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  • Rain Won’t Dampen Passion Of Razorback Baseball Fans — Especially Hognoxious

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The rainy weather has disappointed Hog fans and delayed the start of the 2019 baseball season. The weather isn’t what fans were hoping for, but they do plan on heading out to watch the Hogs play in a double header on Saturday. There’s one fan in particular who says he wouldn’t miss opening day for the world. “I want to be coming to Razorback baseball games until they have to carry me here to watch Razorback baseball […]

  • Haunted House Opens Doors For ‘Love Hurts’ Valentine’s Day Haunt

    CAVE SPRINGS (KFSM) — If you are looking for a nontraditional way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, the Asylum Haunted House in Cave Springs is opening their doors for the “Love Hurts” Valentine’s Day Haunt. The haunted house is hosting the scare on Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $15 and fast pass tickets are available for $25. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

  • VA Hosts National Salute To Veteran Patients

    (KFSM) — The Veterans Health Systems of the Ozarks celebrating Valentine’s Day with their annual National Salute to Veteran Patients. People in the community were invited to the VA on Thursday (Feb. 14) to pass out Valentine’s Day cards to patients. The VA says that this is one of the biggest days to celebrate and honor veterans. It’s a chance to thank them for their service and to give them a Valentine’s Day treat. Schoolchildren from area schools passed out […]

  • Construction Begins At Fayetteville National Cemetery

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Construction is under way to improve parking and curbs at the Fayetteville National Cemetery. The construction project is expected to add more parking spaces at the cemetery. It will also repair curbs on the cemetery’s interior circular road. The project was supposed to start Monday but was delayed by weather and started today (Feb. 13) instead. The first phase of the project is to repair the curbs, and it should not affect visitations. The parking lot expansion […]

  • Walton Family Foundation Grant Helping Ignite Program Grow

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — A $1.1 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation is helping expand a professional studies program at Bentonville High School. The Ignite Program allows students to receive college credit before graduating high school, and they can participate in professional internships. The grant will help the program move forward with an expansion that includes advanced studies in robotics, artificial intelligence and biotechnology. The school says the grant will encourage student sot consider a career in these fields. It […]

  • Several Organizations Holding Events To Celebrate Black History Month

    (KFSM) — February is Black History Month, and it’s an opportunity to celebrate the lifetime achievements of African-Americans in our country. Several organizations throughout the region are holding events throughout the month to celebrate. Compassion Fayetteville has been hosting events for Black History Month since 2014, and this year, they have a full lineup. All events will be open to the public and will give people a chance to ask questions about things they don’t understand. In Fayetteville, the next […]

  • 17 Million Expected To Skip Work On ‘Super Sick Monday’

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — An estimated 17 million people plan to stay home from work today (Feb. 4), the day after the Super Bowl deemed “Super Sick Monday.” In 2017, Kraft Heinz Co. started a petition on Change.org to make Monday after the “Big Game” a national holiday. While it garnered more than 70,000 signatures, it wasn’t enough. Still, today is one of the most popular days to miss work. Even those who do make it in to work today […]

  • Tontitown Community Remembering Life Of Mama Z’s Cafe Owner

    TONTITOWN (KFSM) — Tontitown is remembering the life of a founder of a local restaurant. Edna Zulpo opened Mama Z’s Cafe in 1988, giving the town a taste of her famous homemade pasta. It’s been a lunch and dinner time favorite ever since. Her daughter, Julie Zulpo Bowling said she was known for being a people person and making sure there was a seat at the table for everyone. “She just had a sweetheart and a big heart,” Bowling said. […]

  • Businesses Near National Parks, Museums See Little Slowdown Despite Shutdown

    PEA RIDGE (KFSM) — We are now in day 13 of the partial government shutdown, meaning national museums and parks in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley are closed until things are resolved in Washington. Pea Ridge National Military Park is one of the National Parks closed during the government shutdown. Inside the visitor’s center there’s a theater, a bookstore and a museum, but people are not able to visit them because of the shutdown. Since the park is closed, […]

  • Swearing-In Ceremony Held For Elected Washington Co. Officials

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Washington County continues New Years celebrations by swearing-in newly elected officials Wednesday (Jan. 2). Twenty-five people took oaths of office in positions ranging from county clerk to a justice of the peace. Washington County Sheriff Tim Helder spoke to 5NEWS about what this day means for those being sworn-in. “It’s an historical day, it is an historical day for full-time county elected officials. It’s the first time in history that we’re gonna start our first four-year […]

  • Northwest Arkansas Road Projects In The Works For 2019

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS — 2019 will be another year of orange barrels in Northwest Arkansas with big road projects already underway and more ready to get started. One of the most anticipated road projects is the completion of the 8th Street interchange off of Interstate 49. “We’re starting the New Years wrapping up a few projects we have going on right now,” said Danny Straessle, the spokesman for ArDOT. “The first one will be the 8th street interchange on I-49 that […]

  • Local Visionary Retiring From Arkansas State Highway Commission

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) — A man who has had a major impact on the road you travel daily is retiring. Dick Trammel will end his 10-year term on the Arkansas State Highway Commission in January of 2019. He is currently serving as chairman. In the decade Trammel has served on the commission, we’ve seen grown and expansion to the roadways in the state. There’s been work on Interstate 540 in Fort Smith and the extension of Interstate 49 in Northwest […]

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