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  • Aerial Storm Damage

    Cleanup, Power Restoration Continue As More Severe Weather Threatens

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Crews continue to clean up debris as power companies work to restore electricity Monday to areas hit hardest by Saturday’s storms. The National Weather Service confirmed 5 tornadoes touched down in the River Valley, uprooting trees, damaging buildings and knocking out power to thousands of customers. As of 6:30 a.m. Monday (May 20). OG&E was reporting 1,258 people still without power: 395 in Barling, 629 in Fort Smith, 102 in Mulberry, 59 in Ozark and 73 […]

  • Former WWE Superstar Ashley Massaro Dies At 39

    SUFFOLK COUNTY, N.Y. — The wrestling community is mourning the death of ex-WWE Superstar Ashley Massaro, the organization said in a statement Thursday. “We are saddened to learn of the tragic death of former WWE Superstar Ashley Massaro,” The WWE wrote. “She performed in WWE from 2005-2008 and was beloved by her fellow Superstars and fans around the world.” TMZ reports that the 39-year-old died early Thursday at a hospital near her Suffolk County, New York home. Officials told TMZ […]

  • ‘Big Bang Theory,’ A Celebration Of All Things ‘Nerd,’ Comes To An End Tonight

    (KFSM) — Twelve years. 279 episodes. And countless references to Star Trek, String Theory and Schrodinger’s Cat. Tonight, the longtime No. 1 comedy on television, CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory,” comes to an end. It is the longest-running, multi-camera comedy series in TV history. The show debuted on Sept. 24, 2007, and introduced us to four nerdy scientists: Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki), Raj Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar), Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) and, of course, Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons). Leonard and Sheldon […]

  • White House Orders Ex-Counsel McGahn To Defy House Subpoena

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has instructed former White House counsel Don McGahn to defy a subpoena for documents from the House Judiciary Committee, arguing that the materials are subject to executive privilege. The committee wants to speak to McGahn and review certain documents after he cooperated extensively with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference and whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice. In a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler on Tuesday, the deadline the panel […]

  • Teachers, Nurses Have Discounts Galore This Week

    (KFSM) — With nurses and teachers enjoying appreciation weeks this week, restaurants and businesses across the country are showing their appreciation in the form of special deals and discounts. Teachers have discounts or freebies waiting for them at Arby’s, Chipotle, McDonald’s, Sonic, McAlister’s Deli and Buffalo Wild Wings, among others. The biggest number of these is today, National Teachers Day. Nurses can enjoy special discounts at Amazon, Chick Fil A, Cinnabon and Disney, among others. It’s best to check with […]

  • American Airlines Adds 15 New Gates At DFW For American Eagle Service

    FORT WORTH (KFSM) — American Airlines will now have more options available at one of its biggest hubs. The world’s largest airline opened 15 new gates today (May 3) in the Terminal E satellite at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). The new gates, E-22 to E-30, will allow for 100 new flights under their American Eagle service. The renovated space includes refreshed ticket counters and gate areas, new ramp lighting, movign walkways, elevators and escalators. American will also open […]

  • Several Local Roads Closed Because Of Flooding; Thousands Without Power

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Benton County closed several roads due to flooding on Wednesday (May 1), and thousands woke up without power. Portions of southwest Sebastian County in Arkansas and most of LeFlore County in Oklahoma were under a flash flood warning until 8:15 a.m. as heavy rain and thunderstorms moved into an already saturated area. It was later extended until 4:30 p.m. An average of 1-2 inches have already fallen across Northwest Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma, said 5NEWS Meteorologist […]

  • Trump Says He Wants Asylum Seekers To Pay A Fee To Apply

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is proposing charging asylum seekers a fee to process their applications as he continues to try to crack down on the surge of Central American migrants seeking to cross into the U.S. In a presidential memorandum signed Monday, Trump directed his attorney general and acting homeland security secretary to take additional measures to overhaul the asylum system, which he insists “is in crisis” and plagued by “rampant abuse.” The changes are just the latest in a […]

  • Area Law Enforcement Taking Part In Saturday’s National Drug Take Back Day

    (KFSM) — Law enforcement agencies in Northwest Arkansas, the River Valley and eastern Oklahoma will be hard at work this Saturday (April 27) collecting unused prescription drugs as part of the National Drug Take Back Day. The idea behind Drug Take Back Day is for law enforcement officers to collect unused medication so it doesn’t end up in the wrong hands. Local officers say the event helps prevent drug abuse and overdoses in the community. For those who can’t make […]

  • Happy Earth Day! Here Are A Few Ways You Can Help The Earth

    Today is Earth Day, a day of recognition that began in 1970 to celebrate our Earth and find ways to help the environment. What are some ways you can celebrate Earth Day? Here are a few suggestions: Spend the day making your home more energy efficient. Replace old insulation around windows and doors and change older light bulbs to the newer, energy-efficient bulbs. Not only will it help the environment, it should save you a few dollars in energy costs. […]

  • Fayetteville Springfest Returns To Dickson Street Saturday

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Live music, a pancake breakfast and an Easter egg hunt highlight the events expected along Dickson Street on Saturday for Springfest. Springfest returns to downtown Fayetteville on Saturday (April 20) after a year’s hiatus. The annual event kicks off at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at JJs Grill. Proceeds will benefit the events charity recipients. Children under 6 will be able to eat for free, and adults can eat for $5 each. The breakfast includes pancakes, […]

  • Bella Vista Man Convicted In Death Of 6-Year-Old Son To Get New Trial

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — The man convicted of killing his 6-year-old son through rape and chronic child abuse will get a new trial, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday (April 18). Mauricio Alejandro Torres, 45, of Bella Vista was arrested in April 2015 in the death of Maurice “Isaiah” Torres, who died March 29 of that year. Mauricio Torres was convicted of capital murder and first-degree battery on Nov. 15, 2016, in Isaiah’s death. Torres was sentenced to death. The […]

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