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  • ASP: Silver Alert For Missing Russellville Couple

    RUSSELLVILLE (KFSM) — Arkansas State Police have issued a Silver Alert for a missing Russellville couple. Lee and Elizabeth Hopkins were last seen at 204 S. Inglewood Ave. Police said they may be traveling in a 2018 Red Buick Encore with Arkansas plates of USA JYZO. Lee Hopkins, 87, is 5-foot-6, about 160 pounds, balding and has blue eyes. Elizabeth Hopkins, 90, is 5-foot-2, about 135 pounds, with white hair and blue eyes. Anyone with more information is urged to […]

  • Fort Smith Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Police on Monday (Aug. 20) arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with a weekend robbery at Jet-Away. Kelcei Webb faces felony charges of aggravated robbery and fleeing apprehension. Fort Smith police were called Saturday (Aug. 18) to the convenience store at 3638 Midland Blvd. for a robbery. When officers arrived, they saw Webb running from the store with a knife. Police later caught Webb in an alley and arrested him. Webb was being held Monday at […]

  • Flavors – Juan’s Mexican Restaurant

    Hey guys, Megan Graddy here for this week’s Flavors. Today we are at Juan’s in Fort smith, and they’re known for their Tex-Mex flavor, and we couldn’t wait to check them out. The owner, Will Anderson, shared with us what makes Juan’s a place to keep coming back to. “We’re not authentic Mexican food, we’re Tex-Mex, but we are authentic to Fort Smith. We strive to offer an excellent experience, and I think that when you come to Juan’s we […]

  • Church Group’s Opposition Stuns Advocates Of ‘Tort Reform’

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — So-called tort reform has been an easy sell in states controlled by Republicans, and backers of a lawsuit-limiting proposal on the ballot in Arkansas this fall expected little trouble winning passage, until they ran into a surprising obstacle from a reliable conservative ally. A Christian group has begun rallying churches and abortion opponents against the measure, saying that limiting damage awards in lawsuits sets an arbitrary value on human life, contrary to anti-abortion beliefs, and […]

  • Carroll Electric: Up To 845 Lost Power Monday Morning After Truck Hit Lines

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — More than 800 people were without power Monday morning after a power outage at a Carroll Electric substation. Nancy Plagge, spokesman for Carroll Electric, confirmed that customers were without power Monday morning. She said the cause was a truck that tore down two sections of their lines. Plagge said a dump truck dumping gravel hit the lines. She said most of the power has been rerouted and restored to many of the affected customers as of […]

  • Benton County Murder Suspect Arrested On Drug Charges

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) — The Benton County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a capital murder suspect on drug charges. Cody Wade Wise, 29, of Siloam Springs was arrested Saturday (Aug. 18) in connection with delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, furnishing prohibited articles and unlawful use of a communication device — all felonies. Investigators learned through Facebook messages that Wise was planning to buy methamphetamine near Gum Springs and Keck roads, according to […]

  • Report: Experts Knew Genoa Bridge Had Weakened 20 Percent

    GENOA, Italy (AP) — Engineering experts determined in February that corrosion of the metal cables supporting the Genoa highway bridge had reduced the bridge’s strength by 20 percent — a finding that came months before it collapsed last week, an Italian newsmagazine reported Monday. Despite the findings, Espresso wrote that “neither the ministry, nor the highway company, ever considered it necessary to limit traffic, divert heavy trucks, reduce the roadway from two to one lanes or reduce the speed” of […]

  • Pope On Sex Abuse: “We Showed No Care For The Little Ones”

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a letter to Catholics around the world Monday condemning the “crime” of priestly sexual abuse and its cover-up and demanding accountability, in response to new revelations in the United States of decades of misconduct by the Catholic Church. Francis begged forgiveness for the pain suffered by victims and said lay Catholics must be involved in any effort to root out abuse and cover-up. He blasted the self-referential clerical culture that has been blamed […]

  • Backstreet Boys Fans Treated For Injuries After Storm Collapses Entrance Trusses

    THACKERVILLE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma casino says 14 people suffered cuts and bruises when a powerful rainstorm toppled entrance trusses and disrupted the start of an outdoor concert by the Backstreet Boys. Kym Koch-Thompson, spokeswoman for the WinStar World Casino and Resort, says the concertgoers were treated at the scene following Saturday’s (Aug. 18) storm, then taken to hospitals in Oklahoma and Texas. She says they were all treated for minor injuries and released. The casino in Thackerville is […]

  • Section Of Huntsville Road In Fayetteville Closed For Repair

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) —  Road work along Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and Huntsville Road could cause delays for commuters beginning Monday (Aug. 20) in Fayetteville. A section of Huntsville Road, from Morningside Drive to Highway 16, will be closed for asphalt work. Crews will be out  from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the next four days. Detour signs will be posted to help drivers navigate the area.

  • Flash Flooding Hits Clarksville Area

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Ark.  (KFSM) Clarksville had some flooding and Johnson County was under a Tornado Warning issued by the National Weather Service for some time Sunday (Aug. 19) evening. Families were told to take cover. Clouds moved in quickly and with it came rain, hail and flash flooding in the Clarksville area. Viewers sent in photos from Dardanelle, near Scranton, Lamar and other areas.  

  • FSPD: Person Of Interest Sought In Convenience Store Robbery

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Fort Smith police are trying to identify a person involved in an aggravated robbery at a convenience store at 1549 North Greenwood. The robbery happened around 11:30 p.m. on August 13, 2018, according to police. A preliminary investigation shows that the suspect entered the business and produced a weapon and demanded money.  The suspect is between 5’10” to 6′ tall, has a medium build, and a tattoo above his left eye with the word “blessed.”according to investigators. […]