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  • Police: Suspect Breaks Bentonville Officer’s Arm During Theft Arrest

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — A Bentonville Police officer ended up with a broken arm while trying to make a theft arrest about 11:30 p.m. Thursday (March 22). Police were called to the Double Tree Suites at 301 SE Walton Blvd. to investigate two people trying to open car doors and looking into windows, officers said. When police arrived, Kimberly R. Miller, 38, of Jay, Okla., and Lance E. Hardman, 38, of Yellville, Ark., were there in a red car. Hardman fled […]

  • Ethan Couch Of ‘Affluenza’ Case Released From Jail

    02 APR 18 10:15 ET By Madison Park, CNN (CNN) — Ethan Couch, known for his “affluenza” defense in his deadly drunk driving case, was released from a Texas jail Monday after serving nearly two years behind bars for violating his probation. Couch, 20, first made headlines as a teenager when he was sentenced to probation for a drunken driving crash that killed four people and seriously injured two others. Prosecutors in that 2013 case sought 20 years in jail, but Couch received […]

  • Clarksville Officer Dies While Chasing Suspect

    A Drug Task Force officer died Tuesday night while chasing a man suspected of violating parole in Clarksville. Fifth Judicial District Drug Task Force Director Larry Johnson conducted a home visit to check in on a parolee. The man ran off, and Johnson collapsed while chasing him, according to the Clarksville Police Department. The suspect faces charges of parole violation. Police are investigating Johnson’s death to determine whether the suspect may face any additional charges. Officers on the task force […]

  • 19 Killed in Hot Air Ballon Explosion in Egypt

    At least 19 tourists were killed when a hot air balloon exploded and fell from the sky in southern Egypt, authorities said.

  • Vatican Reveals Pope Benedict’s New Title

    Pope Benedict XVI will keep the title "his holiness" once he retires and will be called "pontiff emeritus," Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi told reporters at the Vatican on Tuesday.

  • Smoke Billows From Fort Smith Home

    A Fort Smith home catches fire early Thursday morning. Fire crews battled reported four-foot flames at a two-story house at 428 Lecta Ave. The call came in around 1:30 a.m. Right now, investigators are working to find the cause of the fire. No injuries have been reported. We’ll have more information on this story as you wake-up with 5NEWS this morning.

  • Move to NWA Begins for Fort Smith’s Mail Processing Center

    The move of the U.S. Postal Service’s mail processing operation from Fort Smith to Fayetteville begins this weekend.

  • Pregnant Woman Shot By Husband As Child Watches, Police Say

    Authorities arrested a man in connection with a Sallisaw shooting that sent his wife to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

  • Crawford County Property Tax Hike Approved

    The Crawford County Quorum Court approved a property tax increase in a 9-4 vote Monday night. County leaders say they had to propose a millage rate hike after a budget shortfall to avoid employee layoffs and cuts to the sheriff’s office, rural fire departments, and senior centers. The millage rate will increase from 1.9-percent to 2.9 percent. That means a $20 a year hike for a resident owning a $100,000 property, according to Justice of the Peace Terry Bibbs. Crawford […]

  • Van Buren Trucker Dies in Florida Crash

    A Van Buren truck driver died in a semi accident in Madison County, Fla., east of Tallahassee, Saturday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Daniel G. Moses, 39, crashed into a pine tree around 1 p.m., after losing control while driving eastbound on Interstate 10. Moses reportedly crossed the median and two lanes of westbound traffic, before impact. The driver was only identifiable by his driver’s license photo, family members said. No one else was hurt in the crash. The […]

  • Elderly Man Killed Crossing The Street In Springdale

    An elderly pedestrian was killed Thursday night in Springdale when police say he stepped out in front of traffic without the protection of a crosswalk. A motorist driving a Ford Explorer was traveling northbound on Thompson Street near Searcy Avenue just before 6 p.m. when a light rain began to fall, according to the Springdale Police Department. The driver did not see 74-year-old Truman Lewis Patterson until it was too late, said Lt. Derek Hudson. Springdale emergency responders rushed to […]

  • Suspect Accused of Threatening President Found near Sallisaw with Bomb Guides, Rifles

    A man accused of making threats against President Barack Obama was arrested by Secret Service agents in Sequoyah County this week, according to Sheriff Ron Lockhart. Eric Knute Schjenken, 46, of California was found in a mobile home about four miles north of Sallisaw. The suspect was found with books explaining how to make bombs, high powered rifles and a ballistic vest, Lockhart said. Sequoyah County deputies helped federal agents track the suspect Tuesday, after learning someone in the area […]

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