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    NRA Drops Support Of Campus Carry Bill Following Training, Age Requirement Amendment

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — The National Rifle Association is backing an effort to expand a campus gun bill so that it applies to anyone with a concealed handgun license. On Thursday (Feb. 23) the NRA dropped its support of House Bill 1249 after an amendment was added that would limit those who are able to carry a concealed weapon on campus to people who are 25 and have undergone a training program that is up to 16 hours long. The NRA posted that […]

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    Miss America Savvy Shields Addresses NWA Go Red Luncheon

    ROGERS (KFSM) — Guests at the 2017 Northwest Arkansas Go Red Luncheon were treated to a special local speaker, Miss America Savvy Shields. Shields, who won the 2017 Miss America pageant in September, was the keynote speaker at the American Heart Association’s annual luncheon and silent auction, which raises money and awareness to fight heart disease. “It’s something very special to be in a place where the people who made you what you are are there to see you being that,” […]

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    Benton County Sheriff Identifies Bodies Found In Woods As Missing Siloam Springs Woman And Toddler

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Benton County police have identified two bodies found in Siloam Springs over the weekend as the Siloam Springs woman and toddler who went missing in November, according to a press release. The report states one set of human remains sent to them by the office are those of Carol Elaine Davidson. The second set of remains was postively identified as Rosemarry Davidson on Thursday (Feb. 23). Carol and RoseMarry Davidson went missing on Nov. 12, 2016, prompting […]

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    Arkansas Health Department: Two Cases Of Lyme Disease Found In Arkansas

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — The Arkansas Department of Health revealed that two cases of Lyme disease have been found in Arkansans. These cases are the first that meet the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s qualifications for the disease since 2007, according to an ADH press release. Arkansas is considered a low-incidence state for Lyme disease. However, Arkansas has a high number of other potentially fatal tick-borne illnesses, including tularemia, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and Ehrlichia. Lyme disease is much more […]

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    Fort Smith Board Of Directors Discuss Details Of Panhandling Ban

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Fort Smith residents will begin seeing fewer panhandlers after the city’s board of directors passed an ordinance that bans people from soliciting for money. The ordinance was passed during a board of director’s meeting 6-1 on Tuesday night (Feb. 21). It prevents panhandlers from being within 150 feet of a street corner, intersection or highway interchange. The ordinance also makes it illegal to approach peoples’ cars to ask for money. City director Keith Lau, who voted for the ordinance, […]

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    Former Muldrow High School Teacher Facing Charges For Sexual Misconduct With Student

    MULDROW (KFSM) — A former Muldrow High School teacher was arrested on Tuesday (Feb. 21) in connection to a sexual misconduct investigation. Devin Paige Davis, 25, is facing felony charges of soliciting sexual conduct or communicating with a minor student through technology. Davis resigned on Jan. 18 after allegations surfaced of inappropriate actions between her and a student. She had been with the school for two years, and she has not had any previous reprimands or misconduct in her personnel file. Davis was […]

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    Springdale Man Facing Attempted Murder Charge

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — A Springdale man was arrested after another man was shot in the face on Saturday (Feb. 18). Hector Martinez, 20, is facing a charge of attempted murder, according to a probable cause statement. On Saturday, police went to a home in the 700 block of Suffolk to investigate a report of shots fired, the report states. There they found a man who had a gunshot wound in the left eyebrow. The victim told police that Martinez and several others […]

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    Sen. Cotton’s Town Hall Moved To Springdale High School

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — A town hall with Sen. Tom Cotton will be held at the Pat Walker Performing Arts Center on Wednesday (Feb. 22), according to his office. The center is located on the Springdale High School campus. The town hall will begin at 5 p.m. and end at 6:30 p.m. The Northwest Arkansas Town Hall was supposed to be held at the Arend Arts Center in Bentonville. Bentonville Schools director of communications Paul Stolt said the district determined that they would not be […]

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    Two Arrested In Connection To Fort Smith Mosque Vandalism

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Two men were arrested Friday (Feb. 17) in connection with vandalizing two Fort Smith mosques during October 2016. Craig Wigginton, 19, and Abraham Davis, 20, are facing felony first-degree criminal mischief, according to a news release. Police began investigating after two mosques were vandalized Oct. 20. Spray paint was used to write vulgar words on the mosques. Swastika’s were also painted on the building and the words ‘Go Home’. After receiving an anonymous tip, investigators interviewed Wigginton and Davis Friday […]

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    Tyson Unveils New Logo

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Tyson Foods revealed a new company logo Tuesday morning (Feb. 21). The new logo reflect’s the company message: “Always Forward.” It will be used to differentiate between the Tyson brand and the company as a whole. A Tyson representative said the new logo visualizes changes within the company and signifies that it is always moving forward. The logo was also chosen to reflect “the heritage and humility of one of America’s great companies.” Tyson updated their social […]

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    ZZ Top Added To Walmart AMP Lineup

    ROGERS (KFSM) — ZZ Top will be heading to the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion this summer. The band will be taking the stage Friday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open an hour before the show begins. ZZ Top is the longest-running major rock band still playing with original members. They’ve been together for 45 years. Tickets for the performance will range from $36 to $75.50, and will go on sale Friday, March 3 at 10 a.m. They may […]

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    Fayetteville High School Evacuated After Smoke Spotted In Science Classroom

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Hundreds of Fayetteville High School students were evacuated Tuesday (Feb. 21) after smoke was spotted in one of the classrooms. All of the students were evacuated from the building, said Alan Wilbourn, communication director for Fayetteville Public Schools. Wilbourn said the smoke was coming from a science classroom after a science experiment went wrong. The students are expected to return to class shortly.