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  • Video Shows Duck Boat Struggling In Water Before Sinking

    WARNING: Some may find the above video disturbing. BRANSON, Mo. (KFSM) — A video captured by a passenger in a nearby vessel shows a duck boat struggling through white-capped waters on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo., just before it capsized and sank. Thirty one passengers and crew were on board when the boat sank.  All of the bodies have now been recovered.  Seventeen are dead. Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said 29 passengers and two crew members were on […]

  • Neighbor Of Slain Kansas Couple Reacts To Their Deaths

    NATURAL DAM (KFSM) — Crawford County authorities on Thursday (July 19) continue to investigate that double murder of a Kansas couple, and their neighbor reacts to their deaths. Crawford County sheriff’s investigators say Sonny and Pauline Carpenter of Wichita, Kansas, were found in a shallow grave in rural Crawford County. Investigators arrested three people in connection with the deaths — Kimberly Younger, Rusty Frasier and Michael Fowler. They are each charged with abuse of a corpse, theft of property and […]

  • Friday The 13th: A History Of The ‘Unlucky’ Day

    (KFSM) — It’s Friday the 13th, the last one of 2018, a day considered by many to be “unlucky.” But where did that idea originate? According to, the Friday the 13th fear may have come from the superstitions surrounding the number 13 in general. While 12 has been associated with completeness (12 months of the year, 12 signs of the zodiac, etc.), 13 has been considered bad luck, possibly dating back to ancient times. It’s believed the fear of […]

  • Fayetteville Firefighters, Police Rescue Man Trapped In Sewer

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Fayetteville police and firefighters were called out to a man reportedly trapped in a sewer  early Wednesday. Fayetteville firefighters received a 911 call about 8:15 a.m. from Keith Berner, who was walking his dog with his wife and kids around Fifth Street and Block Avenue in downtown Fayetteville. Berner said they heard banging and noticed the manhole cover was open. Berner told firefighters they looked into the sewer and saw a man, who started screaming and cursing […]

  • Restaurants Offer Deals For National Fried Chicken Day

    A traditional Southern favorite has its own holiday today, and several local restaurants are offering deals and specials to celebrate. Today is “National Fried Chicken Day,” which celebrates a Southern favorite with origins from traditional Scottish cuisine, according to the National Day website. While the origins of the holiday aren’t known, it doesn’t keep people and restaurants from celebrating it all the same. Several national chains have specials today to celebrate. Here’s a list, courtesy of Thrilllist and RetailMeNot: Slim […]

  • Chris Brown Arrested On Felony Battery Charge After Florida Concert

    Recording artist Chris Brown was arrested Thursday after a concert in Florida on an outstanding warrant for felony battery.  The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that he was booked on the charge and then released on $2,000 bond. According to a statement sent to CBS News by the sheriff’s office, Brown, 29, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail at 11:00 p.m. on a warrant issued by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Hillsborough is about 150 miles northwest […]

  • Where To Watch Fireworks Tonight!

    July 4 Bentonville – An Evening at Orchards Park-Bentonville’s 4th of July Celebration take place starting at 7 p.m. with music from the Fayetteville Funk Factory, followed by a performance from the Arkansas Winds Orchestra. Fireworks begin about 9:30 p.m. The event is free. More information is at Berryville – Fire on the Mountain Fireworks take place between dusk and dark, probably around 9 p.m. The fireworks will be set off from Saunders Heights, so they should be visible […]

  • Suspect Dead After Shooting, Standoff Near ATU Campus In Russellville

    RUSSELLVILLE (KFSM) — Russellville Police and Arkansas Tech University Public Safety Officers responded to a report of a shooting just off campus Thursday evening that ended in a standoff and an officer-involved shooting. According to a statement from the Russellville police, officers responded to the 600 block of West K Street after being told a person had shot at a bail bondsman who was trying to detain the man on felony warrants. Police arrived, established a perimeter around the apartment […]

  • Suspect Arrested In Bentonville Hotel Burglaries

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — A man was arrested Friday (June 29) in connection to hotel burglaries in Bentonville, according to police. Jacob Daniels, 34, is facing charges of commercial burglary and attempted commercial burglary. According to police, the desk clerk at the Microtel Inn & Suites on South Walton Boulevard received an anonymous phone call at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday (June 27) reporting a water leak on the third floor of the hotel. He left the front desk to check on the […]

  • Hogs Fans React To Surprising Loss, Rally Spirits For Final Game

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Wednesday night’s last-inning loss by the Diamond Hogs in the College World Series may have broken the hearts of Hogs fans, but it didn’t break their spirits. The Arkansas Razorbacks took a 3-2 lead into the ninth inning in Omaha, but the Oregon State Beavers tied the game up, and a dropped pop fly set the Hogs up for devastation when a two-run homer afterward left the score 5-3 in favor of Oregon State. Fans exiting the […]

  • After Outcry And Agreement, Miniature Train To Stay In Queen Wilhelmina State Park

    MENA (KFSM) — A new agreement between Arkansas State Parks and the concessionaire means the miniature train is staying at Queen Wilhelmena State Park. On May 18, State Park officials announced that the miniature train, a popular attraction at the state park, would be removed and the tracks turned into a walking and cycling trail as part of the nationwide “Rails to Trails” initiative. But officials reversed the decision after an outcry from the public, according to a news release […]

  • Sample Ballots, Other Resources Available Online For Oklahoma Voters

    OKLAHOMA (KFSM) — The State of Oklahoma is providing its voters with an easy way to get information prior to the next election. The state is offering an interactive Online Voter Tool at the website The website requires the voter put in their name and date of birth. From there, Oklahoma residents can confirm their voter registration, find their polling place, track an absentee ballot or view a sample ballot. The service is free and available for all Oklahoma […]