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  • Hodo’s Christmas Light Show In Van Buren Ending After 24 Seasons

    VAN BUREN, Ark. (KFSM) — A River Valley holiday tradition will soon be coming to an end. With more than 100,000 lights on display, the Hodo house in Van Buren has been a favorite for people to go and see the lights for the holidays for 24 years. The decision to end the light show comes after the death of homeowner Helen Hodo. Helen passed away at the age of 83 on November 13. 2019 will be the last year […]

  • Gravette Officers Help Children During ‘Shop With A Cop’

    GRAVETTE, Ark. (KFSM) — Gravette Police Officers were able to make 11 student’s holiday wishes come true during the annual Shop with a Cop event. The kids were escorted to Walmart with flashing blue lights and spent almost two hours shopping for toys, clothes, shoes and more on Wednesday (Dec. 11). Officers from both the Gravette Police Department and the Highfill Police Department helped the students shop. After they were done shopping, the kids went back to the police station […]

  • Local Foundation Donates ‘CuddleCot’ To Washington Regional Medical Center

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — The Washington Regional Medical Foundation recently received a donation that will help grieving parents who have lost a newborn. The Chandler and Paisley Skies Foundation donated a CuddleCot to the hospital. A CuddleCot is a bassinet cooling system that allows families who have suffered the loss of a baby to spend more time with their child. “We’re so appreciative of this donation. Having a CuddleCot gives an important gift to grieving families,” said Heather Bailey, Director […]

  • Sam’s Club To Host One Day Sales Event

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Sam’s Club will be running a one-day sale to help last-minute shoppers with Christmas. The sale will be on Saturday (Dec. 14) only and club members can save on electronics, kitchen appliances and home appliances. This will also be the largest jewelry sale where members can save up to $1,000 off all diamond, gold and gemstone jewelry. Door open at 7 a.m. but shoppers can get an early look at products on Sam’s Club’s website. Here’s a […]

  • Massive No-Kill Animal Shelter Coming To Bentonville

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Two organizations are teaming up to create a massive no-kill shelter in Northwest Arkansas. The Walton Family Foundation is partnering up with animal organization Best Friends to create the Best Friends Pet Resource Center in Bentonville. For more than 35 years, Best Friends and the no-kill movement have been driving change in animal welfare and animal sheltering with innovative lifesaving programs and sheltering protocols aimed at ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. […]

  • ‘Running 4 Heroes’ Founder To Dedicate Mile To Fallen Officer Stephen Carr

    (KFSM) — A young boy will be running in honor of fallen Fayetteville Police Officer Stephen Carr. According to the “Running 4 Heroes” Facebook page, 10-year-old Zechariah will be dedicating mile two of his run Tuesday (Dec. 10) night to Officer Carr, who was killed over the weekend by a lone gunman. His run will be live-streamed on the nonprofit organization’s Facebook page at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night. Founded in 2019, the mission of Running 4 Heroes is to raise […]

  • Gov. Hutchinson Orders Flags To Fly At Half-Staff In Memory Of Fallen Officer Stephen Carr

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KFSM) — Governor Asa Hutchinson has ordered that U.S. and Arkansas flags be flown at half-staff in tribute to fallen Fayetteville Police Officer Stephen Carr. Flags are to remain at half-staff until the day of interment. Carr was shot and killed while sitting in his patrol car in the parking lot of the police station. Gov. Hutchinson released the following statement: “I am deeply saddened to learn of the senseless killing of Officer Stephen Carr. Our prayers […]

  • Walton Arts Center Hosting Children’s Book Drive During Holiday Shows

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — The Walton Arts Center has partnered with Northwest Arkansas Books for Kids for a holiday book drive during two holiday performances. Books can be donated during the SoNA performance of The Snowman: A Family Concert on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. and the screening of The Polar Express on Monday, Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. Both The Snowman and The Polar Express are movies based on beloved children’s books, and the drive is an opportunity for families to give […]

  • Poteau Launches New Online Bill Payment Service

    POTEAU, Okla. (KFSM) — The City of Poteau has launched a new website that gives residents a new option for paying bills. The new website features a quick online water bill payment option and residents just need to set up their account on Once you set up an online account, you can see past monthly usage, access to previous payment information and much more. The City posted a notice to online and phone users saying convenience fees totaling $3.50 […]

  • Pea Ridge Police Raising Money For ‘Shop With A Cop’

    PEA RIDGE, Ark. (KFSM) — The Pea Ridge Police Department is holding a fundraiser to help with donations for Shop with a Cop. The fundraiser will at Pea Ridge Cafe on Thursday (Dec. 5) from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Meals will be served by officers from the Pea Ridge Police Department all day. 100% of the proceeds made will be donated for the Shop with a Cop event on Dec. 13.

  • Arkansas Children’s Hospital Hosts Toy And Donation Drive And Radiothon

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Arkansas Children’s Hospital is hosting a statewide toy and donation drive. The Festival of Stars Radiothon, Toy and Donation Drive is a statewide effort to collect toys for patients spending the holiday season at Arkansas Children’s. On Friday, Dec. 6, you can make the holidays brighter for children in our state by donating a brand-new toy, making an online donation or tuning in live to the radiothon. The radiothon will air from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. […]

  • Local Man Gets ‘End Of Life’ Wish Granted With Lamborghini And Ferrari Rides

    SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — Local car enthusiasts helped one man’s “end-of-life” wish come true, to experience the thrill of riding in a Ferrari and Lamborghini. Circle of Life Hospice says that recently staff visited with their patient, David, regarding a wish that he wanted to fulfill. After thinking for a while David threw out the idea that maybe a ride in a Ferrari or Lamborghini would be fun, but never realized that it might be a reality. After the Circle […]

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