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Recent Articles
  • Vintage Market Days Weekend Kicks Off In Bentonville

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) —  Vintage Market Days is as an upscale, vintage-inspired market and it’s in town Friday (Oct. 12) through Sunday (Oct. 14). Vendors from across the country set up at the Benton County Fairgrounds, showcasing original art, antiques, clothing and jewelry. Vintage Market Days is open rain or shine.  There are vendors set up outside, but the majority are set up inside. Admission is $10 Friday and $5 Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are available at the gate with unlimited re-entry all […]

  • Local Fire Departments Participate In National Fire Prevention Week

    ROGERS (KFSM) — It’s National Fire Prevention Week, and firefighters are working to help educate kids on fire safety. Local firefighters will visit elementary schools to make sure that children know the fire safety essentials. This year, they will teach kids the phrase ‘Look, Listen and Learn.” That’s to look for places a fire could start, listen for the sound of a smoke alarm, and learn two ways out of every room. Rogers fire captain Dennis Thurman said that it’s […]

  • Prairie Grove Schools, Police Test Emergency Alert System

    PRAIRIE GROVE (KFSM) — Prairie Grove School District, police and emergency managers tested an emergency alert app Wednesday (Oct. 3) that will help cut back on response times during school emergencies. The app is called Rave Alert. It’s used on more than 1,000 campuses across Arkansas. School administrators can press a button and an alert is sent straight to officer’s cell phones with a location and exactly what that emergency is. The main goal of the app is to cut […]

  • Father-Son Coaching Bond Grows Strong During Greenland Football Season

    GREENLAND (KFSM) — Most coaches are able to separate their family and work life, but the father and son bond between Lee and Jordan Larkan thrives on the football field. Jordan Larkan has been close to the Greenland Pirates most of his life. He played for the team with his dad Lee Larkan as head coach, and now he’s an assistant coach. “It’s one of those things — growing up, I played for him, he coached my teams growing up […]

  • Survivors Raise Money For Charities During Bikes, Blues And BBQ

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The annual Bikes, Blues and BBBQ motorcycle rally for charity kicks off today in Fayetteville, and a member of a local motorcycle club says they’re doing their part to raise money and help others. The club is called “Survivors,” and longtime member Glenn Bergstrom said the group is a “brotherhood of clean and sober bikers who want to be in a community of brothers and sisters who want to stop drinking and using drugs.” Bergstrom said he’s […]

  • Students Rally To Increase School Spirit At Fort Smith Southside

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A big part of the high school football season is school spirit, but some students at Southside High School in Fort Smith weren’t happy with the level of spirit at their school. Principal Lisa Miller was approached by student council president Madelene Riche with different ways the school could improve in cheering on the Mavericks. “A lot of people would leave at halftime, which is fine, but it’s very discouraging to our players and a lot […]

  • Rick’s Bakery Celebrates New Rogers Location With Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

    ROGERS (KFSM) — Rick’s Bakery celebrated its new Rogers location off Walnut Street with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Owner Rick Boone said his supportive staff and the success of Rick’s Bakery throughout Northwest Arkansas helped his decision to open the new store. “I have such an amazing staff that really wants to grow, so that’s why we decided we’ll go ahead and put in a Rogers store, and I think it’s going to be really fun and exciting, and I think […]

  • U Of A ROTC & Local Law Enforcement Honor First Responders Who Sacrificed Lives On 9/11

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The University of Arkansas ROTC cadets and local law enforcement honored the first responders who sacrificed their lives on the September 11 terrorist attacks with the 9/11 memorial run. About 175 people met to run the stairs at Razorback Stadium, with the first runners starting at 5 a.m. They ran an equivalent of 110 stories, which is five laps around, up and down the stairs. The stairs represent the 110 stories in each of the World Trade […]

  • Bentonville: 2018 Brits In The Ozarks Car & Cycle Show

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — A piece of England is coming to Northwest Arkansas this weekend (Sept. 7, 8 & 9). 5NEWS is a sponsor of the event called, “Brits in the Ozarks.”  It’s a car and motorcycle display designed to show off British cars and motorcycles. This is a three-day event with a big car display on Saturday (Sept. 8). They are expecting about 180 people from 10 states to be included this year. The weather could be a factor but […]

  • Apartments Deemed ‘Public Nuisance’ In Lincoln Finally Demolished

    LINCOLND (KFSM) — Demolition began Tuesday morning on a dilapidated apartment building in Lincoln. A Washington County judged declared the Townhouse Apartments a public nuisance in April.  There were several hazards, including open wiring, only one smoke alarm and signs of black mold growing inside. The City Council agreed in July to award the contract to Leming & Son Trucking Inc. to tear down the building. Clark Emerson was a manager at the apartment complex in the 1980s and said […]

  • New Apple Seeds, Inc. Outdoor Classroom Teaches Children Value Of Nutrition

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Local elementary students are getting a hands-on approach to learning about nutrition through the farm program. The new outdoor classroom at Apple Seeds, Inc. was funding by a grant from the Chobani Foundation. Apple Seeds co-director Mary Thompson said the program works with more than 2,000 local elementary students from two different grade levels and the outdoor classroom is geared toward their size. “Students come out and they plant seeds and everyone harvests something from the garden […]

  • Tips, App Feature Make Consigning Easier, Rhea Lana’s Owner Says

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Money can get tight at back-to-school time, but the Rhea Lana’s Back to School sale could help ease that pinch. Consigning can put money back in your pocket, but it can also be time consuming. While Rhea Lana’s offers some great deals for families, it also allows them to get rid of some of their own kids’ stuff. But the consignment process can be time consuming, from sorting clothes the children have outgrown to gathering toys they […]