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Recent Articles
  • Rogers Historical Museum Reopens In Renovated 1940s-Era Building

    ROGERS (KFSM) — The Rogers Historical Museum held a ribbon cutting Thursday (Dec. 13) to celebrate its reopening after two years of renovations to the building that would become its new home. From a hands-on children’s gallery that shows the early days of Rogers to an exhibit on the history of Beaver Lake, there’s a little something at the museum for everyone to enjoy. The museum not only displays Rogers’ history but also preserves it. The museum and city have […]

  • Health Department Enhances Health Management Resources With ‘Be Well’ Initiative

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The leading causes of death in Arkansas include stroke, heart disease and cancer. The risks for these can be multiplied with tobacco use. So the Arkansas Department of Health has enhanced their tobacco cessation services to provide help for those types of health issues as well. The new program, called “Be Well Arkansas,” adds services connected to these health issues. Wellness counselors are now available to connect Arkansans to resources to help them not only quit tobacco […]

  • Construction Continues With Steel Placed At United States Marshals Museum

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The first piece of steel was put into place this morning for the much anticipated United States Marshals Museum in Fort Smith. “Today is a great day for the Marshals Museum,” said Patrick Weeks, CEO. “Our first piece of steel stood up, so that means we are finally going vertical.” Placing the steel in the ground at the new museum is a step closer to the completion of the $50 million project. “This is one of […]

  • Website Helps Find Organizations For Giving Back On Giving Tuesday

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — After Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday. It’s a day for people to donate to charitable causes. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been raised since the first Giving Tuesday in 2012. Those who would like to participate can visit the Giving Tuesday website to search for their location and find local organizations participating. From there, select the organization and donate. All of the proceeds go directly to that group. Giving Tuesday is about more than just money — […]

  • Black Friday Shoppers Up And At ‘Em

    ROGERS, Ark. (KFSM) — Plenty of the Black Friday happened Thursday (Nov. 22) with stores opening early, but people are still lining up to snag some deals Friday (Nov. 23). Bass Pro Shops is one retailer in Rogers where people lined up hoping to find some good deals.  5NEWS talked with store manager Reed Tucker who said they’re staffed to deal with the crowds, they’re offering perks for shoppers and it’s a day he enjoys because it’s a team effort to […]

  • Veteran Honored In Special Thanksgiving Ceremony

    ROGERS, Ark.  (KFSM) — Veterans Day may have come and gone, but the service of a Northwest Arkansas veteran was remembered on this Thanksgiving Day. James Oden served in the military for 27 years. He fought in World War II, the Korean War and did two tours in the Vietnam War. He was surprised Thursday (Nov. 22) with a ceremony honoring his service. “I had no idea that this was going on,” James said. “I just wanted Raylene and my […]

  • Fayetteville Salvation Army Feeds Hundreds A Thanksgiving Feast

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Thanks to the generous heart of volunteers, hundreds of people in our area were able to enjoy a hot meal. The Salvation Army in Fayetteville and Genesis Church partnered together to make sure that no one missed out on the Thanksgiving feast. “Every Thanksgiving there are several folks in our community that don’t have a place to go,” Capt. Joshua Robinett said. “That doesn’t necessarily mean they are homeless, but maybe they are just lonely and they want […]

  • Bentonville Pride Marching Band Headed To Super Regional Competition

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — The Bentonville Pride Marching Band is heading to St. Louis to compete in the Bands of America super regional competition this weekend. The band is one of five bands competing from the state of Arkansas. A total of 74 bands from across the country compete and 14 make it to to the finals on Saturday night. Their show is titled “Modern Marie.” They learned it in July and have been working non-stop to perfect it for competitions. […]

  • Goodyear Blimp Celebrates Milestone As It Travels Across The Country, Lands In River Valley

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The Goodyear blimp will be flying over Fort Smith on Tuesday (Oct. 16). The Wingfoot Two stopped in town to celebrate the emergency roadside service program helping its two-millionth truck in 10 years. The blimp stretches 246 feet and can reach ground speeds of 73 mph and is traveling from Ohio to California. Fort Smith Goodyear employees have the opportunity to take this once in a lifetime flight across town, but Assistant Chief Pilot William Bayliss […]

  • 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 […]