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  • Rutledge, Sarah Huckabee Sanders File Paperwork For Trump To Be On Arkansas Ballot

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders were front and center as President Trump’s campaign filed paperwork and a filing fee Friday (Nov. 8) to appear on the Arkansas ballot in 2020. The filing period in Arkansas ends on Tuesday, November 12, and primary elections will take place on March 3, 2020. Doyle Webb, the chairman of the Arkansas Republican Party, said this is an exciting time for the Republican […]

  • Northwest Arkansas’ Blooming Cuisine Scene Served Up At James Beard Benefit Supper

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — A four-course meal prepared by some of Northwest Arkansas’ best chefs was served at the Thaden School Sunday (Nov. 3) night for the Ozark Sunday Supper put on by the James Beard Foundation and Visit Bentonville. The menu ranged from kanpachi crips with an apple and spiced squash puree, roasted lamb shoulder, and Delta duck tamales – meals highlighting fall foods that could be found in the Ozarks. The James Beard Foundation helps build-up leaders in […]

  • Fort Smith In The Running For Free Live Music Series Next Summer

    FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — 64.6 Downtown is asking for your vote to help bring a 10-12-week free live music series to Downtown Fort Smith next May through August. The nonprofit 64.6 Downtown, the minds behind the Garrison Commons,  the documentary I AM WE, and the award-winning The Unexpected, has put Fort Smith in the running for the 2020 Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Award. Sponsored by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a national foundation dedicated to strengthening the […]

  • Fort Smith’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Could Open In December

    FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — Fort Smith’s first medical marijuana dispensary could be open by the end of the year, according to Fort Cannabis owner Jeffrey Scholtes. Scholtes told 5NEWS the anticipated opening day for Fort Cannabis is Dec. 1. Things could change though, as no inspection date has been set by members of the Arkansas Beverage Control Board (ABC). Scholtes says things are “looking great and really move fast now – hopefully, this will make people in the River […]

  • Springdale Man Receives Maximum Sentence For Being A Felon In Possession Of A Firearm

    SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — 36-year-old Jackson Abed Rodriguez-Robles of Springdale was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday (Oct. 9) for being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to court records, in 2001, Rodriguez-Robles was convicted of a felony in Puerto Rico. In February 2019, officers responded to a crime in progress at Rodriguez-Robles’ apartment in Springdale.  He fled out of the back of the apartment when officers entered the apartment and was apprehended shortly afterward. Officers located […]

  • Arizona Attorney Facing Federal Charges For Adoption Scheme In Western Arkansas

    SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — The assessor of Arizona’s largest county has been indicted in connection with 11 felony offenses in Arkansas, including human smuggling for financial gain, aiding in the trafficking of humans for financial gain, and wire fraud, according to federal authorities. Dak Kees, U.S. Attorney of the Western District of Arkansas, addressed Paul Petersen’s connection to Northwest Arkansas in a press conference Wednesday (Oct. 9). In 2014, Petersen — a licensed attorney in Arizona, Arkansas, and Utah — […]

  • Cooking With World Food Champion Diane Roark: Apple Gouda Bacon Grilled Cheese & Caramel Apple Pie Sundae

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Walmart, the World Food Championships and 5NEWS are teaming up to give you cooking tips and easy recipes using Great Value and Marketside fresh meat and produce. World Food Champion Diane Roark shared two recipes that incorporate apples as we kick-off the fall season. Apple Gouda Bacon Grilled Cheese 2 pieces bacon per sandwich, cooked, Great Value 3 slices Gouda cheese per sandwich, Great Value 1 apple Italian Bread, Marketside 2 Tablespoons Apple Butter, Great Value […]

  • Medical Marijuana Sales Top $10 Million In Arkansas

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — The total sales of medical marijuana in Arkansas have exceeded $10 million, Scott Hardin with the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration reported Friday (Sept. 20). Hardin said over 1,400 pounds of medicine have been sold since the first dispensaries opened in May 2019. The first dispensary to open in the Natural State was Green Springs Medical in Hot Springs, which opened May 12. They have sold over 489 pounds since then. Nine dispensaries have opened […]

  • Fayetteville Turns To Renewable Energy With Wastewater Treatment Plant Solar Arrays

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Fayetteville is investing in renewable energy to power two of the city’s wastewater treatment plants. On Friday (Sept. 6), a “Flip the Switch” event was held at a solar farm near the Westside Water Treatment Facility. The event celebrated the spark of one of the first large-scale systems of both solar arrays and on-site battery storage in the mid-South. Representatives with the city, Ozarks Electric Cooperative and Today’s Power Inc. were all on-site. The city will […]

  • Crystal Bridges Announces 3 New Experiences Coming This Fall

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announced Wednesday (Aug. 7) three new experiences coming this fall: Infinity Mirrored Room — My Heart is Dancing into the Universe; Crystals in Art: Ancient to Today; and North Forest Lights. Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room — My Heart is Dancing into the Universe This artwork is a new acquisition for Crystal Bridges. It’s an enclosed room filled with mirrors and dotted paper lanterns that change colors. This effect looks as if […]

  • Waitress In Rogers Gets The Best Tip Ever: A New Car

    ROGERS, Ark. (KFSM) — Two regulars at Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant in Rogers gave their favorite waitress the biggest tip of her career Friday (Aug. 2) night — a brand new car. The couple, who wish to remain anonymous, frequently visit Abuelo’s, and Maria Barragan is their favorite waitress. They view her as family and wanted to give her something special to let her know just that. Maria’s now soaking in the brand new car smell thanks to the couple. Stay […]

  • Sam’s Club Bringing Chick-fil-A’s Iconic Sandwich And Waffle Fries To The Freezer Aisle

    (KFSM) — Sam’s Club is adding to their knock-off Chick-fil-A freezer items by adding waffle fries and chicken sandwiches. The soon to be added items will join the already popular Southern Style Chicken Bites. Which means you’ll be able to recreate some of Chick-fil-A’s most popular menu items anytime you want. The Southern Style Chicken Sandwich will have the same pickle-flavored breaded chicken and soft bun Chick-fil-A’s known for. You can get a package of 10 for $15.98. The Member’s […]

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