• Bella Vista Bypass

    Bella Vista Bypass Extension Project Dead Ends After Missouri Vote Fails

    BELLA VISTA (KFSM) – Plans to extend the Bella Vista Bypass have hit a dead end after voters in Missouri defeated a multibillion dollar sales tax hike Tuesday night (Aug. 5). Election results show 59 percent of voters opposed the highway tax, while 41 percent were in favor of it passing. If approved, the highway […]

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    Woman Charged With Manslaughter After Son And Husband Found Dead

    YELL COUNTY (KFSM) – A woman whose 10-month-old baby and husband were found dead last week in the Ouachita Mountains was charged with manslaughter Tuesday after new details emerged about the deaths of her family members. Brooke Floyd, 21, surrendered herself to authorities Tuesday and was released from jail on the $50,000 bond she previously posted. […]

  • Law Enforcement Cracking Down on Cyber Crimes

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Law Enforcement agencies across the area are on high alert to make sure your children stay safe. Authorities are concerned about your child’s safety both inside and outside the classroom. At the Sebastian County Sheriff’s office, investigators work to make sure your child stays safe 24/7. With today’s technology, Sheriff Bill Hollenbeck said one […]

  • Dr. Kent Brantly

    Secret Serum Likely Saved Ebola Patients

    CNN – Three top secret, experimental vials stored at subzero temperatures were flown into Liberia last week in a last-ditch effort to save two American missionary workers who had contracted Ebola, according to a source familiar with details of the treatment. On July 22, Dr. Kent Brantly woke up feeling feverish. Fearing the worst, Brantly […]

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    Fayetteville Woman At Center Of NCAA Concussion Settlement

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The NCAA has reached a preliminary settlement in a class-action lawsuit over concussions brought by former college athletes. As previously reported by CBSSports.com’s Dennis Dodd, the agreement filed Tuesday (July 29) calls for the NCAA to provide $70 million for concussion testing and diagnosis of current and former NCAA players to settle […]

  • Superior Industries To Close Rogers Plant, Cutting 500 Jobs

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Superior Industries announced that it was going to close its Rogers plant at the end of 2014, according to a news release. The aluminum wheels manufacturer said it was closing the plant as “part of an initiative to reduce costs and enhance its global competitive position,” the release states. The closure will […]

  • Newspaper

    Fort Smith Newspaper Moving Printing Operations To Northwest Arkansas

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Stephens Media, owner of the Southwest Times Record, announced on Wednesday (July 30) that it would be moving all printing and mailroom operations from the Fort Smith and Van Buren production facilities to Springdale and Lowell, resulting in 37 layoffs. The move will “increase the color capacity of the newspapers and improve […]

  • Grieving parents hit with $200,000 in student loans

    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 […]

  • Michael Conklin

    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 […]

  • Michael Conklin

    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 […]

  • Eureka Springs Fire

    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 […]