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  • A Christmas Story: The Musical Showing At Walton Arts Center

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — One of the most famous Christmas movies is coming to the stage this week at the Walton Arts Center. A Christmas Story: The Musical will be showing until Sunday, Dec. 15. Chris Carsten plays the narrator, Jean Shepard, and says that  the musical makes this Christmas classic even better. “There’s a big difference from sitting in front of your TV and watching the show on Christmas, which is also wonderful I can get the appeal of that […]

  • Van Buren Police On The Lookout For Suspected ‘Porch Pirate’

    VAN BUREN, Ark. (KFSM) — The Van Buren Police Department is on the search for a “porch pirate.” Police say they have identified 35-year-old Tera Gail Parker as the suspect in a recent package theft in Van Buren. Parker is 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighs about 170 pounds and has blonde hair and blue eyes. Police have put a warrant out for her arrest and say she might be driving an older white Cadillac CTS 4-door sedan. If you […]

  • XNA Board Approves Of Changing Name To Northwest Arkansas National Airport

    HIGHFILL, Ark. (KFSM) — The XNA Board has unanimously approved changing the name of the airport to the Northwest Arkansas National Airport. The airport announced the change Wednesday (Dec. 11) morning on it’s Facebook page. According to our content partner Talk Business and Politics, chief business development officer for XNA Andrew Branch said passengers might start to see the changes on the website and signs in six months to a year. The airport must provide information on the change to […]

  • Procession And Funeral Arrangements Set For Slain Fayetteville Officer

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Procession and funeral arrangements for Fayetteville Officer Stephen Carr have been announced. Carr was killed in his patrol car outside the Fayetteville Police Department on Saturday (Dec. 7) night. A visitation for Officer Carr was held on December 11, at the University Baptist Church at 333 W, Maple St. in Fayetteville from 3-7 p.m. The funeral service will be held on December 12 at Bud Walton Arena at 1270 Leroy Pond Dr. in Fayetteville at 1 […]

  • Springdale Gun Store Burglarized, 6 Guns Stolen

    SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — Springdale Police say six rifles were stolen from Arky Armory store early Wednesday morning (Dec. 11). The break-in happened just before 1 a.m. and Springdale Police say the burglars gained entry through the back of the building. “It appeared somebody had used a vehicle to ram the overhead door to gain entry to the building,” said Springdale Lt. Jeff Taylor. Surveillance video shows three people were involved in the burglary and were only there for about […]

  • 7th Flu-Related Death Reported In Arkansas

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Seven people have died due to flu-related illnesses in Arkansas this 2019-20 flu season, according to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). The ADH does not release the victim’s name, description, or where they were from. Since September 29, 2019, 2,400 positive influenza tests have been reported to the ADH online database by health care providers, with over 280 positive tests reported this week. The ADH reports “regional” flu activity across the state with “high” intensity for […]

  • Fort Smith Police Make Amber Alert Arrest

    FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — Fort Smith Police arrested a man in connection to a Muskogee, Oklahoma Amber Alert Wednesday morning (Dec. 11). Fort Smith Police were contacted around 3 a.m. by Muskogee PD asking to check the area of 7600 Dallas Street, near the Mercy Fitness Center, for a vehicle listed in an Amber Alert. Derek Martin Perez was reported to have stabbed someone in Muskogee and fled, taking his wife and 2-year-old daughter against their will, according to […]

  • Judge Denies UA Students’ Appeal To Vaccination Policy

    (AP) — A judge has denied two University of Arkansas students’ request to block a public health decree that has barred them from attending classes during a mumps outbreak because they don’t have the proper vaccinations. The Arkansas Department of Health issued a public health directive Nov. 22 that said students who do not have the proper measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations must be vaccinated immediately or be excluded from classes for at least 26 days. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports […]

  • 3 Arrested After Meth, Guns Found In Vehicle In Sebastian County

    SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) — Three people have been arrested after drugs and guns were found during a traffic stop. Deputies with the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christian Antonio Arroyo Flores, 23, of Tulsa, around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 6). According to a press release, deputies were conducting surveillance at a local motel which resulted in the traffic stop. In the vehicle driven by Flores, narcotics were found in plain sight on the floorboard. After searching the vehicle, deputies found […]

  • Cooking With The Melissas

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — The Melissas joined 5NEWS this morning to show us a stressfree way to make gluten-free cookies everyone will enjoy during the holidays. Melissa Mehall and Melissa Blue have been best friends for over 30 years. After many years of baking and sharing recipes, the two are now sharing their Meli’s Monster cookie recipe which is a family favorite passed down through generations. Meli’s cookies are not also gluten-free they are also high in protein and fiber. They […]

  • 17-Year-Old Suspect Charged For Drive-By Shooting In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — A 17-year-old drive-by shooting suspect was charged Tuesday in Sebastian County Circuit Court with unlawful discharge of a firearm from a vehicle and battery. According to Fort Smith Police Public Information Officer Aric Mitchell, around 9:45 p.m. Friday (Dec. 6), police responded to reports of a shooting near Spradling Park. Two victims, Raekwon Adams, 18 and Jiy’wian Hughes, 19 reported someone in a gray Dodge Charger pulled up beside them on the north side of […]

  • Rogers Police Searching For Theft Suspects

    ROGERS, Ark. (KFSM) — The Rogers Police Department is searching for two people in suspicion of theft of property and fraudulent use of a stolen debit card. According to a Facebook post from RPD, a debit card was reported stolen from Burlington Coat Factory located at 4325 S. Pleasant Crossing Boulevard on Dec. 3. The card was then used fraudulently at Walmart. A photo of the two suspects is pictured in the Facebook post. The Rogers Police is asking for […]

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