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  • New Hearing Ordered In 1990s Tennessee Truck Stop Killing

    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—A Tennessee appeals court has ruled that a truck driver who is serving life in prison for three killings in the 1990s deserves a court hearing related to DNA analysis. The Greeneville Sun reports that the Court of Criminal Appeals in Knoxville decided Thursday (July 12) that Sean Patrick Goble should receive a new hearing after he argued that DNA swabs taken from Brenda Kay Hagy were not compared to his genetic profile. The court’s opinion said that Goble argued […]

  • MS-13 Gang Members In US Illegally Indicted In Texas

    DALLAS (AP) — Federal authorities have indicted eight MS-13 gang members in the U.S. illegally who used machetes and other weapons to carry out a string of violent attacks against rival gang members in North Texas last year. U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox said Friday (July 13) that the street gang is one of the largest in the U.S. and described their tactics as cold, calculating and ruthless. A major rule of the gang is that members must attack and kill rivals, […]

  • Firefighter Killed In Wildfire Near Yosemite National Park

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A firefighter was killed Saturday (July 14) while battling a wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park, California state fire officials said. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Heavy Fire Equipment Operator Braden Varney was killed while fighting the Ferguson Fire in the morning hours. The blaze broke out around 10:30 p.m. on Friday (July 13) in Mariposa County, near the west end of Yosemite National Park and the Sierra National Forest. […]

  • “Skate To Eliminate” Cancer Benefit

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — 1984 Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton is skating at the Jones Center in Springdale Saturday (July 14). He’s joining around 30 young skaters working to raise funds for his “Skate to Eliminate Cancer Foundation.” Scott showed up to celebrate the fundraising event. After losing his mom to cancer and battling testicular cancer and three brain tumors himself, Scott became an activist for cancer treatment and created the Skate to Eliminate Cancer Foundation. “I love the way we engage […]

  • Body Found Near Pine Bluff Is Missing Conway-Area Woman

    CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Police say a body found near Pine Bluff is that of a missing Conway-area woman. Authorities said Friday (July 13) that the body found in Faulkner County is that of 71-year-old Elvia Fragstein. Conway Police Chief Jody Spradlin and Faulkner County Sheriff Tim Ryals say the death is considered a homicide. The body was found Wednesday (July 11) in Jefferson County, just outside Pine Bluff, about 70 miles southeast of Conway. Fragstein was reported missing July […]

  • Last Of 3 Inmates Who Escaped Arkansas Jail Apprehended In Kansas

    ASH FLAT, Ark. (AP) — The last of three inmates who escaped from an Arkansas jail has been apprehended in Kansas. Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts told Jonesboro television station KAITthat Randall Paul Sledge was arrested Friday (July 13) by troopers with Kansas Highway Patrol. Counts did not provide details on the arrest. Sledge and two others escaped early Wednesday (July 11) from the Sharp County jail. The other two were apprehended later in the day. Sledge prior to his […]

  • Police Say Missing Missouri Woman Found Dead In Kansas

    SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — Police say a Missouri woman missing for a week has been found dead in an eastern Kansas house, and a man has been arrested on suspicion of killing her. The Kansas City Police Department says the body of 43-year-old MeShon Cooper, who had been missing from Kansas City since July 6, was found early Saturday (July 14) morning in a house in Shawnee, Kansas. Shawnee police say 47-year-old Ronald Lee Kidwell, of Shawnee, was arrested and […]

  • Nancy Sinatra Sr., First Wife Of Frank Sinatra, Dies At 101

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nancy Sinatra Sr., the childhood sweetheart of Frank Sinatra who became the first of his four wives and the mother of his three children, has died. She was 101. Her daughter, Nancy Sinatra Jr., tweeted that her mother died Friday (July 13) and a posting on her web page said she died at 6:02 p.m. but didn’t indicate where she died. “She was a blessing and the light of my life,” her daughter said. Attempts to […]

  • Arkansas Teen Accused Of Stealing Deputy’s Gun

    YELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A north Arkansas teenager faces four felony charges after allegedly breaking into a school building and stealing a deputy’s body armor and duty belt that contained a gun. The Baxter Bulletin reports that the 17-year-old Yellville teen faces charges of commercial burglary, criminal mischief, theft of property and theft of a firearm. Police allege the teen spray-painted over a security camera, hurled a rock through a window, then entered the Yellville-Summit School District building and stole […]

  • Arkansas Drug Court Inmate Dies At Tennessee Hospital

    WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas prison officials say an inmate has died at a Tennessee hospital where she was taken after being found in “medical distress.” Arkansas Community Correction spokeswoman Dina Tyler says in a news release that 28-year-old Melissa Maier died Thursday (July 12) at a hospital in Memphis. Tyler said Maier arrived at the East Central Center in West Memphis on Wednesday for 60 days of drug treatment. Tyler says Maier tested positive for two undisclosed illegal […]

  • My City Is A Fort

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A Fort Building contest will take place on July 21st called My City is a Fort to celebrate the Fort Smith Bicentennial. The contest will be from 9 a.m. to noon at the Chaffee Crossing Historic District and is for kids from ages 5-12. 5NEWS This Morning Anchor Laura Simon sits down with Lori Robertson to discuss the contest. Click HERE for more information.

  • The First Tee Ultimate Golf Drop

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The First Tee of Fort Smith will host the 16th Annual Ultimate Golf Drop on August 11th. The event is presented by Taco Bell and has $2,500 grand prize and a runner-up prize of $500. 5NEWS This Morning Anchor Laura Simon sits down with Hannah Meadows to discuss the event. Click HERE for more information.