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  • University Of Arkansas Design Team Wins Award For Urban Agriculture Plan

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)– The University of Arkansas Design Center has received national recognition for a project centered around Urban Agriculture. Director Steve Luoni said the project is called the “Food City Scenario,” and he said it’s aimed to answer one key question. “What is Fayetteville by 2030 had to feed itself through a local food network?” Luoni said. He said the project looks at ways that agriculture can be done in an urban setting, something Luoni said is important. “Our average […]

  • Justice Scalia Remembered By Local Professor

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)– Justice Antonin Scalia was laid to rest Saturday (Feb. 20) in a ceremony thousands attended. University of Arkansas professor Gina Holland-Shelton said she knew Scalia well. Shelton was an Associated Press reporter covering the Supreme Court from 2001-2006. “He could be mean to reporters,” Shelton said. “In his relationships he could get very angry with his own colleagues, and call them a few names, but I don’t think there’s going to be another justice quite like him.” Shelton […]

  • One Man Dead After Motorcycle Accident In Bentonville

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM)- A man driving a motorcycle lost control of the vehicle and crashed Saturday afternoon (Feb. 20), according to Bentonville police. Police said the accident happened around 1 p.m. on AR-72/ SW 2nd St near the intersection of SW Tater Black Rd. They said the man had a female passenger with him. The woman was air-lifted to Springfield, MO. Police said no other vehicles were involved in the accident. The man was pronounced dead on scene. The female’s condition […]

  • Professor Explains Legal Difference Of 2016 Push To Legalize Medical Marijuana

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — On Wednesday (Feb. 17), Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge approved the popular name of an amendment that would legalize medical marijuana. University of Arkansas law professor Jon Marshfield said the approved description of the proposed amendment would be available to voters if the measure makes it to the November ballot. “This summary that the attorney approved yesterday is actually a really helpful device for voters to be able to make an informed decision about what they’re voting […]

  • Repairs Begin At War Eagle Mill Following December Flooding

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Nearly two months after major flooding destroyed the first floor of War Eagle Mill, repairs at the historic landmark were underway Wednesday (Feb. 17). In December, War Eagle Creek rose to the bottom of the historic War Eagle Bridge and left six feet of standing water in the mill for three days. Sarah Buck, who works for the mill, said the owners are using this as an opportunity to make some changes. “We’re going to be […]

  • Flower Shops Blooming With Last-Minute Sales

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)– Local flower shops are seeing big sales for Valentine’s Day. Kimberly George owns Northwest Arkansas Florist in Fayetteville. She said they stayed open Sunday (Feb. 14) to accommodate last-minute shoppers. George said the holiday is the largest floral holiday of the year. “Preparations start way back in November and December for me,” George said. ” Trying to decide which recipes I want to offer, what glassware I need and what staffing I need.” She said in order to […]

  • Hundreds Take The Plunge For Special Olympics

    BEAVER LAKE (KFSM)– The annual Polar Plunge benefiting Arkansas Special Olympics was held Saturday morning (Feb. 13). The water temperature was only 39 degrees, but close to 400 participants braved the cold to dive in. One group from Ruth Barker Middle School in Bentonville has done the plunge every year. Special education teacher Suzy Hubbard said the group always chooses a theme for their costumes and this year it was Snoopy and the Peanuts. “We take it pretty serious,” Hubbard […]

  • Rogers Family Loses Home In Blaze

    ROGERS (KFSM) — A Rogers family lost their home in a massive fire Thursday night (Feb. 11). Firefighters responded to the house on West Bishop Street around 9 p.m. Stephanie Baker said she, her husband and their son Lawrence live at the house, but only her husband was home at the time of the blaze. Baker said he was taken to the hospital with first and second-degree burns. “My phone has just been ringing off the hook,” Baker said. “People […]

  • Razorback Athletes Visit Children’s Hospital

    LOWELL (KFSM)– Several athletes from the University of Arkansas helped spread the love at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital on Thursday (Feb. 11). Razorback soccer and tennis players visited with patients in the waiting room as they were waiting to see the doctor. Sophomore Branch Terrell said seeing the kids smile was well worth an hour of his time, even if he isn’t too creative. “My handwriting is probably worst than most of the 5-year-olds, but I’ve made my attempts at […]

  • Historic Community Center May Be Destroyed

    CAVE SPRINGS (KFSM)– A community building in Cave Springs has been closed for months and may never reopen, after inspectors said the building is unsafe in several areas. The building was constructed in the 1930s and has served as a school gym, a courtroom and a place for city council meetings. Mayor Travis Lee said there are major structural problems with the community building. “The floors are about three and a half inches off from the center,” Lee said. “There’s […]

  • Local Police Patrol For Drunk Drivers After Super Bowl

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)– Local police departments are keeping a close eye on the roads Sunday (Feb. 7) as Super Bowl 50 celebrations wrap up. Springdale Officer Rick Olcott said some officers will specifically be looking for drivers acting reckless. “That’s all they do,” Olcott said “They drive around all night looking for DWI’s, if somebody calls in a driver they’ll go to that.” He said with 16 officers on duty in a town of 70,000, they need citizen’s help to call […]

  • Mardi Gras Boosts Business For Local Bakeries

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)– Some local businesses are seeing increased sales this weekend, leading up to Fat Tuesday. Rick’s Bakery in Fayetteville filled dozens of King cake orders Saturday (Feb 6). The traditional pastry of Mardi Gras is a circular cake made of yeast dough. At Rick’s, the cakes are filled with cinnamon and cream cheese and covered in sugar icing. Manager Andrea Huddleston said they filled many orders in a short amount of time. She said unlike Christmas, when pastries can […]

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