BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — It might feel like holiday whiplash to go from Halloween to Christmas, but toys and kids are taking over the Downtown Bentonville Square for this year’s Toyland. It’s a chance for kids to get a look at the newest toys of the holiday season. “This will be a blast, you can actually get your hands on every exciting toy from your favorite characters from all Disney films this year,” said Curtis Northcutt, a sales manager for the […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — A Fayetteville Public Schools fifth grade teacher has received a prestigious award for her work in the classroom. Cheri DeSoto teaches science and social studies at Holt Middle School. She has received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. She says she didn’t expect to win the award on a national level. “It’s kind of surreal. I mean, I’m still kind of, ya know, sitting here like did I really win that? I […]
ROGERS (KFSM) — Power is still out for thousands of people Tuesday morning in Benton County after damaging storms spiraled through the area Monday (Oct. 21). Crews are out with Carroll Electric Cooperative trying to get the power restored. More than 7,800 of the utility’s customers are without power in Benton County, but that’s down from the more than 9,000 who were out early Tuesday. They are also reporting 25 people without power in Washington County. SWEPCO is reporting about […]
POTEAU, Okla. (KFSM) — The skies over Poteau will be full of color as the Poteau Balloon Festival takes off Friday (Oct. 18) at the LeFlore County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $5 for ages 4 and up. There is free parking at the Carl Albert State College parking lot, along with free shuttles to take you back and forth to the festival. The balloons are most likely to take flight between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., then again from 7 p.m. […]
ROGERS, Ark. (KFSM) — One of the largest craft fairs in the country starts today in Rogers. Thousands of people will flock to War Eagle Mill for the annual arts and crafts fair. The gates open at 8 a.m. each morning and close at 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. The gates will close at 4 p.m. on Sunday. More than 250 vendors will travel from across the country to participate in the fair, and more than 100,000 visitors […]
BAHAMAS (KFSM) — A group of local veterans are heading to the Bahamas for the second time to help rebuild after Hurricane Dorian left devastation behind. About 20 members of Sheep Dog Impact Assistance will head to Freeport, Grand Bahamas, Thursday (Oct. 17) for about a week and a half. The main focus of their trip will be laying Sheetrock and rebuilding roofs. Sgt. Major Lance Nutt says these trips not only impact the people they are helping but also […]
BELLA VISTA (KFSM) — Drivers in Benton County say they construction and traffic will be worth the wait when the Bella Vista Bypass connects to Missouri. “I used to drive this every day on my way to school and it would take me 30-45 minutes just stop and go,” said Jacob Spurlock of Bentonville. “And I would be late to class so many times. I had so many absences because it took me forever to get to school.” The Arkansas […]
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.