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  • WATCH: Washington Funeral For President George H.W. Bush During National Day Of Mourning

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS/KFSM) — Former President George H. W. Bush’s funeral will take place today (Dec. 5) in Washington before his body is transported to the grounds of his presidential library for burial. The funeral will take place about 10:00 a.m. CT, will run for an hour and a half and will include several eulogies, including one by his son and former president, George W. Bush. U.S. flags at the White House, on all public buildings and grounds, at all […]

  • Unmarried Pregnant Teacher Fired From Catholic School

    COAL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Naiad Reich and boyfriend Matt Graboski are expecting their first child next summer. It’s supposed to be a happy time for the couple who live near Shamokin, Pennsylvania. Instead, Reich was fired from her teaching job at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School because the couple is not married. “I’m extremely excited,” Graboski told WNEP. “It’s one of the most rewarding things you can possibly go through.” Recently, that excitement has been overshadowed. For the past two […]

  • Google Fires Up Santa Tracker Site, Offers Games And Activities For Kids

    Santa’s Village, featuring the Santa Tracker, is officially live for 2018. The Google Santa Tracker is part, now in its 15th year, started up about 5 a.m. Wednesday (Dec. 5) morning. The site is an interactive holiday hub where kids can play games, learn coding skills, create artwork, watch short films and participate in other holiday-themed activities. The site also includes the Santa Tracker, which will show Santa’s location on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) so kids know when it’s time […]

  • Several Cities In Region Elect New Mayors In Runoff Elections

    (KFSM) — Residents in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley are waking up with new mayors to run their cities. None of the incumbents won their runoffs, and several cities had two new candidate from which to choose. The residents of Cave Springs voted Randall Noblett over incumbent mayor Travis Lee, whose tenure has not been without controversy. Lee often butted heads with members of the City Council as well as the city’s treasurer, Kimberly Hutcheson. Recently, the state Ethics […]

  • Springdale Police Looking For Suspect In Armed Robbery

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) —Springdale Police are searching for a man they say robbed a person at gunpoint at a local laundromat early Wednesday (Dec. 5). The robbery took place about 2 a.m. at the Quick & Clean Laundry at 1602 E. Robinson Ave., according to Springdale Police dispatch. The suspect is described as a black male wearing a black mask and dark clothing, police said. He was carrying what appeared to be a 9 mm handgun. Anyone with information is asked […]

  • Jerry Martin Elected Alma Mayor In Runoff Election

    ALMA (KFSM) — Jerry Martin was elected Alma’s mayor Tuesday (Dec. 4), defeating Ed Thickston by a close margin in a head-to-head runoff election. Martin received 419 votes, just over 100 votes more than Thickston who pulled in 317.  It’s a margin of 57 percent to 43 percent, with numbers now official. Martin will replace Keith Greene as mayor of Alma. Greene was elected to serve as mayor of Alma in 2014. “I want them to know that this is what […]

  • Teenager Missing Since November Found, Highfill Police Say

    HIGHFILL (KFSM) — A teenager who Highfill Police say ran away from the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter has been found safe. Hailey Marie Hice, 17, fled the shelter in Highfill with a 16-year-old female on Nov. 24, police said. The 16-year-old later returned to the shelter, but Hailey was still missing. According to Chief Blake Webb of the Highfill Police Department, Hailey was found in rural Franklin County about 11 p.m. Tuesday. “Hailey is now safe and receiving proper care,” […]

  • Stephanie Orman Elected Bentonville Mayor In Runoff Election

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — Stephanie Orman was elected Bentonville mayor Tuesday (Dec. 4), defeating Jim Webb by a wide margin in a head-to-head runoff election. Orman received 3,266 votes, while Webb received 1,873. It’s a margin of 63 percent to 37 percent, with numbers official. Orman and Webb were the last two candidates in what was a five-way race.  Current Bentonville mayor Bob McCaslin chose not to run for re-election, he’s been serving as the mayor since 2007. Orman thanked her […]

  • GoFundMe Set Up For Van Buren Couple Needing Help Following Tornado

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — A GoFundMe page has been set up for a family whose home was severely damaged in Friday (Nov. 30) night’s storm in Crawford Co. The Shepherd’s have lived in their Van Buren home for 17 years; the two have been married for 57 years. Charles Shepherd says the severe weather Friday night struck their home in an instant. “We was asleep, and it woke us up, the rain woke us up. It was raining pretty hard, […]

  • Fort Smith Police Department Lobby Reopened After “Unknown Residue” Scare

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The Fort Smith Police Department lobby was temporarily closed Tuesday (Nov. 4) following an officer coming into contact with a residue, later discovered to be lye, an individual was covered in. Late Monday night (Nov. 3) into Tuesday morning, a male came into the entrance hall of the Fort Smith Police Department wearing only a coat and covered in burns. An officer came into contact with the individual and was exposed to lye. Lye, one of […]

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  • $10,000 Reward Offered To Find Out Who Abused ‘Justice’ The Dog

    Editor’s note: Some images above may be disturbing to some viewers. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Authorities are asking the public’s help for information on what happened to “Justice” the dog, who was found severely burnt in Shelby County last month. He was found wandering on a Shelby County road with chemical burns all over his body on Friday, Nov. 2. On Tuesday, the Shelbyville Animal Shelter released a heartbreaking update about Justice: “I wanted to finally update you on our sweet Justice as […]