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  • Tontitown Fire Department Battles Back-To-Back Fires

    TONTITOWN, Ark.—The Tontitown Fire Department reported that earlier today they battled back-to-back fires. The first blaze was reported at 3:30 p.m. and crews did not finish fighting the fire and subsequent flames until 7 p.m. The fire department cited the difficult terrain and thick brush for making the fires so difficult to fight. Joining the Tontitown Fire Department was the Johnson Fire Department, Wheeler Volunteer Fire Department and Tontitown Police Department.

  • 2019 Arkansas Baseball Schedule & Results

    Scores & upcoming games for the 2019 Diamond Hogs season

  • Crews Investigating House Fire in Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Firefighters responded to an early morning house fire on Saturday (April 20) around 6A.M. The house stood on North 19th and B Street in Fort Smith. Neighbors say the house has been abandoned for months, and no one was inside at the time. They are investigating the cause of the fire. This is a developing story.

  • Crews On The Scene Of Structure Fire In Springdale

    SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — The Springdale Fire Department is on the scene of a structure fire on the south side of town on Aline Ct. and Bonita Pl. According to officials, it was a single story house and the home was nearly fully involved when first responders arrived. One person was transported to a local hospital, but the extent of their injuries is unknown at this time. Assistant Springdale Fire Chief Jim Vaughn said at about 9:40 p.m. Friday evening […]

  • Human Specimens Found Buried At Crescent Hotel In Eureka Springs

    EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (KFSM) — The Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs calls itself “America’s most haunted hotel,” so it may not be surprising that human specimens were found buried on the property. It all started when the hotel groundskeepers found the first bottle about three months ago. “We really didn’t have any idea what was going on until I picked up the first bottle. That had a clear fluid in it with something in it,” said landscaper Susan Benton. Altogether, […]

  • Fayetteville Police Respond To Report Of Bank Robbery On MLK Boulevard

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — UPDATE: The suspect, Richard Heath Varnell, 42, has been arrested. He will be in court Monday (April 22) for various charges, including aggravated robbery, shoplifting and possession of controlled substance. Varnell was caught on Walmart security cameras stealing pants and was wearing those pants during the time of the robbery. Multiple citizen tips led police to Varnell, who was located next to a building on N. Shiloh Dr. in Fayetteville. According to police, Varnell was wearing […]

  • Semi Crashes Into Utility Pole In Mulberry, Leaving Over 100 OG&E Customers Without Power

    MULBERRY, Ark. (KFSM) — A semi crashed into a utility pole on S Main Street in Mulberry Friday (April 19), leaving over 100 OG&E customers temporarily without power. Barriers are being put up to block part of the Main Street while crews work to remove the downed utility pole from the road, Mulberry Mayor Gary Baxter said in a Facebook post. OG&E’s outage map shows 105 people are without power in Mulberry due to the crash. No injuries were reported […]

  • State Police Identify Man Who Died While In Fort Smith Police Custody

    FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — Arkansas State Police are investigating after a man in Fort Smith Police custody died. Darrell K. Hays II, 51, of Fort Smith died in the Sebastian County Detention Center in Fort Smith while being booked into the jail by Fort Smith Police officers, State Police said. According to State Police, Fort Smith officers performed a traffic stop at Towson and Fresno avenues about 12:30 a.m. Hays was a passenger and was arrested on an outstanding […]

  • FDA: Recall Of Blood Pressure Medication Expanded Again

    Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited expanded its recall again for Losartan Potassium Tablets USP and Losartan Potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets to include the consumer lever after trace amounts of an unexpected impurity was found in the active drug ingredient. The drug ingredient was manufactured by Hetero Labs Limited, the Food and Drug Administration said in a news release. The recall has already been expanded before, and now includes 36 more lots of Losartan Potassium tablets and 68 more lots of Losartan Potassium/Hydrochlorothiazide tablets. Torrent […]

  • Prosecutor: Sheriff’s Deputy Justified In Shooting Of Gentry Man

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Benton County prosecutor Nathan Smith has determined a sheriff’s deputy was justified in shooting a Gentry man who fired on deputies last month. In a letter sent Friday (April 19) to Arkansas State Police and the sheriff’s office, Smith said Cpl. Matt Nading had a reasonable belief that Hasten Nathaniel Merworth had violated an order of protection, was presentably dangerous and that Merworth would imminently use deadly force against Nading. Smith pointed to the Arkansas statute […]

  • Bella Vista Man Gets 20 Years For Bentonville Bank Robbery

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — A Bella Vista man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for stealing more than $3,000 from a Bentonville bank last summer. Damon Christian Vargas, 21, pleaded guilty last week in Benton County Circuit Court to robbery, theft of property and possession of a firearm by certain persons — all felonies. Judge Brad Karren also gave Vargas a 20-year suspended sentence set to begin when he’s released from the state Department of Correction. Bentonville police arrested […]

  • SEFOR Decommissioning Project Nearly Completed

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — The University of Arkansas and EnergySolutions officials held a celebration Thursday (April 19) at their final meeting for the completion of the Southwest Experimental Fast Oxide Reactor (SEFOR) site decommissioning project. SEFOR was located near Strickler in Washington County and operated from 1969-1972.  It was acquired by the University of Arkansas in 1975 for research but closed down by the mid-1980s. Since 2016, The University of Arkansas has used federal funds to figure out how to […]

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