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  • Arkansas Victims Identified In Ride The Duck Boat Disaster

    BRANSON, MISSOURI (KFSM) – Two of the victims of the “Ride the Duck” boat disaster in Branson, Missouri have been identified as being from Osceola, Arkansas. Steve Smith, his son Lance and daughter Loren all boarded the boat Thursday (July 19). Steve and Lance did not survive the crash, but Loren did, according to Osceola Church of Christ, a church the family attended. A web article from the church says Smith’s wife opted to stay behind while her family road the […]

  • All Bodies Recovered, 17 Dead After Tourist Boat Capsizes Near Branson

    BRANSON, Mo. (KFSM) — Officials have confirmed at least 17 people died Thursday (July 19) after a tourist boat capsized at Table Rock Lake near Branson, Mo. All the victims’ bodies have been recovered. The AP reports, nine members of an Indianapolis family were killed in the crash. The names of the Indianapolis victims have not yet been released. Six people — including three children — are being treated at local hospitals, officials said. Two of the adults are in […]

  • Several Members Of Indiana Family Among Those Killed In Branson Duck Boat Crash

    BRANSON, Missouri (KFSM) – Several members of an Indiana family were on a duck boat that capsized in Branson, Missouri, Thursday night, killing 17 people, according to our affiliate FOX59 WXIN. The Missouri governor’s office confirmed to FOX59 that eleven members of the family, including several children, were aboard the boat and nine of them passed away in the incident. The pastor of Zion Tabernacle Apostolic Church said the family was close to his church, but weren’t members. A family member […]

  • Lincoln Approves Demolition Of Dilapidated Apartments

    LINCOLN (KFSM) — The City Council has approved tearing down a dilapidated apartment complex, but the building still needs to undergo an asbestos survey before demolition beings. The council on Thursday (July 20) awarded a contract to Leming & Son Trucking, Inc. to tear down the Townhouse Apartments. City officials were working Friday (July 20) to set up an asbestos inspection. “There are a limited number of those providers license in the state,” said Steve Zega, Lincoln City Attorney. He […]

  • Arkansas Man Sentenced For Selling Guns In Chicago Area

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced an Arkansas man to more than seven years in prison for selling semi-automatic rifles, shotguns and other firearms to a felon in the Chicago area. The U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago said in a Thursday statement that 28-year-old Klint Kelley sold the person 21 guns. At least three were reported stolen, including one from a police officer’s home. A government sentencing memo characterized the number of shootings and homicides in Chicago as […]

  • Madison County Man Dies In Car Accident

    COMBS (KFSM) — A Madison County man died Friday after his vehicle struck a tree and overnturned along Arkansas 16, according to Arkansas State Police. Charles P. Hime, 46, of Combs was killed after his 2005 Chevrolet Impala crossed the highway and struck a tree about 12:38 a.m. Police said weather was clear and the road was dry at the time of the wreck.

  • Springdale Company Acquired By Chinese Holding Group

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — American Tubing International, a private manufacturing facility in Springdale since 1976, has grown its employment to roughly 400. This week the company was acquired by Sanhua Holding Group of China, and executives said they see opportunity for future growth. Financial terms were not disclosed and they also declined to say if or when there could be an expansion in Springdale. Yabo Zhang, president of Sanhua Holding Group, was in Springdale on Thursday (July 19) to announce the deal. Through […]

  • 5NEWS Video: A Look At The Site Of The Duck Boat Sinking And Rescue

    TABLE ROCK LAKE (KFSM) — 5NEWS reporter Kathryn Gilker is at the scene where investigators are gathered a day after a Ride the Ducks boat capsized and sank on Table Rock Lake near Branson.

  • Suspects In Killing Of Kansas Couple Held On Bond Of $1 Million Each

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) — Bond was set at $1 million each for the three suspects held on charges related to the murders of a Kansas couple. Rusty Frasier, Michael Fowler Jr. and Kimberly Younger aka  Myrna Khan are being held on charges of theft, abuse of a corpse, and tampering with evidence, with bond set at $1 million each, the Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney’s office confirmed.  The three face charges in relation to transporting the bodies of Alfred “Sonny” Carpenter and […]

  • Goodyear Blimp Makes A Quick Stop In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) -The iconic Goodyear Blimp arrived in Fayetteville on Thursday (July 19) at Drake Field. The blimp’s journey started in Carson, California, and will end in Suffield, Ohio, while passing through eight states along the way. Wingfoot Two, the official name of the blimp, will stay an extra day in Fayetteville to allow the crew to rest, departing on Saturday (July 21). The blimp’s next stop will be in St. Louis.

  • New Rowing Dock Coming To Lake Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) -The rowing dock at Lake Fayetteville will be getting an upgrade. The city council approved a new dock Tuesday (July 17). The Rowing Club and the Fayetteville Rotary Club donated more than $10,000 combined to put toward the new dock in honor of Dr. Roy Rom, a former rowing coach and teacher. In addition to the design of the new dock, a kayak and canoe platform was added to accommodate summer camps and general patron use.

  • First Channel 5 Weatherman Shares His Experience

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – It was just a few months after Channel 22  signed on the air for the first time that a dapper 35-year-old Milt Earnhart was asked by the station owners to ‘throw together a weather report’, as he says. “How am I going to fill up the time? I had queues on the floor and I no sooner got started (when) it was over.” The only weather graphics during his time were an old chalkboard and a […]