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    Cost Of Life-Saving EpiPen Soars

    On a hot and sticky summer day in Manhattan, Nicole Levin was leaving a dentist appointment when it happened. The 41-year-old New Yorker exited a subway train, walked up a flight of concrete stairs to the bustling city street, and suddenly felt her tongue and throat swell. She started to sweat. She felt nauseous, short […]

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    Local Schools Deal With “Pokémon Go” In The Classrooms

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The popular app “Pokémon Go” was released this summer and all of a sudden people everywhere were walking around looking for virtual Pokémon characters. In case you didn’t know,”Pokémon Go” is a very popular app where players physically walk around the real world and look for virtual Pokémon characters to capture […]

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    Police: Mississippi Man Blames Drugs After Killing 5 People, Abducting Girlfriend, Infant

    Under arrest and shackled following the slaying of five friends in a rural home, a Mississippi man professed his love for the estranged girlfriend whose family and friends were massacred and blamed the killings on drugs. Speaking with reporters as he was escorted to jail by deputies in Mobile, Alabama, Derrick Dearman said Monday that […]

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    Turkey Wedding Blast Kills 54; Child Victims, Child Bomber

    Twenty-two of the 54 killed in a devastating bomb attack that struck a Kurdish wedding celebration in southern Turkey were under 14, a Turkish official said Monday. The revelation added a fresh layer of horror to Saturday night’s bombing in Gaziantep that killed 54 and wounded dozens of others — the deadliest in a string […]

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    Day Care Workers Charged After Infant’s Car Seat Asphyxiation Death

    INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis daycare owner and one of her employees face neglect charges following the death of an 11-month-old girl who died after she was strapped into a car seat and left alone in an empty room. Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry said Wednesday that Miracles and Blessings Daycare Ministry owner Jacqueline Murray and employee […]

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    West Fork Approves Funding For Library And Police, Fire Facility

    WEST FORK (KFSM) — Voters in West Fork passed a tax increase to give additional funds to various facilities. The one percent sales tax increase is expected to raise an estimated $222,970 annually. The capital improvement projects included building an addition to the library, relocating city hall, renovating the community center and renovating the current city hall, […]

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    Water Runs Brown In Charleston Due To Manganese

    CHARLESTON (KFSM) — Residents in Charleston noticed the water running from their faucets and bathtubs turned a dark brown over the weekend. Many said city leaders told them the water was safe to drink and no boil order was issued. Charleston resident Summer Brassfield took several photos of her tub full of brown water. She […]

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    Washington County Election Commission Gets New Voting Machines

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Voters in Washington County will encounter new voting machines when they head to the polls for annual school elections on Sept. 20. The Washington County Election Commission purchased 288 new ExpressVote voting machines to replace the current models, which were first introduced in 2006. Election workers will spend most of September and October […]

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    Bella Vista POA Asking Members To Vote On A Fee Increase

    BELLA VISTA (KFSM) — The Bella Vista Property Owners’ Association is encouraging members to approve a membership fee increase during a vote in November. The funds generated by the fee increase would go toward amenities like golf courses, parks, trails and playgrounds, according to the POA. The POA has not increased its fee in 14 […]

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    Fort Smith Hospital Will Begin Using New 3D Mammogram Technology

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — In efforts to catch breast cancer earlier, a new mammogram machine called 3D Genius is being used at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith. Mercy has invested $1.1 million in new equipment, reading stations for radiologists, software, and other expenses to add to the new mammography program. “It’s a 3-D image like […]

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    South Carolina Patient Has Rare ‘Brain-Eating’ Amoeba, CDC Confirms

    CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. — A patient in South Carolina has tested positive for Naegleria fowleri, the so-called “brain-eating amoeba,” The Centers for Disease Control confirmed in a statement. Health officials think the patient may have been exposed during a July 24 swim at Martin’s Landing in the Edisto River, which runs through the southeast portion […]

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    Documents Reveal Details Of Franklin County Child Sex Ring

    FRANKLIN COUNTY (KFSM) — Probable cause affidavits filed in Franklin County reveal the details of a sex ring involving children as young as 13 years old. Four men have been arrested in connection to the investigation and a fifth suspect is still wanted, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. The five suspects include: Michael […]