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  • Fort Smith School Bus Driver Cited After Accident With Students Onboard

      BARLING, Ark. (KFSM) — A Fort Smith School bus driver has been cited after being involved in an accident Wednesday (Nov. 6) morning just before 7:00 a.m. on Highway 59 in Barling. The driver of the bus failed to yield, causing another car to swerve off of the roadway. The driver of that car received minor injuries and was treated at the scene. Fort Smith School  District Public Information Officer Zena Marshall tells 5NEWS that two students were on […]

  • Police Working At Least Two Crashes On I-49 In Northwest Arkansas

    Northwest Arkansas (KFSM) — Crews have responded to at least two early morning accidents in Northwest Arkansas along Interstate 49. The first wreck happened in Benton County near Mile Marker 86 just after 7 a.m.  According to the incident report there was a rollover. No injuries were suffered in this wreck, and traffic is back moving on I-49 Then, in Washington County, crews responded to an accident at Exit 69. A car went off of the road and into a […]

  • Man Dies In Early Morning Fort Smith House Fire

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A man is dead after a home caught fire early Friday (Dec. 28) morning.  It caused part of the attic to collapse onto the floor beneath it. The Fort Smith Fire Department confirmed 37-year-old Keith Glenn died after the attic collapsed. Crews responded to the fire just before 4 a.m. and it took firefighters about an hour and a half to put the fire out. The home is located at 2308 Birnie Avenue, near North 6th […]

  • Tyson CEO Steps Down Citing Personal Reasons

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Tyson Foods announces the replacement of company President and CEO Tom Hayes. In a press release this morning, the company say Noel White will take over for Hayes. The release goes on to say that Hayes is leaving for personal reasons. Noel White is set to assume the new leadership role on Sept. 30. “It is a very difficult decision to leave Tyson Foods, but after careful consideration and discussions with my family and the board, I […]

  • St. Boniface Catholic School’s Football Fundraiser

    Fort Smith (KFSM) — The St. Boniface Catholic School is getting set for their annual Football Fundraiser. 5NEWS Evening Anchor Daren Bobb sat down with Frank Klein with the St. Boniface Catholic School Endowment Board to talk about what you can win with the fundraiser, how you can sign up and where your money goes. You can learn more about the Football Fundraiser on the school’s website, or you can go buy the church office or the school office and […]

  • Clearinghouse in Fort Smith Gearing up for Meals for Kids Program

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Clearinghouse in Fort Smith is gearing up for the annual Meals for Kids program, or as some know it The “Backpack” Program. 5NEWS Evening Anchor Daren Bobb sat down with Tami Kuhns and Susan Ross to talk about various programs from the Clearinghouse including the Meals For Kids Program, the Food Pantry Program and many more. You can learn more about the different programs going on at the Clearinghouse at their website.  

  • Dual Accidents Injure Woman In Wheelchair, Tie Up Traffic In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A multiple-car accident tied up traffic in Fort Smith early Thursday. A woman in a wheelchair was hit by a car at the 3500 block of Massard Road near the Walmart Supercenter on Rogers Avenue. The accident happened shortly after midnight. That accident led to a subsequent accident in the same area. After the woman was hit, two other cars crashed near the intersection. The woman was taken to Mercy Hospital with minor injuries. Police said […]

  • Harbor House & Gateway Recovery Centers Starts New Program

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Tasha Wilson from Harbor House & Gatewat Recovery Center sits down with 5NEWS evening anchor to talk about the a brand new initiative from Harbor & Gateway Recovery Centers here in Fort Smith. For more information on Telephone Recovery Support, you can call Tasha Wilson at (479) 434-6285 or anytime the toll-free number (866) 798-9232 You can learn more about Harbor House Inc. by going to their website here, or by going to their Facebook page.

  • Van Buren Police Department To Host First Youth Police Academy

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — Van Buren Police Department will host its first-ever youth police academy this month. Police Chief Jamie Hammond sits down with 5NEWS evening anchor Daren Bobb to discuss the academy which will include instruction in traffic enforcement, accident investigation, crime scene investigation, interview/interrogation, media relations, basic first aid, CPR certification, fire safety, defensive tactics/use-of-force and firearms safety. For more information or if you have any questions, email Corporal George Edelen at

  • FCA Hosts First Serve Tennis Camps

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — This Summer, the FCA will be hosting First Serve youth tennis camps throughout the area. To talk about the camps Judy Saxton and a special guest sit down with 5NEWS evening anchor Daren Bobb. For more informaiton, you can go to their website by clicking here, or their Facebook page by clicking here.

  • Fort Smith Millage Increase

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Early voting for May 22nd Primary Elections starts Monday, May 7. Those in Fort Smith School Districts will also be voting on the Fort Smith Millage increase. 5News morning anchor Laura Simon sat down with Emma Watts and Sam Sicard from the Vision 2023 Committee to discuss the increase and what it will bring to schools. The tax increase in Fort Smith is to benefit Fort Smith School. You can read more information about the millage […]

  • Fort Smith Symphony Prepares For Final Show

    (FORT SMITH) — The Fort Smith Symphony is getting ready for a concert that will be viewed world-wide as they perform the music of Arkansan, Florence Price (1887-1953). Price is considered the most prominent, historically significant concert composer of her race and gender in American music history. The Fort Smith Symphony will be the first orchestra to ever record her complete cycle of four symphonies. 5News Morning Anchor Laura Simon sat down with John Jeter, the director and conductor of the […]

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