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    Grieving Parents Hit With $200,000 In Student Loans

    CNN – When his 27-year old daughter Lisa died suddenly of liver failure five years ago, Steve Mason was as devastated as any father would be. He and his wife Darnelle immediately took in Lisa’s three children — ages 4, 7 and 9 at the time — even though they knew it would be a […]

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    Bentonville Man Accused Of Killing Grandmother Captured

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – The Bentonville man suspected of killing his grandmother was captured Friday night by Saline County deputies, according to the Saline County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities have been searching for Michael Conklin, 26, since Monday. His grandmother, Nelma Darline Conklin, was found dead in their Bentonville home Sunday. Conklin was arrested just before 8 […]

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    Woman Scams Illegal Immigrants Out Of More Than $100,000, Report States

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A federal fugitive is behind bars in Washington County after authorities said she defrauded illegal immigrants out of more than $100,000 while promising to help them become American citizens. Wendy Espinoza-Reconco, 31, was arrested July 18 and is being held in the Washington County Detention Center for federal authorities, according to […]

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    Arrest Warrant Issued For Grandson Of Bentonville Woman Found Killed

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Michael Conklin on suspicion of first-degree murder, according to Bentonville police. Conklin went missing earlier this week after his grandmother was found killed in their Bentonville home. His whereabouts are still unknown, according to the Bentonville Police Department. Preliminary autopsy results released earlier […]

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    Arkansas Department Of Health Launches Investigation Into Eureka Springs Death

    EUREKA SPRINGS (KFSM) – The Arkansas Department of Health Section of Emergency Medical Services has launched an investigation into the death of a Little Rock biker who died in Eureka Springs, according to a news release. Eureka Springs Fire & EMS was notified on Tuesday afternoon (July 22) about the investigation into Little Rock biker Laura […]


    Bentonville Woman’s Death Ruled Homicide As Police Search For Grandson

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – A preliminary investigation reveals the Bentonville woman found dead in her home Sunday died as the result of a homicide, according to the Bentonville Police Department. Police found 76-year-old Nelma Darline Conklin’s body Sunday after responding to the home to check on her. Her 26-year-old grandson, who lives with her, is missing, […]

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    Police Search For Woman’s Grandson After Her “Suspicious” Death

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – The Bentonville Police Department on Monday released the identity of the body found in a local home the day before, while they search for a man connected to the case. The body was identified as 76-year-old Nelma Darline Conklin. Police said they are investigating the incident as a suspicious death, but have […]

  • Security Installed at City Hall In Van Buren

    Authorities in Van Buren are working to make the Municipal Complex safer. This is after a shooting just the down the road caused some big concerns. ” That final push guys this is the time and let’s move, and we have been going as quickly as we can to get it set up,” said the […]

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    LeFlore And Sequoyah Counties Not Releasing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

    OKLAHOMA (KFSM) – Court clerks in two Oklahoma counties have decided not to issue same-sex marriage licenses following a ruling from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals finding Oklahoma’s ban on gay marriages unconstitutional, according to officials. Officials in court clerk offices within both LeFlore and Sequoyah county told 5NEWS they had no plans to being issuing […]

  • Healthwatch: Kids in Hot Cars

    17 children have died this year as a result of heat related death from being left in a hot car. Watch this segment for easy tips to remind you of your precious cargo.

  • Deja Vu for NWA Naturals 2014 Season

    The Northwest Arkansas Naturals 2014 season is looking similar to what they accomplished last year. A poor performance in the first half, and a strong second is a mirror image so far.

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    Jogger Hit By SUV And Killed Near Prairie Grove Identified; Driver Cited

    PRAIRIE GROVE (KFSM) – The driver whose Jeep Cherokee hit and killed a  jogger on Tuesday (July 15) near Prairie Grove has been cited, police said. Jason Purvis, 35, of Prairie Grove was cited on suspicion of negligent homicide, reckless driving and driving right of roadway, said Capt. Jeff O’Brien of the Prairie Grove Police Department. […]