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    Arkansas Tech Football Player Drowns In Pope County

    RUSSELLVILLE (KFSM) – A student-athlete at Arkansas Tech University drowned in Pope County on Sunday (July 19), according to a release. Zemaric Holt, 21, died as a result of injuries suffered in an accident at Long Pool Recreation Area in Pope County, the release states. “Arkansas Tech extends its deepest condolences to the family of […]

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    Garrett’s Blog: A Hot & Windy Weekend

    A large ridge of high pressure with typical Arkansas summer weather is expected for the upcoming weekend. Highs will be in the mid to upper 90s with a heat index from 100-110º. On Sunday, you’ll notice an increase in the southwest winds across the region. Southwest west are typically drier winds; since dry air warms […]

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    Defense The Forgotten Element For Hogs Heading Into 2015

    The Arkansas offense got all the attention during SEC Media Days, but the defense is not to be overlooked this season.

  • FEMA Offers Helps Local Homeowners Apply For Federal Assistance

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — FEMA is in Van Buren this week helping homeowners in Crawford and Sebastian counties apply for federal assistance after storms and flooding left behind damage across the area this spring. A Disaster Recovery Center is located at 615 East Pointer Trail for those who want to visit with FEMA in person […]

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    Two NWA Sex Offenders Sentenced To 60 Years For Child Porn

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Two sex offenders, one from Madison County and another from Washington County, were sentenced to a combined total of 60 years for child pornography, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas Conner Eldridge. Ronald J. Griffin, 47, of Huntsville and Harry Robinson, 51, of Springdale […]

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    Man Files Lawsuit Against Siloam Springs Hotel Over Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) – A Missouri man filed a lawsuit against a Siloam Springs hotel on Friday (July 10) over carbon monoxide poisoning. James Fick filed the lawsuit against the Hampton Inn at 2171 Ravenwood Plaza in Siloam Springs, which is owned by Siloam Springs Hotel, LLC. According to the lawsuit, Fick stayed at the hotel […]

  • VIDEO: Apartment Complex Building Destroyed In Early Morning Fire

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The maintenance building at The Links Apartment Complex in Fort Smith is a complete loss after an early morning fire Monday (July 13th). An employee noticed the flames burning and called 911, firefighters on scene said. 5NEWS was there as firefighters responded and battled the flames around 1 a.m. Firefighters were […]


    5NEWS Exclusive: College Student’s Killing Allegedly Described In Recorded Interview

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The man accused of killing community college student Nina Ingram in 2006 felt disrespected by her, then later shoved his way into her apartment, choking her to death and wiping down the crime scene, according to an acquaintance of his. Randee Applewhite, pictured, an acquaintance of former murder suspect Rico T.  Cohn, […]

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    NYSE Trading Resumes After Technical Disruption

    CBS News – Trading on the New York Stock Exchange resumed Wednesday afternoon after technical trouble derailed operations at the nation’s largest exchange for more than three hours. NYSE-listed issues still traded on the Nasdaq composite index and other exchanges during the disruption, which began at 11:32 a.m. ET and ended about 50 minutes before the […]

  • Women Save Money on Birth Control

    Women are spending less out of pocket for prescription contraceptives as a result of the Affordable Care Act, and heroine use is rising among American men and women, according to a new report by the CDC and FDA.

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    Pope County Jail Releases Wrong Inmate

    POPE COUNTY (KFSM) – The Pope County Jail released the wrong inmate on June 29, according to a news release. Jeffrey A. Hale, 43, was released after impersonating another inmate who was actually supposed to be released on June 29, authorities said. Both inmates share the same first name and were in the booking area at […]

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    Glenn Latham Running For Benton County Sheriff

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Glenn Latham has become the second candidate to announce he is running for Benton County sheriff against incumbent Kelley Cradduck. Latham, a senior systems administrator at Walmart, is a former detective in the sheriff’s offices in Benton and Washington counties. “We have two choices in life; accept things as they are, or […]