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Recent Articles
  • Children Events At The LPGA In Bentonville

    ROGERS, Ark. (KFSM) — More than 100 kids filled up the 17th hole at the LPGA Tuesday (June 25) morning to learn and practice yoga. The children played games and learned how yoga can help you relax and help you become a better golfer. This week there’s also the Bite events each night starting Wednesday (June 26) to showcase the different food options in Northwest Arkansas. One event that is new to the lineup this year is the “Always Live […]

  • Benton County Sheriff’s Office Using New Scanner To Prevent Contraband From Entering Jail

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — The Benton County Sheriff’s Office has a new scanner that will keep contraband out of the county jail. The Benton County jail is the first county jail in the state to use the Conpass DV scanner. When someone is arrested, they are patted down before they get to jail. They then go through an intake process where everything they have with them is documented. Once that process is gone, they are scanned by the Conpass DV […]

  • Entrepreneurs Pitch Products For Chance To Hit Walmart Shelves

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — Entrepreneurs from around the country have their chance today to get their items on Walmart shelves. It’s Walmart’s sixth annual Open Call and an opportunity for entrepreneurs to have a face-to-face meeting with Walmart buyers. Michelle Leffert is with Foppers, a company in Indiana that sells jumbo dog treats. She got the golden ticket, which means she found out her dog treats were headed straight to the shelves before she even had her meeting. “I was like, […]

  • First Look: Walmart’s New Home Office In Bentonville

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — Walmart unveiled design plans on Friday (May 17) for its new home office, with renderings that show a sprawling campus that blends trails, restaurants and workspaces. The new home office will be built on roughly 350 acres of land east of J Street between Central Avenue and 14th Street, where the retailer operates a distribution center and other offices. “We intend to bring most of our Home Office associates in Northwest Arkansas onto a central campus with […]

  • Students Learn About Weather And Science At ‘Education Day’ Field Trip At Arvest Ballpark

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — It’s almost summer break but before school is out area kids are getting in one last field trip. The theme of the final education day of the school year was weather and science. 5NEWS Meteorologists’ Matt Standridge and Sabrina Bates spoke with the kids, teaching them about thunderstorms and how to spot a storm cloud. General manager Justin Cole says the memories made here at Education Day will stay with the kids as they grow up. “I […]

  • Georgia-Pacific Plant In Muskogee Catches Fire After Forklift Explodes

    MUSKOGEE, Okla. (KFSM) — Authorities say there has been a massive explosion at a paper plant in north-central Oklahoma, and the structure was still on fire hours later. The fire at the Georgia-Pacific plant started late Monday (May 14) in Muskogee, about 50 miles southeast of Tulsa. The Muskogee Fire Department chief said the building had been evacuated, everyone was accounted for and there were “minimal” injuries. No one was killed. “There was a propane-powered forklift that caught on fire, […]

  • Gift-Purchasing Procrastinator? Mother’s Day Shopping Extravaganza Can Help

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Time is ticking to get your mom, grandma, or mother-in-law a gift for Mother’s Day. But if you’ve waited until the last minute, you’re in luck: Central Mall is hosting the Mother’s Day Shopping Extravaganza. In the past few years, the event has grown from five booths to more than 25. “I’ve been sleeping on the couch for about a year now, the year before last I got my wife a set of dishes for Mother’s Day, […]

  • ATU Avoids Unrest As Students Protest Scholarship Fund For Former Professor Accused Of Antisemitism

    RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Arkansas Tech University avoided any unrest while students protested Tuesday (April 30) over the university naming a scholarship fund for a deceased former professor accused of promoting anti-Semitism. Officials had prepared for a volatile situation, as a white supremacy website had also urged for a counter-protest at the Hindsman Bell Tower. The university’s public safety department set up two separate “free speech areas” so the groups could express their views in a safe area that wouldn’t […]

  • Famous Cars From TV, Movies To Be At Bentonville Walmart Today

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — Who you gonna call? Well, you may not see the Ghostbusters themselves today, but you can still get a peek at their iconic car. Ecto 1, the converted ambulance made famous in the “Ghostbusters” movies, will be at the Bentonville Walmart today (April 29) from 1-5 p.m. It will be joined by three other iconic favorites from TV and movies: K.I.T.T., the black Trans Am from the 1980s TV series “Knight Rider”; the DeLorean time machine from […]

  • Ribbon Cutting Marks Near Completion Of 8th Street Interchange Of I-49

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — The Arkansas Department of Transportation held a ribbon cutting Wednesday (April 24) to celebrate the near completion of the 8th Street interchange. The project is expected to be officially opened to drivers in a couple of weeks, but ARDOT, Arkansas Highway Commission, and local officials gathered to celebrate the end of the construction. It’s all part of the corridor construction taking place between Fayetteville and Bella Vista. The main purpose of this portion of the project is […]

  • 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 […]

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