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  • State Hwy 45 In Sebastian County Re-Opened Following Fatal Wreck

    SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM ) — Arkansas Highway 45 north of Bonanza was closed in both directions due to a wreck early Sunday (Dec. 17) that left one person dead and another person injured. Sunday (Dec. 17) night Arkansas State Police identified the deceased as Brandi Tindall, 27, from Hartford, Arkansas. The passenger in the vehicle is listed as injured, but no name or age was released. The accident shutdown both directions of the highway for more than an hour while […]

  • Sheriff: Names Released In Deadly Local House Fire

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) — Names have been released of those who suffered in the deadly house fire in Crawford County Tuesday morning (Dec. 12). Mary Pounder, 61, died, and Albert Pounder, 76, suffered severe burns. Mary’s official cause of death continues to be investigated, but Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown said it’s thought to be accidental. Albert suffered burns on 30 to 40 percent of his body, said Chief Bill Garrett with the Crawford County District 1 Fire Department. He […]

  • Girls Shelter Of Fort Smith Open House Event

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)– The Fort Smith Girls Shelter is inviting you to their open house event and to help celebrate the holidays.  5NEWS This Morning anchor April Baker is joined by Keith Larkin and Taylor Franklin with the details.    

  • Project Compassion To Host Hearts Of Gold Open House

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)–  Now that cold weather has settled in, it’s time to think about helping area residents stay warm,  including those in nursing homes. 5NEWS anchor Daren Bobb is joined by Marian Conrad with more details on Project Compassion.    

  • Police: Missing Mother And Son Reported Safe

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A missing mother and son are reported to be safe, according to Lieutenant Daniel Grubbs with the Fort Smith Police Department. Autumn Kennedy, 35, and Christopher Kennedy, 4, both of Fort Smith were reported missing last week on Tuesday (Nov. 28). According to Grubbs, the detective working the case has spoken to Kennedy and said both of them are OK. Autumn Kennedy was thought to have suicidal tendencies. Police had considered the two endangered and were […]

  • Filmmakers Visit 5NEWS Studio To Discuss New Movie ‘Painted Woman’

    ARKANSAS/OKLAHOMA (KFSM)–A Hollywood movie director, who grew up in Fort Smith and Sallisaw is back in the area promoting his new movie, which is playing in select theaters now. Director James Cotten and producer/writer Amber Lindley sat down with 5NEWS This Morning Anchor Laura Simon to discuss their new film ‘Painted Woman‘. ‘Painted Woman’ first premiered at the Bentonville Film Festival back in May. The film is an adaption from the prolific western novelist Dusty Richard’s “The Mustanger and the […]

  • Gentry Man Dead After Rollover Crash

    OKLAHOMA (KFSM)– One person is dead after a rollover crash in Adair County, according to Oklahoma Highway Patrol. According to a crash report, it happened on (Nov. 17) at approximately 10:34 p.m. Police say the driver was a 70-year-old man from Gentry, Arkansas. Police say he was driving in the left lane going southbound on US Highway 59. The driver went off the roadway, flipped his vehicle and was ejected 25 feet.  He was pronounced at the scene by Westville […]

  • Person Arrested After Firing Gunshots On Dickson Street

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)– Police have arrested a suspect for firing gunshots on Dickson Street in Fayetteville (Nov. 18). According to police, the incident happened outside Smoke & Barrel shortly before 3 a.m.  Officers responded after receiving several phone calls from people who heard shots nearby. No injuries were reported and the suspect’s identity has not been released at this time. The shooter is being held at the Washington County Detention Center. Continue to stay with 5NEWS for the latest to this […]

  • United Way Of Fort Smith 2017 Holiday Giving Guide

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)– United Way of Fort Smith wants resident to help them celebrate by starting a new tradition to help those in need. If you ever thought about buying someone a Christmas present that benefits a local non-profit, this is the perfect gift. 5NEWS anchor April Baker has more details on the gift giving guide. 

  • Fort Smith’s Shop Local Program

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)– Shopping for the Christmas season is quickly approaching. The Fort Smith Regional  Chamber of Commerce wants residents to shop local and support their community. 5NEWS April Baker is joined by Tonya Rogers with more details..  

  • Boys & Girls Club Of The Alma Area

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM)– The Boys & Girls Club of the Alma Area’s mission is to enable all young people to reach their full potential. The organization is now starting a  new program to help kids around the area. 5NEWS April Baker is joined by Elaina Demante with more details on the program.

  • 1st Annual Red Blue & You Event

    JOHNSON COUNTY (KFSM)– Red, Blue & You is a family-fun event that will be held on Saturday (Nov. 11). The event begins at 8:30 a.m. in downtown Clarksville at the Court Square. There will be a chili cookout, costume contest, face painting, cake walk and a four mile race.  There will also be a tailgating center featuring the Razorbacks playing live on a big screen. Half of the proceeds from this event will be donated to 3 nonprofit / charity Chamber […]

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