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  • Yell County Man Accused Of Fatally Shooting Deputy, Two Women Takes Plea Agreement

    YELL COUNTY (KFSM) — A Dardanelle man pleaded guilty to capital murder charges in the deaths of a Yell County deputy and two others during a plea hearing on Friday morning (June 23). James Bowden, 32, pleaded guilty to three counts of capital murder, according to the Yell County prosecuting attorney’s office. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Lieutenant Kevin Mainhart, 46, was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop on May 11. Mainhart was on […]

  • Longtime Van Buren Police Chief Retires

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — The Van Buren police chief is retiring and he was honored at a ceremony on Friday (June 23). After spending decades with the Van Buren Police Department, Chief Kenneth Bell is turning in his badge for good. He started in the department in 1985 and became chief in 2001. Bell was honored with a plaque for his service on Friday, along with fellow retiree Captain Anthony Kaman, who joined the department in 1984. Jamie Hammond, who […]

  • Mountainburg K-9 Cleared To Return To Work After Cancer Scare

    MOUNTAINBURG (KFSM) — A K-9 in Mountainburg was cleared to return to active duty on Friday (June 23) after a medical scare. Officer Duke has returned home with his handler after a long day at the vet, according to a post. The vet removed a mass of fatty tissue from Duke, which they were afraid could be cancer. Duke had to have a bad tooth pulled, and he also got some medication for a skin allergy. Although the working pup […]

  • Lightning Suspends Play At Walmart NWA Championship

    ROGERS (KFSM) — Golfers at the the Northwest Arkansas Championship LPGA Tournament were forced to take a break on Friday afternoon (June 23) due to lightning. The first round of the tournament started on Friday, and golfers were supposed to play throughout the day. Storms rolled into the area around 2:30 p.m., putting the tournament on hold until the storms pass and it’s safe to resume play. Officials are estimating that play will resume at 3:15 p.m. The tournament will […]

  • More than 2,000 SWEPCO Customers Without Power In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — About 2,200 Southwestern Electric Power Company customers are currently without power in Fayetteville. The outage happened shortly after 2 p.m. on Friday afternoon (June 23). It is expected to be fixed by 5:30 p.m. The cause of the outage has not been released.  

  • Owner Says Iguana That Was On The Lam — Is Still On The Lam

    PEA RIDGE (KFSM) — Update!  Iguana still missing, the owner called to say they’re still without their lizard. An officer found an iguana on Davis Street on Wednesday afternoon, according to a Pea Ridge Police Department Facebook post. Pretty soon it was clear the officer needed backup to bring in the large reptile, which was about 3 feet long. Iguanas can be tough to catch, as they are speedy and have a nasty bite. Pea Ridge Officer Mike Lira advised […]

  • Northwest Arkansas Championship LPGA Tournament Schedule

    ROGERS (KFSM) — Northwest Arkansas Championship week runs from June 19-25, but the LPGA tournament will kick off on Friday (June 23). Here’s a schedule of events for the remainder of the week: Thursday, June 22 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Admission Gates Open 7-9:10 a.m. — Official Pro-Am (Tee Times) 7:30-10 a.m. — Women’s Day at the LPGA 12-2:10 p.m. — Official Pro-Am (Tee Times) 5:30 p.m. — Pantene Beautiful Lengths 6-9 p.m. — BITE Night One Friday, June […]

  • Fayetteville Water Main Break Closes Southbound Lane Of College Avenue

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Part of College Avenue was blocked after a water main break on Thursday (June 22). Fayetteville Police responded to the leak, which happened near the Wendy’s on College Avenue, around noon. Dispatch officers said they heard reports that water was pouring from a giant crack in the street. Officers have blocked the southbound lane of College Avenue through the area while the issue is repaired. It’s expected to take about two hours to repair the 8″ water […]

  • 2-Year-Old Boy Killed In Accidental Shooting In Yell County

    YELL COUNTY (KFSM) — A Yell County toddler died on Tuesday (June 20) following an accidental shooting. The Yell County Sheriff’s Office said Jacob Chronister, 2, died of an apparent gunshot wound on Tuesday night in a home north of Danville, according to a release. Family members told deputies they weren’t sure how the child reached the weapon, which was normally stored atop a cabinet in the bedroom. The report states that the child had been playing in the hallway, […]

  • Clarksville Police Searching For Armed Robbery Suspect

    CLARKSVILLE (KFSM) — Clarksville police are searching for a suspect accused of robbing a gas station at gunpoint on Wednesday (June 21). The Valero Tiger Mart, on 2745 W Main Street, was robbed at gunpoint around 5:15 a.m., according to a Clarksville Police Department press release. The suspect, described as a white man about 5’10” tall with a slim build, left the store with an undisclosed amount of money. He was wearing a baseball hat, dark blue American Eagle hoodie […]

  • 4-Year-Old Florida Girl Slays Singing ‘Moana’ Song At Graduation Concert

    FLORIDA — It’s nearly impossible to contain your excitement when a favorite song comes on. Just ask 4-year-old Sophia. Her mom, Michelle Neshin, said her daughter’s class was supposed to sing a “mellow rendition” of Disney’s “How Far I’ll Go” from the hit movie “Moana” as part of a graduation performance. Like many performances involving young kids, it didn’t go quite as planned. When the song comes on, Sophia belts out the lyrics with a passion that completely outshines the […]

  • Sebastian County Humane Society Offering $10 Adoptions To Empty The Shelter

    SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) — If you’re looking for a furry addition to join your family, head to the Sebastian County Humane Society this weekend for an adoption special. The humane society is offering $10 adoptions starting Wednesday (June 21) and ending Sunday (June 25). Both dogs and cats will have $10 adoption fees, which include shots, microchipping, and spay and neutering. The humane society is holding the adoption event to help empty the shelter, which is currently overrun with animals. […]