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  • 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. It’s estimated power will […]

  • 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 […]

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

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Fayetteville Police are responding to a report of a bank robbery on MLK Boulevard. Police were called out to a report of an armed robbery at Centennial Bank, 3010 MLK Boulevard about 8:40 a.m Friday (April 19). Several units were responding. The suspect was described as a white male in his 20s, about 6 feet tall and 150 pounds, wearing a black jacket and blue pants with a blue stripe down the side, said Sgt. Anthony […]

  • 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 […]

  • Rogers Man Gets 30 Years For Child Porn Charges

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Roughly six years after authorities began their investigation, a Rogers man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for possessing more than a dozen files of child pornography. Larry Johnson, 55, pleaded guilty last week in Benton County Circuit Court to 10 counts of distributing, possession or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child. Judge Brad Karren also handed Johnson a seven-year suspended sentence that will begin when Johnson is released from the […]

  • 2019 Arkansas Baseball Schedule & Results

    Scores & upcoming games for the 2019 Diamond Hogs season

  • Former First Lady Laura Bush Speaks At University Of Arkansas

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Former First Lady Laura Bush came to the University of Arkansas to talk to students and community members Thursday (April 18). Laura Bush was one of three speakers in the University’s Distinguished Lecture Series. A committee of students selected Mrs. Bush as one of the featured guests in this years lineup. Doors opened for the event at Bud Walton Arena at 6 p.m. and the lecture started at 7 p.m. The former first lady spoke on […]

  • Police Searching For Suspects Who Attempted To Break Into Fort Smith Home

    FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — Police are searching for suspects they say attempted to break into a Fort Smith home. According to police, the suspects were caught on a home security camera in the Painter Lane/Moody Hill area and appear to be attempting to break in. If you have any information about the suspects, you’re asked to call Fort Smith Crime Stoppers at 78-CRIME or you can contact Detectives Crelia (479-709-5201) or O’Connor (479-709-5260) directly.

  • Cameron School District Demands Jury Trial After Accusing Insurance Company Of Not Paying For Fire Damage

    CAMERON, Okla. (KFSM) — Nearly two years after a fire destroyed junior high, high school and gym in Cameron, Oklahoma, the district is demanding a jury trial and claim its insurance provider is refusing to pay. In August of 2017, just before 9 p.m. crews began to battle the structure fire that would burn through the night until nearly 4 a.m. In court documents filed this week in LeFlore County District Court, the school district said the Oklahoma School’s Insurance […]

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