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  • Captain Of Duck Boat That Sank Near Branson Indicted On 17 Counts Of ‘Seaman’s Manslaughter’

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KFSM) — The captain of a tourist Duck boat that sank on Table Rock Lake, killing 17 people, has been indicted on charges of “seaman’s manslaughter,” U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison announced. A federal grand jury indicted Kenneth Scott McKee on 17 counts of “misconduct or neglect of ship’s officer,” sometimes referred to as “seaman’s manslaughter,” Garrison said.  The indictment is for violation of Title 18, section 1115 of the federal criminal code, he said. The Ride the Ducks […]

  • Rocket The Trolley Cat Still Missing From Fort Smith Museum

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A Fort Smith museum has lost its Rocket. Rocket the Trolley Cat has gone missing from the Fort Smith Trolley Museum downtown, according to Bradley Martin, president of the museum. Rocket has been missing about two weeks now, Martin said. The museum has 11 cats, including Rocket. While several of them tend to wander, sometimes visiting the nearby Fort Smith National Historic Site and Judge Parker’s Courtroom, that’s not the case for Rocket. “He never has […]

  • Ride-Sharing Companies, Local Transit Making It Easier To Get To Polls Today

    (KFSM) — It’s estimated that more than 15 million people were registered to vote, but didn’t do so in the 2016 election because of transportation issue. This Election Day, ride-sharing apps and local companies are making it more affordable and easier to get to the polls. Locally, Fort Smith Transit is offering free rides all day long today, so riders can get to the polls easier. For a map of routes, as well as times and normal fees, click here. […]

  • Free Tacos Today, Thanks To A Guy Named Mookie

    Consider it “Taco Thursday,” thanks to a guy named Mookie Betts. Taco Bell is giving away a free Doritos Locos Tacos today from 2-6 p.m. thanks to the Boston Red Sox outfielder. The restaurant ran a promotion called “Steal A Base, Steal A Taco,” which promised a free taco should anyone steal a base in Game 1 or Game 2 of the 2018 World Series. Betts did just that in the bottom of the first in Game 1, when he […]

  • Trick-Or-Treat Events Happening Where You Live

    Trick or Treat on the Square Fayetteville Square, 4-6 p.m. The 17th annual Trick-or-Treat on the Square will take place from 4-6 p.m. and will feature booths by business owners on the Square and representatives from city departments who will be handing out treats. The event is free and open to the public, and it is hosted by Experience Fayetteville. More information here. Bella Vista Trunk or Treat NewLife KIDS, 103 Riordan Road, Bella Vista 6-8 p.m. Bring the kids […]

  • We Have A Winner! Mega Millions Jackpot Winning Ticket Sold In South Carolina

    (KFSM) — Someone in South Carolina is waking up this morning a new billionaire. According to Mega Millions, someone in South Carolina won the record-breaking Mega Millions jackpot on Tuesday night, worth an estimated $1.6 billion. The numbers drawn in Tuesday night’s drawing were 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 5. Before Mega Millions released an official statement, a chart on the South Carolina Education Lottery shows a jackpot winner in that state. Mega Millions officially confirmed the […]

  • 24 Injured In Scary Escalator Malfunction Caught On Video In Rome

    Twenty-four people were injured after an escalator malfunctioned and rapidly sped downward at a Rome metro station, leaving passengers in a jumble at the bottom, Italian officials say. Three of the victims are in a serious condition, including a man who partially lost his foot. Most of those involved in Tuesday night’s horrifying accident at Repubblica metro station were Russian football fans on their way to attend a Champions League match between Roma and CSKA Moscow, a spokesman with Italy’s […]

  • Could This Beer Thief Look More Like Ross From ‘Friends’?

    BLACKPOOL, England — When the Blackpool Police posted a surveillance picture of a man wanted for stealing beer from a restaurant, people immediately thought of Ross from ‘Friends’. In less than 24-hours, the post by the English police department had more than 97,000 comments. Most made references to the iconic sitcom that starred David Schwimmer as “Ross.” “I don’t think it’s been this guy’s day, his week, his month or even his year,” one man wrote — making reference to the […]

  • First Day Of Early Voting Shows High Numbers For Midterms

    (KFSM) — The numbers are in for the first day of early voting across the region, and they are significantly higher than the last midterm elections. In Benton County, the numbers for the first day of early voting Monday (Oct. 22) was 4,035 votes cast. By contrast, the county had 1,970 votes cast on the first day of early voting in the 2014 midterm elections. In Washington County, Monday’s early votes totaled 2,975, up from 1,087 the first day of […]

  • Arkansas Drug Take Back Event Being Held Saturday

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Law enforcement agencies around the region will participate in a statewide drug take back program this weekend. Arkansas Drug Take Back will take place this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at law enforcement agencies throughout Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley. Participants can drop off their unused or expired medications at designated drop off points during the event. Several agencies also have drug drop-off boxes that are available permanently at various locations. The Rogers Police […]

  • Deck Construction To Reduce Arkansas 12 Bridge To One Lane For 3 Weeks

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Construction work on the Arkansas Highway 12 in Benton County will reduce the Beaver Lake bridge to one lane for the next three weeks. The Arkansas Department of Transportation will begin closing one lane of traffic on the Highway 12 bridge starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 23). Traffic will alternate between the eastbound and westbound lane as the project advances. A temporary traffic signal, signage and channelization devices (barrels) will be in place to guide […]

  • Man Wielding Pocket Knife In Custody After Incident At WRMC Emergency Room

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A man was taken into custody Thursday morning after he wielded a pocket knife and caused a scene at the entrance to the emergency room at a Fayetteville hospital. Police was called out to a report of a man causing a scene at the entrance to Washington Regional Medical Center emergency room shortly before 8 a.m. According to Sgt. Anthony Murphy with the Fayetteville Police Department, the man was “impaired,” but it wasn’t known why the man […]