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  • Multiple Agencies Responded To Train Derailment In Sequoyah County — Evacuation Order Lifted

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) — The evacuation order has been lifted in the area of the train derailment, according to Sequoyah County Emergency Management Director Steve Rutherford. Most of the rail cars in the crash are LPG (liquid propane gas) Tanker Cars and this is not a “hazardous materials (HAZMAT) situation,” said Rutherford. “We believe it possibly is from water washed out underneath the tracks,” Rutherford said. “We had a lot of rain; over five inches in a lot of places.” […]

  • Adult Education Center Offering Free Classes

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM)– 5NEWS anchor Daren Bobb is joined by Debbie Faubus Kendrick to talk about programs offered at the Crawford County Adult Education Center. For information on how to enroll call (479)-471-0019 or visit their website.

  • Center for Art and Education Summer Camp

    Van Buren (KFSM)– Now that school’s out, kids in the area might be looking for something to help stay busy.  Joyce Bowman with the Center for Art and Education joins 5NEWS Anchor Daren Bobb to talk about summer art camp.  

  • Western Arkansas Technical Center Offering College Credit To Area High School Students

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)– It’s a chance for high school students to earn a diploma and get college credit at the same time. The Western Arkansas Technical Center (WATC) is located on the UAFS campus and serves high school students from Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Scott and Sebastian counties.  Services are offered to students at no cost. 5NEWS anchor Daren Bobb is joined by Chirs Rink, ED.D to talk about the programs available.

  • United Way Pacesetter Campaign In Full Swing

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)–  5NEWS Anchor Daren Bobb is joined by Penny Burns with United Way of Fort Smith  to discuss the Pacesetter campaign.

  • 6th Annual Teal Night In Tahiti

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)– It’s one of the largest and most festive fundraising events in Fort Smith. This event will be held on Saturday (August 19) at the Fort Smith Convention Center.  Guests will be able to enjoy dinner, live music, fun games and plenty more.  Tickets are $65 per person, there is no charge for ovarian cancer survivors. For more information on this event call (479)-424-8444 or visit the website   

  • Sunday Morning Shooting Victims Identified, Suspect Still At Large

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)– Two people have been sent to the hospital after a shooting early Sunday morning (July 23). Officers were called near Dickson Street around 1:45 a.m. after a shooting was reported at 436 West Watson Street, which is east of the University of Arkansas campus. Sebastian Tretola, 25, of Fayetteville, and Alejandro Soto, 22, of Springdale, were both injured in the shooting, according to a Fayetteville Police Department press release.  They were both taken to Washington Regional Medical Center […]

  • 5th Annual Brave The Mud Run & Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

    POTEAU (KFSM)– 5NEWS Daren Bobb is joined by Deanna Chancellor and Donnie Wise to talk about two upcoming events. Brave The Mud Run will be held on (August 19) at 8 a.m.  on Hwy 271 S. This year’s costume contest theme is Star Wars. Awards will be given for the best Star Wars costume – individual and team. To sign up for this event click here. Walk A Mile In Her Shoes will be held on (August 18). Men in the community […]

  • 8th Annual Petropolitan At Hardscrabble Country Club

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)– People in the River Valley will have a chance to bid on concerts, trips and even pet supplies. The 8th annual Petropolitan will be on (August 10). This will be an upscale party that will include live music by After 5 Jazz, silent and live auctions, raffles, a liquor pull, a bar and prizes. This event will help raise money for a local non-profit Kitties & Kanines Veterinarian Clinic. The organization helps control the pet population in the […]

  • Boys & Girls Club Of The Alma Area

    ALMA (KFSM)– The Boys & Girls Club in Alma does its best to provide children with a safe place to learn and grow.  It’s more than the average club, the Alma Boys & Girls Club is a place where children who require more can hang out with their friends during the summer. 5NEWS anchor Daren Bobb is joined by Taylor Martinez to talk about the program and how you can get involved.

  • Fort Smith Mayor Visits 5NEWS To Discuss Upcoming Bicentennial Celebration

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)– Residents now have a chance to get a piece of Fort Smith’s history as 2018 will mark 200 years for the city. 5NEWS anchor Daren Bobb sat down with Fort Smith Mayor Sandy Sanders to discuss the upcoming Bicentennial Celebration.

  • United Way Community Service ClearingHouse

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)– The ClearingHouse has worked with area churches, civic groups and other agencies to families in crisis, the elderly and the disabled. 5NEWS anchor Daren Bobb is joined by Chuck Goux to talk about the services ClearingHouse provides.

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