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  • Barling Man Pleads Guilty To Child Sex Charges

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A Barling man admitted to police that he had a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl and exchanged nude photos with two other girls around the same age. Aaron Greene pleaded guilty in October in U.S. District Court to three counts of coercing of a minor for sex. As part of his plea deal, prosecutors agreed to dismiss additional charges of traveling with intent to have sex with a minor and possession of child pornography. In […]

  • Victims Identified In Deadly I-540 Crash In Van Buren

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — Crawford County Coroner Pam Wells confirmed three people were killed in an accident on Interstate 540 near the Arkansas River bridge in Van Buren on Monday (Dec. 10). Eddie Scott, 39, of Waldron; Gabe Gryner, 39, of Van Buren; and Kalep Davis, 25, of Chester all died in the crash, according to a fatality report from Arkansas State Police (ASP). The accident happened near Exit 3 on the Van Buren side of the I-540 bridge over […]

  • Mrs. Emily Dana – 1st Grade St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School, Rogers

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  • Winter Storm Cancels, Delays Charlotte/XNA Flights

    HIGHFILL (KFSM) — The storm system that moved through Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley over the weekend, bringing mostly rain to the area, has moved east and is causing flight delays and cancellations to Charlotte and other cities. Several flights to and from Charlotte, North Carolina, this morning (Dec. 10) have been cancelled. The one remaining flight to Charlotte from the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) has been delayed to 11:24 a.m. Radar at 4 a.m. showed heavy snow […]

  • Arkansas Inmate Dies At Jefferson County Detention Facility

    PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — An inmate at a county jail in Arkansas has been found dead in her cell. Authorities in Jefferson County say 45-year-old Rebecca Esterline-Brixey was found dead in a cell by staff at the W.C. “Dub” Brassell Adult Detention Center Saturday (Dec. 8) morning. Sheriff’s Maj. Lafayette Woods Jr. says the cause of death was not immediately clear and is under investigation. Television station KTHV reports that Brixey’s body will be sent to the state crime laboratory for […]

  • Worldwide Candlelight Vigil Held In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., (KFSM) — Sunday (Dec. 9) is Worldwide Candle Lighting Day and families across the nation are taking part tonight to honor children who have died. A candle lighting ceremony took place at the Rolling Hills Baptist Church in Fayetteville. People there lit candles at exactly 7 p.m. and let them burn — the same time as events in other cities. Local organizers said the aim of the event is to give parents who have lost children a way […]

  • Gas Prices Take A Dip

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Across the nation, gas prices are falling for drivers ahead of the busy holiday travel season. According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of regular grade gasoline has dropped 22 cents in the past three weeks. The national average is currently $2.51  — with prices in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri among the lowest in the country at just over $2 a gallon for regular. Many new drivers in the area say it’s the lowest […]

  • OSBI Arrests Former Sperry Police Officer On Drug Charges

    SPERRY, Okla. (KFSM) —  A former Oklahoma police officer has been arrested and charged with drug possession, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. On December 9, Michael Anthony Townsend was arrested for Distribution of Controlled Substance and Attempted Unlawful Possession of Controlled Drugs.  He was booked into the David L. Moss Correctional Facility and is being held on a $15,000 bond. OSBI states that in late October, Sperry police asked for OSBI’s help to investigate Townsend, 32, who […]

  • DEA Agent Charged With Taking Bribes, Helping Drug Shipments

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A criminal complaint says a DEA agent traded inside information for bribes which helped facilitate drug shipments to north Florida and Arkansas. The complaint obtained this week by First Coast News in Jacksonville says Special Agent Nathan Koen warned dealers of pending investigations in exchange for money and enabled shipments of drugs worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. The complaint says Koen accepted $62,000 from one particular drug dealer, and sought an additional $17,000, though it’s not clear […]

  • AR: West Memphis Native Nominated For Grammy

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The 61st Grammy Awards nominations were announced Friday (Dec. 8) morning and one of those nominees is from right here in the Mid-South. Abbey Smith, who goes by the stage name Yebba, is nominated for Best Traditional R&B Performance for her appearance on P.J. Morton’s “How Deep Is Your Love.” Yebba is from West Memphis, Arkansas. She’s been featured on Sam Smith’s newest album and has toured with Ed Sheeran. She also released her own solo single, “Evergreen,” […]

  • Mrs. Candis Jones – 1st Grade Glenn Duffy Elementary, Gravette

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  • Arkansas Ranked In Top 10 States With Most Affordable Utilities

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Utility bills can be a burden for many people, but a new report shows Arkansas ranked among the top ten most affordable states for utilities in the U.S. A new report from move.org factors each state’s utility cost for electricity, natural gas, internet, cable, and water. On average, most Americans pay $125.22 a month for electricity, $100.53 on natural gas, $62.33 towards internet, $100 to cable, and $40 to go to water; which adds up to $422.08 all […]