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  • Springdale School Bus Drivers Focus On Driving Safety

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Monday was the first day of school for several schools across the area, which means drivers need to be aware of kids crossing the road to get to the school bus. Springdale Public Schools Transportation Director Dana Samples said that the student’s safety getting on and off the bus in the main priority. They follow the transportation department’s slogan – Flashing red, Kids ahead. “When you see a school bus with red lights flashing, you know that […]

  • UA Suspends Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity For Hazing

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The University of Arkansas has suspended the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity for violating conduct rules regarding hazing, violation of safety systems and disorderly conduct, according to a university spokesman. Scott Flanagin, executive director of communications for student affairs, said Tuesday (Aug. 7) the fraternity was found responsible for the violations in April. The chapter appealed the decision, which was upheld in May. Members have been barred from the house, and the fraternity is eligible for reinstatement at […]

  • Area Running Store Named Best Of The Year By National Magazine

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — A local running store has been named the top store in the country by a national magazine. Running Insight named Rush Running in Bentonville the 2018 Store of the Year. Shoes fill the walls inside the store, but it’s the atmosphere that sets the store apart from the others. The employees belong to the running community and make other runners feel at home when they step inside. Owner Mike Rush says winning this award means everything. “That […]

  • Meeting Tonight Aims To Create ‘Open Dialogue’ On School Safety

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A meeting tonight will focus on school safety in Northwest Arkansas. The Fayetteville Educators Demand Action group will host the event, which starts at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The meeting will be a chance for parents and educators to discuss Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s new Arkansas School Safety Commission. That commission is made up of a group of educators, law enforcement officers and mental health professionals selected by the governor to help improve school safety […]

  • Bentonville Pride Kicks Off Marching Band Season

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — The Bentonville Pride High School Marching Band kicked off their season Monday (July 23). Marching band members met in the parking lot behind the Tiger Arena to start their sometimes grueling rehearsals. They had necessities such as sunscreen and water bottles to help combat the heat. Band director Tim Hendrix said more than 220 members are at camp to begin preparing for the year. While they’re practicing to take the field during cooler fall temperatures, practice is […]

  • 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 […]