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  • Teen Pistol-Whipped Near Rogers Library

    ROGERS, Ark. (KFSM) — The Rogers Police Department is currently investigating an attack that took place in the area of South Dixieland and Oak Streets near the Rogers Public Library.  Officers are now  are searching for two teens  in connection with the assault. Initially, police responded to a “shots fired” call around 3 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 18) afternoon. Rogers Police Public Information Officer Keith Foster said that the shot(s) were fired on Sycamore Street, the street that runs parallel to the […]

  • Arkansas Inmate Found Dead In Cell From Apparent Suicide

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas prison officials say a convicted murderer was found dead in his cell from an apparent suicide. The Department of Correction says 52-year-old Anthony Griffin was found hanging in his locked single-person cell at the Ouachita River Correctional Unit in Malvern on Thursday (Aug. 16). Correctional officers and medical staff who responded were unable to detect a pulse and Griffin was pronounced dead. Arkansas State Police will conduct an investigation into the death, and the […]

  • Benton County Teen Missing

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — The Benton County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) is looking for 17-year-old Matthew Craig who is reported as “missing/runaway.” Craig was last seen leaving Mariano Road in Bentonville, according to the BCSO. He was wearing black jogging pants and a salmon color T-shirt.  He’s 6-feet-1-inch tall and has brown hair and hazel eyes. If you know where he is please contact the Benton County Sheriff’s Office Central Communication at 479-273-5532.  

  • XNA Flight Returned After Odor On Plane

    HIGHFILL (KFSM)–  An American Airlines flight that departed  Saturday (Aug. 18) morning headed to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport was diverted back to Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport after crews noticed a strange odor on the plane. Airport Director Kelly Johnson said the flight returned to the airport between 6:00 and 6:45 this morning and emergency crews were not called to the scene. Johnson said 70 people were aboard the flight and the plane is being inspected at the airport. The flight […]

  • Attorney Asks Judge Not To Reconsider Order On DEA Files

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The attorney for a Benton woman who’s seeking clues about the 1987 deaths of her son and his friend argues that a federal judge should not reconsider his order that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency turn over decades-old documents related to the case. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that attorney R. David Lewis responded Friday (Aug. 17) to a DEA claim that the information could endanger confidential informants or law enforcement agents, even decades later. Lewis said […]

  • AR: 2 Juveniles Killed When Vehicle Struck By Train

    CORNING, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State Police say two juvenile girls were killed when the vehicle they were in was struck by a train in northeast Arkansas on Friday  (Aug. 17) afternoon. A state police report says the two were eastbound on Clay County Road 154 in Corning.  The 2001 Chevrolet came to a railroad crossing about 4 p.m. and failed to yield to a northbound train.  The train struck the vehicle on the passenger side and it overturned. The […]

  • Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce Back to School Shop

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce hosts a “Back to School” Shop Local Event that runs trough September 4th. 5NEWS Anchor Daren Bobb is joined by Tonya Sarlls to discuss the “Back to School” Shop Local event. Click HERE for more information.

  • Future School of Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The Future School of Fort Smith is a tuition-free public charter high school. 5NEWS Anchor Daren Bobb sits down with Trish Flanagan to discuss the upcoming school year. For more information click HERE.

  • United Way of Fort Smith Pacesetter Campaign

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The United Way of Fort Smith kicked off their Pacesetter campaign on August 1st to give back to the community. 5NEWS Anchor Daren Bobb is joined by Carrie Terry and Rob Ratley to discuss the campaign. Click HERE for more information.

  • Boil Order In Effect In Talihina Area Following E. Coli Contamination

    TALIHINA, OK (KFSM) — The city of Talihina, Oklahoma says that the Sardis Lake Water Authority water is contaminated with E. coli, causing a boil order to be placed in effect. The boil order effects rural water district three, which covers Muse, Whitesboro, and the surrounding Talihina area. E. coli bacteria were found in the Sardis Lake Water Authority Public Water Supply on Friday (Aug. 17). E. coli bacteria can make you sick, and are a particular concern for people […]

  • Benton Co. Boy’s Death An Accident, Sheriff’s Office Says

    GRAVETTE (KFSM) — Investigators have ruled out foul play in the death a of a 7-year-old boy who was found last month in a pond near Gravette. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office believes Jason Thomas Heath wandered from home and drowned before he could be rescued. His parents won’t face any criminal charges, according to Sgt. Shannon Jenkins, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office. Heath was taken to a local hospital after being found in a pond July 27 near Dow […]

  • Fayetteville Man Sentenced For Role In January Shooting

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A Fayetteville man was sentenced Thursday (Aug. 16) to five years in prison for his role in a January shooting that injured one person. Cory Martinez, 23, pleaded guilty in Washington County Circuit Court to one count of accomplice to armed robbery — a Class B felony. Judge Mark Lindsay sentenced Martinez to 15 years with 10 suspended, leaving him to serve five years in the state Department of Correction. Martinez will serve a 10-year suspended sentence […]