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  • Bentonville & Fort Smith Christmas Parades Postponed; See More Winter Weather-Related Cancellations For The Weekend

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Bentonville’s Christmas Parade has been postponed amid a winter storm watch. The event was rescheduled to Saturday, December 15. Fort Smith’s Christmas Parade, The Fort Smith Museum of History open house,  and the Fort Smith Trolley Museum’s Polar Express event have all been rescheduled for December 15. All extra-curricular activities and sporting events in the Bentonville School District scheduled for Saturday (Dec. 8) have been canceled, the school district announced on Thursday (Dec. 6). The cancellations are […]

  • WATCH: Rogers Man Arrested After Crashing Into Officer’s Car During Pursuit

    PRAIRIE GROVE (KFSM) — A Rogers man was arrested Friday (Dec. 7) after ramming a Prairie Grove police cruiser following a police chase that continued into Washington County from Oklahoma. Joshua Weston-Hill, 37, was arrested in connection with aggravated assault, fleeing, resisting arrest, reckless driving and driving on a suspended license. Prairie Grove police said they were contacted about 12:40 a.m. that Weston-Hill was being pursued on U.S. 62 by authorities from Lincoln and Westville, Okla., according to a probable […]

  • The Avett Brothers Returning To The Walmart AMP

    ROGERS (KFSM) — The Avett Brothers will return to the Walmart AMP stage in 2019. The Avett Brothers are a unique blend of bluegrass, country, pop, folk, rock and ragtime music. The band consists of Scott and Seth Avett, Bob Crawford and Joe Kwon. The group was nominated for a Grammy in 2016 for their album True Sadness. The concert will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2019, as part of the Cox Concert Series. Tickets for the show go on […]

  • Nebraska Elementary School Principal Reportedly Bans Candy Canes, Says ‘J Shape’ Stands For Jesus

    OMAHA, Neb. (FOX8) – An elementary school principal in Nebraska was placed on leave after banning Santa, Christmas decorations and even candy canes, because she said the “J shape” stands for Jesus. KETV reported that Jennifer Sinclair, the new principal of Manchester Elementary in Elkhorn, Neb., was recently placed on administrative leave. Officials said Sinclair sent a directive to staff to ban certain religious Christmas decorations in the classroom. The list included red and green items (Christmas colors), playing Christmas music, Christmas trees, […]

  • Marlboro Maker Places $2.4 Billion Bet On Legal Marijuana

    NEW YORK (AP) — One of the world’s biggest tobacco companies is diving into the cannabis market with a $2.4 billion buy-in. Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. is taking a 45 percent stake in Cronos Group, the Canadian medical and recreational marijuana provider said Friday. Altria will pay another $1.4 billion for warrants that if exercised, would give the Altria a 55 percent ownership stake in the Toronto company. That would mean Altria’s investment would be in the same league […]

  • Ohio Senate Passes Bill Requiring Students To Learn Cursive Writing

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (FOX8)– The Ohio Senate passed a bill on Thursday that would require students to learn how to write in cursive. Under House Bill 58, the Ohio Department of Education must make handwriting part of the English language arts curriculum. The bill states students need to be able to print letters and words legibly by the third grade. By the end of the fifth grade, children must know how to write in cursive. The Ohio House of Representatives approved […]

  • Fayetteville Police Searching For Bank Robbery Suspect

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Police are using K-9s to search for a man accused of robbing a Centennial Bank on Friday (Dec. 7). Fayettville police were called about 9:51 a.m. to the bank on 3010 M.L.K. Jr. Blvd. after a man armed with a handgun stole an unknown amount of money, according to Cpl. Tiffney Lindley. The man, described as white and dressed in dark clothing, left the bank in an unknown direction. Police said they don’t believe the public is […]

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  • ‘Pillow Fight!’ Firefighter Dresses Like Buddy The Elf, Instigates Pillow Fights In Boston

    BOSTON (KFSM) — What better way to spread Christmas cheer than to dress like a beloved elf and start pillow fights on the streets of Boston? That’s what Boston firefighter Brendan Edwards did. Edwards dressed up as Buddy the Elf, the beloved character from the Will Ferrell classic holiday film “Elf.” Edwards posted a video on his Facebook page showing himself starting pillow fights with passers-by, most of whom jumped in enthusiastically to take on Edwards’ challenge. Edwards’ antics put […]

  • Routine Maintenance To Close Lanes Of I-540 Bridge Between Fort Smith And Van Buren

    (KFSM) — The Arkansas Department of Transportation will be conducting routine maintenance on the Interstate 540 bridge over the Arkansas River next week, which will mean some lane closures. The span over the river between Fort Smith and Van Buren will have alternating lanes closed, weather permitting, starting Monday (Dec. 10). The lane closures will take place daily through Thursday (Dec. 13) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Work will continue the next week from Monday, Dec. 17, through Thursday, […]

  • OK Gov. Declares State Of Emergency For All 77 Counties Ahead Of Winter Storm

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (KFOR) — As crews across the state prepare for an approaching winter storm, Governor Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency for all 77 counties. Winter storms, snow, ice and freezing rain are expected to impact different parts of the state as the storm moves through Oklahoma late Friday night and Saturday. Since the winter weather may include dangerous road conditions and power outages, the state of emergency is being issued in advance. The order allows […]

  • Drag Queen To Read Children’s Stories At UAFS, Ark. Senator Questions Event

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The University of Arkansas Fort Smith is hosting ‘Drag Queen Storytime’ featuring Miss Chloe Jacobs, Miss Gay Arkansas America 2018, for students and people of all ages to de-stress ahead of final exams. But Arkansas Sen. Jason Rapert is questioning why the event is being paid for with taxpayers dollars on state-owned property. The storytime event will be held at the UAFS Boreham Library on Friday, December 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Activities include […]