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  • Pick-Up Truck T-Boned After Running Red Light In Downtown Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — 5NEWS was on the scene of a wreck involving a red pick-up truck and an SUV. The pick-up truck was headed west on Rogers Ave. when the driver ran a red traffic light. The  SUV going down S. 6th St. T-boned the pick-up. There was a child under one-year-old in the pick-up truck who was pulled from the wreckage, but officials say she is going to be okay. There are no other major injuries being […]

  • Legalizing Physician Assisted Suicide In Arkansas

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — A lawmaker from Bentonville wants to give patients in Arkansas the right to die on their own terms. Representative Dan Douglas calls his bill the Compassionate Care End Of Life Option Act. According to the bill, physician-assisted suicide would become possible in Arkansas, but only for those suffering from terminal illnesses. A pill would be given to the patient to end their life, but they must be 18 or older. Two specialists would also have to verify […]

  • County Line Middle School Students Create A Rubik’s Cube Mosaic Of Mona Lisa

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Students at County Line Middle School designed a Mona Lisa mosaic made out of Rubik’s Cubes. The school’s Rubik’s Cube club used 100 cubes to create the visual effect that took about 40 minutes to complete. All of the cubes had to be rented for the project. “I kinda showed them how to do one and we all did that same one together. and then we passed out their own little slip of paper and which one […]

  • Possible Cutting Of ‘Mena Tornado Tree’ Raises Concerns

    MENA, Ark. (KFSM) — Mena residents are worried that a tree with special meaning will be cut down. Susan Busch, a concerned citizen, called the mayor after she says workers were at the end of her street wanting to cut down the “Mena Tornado Tree.” The tree remained standing after an EF3 tornado hit the town on April 9, 2009. Since the tree has regrown, it has become a symbol of life for the Mena community. Busch tweeted “I am […]

  • Customers In Neighborhood Near Cedarville Under A Boil Order

    CEDARVILLE (KFSM) — About 50 customers in Cedarville are under a boil order, the Arkansas Department of Health announced Thursday (Feb. 21). A “boil water” notice was issued for about 50 customers along Webster Branch Road and all of its side roads, the department said in a news release. The road is north of the Lee Creek Reservoir. The order was issued as a precaution because contaminated water may have entered the distribution system during a partial loss of normal […]

  • Former Central EMS Captain Gets Probation In Child Abuse Case

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A former Central EMS captain accused of sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl was given probation after pleading guilty to harassment. Craig Harvey, 38, pleaded guilty last week in Washington County Circuit Court to the misdemeanor charge. As part of his probation, Judge Mark Lindsay ordered Harvey not to have any contact with the girl, pay $1,000 in fines and court fees and remain on good behavior. If Harvey commits any new crimes or violates his probation, he […]

  • Van Buren Police Searching For Toyota Involved In Hit-And-Run Accident

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — Van Buren Police are looking for a silver Toyota Tundra they say was involved in a hit-and-run accident early Thursday. The accident happened about 2 a.m. at the Simmons Plant at 5 Main Street in Van Buren, said Detective Jonathan Wear of the Van Buren Police. Wear said the victim had a head injury and a possible broken ankle. An update on his condition wasn’t available. Anyone with information on the Tundra is asked to call […]

  • 7 People Sentenced In Fort Smith Meth Trafficking Ring

    FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — Seven people were sentenced Thursday (Feb. 21) for their roles in a methamphetamine trafficking ring in the River Valley. Brian Jones, 38, Tina Branson, 53, Christopher Harbour, 42, Amber Boursh, 37, Belinda McBay, 47, April Thompson, 35, and Jimmy Fore, 57 were sentenced to over 39 years combined for their roles in the meth trafficking ring. They were all charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Dylan Dempsey entered a guilty plea for conspiracy to distribute […]

  • Fort Smith Police Searching For Credit Card Thief

    FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — Fort Smith Police are searching for a suspect they say is linked to at least two cases of credit card fraud. Police are asking for help identifying the man in the photos. If you have any information please call Fort Smith Crime Stoppers at 78-CRIME, you may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

  • Police Looking For Suspects Who Stole Credit Cards From A Fayetteville Yoga Studio

    (KFSM) — Three men used stolen credit cards from Fayetteville to make purchases in Alma and Van Buren. The cards were stolen from a yoga studio in Fayetteville. The suspects were caught on surveillance cameras using the stolen cards at a Walmart in Van Buren. If you have any information on these suspects, please contact Alma Police Department at 479-632-3333 or message them on Facebook. You can also contact Detective B. Lindabury at 479-587-3520.

  • Rogers Shoplifter Hits A Parked Vehicle As He Fled The Scene

    ROGERS, Ark. (KFSM) — Rogers police are searching for a man they say shoplifted from a local Walmart and then struck another vehicle as he fled the scene. On Saturday (Feb. 16) around 7:20 p.m. the man in the photo shoplifted from the Walmart on Walnut Street in Rogers. Police say as he was confronted by store employees he fled from the store, got into a tan colored older model vehicle and drove off. According to police, the man struck […]

  • U Of A Hosts Crosswalk Safety Day

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — After a deadly accident in a crosswalk on the University of Arkansas, students are hosting their first ever safety week. Each day has a different theme, and Thursday’s is crosswalk safety. The Associated Student Government says the primary purpose of crosswalk safety day is to promote safety and to remember a former student who was killed while walking in a crosswalk earlier this month. Andrea Torres was hit and killed by a driver while walking on campus […]

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