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    State Rep Wants Answers On Washington County Ballot Glitch

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A local state representative says he wants answers to how candidates’ party affiliations were left off of Washington County digital ballots Monday, the first day of early voting for the November general elections. Rep. Justin Harris (R – West Fork) is afraid some voters’ voices may not be properly heard because […]

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    Center Asks For More Blood Donations After Train Collision Near West Fork

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Local blood center officials are asking for more donations in the wake of Thursday’s train crash near West Fork. A train engine collided with a passenger train, hospitalizing 44 passengers. The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks sent out a notice Thursday night stating the organization is urging blood donors with […]

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    CDC: Nurse With Ebola Transferring To Atlanta

    (CNN) — The second Dallas health care worker who was found to have the Ebola virus should not have boarded a commercial jet Monday, health officials say. Because she had helped care for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, and because another health worker who cared for Duncan had been diagnosed with Ebola, the worker was […]

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    Texas Health Worker Is Positive For Ebola, Would Be 1st Ebola Transmission In U.S.

    (CNN) –A female nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has tested positive for Ebola after a preliminary test, the state’s health agency said. Confirmatory testing will be conducted Sunday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Test results are expected to be announced later in the day. The employee helped […]

  • October Is Pregnancy And Infant Loss Awareness Month

    LAVACA (KFSM)-On March 25, 2013, Sam Boyce went to see her doctor for a routine check-up. She was in the third-trimester of her pregnancy at the time. What she didn’t know, was that her blood pressure was high. The doctor checked on Bella, and all was fine, but moments later, the baby’s heart stopped beating. […]

  • Victims Identified in Deadly Tractor Trailer Collision in Spiro

    SPIRO (KFSM) – Two people who were killed after their tractor trailers collided in Spiro on Wednesday morning (Oct. 8) have been identified. Donald Sharp, 58, of Fort Smith and Kelvin Hudson, 47, of Keota, Oklahoma were both pronounced dead at the scene, according to an accident report from Oklahoma Highway Patrol. “My husband was […]

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    Cause Of Death Revealed For Two Bodies Found In Sallisaw

    SALLISAW (KFSM) – The cause of death has been revealed for two bodies that were found in Sallisaw on Sept. 28, police say. On Sept. 28, officers were called to check on the welfare of two residents at a home in the 100 block of South Maple Street. When they arrived, they found two bodies […]

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    Dump Truck Overturns On Interstate 540 Bridge, Halts Traffic

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A dump truck overturned on the Interstate 540 bridge near Fort Smith on Monday (Oct. 6) before 4:30 p.m., officials say. Traffic was halted by the accident, and gravel was spilled all over the road as a result of the rollover. The southbound lane was shutdown after the dump truck overturned. […]

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    Greenwood Woman Retrieves Chainsaw, Other Property From Death-Site Truck

    YELL COUNTY (KFSM) – A Greenwood woman whose husband and 10-month-old son were found dead this summer in the Ouachita Mountains appeared in court on Thursday (Oct. 2) at a hearing to retrieve property from the couple’s death-site truck, officials said. Brooke Sueann Floyd appeared in Yell County Circuit Court in Danville before Judge Jerry […]

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    One Person Sent To Hospital In Fayetteville Rollover

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Police responded to a rollover accident in Fayetteville on the Fulbright Expressway near the flyover on Monday morning (Sept. 29), authorities say. One person was transported to Washington Regional Medical Center as a result of the accident. Their status and identity is unknown, according to police. The Fayetteville Police Department responded to […]

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    2 More Uber Drivers Ticketed In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Two more drivers for a ride-sharing service were ticketed late last week in Fayetteville, as police say the service continues to violate local laws by existing in town. The new citations mean four Uber drivers have been ticketed by Fayetteville police on suspicion of operating without a taxi permit, since the ride-sharing […]


    Deputy Defines Child Abuse

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- The Minnesota Viking’s Adrian Peterson being charged with child abuse made international headlines. But when does disciplining a child turn into abuse? “We get that question a lot from parents,” said Sebastian County Deputy Lt. Philip Pevehouse, “It’s the result of the injuries and that’s usually the line.” Pevehouse said his department […]