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  • HOPE Humane Society In Need Of Large Animal Crates To Transport More Than 70 Dogs To Canada

    FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — The HOPE Humane Society is needing large dog crates to transport several animals out of the United States. The shelter is asking for 20-30 large pet “taxis” to be donated or borrowed in order to take more than 70 dogs to Canada. Crate donations along with loaned crates will be accepted and returned (if needed) by the shelter. You can visit HOPE’S Facebook page for more information.

  • Lake Wister Campgrounds In Oklahoma Closed Due To Flooding

    OKLAHOMA (KFSM) — Several campgrounds along Lake Wister State Park are closed due to flooding. Victor, Wards and Wister Ridge campgrounds are closed at this time. Lake officials say they have tried to contact everyone who has reservations for this weekend to let them know of the closing, but if you have not been contacted they ask that you call the office at 918-655-7212 so you can receive a rain check. Officials say they don’t know when the campgrounds will […]

  • Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office Hosting Cookout For Fort Smith Kiwanis Club Summer Boys Camp

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) is hosting a cookout Tuesday (June 25) to raise money for the Fort Smith Kiwanis Club Summer Boys Camp. The cookout will take place at the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office (800 S. A Street in Fort Smith) between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Tuesday. All money raised will go to help fund this year’s camping cost. The menu for the cookout includes hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, drinks, and dessert. Everyone in […]

  • Gas Leak Reported In Bentonville

    UPDATE: Black Hills Energy reported that the line was damaged when a nearby tree was struck by lightning. Black Hills Energy says as of Monday (June 24) afternoon crews are still working to replace the section of line that was damaged. Crews expect to have gas service restored for some customers by the end of Monday, and estimate service will be restored for the remaining customers on Wednesday (June 26). BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Black Hills Energy is responding to a reported […]

  • Fort Smith Utility Department Adjusting Bills For Historic Flood Victims

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The Fort Smith Utility Department is providing adjustments to bills for customers who were directly impacted by the historic flooding along the Arkansas River. Customers impacted by the flooding will see a $0.00 charge on the following lines in their June bill: Water Residential Base Water Residential Volume AR Safe Drinking Water Fee Water Sales Tax Sewer Residential Base Sewer Residential Volume Commercial accounts will receive a 50% adjustment, according to the Fort Smith Utility Department. […]

  • Godsmack Coming To Walmart AMP This Fall

    ROGERS, Ark. — Godsmack will extend their world tour to include a stop with rock band Halestorm on Sunday, Oct. 6 at the AMP. The rock group Godsmack is made up of vocalist and guitarist Sully Erna, guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill and drummer Shannon Larkin. The band just finished their European and U.K. tour dates and have spent more than a year on the road to support their recent album, “When Legends Rise.” Their latest single, “Under Your […]

  • Prosecutor: No Charges For Man’s Death In Fort Smith Police Custody

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Fort Smith police officers won’t face criminal charges for a suspect who died in their custody after an autopsy ruled the man’s death was due in part to a baggie of methamphetamine he swallowed while being booked into jail. In a letter to Arkansas State Police, which investigated the case, Sebastian County prosecutor Daniel Shue said he reviewed police interviews, video recordings, as well as the autopsy report, and found no way to bring criminal charges […]

  • Washington Water Authority Customers Under Boil Order Warning

    FARMINGTON (KFSM) — Washington Water Authorities customers in southern Washington County are under a boil order notice after Sunday’s (June 23) flooding washed out a main transmission line near Prairie Grove. Specific areas affected include all of Evansville, all areas from Hogeye south to the Crawford County line, including Strickler; all areas around Arkansas 156 from Hogeye to West Fork, including Arkansas 170 south; all of the southeast phase 2 project, including Sunset Road, Whitehouse Road; all of the Sugar […]

  • Poteau Woman Drowned After Attempting To Cross Flooded Road

    LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) — Police say a woman drowned around 4:30 Sunday morning (June 23) after attempting to cross a flooded road in LeFlore County. Vickie Darnell, 64, of Poteau was pronounced dead at the scene after driving into a flooded creek crossing. Her car was swept off the roadway, according to police. Police found her outside of her vehicle around 7 a.m. before recovering her body about 7:40 a.m. The Oklahoma State Police, LeFlore County Sheriff’s Office, Howe and […]

  • Greenwood Man Dies When Car Flips Off Bridge During Flash Flood

    GREENWOOD — A Greenwood man died Sunday during flash flooding when his car flipped off a bridge and went into a swollen creek. Ricky Rocha, 62, was driving a 2009 Toyota Camry eastbound on Highway 10 Spur/Center Street in Greenwood about 7:47 p.m., Arkansas State Police said. The Camry slid off the wet roadway and went into Heartsill Creek, where it overturned, state police said. Rocha died in the crash. The area was under a flash flood warning at the […]

  • Washington Water Authority Calls For Water Conservation Due To Flooding

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The Washington Water Authority (WWA) has issued an immediate request for water conservation for all WWA water customers south of Farmington or Fayetteville, according to a press release. The request is for anyone in the area between Farmington and Prairie Grove, customers around Hogeye, Strickler, Evansville,  any WWA customer south of Prairie Grove, any South, East, or West of West Fork, and all customers in the Sunset and Winslow area. The flooding of the Illinois River caused […]

  • ‘I Thought My Life Was Over’: Pacheco Speaks After Being Found, Returning Home From Mexico

    VAN BUREN, Ark. — Jessy Pacheco doesn’t remember much about his disappearance or the death of his friend in Mexico, but he’s glad to be alive and finally home safe. Pacheco spoke at a news conference in Van Buren on Sunday (June 23) after returning from Guadalajara, Mexico, where he had gone missing last week. He had gone there to celebrate his recent graduation from medical school. His disappearance made headlines across the country, with many wondering if Pacheco would […]

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