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  • UPDATE: Victim Identified In Fort Smith Shooting Death

    FORT SMITH, Ark. — The victim in Saturday night’s shooting has been identified as 30-year-old Adam Watson of Fort Smith. Police have arrested a suspect possibly involved in a murder that took place Saturday (Oct. 19) night. Police responded to calls about a shooting around 9:40 p.m. at 3201 Grand Avenue. When they arrived, they say they found a dead male in a dark SUV. The underaged suspect was arrested Sunday (Oct. 20) morning. Detectives were able to identify him […]

  • Sallisaw Police Searching For Thieves Who Broke In To Multiple Vehicles

    SALLISAW, Okla. (KFSM) — Sallisaw police are asking for help in finding some thieves, who broke into multiple vehicles this morning (Oct. 20) in Sallisaw. Multiple vehicles were broken into. The suspects broke car windows to gain access, others were simply unlocked. The suspects stole credit cards which they later used at Walmart in Van Buren and then at Walmart in Alma. Sallisaw Police ask that if you recognize who the people are, to contact Sallisaw Police Department at (918)-775-4177.

  • ‘Let’s Be Kids’ Event For Parents, Children Coming To Walmart This Weekend

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — Fisher-Price and Walmart have teamed up to bring a special interactive toy tour for children of all ages to Northwest Arkansas this weekend. The Fisher Price Let’s Be Kids Pop-Up Experience will be at the Bentonville Walmart Supercenter, 406 S. Walton Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 19) and Sunday (Oct. 20). The free event includes oversized activities and toys for children and adults to enjoy, such as reading a 6-foot-tall book, riding a […]

  • Deputies Capture Suspect After 24-Hour Manhunt In Johnson County

    JOHNSON COUNTY (KFSM) — After a 24-hour manhunt and a half-mile foot pursuit, a suspect accused of breaking and entering into homes in the Foothills Arena area of Clarksville has been arrested. 20-year-old Caanon Butler was captured on Highway 103 around 4:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 18) by deputies with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. According to the sheriff’s office, Butler has been charged with four counts of felony fleeing, reckless driving and felony charges for possession of a controlled substance. […]

  • Football Friday Night Week 7 Preview And Scoreboard

    Week 7 of Football Friday Night is here! Get a preview of all of tonight’s big matchups, including the Game of the Week Har-Ber vs. Bentonville West, by watching the video below. Keep up with the scores for your favorite teams by visiting the Football Friday Night Scoreboard. The 5NEWS Sports Team will have all the highlights of week 7 games tonight on 5NEWS at 10.

  • Rollover Accident Cleared On I-49 In Springdale

    UPDATE: All lanes are now open and cleared from this accident. Original story: SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — A rollover accident has blocked northbound lanes of traffic on Interstate 49 in Springdale. The accident is located just south of the Sunset Avenue/U.S. 412 exit (Exit 72) in Springdale. Traffic is reduced to one lane on the inside shoulder. All traffic lanes and the outside shoulder are blocked. Stay with 5NEWS for this developing story.

  • Center Street In Fayetteville To Close For Sidewalk Construction

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — The City of Fayetteville Transportation Division will begin construction of a new six-foot-wide sidewalk along the south side of Center Street between Hartman Avenue and Graham Avenue Monday (Oct. 21). The project will include a storm drainage pipe with inlet boxes, new curb and gutter and sidewalk along the south side of Center Street. Typical work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. An occasional Saturday or extended hours during the […]

  • Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputies Searching For Breaking And Entering Suspect Who Fled

    JOHNSON COUNTY (KFSM) — The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to watch for a suspect they say fled after attempting to break into homes. Deputies posted the warning on Facebook telling residents of the Foothills Arena area northwest of Harmony and Clarksville to be on the lookout for the suspect. The suspect was being pursued by police on foot about 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 18). The suspect was described as a white male in his early 20s, 6’1″ […]

  • 1 Dead, Another In Custody After Officer-Involved Shooting In Southern Arkansas

    WARREN, Ark. — Authorities in southern Arkansas say one person is dead after a gunfight with an Arkansas State Police trooper. State Police spokesman Bill Sadler said Thursday (Oct. 17) that the shooting occurred during a traffic stop on a road in Bradley County near Warren, about 79 miles (127 kilometers) south of Little Rock. According to Arkansas State Police, around 1:30 p.m. an Arkansas State Trooper attempted to make a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle failed to […]

  • FSPD Receives Grant Funding For Body Cameras And Protective Gear

    FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — The Fort Smith Police Department has received three new federal grants totaling more than $100,000 to use during the rest of 2019 and into 2020. The grant monies will go towards protective gear and additional body cameras. The 2019 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, US Department of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Assistance provided a total of $57,770 to the FSPD. The award is part of a 70/30 split with the Sebastian County […]

  • Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Searching For Man Accused Of Breaking Into Homes

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Ark. (KFSM) — The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is in pursuit of a man accused of breaking into homes in the Foothills Arena area in Clarksville. Deputies are looking for a white male who is in his early 20’s, 6’1′, approximately 235lbs, brown hair/brown eyes, wearing a black shirt and shorts. Authorities are asking residents nearby to stay indoors and keep your homes and vehicles locked. If you see the suspect, you are asked to call 911.

  • Springdale Teacher Resigns Amid Allegations Of Inappropriate Behavior With Student

    SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — A Springdale teacher has resigned amid allegations of inappropriate behavior with a high school student via social media. Randall Scott Peckham, 57, resigned Thursday (Oct. 17), according to Rick Schaeffer, spokesman for Springdale schools. Schaeffer declined further comment, citing a personnel issue. In his resignation letter, Peckham said he was “grateful” to the district for “17 years of professionalism and respect.” “Thank you and may God bless you all,” he added. Springdale police are investigating the […]

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