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Recent Articles
  • Kibler Police Shadow School Buses To Ensure Kids’ Safety

    KIBLER (KFSM) — School buses are officially back on the road for the school year. Kibler Police follow school buses every morning and afternoon to guarantee that other cars are respecting the traffic laws. Police Chief Roger Green says it is to make sure that kids in the area get to their school safely. They make sure that cars are stopping while children get on and off the bus. Police are also stopping traffic where the bus picks up a […]

  • Attorney General Targeting Phone Scams And Robocalls

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Phone scams and robocalls continue to annoy people just about everywhere. It’s a growing problem that has some people refusing to answer their phone when an unknown number calls. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says she understands Arkansans are frustrated with these calls and she’s working with other attorneys general across the country to stop this growing problem. “We’ve been working with our phone providers to encourage them to block these calls from coming to our phones, […]

  • University Of Arkansas Move-In Could Affect Travel Time Around Campus

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — University of Arkansas students will be moving onto campus starting today (Aug. 15) and going through Monday. With parents and students on campus, traffic could be affected. A section of Stadium Drive will be closed while students are moving in. The section between the Clinton Drive and Leroy Pond Drive roundabouts will be closed, but the roundabouts will be available for turning around. The city, university and Fayetteville High School are asking people who travel in the […]

  • It’s The First Day Of School For New Rogers Elementary

    ROGERS (KFSM) — Wednesday (Aug. 14) is the first day of school for a new elementary school in Rogers. Fairview Elementary will welcome more than 500 students for the first day of school. The school is possible because of a 2017 voter-approved millage increase that allows for two new elementary schools. Fairview is the first of the two. The school is Rogers Public Schools’ 16th school and has room for more than 700 students. It’s a $22 million school that […]

  • School Buses Back On The Road For First Day Of School

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — It’s the first day back to school for several districts in our area, and that means school buses are back on the road. It is important to use extra caution when driving near a school bus. According to Arkansas State Police, it is law to stop when you see a school bus stopping to let kids off. This is for two- and four-lane roads and roadways with a middle turn lane. This also includes drivers driving the […]

  • Drivers Urged To Use Caution, Know New Cellphone Laws As School Starts Back

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — Several school districts in our area will start school this week, and police are urging drivers to use extra caution when driving in school zones. With school returning, more children will be out and about, and more school buses and cars will be on the road. Sgt. Jonathan Wear spoke with 5NEWS about the importance of using caution in school zones and around school buses. Wear said police place a high priority on school zone safety, […]

  • United Way Of Northwest Arkansas Hosts Fill The Bus This Weekend

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KSFM) — The United Way of Northwest Arkansas is hosting their annual Fill the Bus event in our area this weekend. It’s an opportunity for you to donate school supplies to kids in our area. The event will be located outside of participating Walmarts on Friday (Aug. 2) and Saturday (Aug. 3). Donations of pens, pencils, notebooks and backpacks are welcome. Each Walmart will have a Fill the Bus shopping list. When you find the items you want […]

  • Cyclists On Cross-Country Charity Ride Pass Through Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — A group of cyclists will be riding across Arkansas on Tuesday to raise awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Young men from our area will be joining them as they make their way across the Garrison Avenue Bridge. The group is called Ride4Gabe, and they are traveling from Birmingham, Alabama, to Pikes Peak, Colorado. Tuesday is day three of their 7-day trip that will total more than 7,000 miles. They are starting the day in Mount […]

  • Inspections Expected Of Marijuana Dispensaries In Bentonville Today, Last Step Before Opening

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — Two Bentonville medical marijuana dispensaries will be inspected today (July 29). AMS Patient Center and RELEAF Center will be inspected by the Alcohol and Beverage Control. It’s the final step before the dispensaries will be able to open. Erik Danielson, owner of AMS Patient Center, said they hope to open by Thursday. “There’s a state checklist that they issued so we’ve been going over and over that checklist so we gave that to our general contractor and […]

  • United Way Kicks Off ‘Fill The Bus’ Campaign To Gather Donated School Supplies For Kids

    FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — The United Way of Fort Smith is inviting the public to help fill a school bus with school supplies for the annual “Fill the Bus” event. The supplies will be given to school districts across the area. Fill the Bus starts today (July 26) at 9 a.m. and goes until 9 p.m. On Saturday, the event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In Fort Smith, the buses will be outside of Kelley Highway, Rogers […]

  • Fort Smith Nonprofit Stepping Up To Help Area School Devastated By Flooding

    MOFFETT, Okla. (KFSM) — A Fort Smith nonprofit is working to help a school district recently devastated by historic flooding. Moffett, Okla., is still rebuilding after the historic flooding damaged most of the town, including the school, which houses all grades. As the school prepares for the first day of its new year, several groups and organizations are helping however they can. One of those is a Fort Smith nonprofit called CURE, or “Compassionate Utilization of REsources.” The nonprofit delivers […]

  • New Law Restricting Cell Phone Use While Driving Goes Into Effect Wednesday

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — A new law will go into effect Wednesday (July 23) that will strengthen restrictions on driving while using a cell phone. In the law, the definition of texting now includes instant messaging and electronic data retrieval. It doesn’t allow anyone under 18 to use a cell phone, even on a hands-free device. Drivers between 18 and 20 can use hands-free devices, but not cell phones. Drivers of all ages are prohibited from using cell phones in construction […]

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