FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A local family is showing support for our troops by taking part in a national campaign. Mercedes Dalton, of Fort Smith, is the wife of a U.S. serviceman. Dalton’s husband, Trenton, was deployed to Africa at the start of the year. He is set to be there for at least ten months. “It’s mainly the worrying part that is difficult,” Dalton said. The Dalton’s have a two-year-old daughter named Tessa. She loves jumping around, playing with […]
FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Police say they are looking for two serial bank robbery suspects who are believed to be responsible for up to seven bank robberies in Texas and Arkansas. The Dallas Police Department said seven robberies were in the Dallas area and one was in Fort Smith. In all of the robberies, the suspects demanded money verbally, obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot. “In most of the robberies, the suspects disclosed hand guns,” said […]
CAVE SPRINGS (KFSM) — On Thursday (Jan. 5), Cave Springs Mayor Travis Lee vetoed the City Council’s decision to fire ten city employees, a decision the aldermen passed in a 5 to 1 vote the day before. Lee said his veto will hold for five days until Jan. 10, which is also the date of the next City Council meeting. “The normal protocol is it goes through me. It doesn’t go through the council. It doesn’t go through a legislative […]
ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Girl Scouts has introduced a new cookie flavor to celebrate 100 years of cookie sales. 5NEWS evening anchors Katelynn Zoellner and Daren Bobb spoke with Meagan Piroutek, a development officer with Girl Scouts – Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas, about the new S’mores cookie flavor. The S’mores cookies will be available during the 2017 cookie season, Piroutek said. You can read more about the cookies on the Girl Scout’s website.
ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Arkansas boasts the lowest average gas price in the nation this week, according to AAA. Data released by AAA on Monday (Dec. 5) shows the average price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Arkansas is at $1.95. The average gas price in Texas is one cent more per gallon than in Arkansas at $1.96, according to the data. In Missouri and Oklahoma gas prices are still fair at $1.97. The national average price for unleaded gasoline […]
Voters in Arkansas on Tuesday (Nov. 8) approved Issue 6, known as the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment, making the state the first in the Bible Belt to legalize medical marijuana. 5NEWS Evening Anchor Katelynn Zoellner spoke with Little Rock lawyer David Couch, the amendment’s sponsor, about what is next for the legalization of medical marijuana in Arkansas.
FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A Fort Smith man is one of hundreds of candidates who have launched 2016 presidential campaigns. David Kelley, who is running with the Grill Party, said he registered with the Federal Election Commission this year to become a presidential candidate. Nearly 2,000 candidates registered with the agency to launch presidential campaigns. That’s up from 420 in the 2012 election. Many more are filing this time, because the FEC switched things up in 2015. Candidates now have […]
ROGERS (KFSM) — Renovations at Lake Atalanta are nearly complete, according to city leaders. The Grand Opening Celebration for Lake Atalanta will be held on Oct. 29. There will be free family activities from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tyson Foods will provide complimentary hamburgers, hot dogs and chips near Clark Pavilion, which is on the south side of Walnut Street. There will also be interactive exhibits featured by a variety of local companies and organizations. Rogers Mayor Greg Hines […]
FORT SMITH (KFSM) — An initiative to increase the interest and confidence of girls and women in STEM programs and careers launched in Fort Smith on Wednesday (Sept. 21). Million Women Mentors supports the engagement of one million Science, Technology, Engineering and Math mentors to increase the interest and confidence of girls and women to persist and succeed in STEM programs and careers, according to its website. Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin will serve as the honorary chair of Million […]
WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A local couple was arrested by the FBI on Saturday (June 18) on several gun and drug related charges. Alan Crawford and Daphne Crawford of Muldrow, Okla., are being held in the Washington County Detention Center on charges of Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor and Possession of Controlled Substance. The couple is considered flight risk and a threat to the general public, because they have no ties to the Northwest Arkansas […]
FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Police are looking for two suspects following a deadly stabbing that happened in Fort Smith on Saturday (June 18), according to the Fort Smith Police Department. Police have identified the victim of the stabbing as 22-year-old Jimmy Ray Yocum. Police said the stabbing happened around 2:30 a.m. Saturday at an apartment located at 1201 North 11th Street in Fort Smith. Officers said when they got to the scene, they found Yocum bleeding severely from a stab wound to the abdomen. He was […]
VAN BUREN (KFSM) – Police concluded an investigation of a murder-suicide involving two men. Benjamin Lee Allen, 21, of Mena, went to a residence in Van Buren and was asked to wait at the door while Trevor Vargas, 20, of Waldron, grabbed some personal belongings, according to a police release. After ignoring Vargas’ request, Allen went to the back bedroom where Vargas was, and shot him. Allen then turned the gun on himself, police stated. Both were taken to hospitals, […]