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    Highway 23 In Franklin County Closed Due To Hill Slide

    FRANKLIN COUNTY (KFSM) – A portion of Highway 23 in Franklin has been closed because of a hill slide Tuesday morning (June 16). This is the second time the 3.2 mile part of the Pig Trail near Mulberry Mountain has been closed in less than a month. One lane of traffic was reopened last week, […]

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    Sean’s Blog: Tropical Storm Bill Forms

    The second Tropical Storm of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season has formed in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Texas. Wind speeds are estimated to be around 50 MPH with this storm. The track of this storm takes it into Central Texas, where it will weaken after causing downpours to […]

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    Iowa GOP Votes To Kill Its Presidential Straw Poll

    CBS News – The Iowa Republican Party’s central committee voted unanimously to kill the party’s presidential straw poll on Friday, a move the state GOP chairman blamed on the lack of candidates participating this year. “I’ve said since December that we would only hold a straw poll if the candidates wanted one, and this year that […]

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    Garrett’s Blog: Unsettled All Weekend; Next Week

    After a week of sunny weather and warm temperatures, the weather pattern is about to be active again for several days. A slow moving upper low will press into the south-central plains over the weekend. The heaviest rain will remain along path of the jet stream and on the northern edge of the ridge of […]

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    Court Date Set For Man Accused Of Burning House With Children Inside

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A court date has been set for a Fayetteville man accused of setting fire to a house with children inside, officials say. Nicholas Rodriguez, 32, was arrested in May after police say he set fires at every entrance to a residence where multiple children were living. He was arraigned on Wednesday (June […]

  • Arkansas State Police Identify Officer Involved In Crawford County Shooting

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) – Arkansas State Police identified the officer involved in the Crawford County shooting on Interstate 49. Trooper Josh Elmore, 27, was identified as the officer who shot Gil Antonio Ramirez-Lemus, 45, on Monday (June 8), according to a news release. Elmore was placed on administrative leave with pay while an investigation into the […]

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    Legislators Seek Attorney General’s Formal Opinion On Open Carry

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Three Arkansas legislators have sent a letter to Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, requesting a formal opinion on whether it is legal in Arkansas to carry a handgun openly. The letter was sent Wednesday (June 10) and is signed by Sen. Jon Woods, R-Springdale, and Reps. Tim Lemons, R-Cabot, and Nate Bell, a […]

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    Man Shot By Trooper Recovering In River Valley Hospital

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A 45-year-old man is recovering in a River Valley hospital after an Arkansas State Police trooper shot him three times Monday (June 8)  in Crawford County, officials said. Gil Antonio Ramirez-Lemus of Springdale, who was shot twice in the stomach and once in the leg, had surgery at Mercy Hospital in Fort […]


    Officials Respond To Rogers Accident On Interstate 49

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Fire officials responded to a Rogers accident on Interstate 49 on Tuesday evening (June 9), officials said. Both the Rogers Fire Department and Lowell Fire Department responded to the accident site. The incident took place at the Pleasant Grove Road exit on Interstate 49. Officials said one person may be trapped as a […]

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    This Man’s Blood Has Saved The Lives Of Two Million Babies

    CNN – On the surface, James Harrison is just an average guy. He loves his daughter and grandchildren, collects stamps, and goes for walks near his home on Australia’s central coast. But it’s what’s under the surface that makes him extraordinary — specifically, what’s flowing in his veins. Known as “The Man with the Golden […]

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    Governor: No Prohibition Against Open Carry

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Gov. Asa Hutchinson says Arkansas law does not prohibit openly carrying a handgun as long as the person with the gun doesn’t intend to commit a crime. “My take on the law is unless you have criminal intent, then there’s not any prohibition,” Hutchinson, a Republican, told 5NEWS on Friday (June 5). However, […]

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    Two Lake Dardanelle Beaches Closed

    RUSSELLVILLE (KFSM) – The Corps of Engineers, Russellville Project Office closed Piney Bay and Shoal Bay beaches on Lake Dardanelle Thursday (June 4), citing  an increased level of E. coli. The levels found during a routine testing by the Arkansas Department of Health were diagnosed as “higher than acceptable” by the Corps of Engineers. Arkansas […]