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  • Jamie Foxx, Carly Rae Jepsen Among Celebrities At Walmart Shareholders Meeting

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Walmart is holding its annual Shareholders meeting Friday morning (June 1) at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville. Actor, musician and comedian Jamie Foxx is the host this year. Foxx took part in the event in 2009. Foxx started the event with selfies on stage with associate’s from Walmart’s Sam’s Club division and leading the crowd in chants and cheers of “Walmart” vs. “Sam’s Club.” Chairman of the Board Greg Penner welcomed the more than 14,000 guests to […]

  • Police: Man Scams Elderly Van Buren Woman Out Of $50,000

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — A Fort Smith man is accused of defrauding an elderly Van Buren woman out of several thousand dollars. Police said George William Howard charged a large amount of money for work on the woman’s house, but ended up doing very little. He received $50,000 based on fraudulent contracts he made with the woman, according to police. Police said they have reason to believe he has committed similar crimes. If you have been a victim of Howard, contact […]

  • WATCH: Officials Host News Conference After Explosion In Talihina

    TALIHINA (KFSM) — Officials hosted a news conference in Talihina after an explosion rocked the downtown area early Friday morning.  

  • Former State Senator Found Guilty In Corruption Case

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Former state senator Jon Woods was found guilty Thursday (May 3) in a corruption case. He was found guilty on 15 of 17 charges related to wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering. Woods was charged with Ecclesia College President Oren Paris III and consultant Randall Shelton of directing state funding to the college in Springdale in exchange for kickbacks. Woods and Shelton pleaded not guilty. Paris pleaded guilty to one count of fraud. Shelton was found […]

  • Arkansas Highway Police Seize 340 Pounds Of Marijuana In Second Weigh Station Drug Bust

    ALMA (KFSM) — Arkansas Highway Police made a second drug bust at a weigh station in Alma, seizing over 300 pounds of marijuana. Police conducted a safety inspection April 30 at about 12:50 a.m. at the Alma Weigh Station on eastbound Interstate 40. Police said they had reasons to believe parts of the freight were not legitimate. According to police, the driver gave consent to search the vehicle. Officers found 340 pounds of marijuana and 2,340 units of cannabis oil […]

  • One Dead After Motorcycle Accident On Highway 12 Near Rogers

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — One person is dead after a motorcycle vs. vehicle accident on Highway 12 shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday (April, 28), according to an Arkansas State Police (ASP) report. The driver of a Harley Davidson motorcycle was heading east on Hwy. 12 and tried to maneuver a curve, but lost control, crossed the center line and hit a 2003 Chevrolet head-on. The report states that Diane Gress, 54, from Bella Vista, the driver of the motorcycle, was killed. […]

  • Highway 45 Open After Car Accident, Diesel Spill

    GOSHEN (KFSM) — UPDATE: The second lane of Highway 45 was reopened early Thursday morning. Highway 45 near Goshen closed Wednesday (April 25) due to a car accident that spilled 75 to 100 gallons of diesel on the highway, according to the Fayetteville Fire Department. Arkansas Department of Transportation said it is a non-injury two-vehicle accident near Edgewood Road east of Fayetteville. One lane of the highway opened at about 12:30 p.m. Washington Co: Hwy. 45 is closed due to […]

  • Mountainburg To Receive $100,000 From Governor’s Emergency Disaster Fund

    MOUNTAINBURG (KFSM) — Mountainburg will receive $100,000 from Governor Asa Hutchinson’s state emergency proclamation fund after a tornado hit the town April 13. A total of $175,000 will come from the emergency disaster fund, including $42,900 to Howard County for large debris removal, $22,500 to Crawford County for cleanup, and $10,000 to Mulberry for damage to the water treatment facility. Mountainburg was not declared a disaster area and did not originally qualify to receive state or federal funding. According to Crawford […]

  • Emergency Crews: 4 Sent To Hospital, Woman’s ‘Labor’ False Alarm

    MOUNTAINBURG (KFSM) — Emergency crews hosted a news conference Friday (April 13) to address storm damage. They said 160 structures were damaged during the storm. There were three calls of entrapment and four people were sent to the hospital. There were no fatalities. Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown said Monday (April 16) that the woman thought she was going into labor, but it was a false alarm. While viewing damage for the first time, Taryn Jones said she and her […]

  • SKY5 Drone Shows Damage In Mountainburg After Possible Tornado

    MOUNTAINBURG (KFSM) — A possible tornado hit Mountainburg Friday afternoon (April 13). The SKY5 drone shows the damage throughout the town. To see more Mountainburg storm damage, click here.  

  • WATCH: Video Of Possible Tornado In Mountainburg

    RUDY (KFSM) — A possible tornado was spotted in Mountainburg Friday afternoon (April 13). A viewer submitted this video of the funnel cloud. Video courtesy of Todd and Tresi McCorkle.  

  • WATCH: Possible Tornado Crosses Interstate 49

    MOUNTAINBURG (KFSM) — A video submitted to 5NEWS shows a possible tornado near Interstate 49 Friday (April 13). The storm hit the Mountainburg area at about 4:30 p.m.