waxing floors and cleaning carpets all over campus, according to a university news article. However, he’s leaving as an alumnus with a job offer. Shapley worked full time when he went through the engineering program. For six years, he manned the graveyard shift while taking engineering classes and studying during […]

  • Viewer Gallery: Downed Trees In The River Valley

    RIVER VALLEY (KFSM) — Severe storms rolled through the area on Friday morning (April 21). Thanks to a recent round of wet weather, the ground was already soft — helping strong winds to blow over trees that are otherwise firmly rooted in the ground. Here are some of the pictures that our viewers sent in of the storms and their aftermath. If you have any pictures you’d like to add, send them through the 5NEWS mobile app or email us […]