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  • NWA Spring Fashion Week Kicks Off Tonight With Crystal Bridges Event

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — Models are hitting the runway starting tonight (April 3) as the Spring event of Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week kicks off. The goal of Fashion Week is to give local models and businesses chances and financial assistance to make it in the fashion business. Money raised at the event stays here to benefit local designers. The fashion shows this week include a bridal show, as well as shows for active wear and evening wear. A conversation with Gabrielle […]

  • Fayetteville Library Receives $2 Million Donation For Expansion Project

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — The Fayetteville Public Library announced Monday (March 25) that benefactor Jim Blair will donate $2 million to the library’s expansion project. Blair’s lead gift of $3 million helped establish the existing library, which opened in 2004. Blair says the library is a special place that benefits the community. “You don’t have to have a passport or a visa or a drivers license or anything else to come use the library, so there’s a world of knowledge […]

  • Area Students Spend Spring Break Volunteering At Nonprofit Boutique

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Spring break is a time for students to take a week off of school, but several groups of students from area schools are spending their time volunteering during the break. Students ranging from middle school to college students are volunteering this week at Beautiful Lives Boutique. Beautiful Lives Boutique is a non-profit thrift store that collects donations from women in the community and sells those items at a low price. They give the profits away to organizations […]

  • Activities Aim To Keep Kids Busy Over Spring Break

    (KFSM) — Many students look forward to Spring Break, but it usually doesn’t take long for boredom to set in. Several activities throughout Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley aim to alleviate that. The Jones Center in Springdale offers several activities for kids and families this week. Today (Tuesday, March 19), there’s a free Runway Bike Park party. From noon-5 p.m., kids can enjoy free youth bike rentals at the bike park. Other themed events are taking place at the […]

  • Firefighters Pull Car From Pond After Early Morning Accident In Rogers

    ROGERS, Ark. (KFSM) — The Rogers Fire department was called to a water rescue after a man crashed his car through a fence into a pond. According to MPO Keith Foster, the driver, Brendan Curington, drove his Toyota Highlander through the wrought iron fence at the Walmart on Pleasant Crossing in Rogers and landed in the retention pond. Curington was able to get out of his car and swim to safety. Foster says Curington was leaving the store and heading […]

  • Fayetteville Shooting Suspect Held Without Bond

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The suspect in a Fayetteville shooting that left one person dead and one injured appeared at a bond hearing in Washington County Circuit Court on Monday and was ordered held without bond. Dekota Harvey, 22, is facing charges of capital murder and attempted capital murder in the Thursday (March 14) shooting. Police say he fired several shots at two women shortly after 9:30 p.m. at the South Creekside Apartments, 900 N. Leverett Ave. Elizabeth Dawson, 20, was […]

  • Special Elections Today In Benton County, Fort Smith To Decide Fate Of Projects

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Today is Election Day in Benton County and Fort Smith, when voters will decide on whether to use temporary sales taxes to fund two big projects. Polls are open today (March 12) from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in both areas. A list of polling places in Benton County can be found here, and a list of Fort Smith polling places is available here. In Benton County, voters will decide on a ⅛-cent sales tax increase […]

  • Today Is The Last Day For Early Voting On Two Tax Proposals

    (KFSM) — Today (March 11) is the last day to vote in the special elections in Fort Smith and Benton County that would increase taxes temporarily for special projects. In Fort Smith, people still have today to vote early ahead of Tuesday’s (March 12) special election on a temporary one-cent sales tax to help fund construction of the U.S. Marshals Museum. If approved, the tax would begin in July and run through next March (2020), when it would end. Some […]

  • Preparing Your Body & Sleep Schedule To Spring Forward

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) — It’s time to spring forward, which means the time will advance instantly on Sunday at 2 a.m. Losing one hour of sleep may not seem like much, but it could have an impact on the daily schedule of you and your family. Dr. Madhu Kalyan with Northwest says moving your bedtime up 15 to 20 minutes a couple of days before Sunday can make the adjustment more tolerable. “It’s important to wake up at your usual […]

  • Bella Vista Bypass One Step Closer To Completion

    BELLA VISTA (KFSM) — The final piece of Interstate 49 connecting Northwest Arkansas to Missouri is finally in the works after the Missouri Highway Commission approved funding its end of the almost $48 million project. This is thanks to a $25 million federal grant from the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission. This means the semis on U.S. 71 driving through Bella Vista will be a thing of the past once the bypass is complete. Steve Morrow is the general manager […]

  • Ash Wednesday Starts Today, Marking Start Of Lent

    (KFSM) — Today is Ash Wednesday, marking one of the holiest times of the year for the Christian faithful. People nationwide will be walking into churches and holy centers throughout the day to receive their ashes. The ashes are placed on the forehead in the sign of the cross. For those not familiar with Ash Wednesday, it is the first day of Lent and occurs 46 days before Easter. The holiday is typically observed by Western Christians, including Catholics, Methodists, […]

  • Fat Tuesday Celebrations Where You Live

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Partygoers are descending upon New Orleans to celebrate Fat Tuesday, but there are plenty of ways you can celebrate locally. Fat Tuesday is the last day to celebrate carnival and the Mardi Gras spirit. It’s the final day to party before Ash Wednesday. In Fayetteville, there is the 7th annual “Chase the Blues Away,” a Mardi Gras fundraiser at the Fayetteville Town Center that features a Cajun-themed dinner prepared by seven local chefs. In Fort Smith, […]

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