ROGERS (KFSM) — Oakdale Middle School is hoping to help prevent teen vaping by holding prevention sessions. Today, Kelli Butcher, a nurse with the Arkansas Department of Health is leading the three sessions for sixth, seventh and eighth grades. “It starts in middle school,” Butcher said. “The numbers are smaller, obviously, the numbers increase as the student get older. But what we hope to accomplish by talking to students in middle school is to prevent it ever happening with them. […]
PEA RIDGE (KFSM) — While wet weather may be good for most farmers, it’s causing problems for local pumpkin patch owners. They have enough pumpkins to sell, but the owners at the Ozark Corn Maze say they’ve lost 90% of their crop this year because of recent rains and flooding. Other pumpkin sellers are in the same boat. McGarrah Farms in Pea Ridge has hundreds of pumpkins available at its pumpkin patch. But the weather has made an impact on […]
ROGERS (KFSM) — A third grade class at Eastside Elementary School in Rogers is doing whatever they can to raise money for those still impacted by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. Students in Mrs. Puckett’s third-grade class say they were inspired to raise money for the victims after reading a classroom magazine article about being world changers. That’s when they decided they wanted to help change the world by raising money. They’ve been accepting donations and also created a GoFundMe […]
BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is hosting the second Arkansas Youth Vaping Summit Wednesday (Oct. 9). The summit will be held at Bentonville High School from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The summit is open to the public. Educators, parents, healthcare providers, lawmakers and law enforcement are all encouraged to attend. There will be several speakers including doctors, legislators and representatives from the Attorney General’s office.
GREENWOOD (KFSM) — It’s another Friday in the fall, which means it’s time to get ready for the 5NEWS Football Friday Night Game of the Week. This week, Greenwood is hosting El Dorado. We spoke with the Greenwood cheerleaders this morning about how they get ready to cheer on the team.
ROGERS, Ark. (KFSM) — Uptown Rogers is continuing to explode with more and more businesses opening near the Walmart AMP. Construction has started on Walk-On’s Bistreaux and Bar, a restaurant with a Louisiana twist. The restaurant held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday (Oct. 3). Franchise owner Chris McJunkins says it is impressive to see the growth in uptown Rogers. The restaurant will be on J.B. Hunt Drive near the Walmart AMP and the future home of Top Golf. “Since we […]
SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Today is National Walk or Ride Your Bike To School Day. The special day is celebrated across the country and focuses on giving kids the opportunity for a little exercise before school. We spent the morning at Walker Elementary in Springdale learning how they get students involved in this day.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Fayetteville police call this year’s Bikes, Blues and BBQ the least chaotic they’ve seen in recent years. Everyone has packed up and gone home, and crews are finishing the cleanup of this year’s rally. While the crowd sizes were about the same as years past, Fayetteville police say that the number of arrests were lower. According to Sgt. Tony Murphy, 18 people were arrested along Dickson Street for the four day period. The majority of the […]
SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Tonight is Football Friday Night and this week’s Game of the Week is Bentonville vs Har-Ber. It’s the start of conference play, and the 7A-West gets going with Bentonville and Har-Ber. It all goes down Friday at Wildcat Stadium in Springdale. Both teams say they are excited for the match-up. We spent the morning talking to Spirit Groups from Har-Ber High School about how the prepare to cheer on their team during big games.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Bikes, Blues and BBQ is in full swing, and food vendors are preparing for large crowds to come to Dickson Street to try some of the best the rally has to offer. Vendors were setting up and filling smokers with ribs by 9 a.m. Thursday morning. “It’s good camaraderie and enjoying each other’s company and watching all the people and the bikes, it’s a great festival and good to raise money for the charities that they […]
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — Parents in Springdale have the opportunity to join their children in the classroom through a new program. The Family Literacy Program has been in Springdale schools for the past 12 years and is offered in 15 of the district’s elementary schools and one middle school. There are four pillars of the program. The program focuses on parent time, where parents can learn to support their child’s learning and how to be their primary teacher at home. […]
VIAN, Okla. (KFSM) — A body recovered from a creek bed Sunday has been identified as a man who has been missing since early September. According to Vian Police Chief Mark Fisher, David Johnson, Jr. was reported missing on September 4. Family members were searching for him Sunday when they found a shoe that they said belonged to him. They notified police and police began to search the area. A body was recovered three miles east of town in a […]