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  • Officer-Involved Shooting Last October Justified, Sebastian County Prosecutor Says

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Fort Smith Police were justified in the shooting of a Fort Smith man during a domestic disturbance call last October, the Sebastian County prosecutor said in a letter Friday. Prosecutor Daniel Shue announced his decision Friday (March 15) in a letter to Fort Smith Police Chief Nathaniel Clark. The decision stemmed from an investigation into the shooting of Samuel Morris, 27, of Fort Smith on Oct. 13, 2018. Morris was shot after police responded to a […]

  • It’s Pi Day! Celebrate 3-14 With Special Deals At Area Restaurants, Stores

    (KFSM) — Happy National Pi Day! Today marks the celebration of Pi, or π, that mathematical number 3.1415….you get the idea. While it’s a great day for mathematicians, Pi Day has evolved into a day for the rest of us as well — a celebration of pie. As a result, several restaurants locally and nationwide are celebrating Pi Day with pie, from the delicious dessert to the savory Italian kind. Here are a few special deals you can find on […]

  • Light Pole Falls At Gravette High School Football Stadium

    GRAVETTE (KFSM) — Strong winds once again wreaked havoc with a football stadium’s light pole, but this time, no one was injured. A metal light pole fell on the southwest corner of the stadium into an open grassy area, said Norman Mitchell, Gravette athletic director. No one was around when the pole fell, he said. The stadium is shut down and locked up until it can properly be inspected, Mitchell said. Details of the inspection are being worked out, including […]

  • The Latest: Winter Blast Hits Region; Roads, Schools Impacted

    Bone-chilling temperatures and a quick hit of snow are expected to cause problems this morning (March 3) in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley. Keep up with the latest here. 9:30 a.m.: Fayetteville is reporting that trash and recycling will be delayed today due to inclement weather. All routes will run, but on a delayed basis. Some areas with slick roads may not be able to be picked up today. Routes will run as soon as road conditions allow. 7:53 […]

  • Boil Order Lifted For Eastern Benton County Customers

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — A precautionary boil order in place last week for portions of Benton County has been lifted. Benton County Water Authority No. 5’s customers were placed under a precautionary boil order last Wednesday (Feb. 27) after the water authority performed routine maintenance on the water towers. The boil order applied to Water Authority No. 5 customers east of the Highway 12 bridge. The boil order would have to remain in effect until tests showed the water to […]

  • Northwest Arkansas’ Largest School Districts Closed Monday, Despite Calls To Stay Open Sunday Night

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) — All four of the largest school districts in the region closed early Monday morning. That’s despite announcements Sunday night that a few of them would remain open. Snow fell early Sunday, causing hazardous roads in the area and spurring many church closings. But much of the snow disappeared from the roads by Sunday afternoon, prompting some school districts to declare that they would be open Monday morning, including Fayetteville and Bentonville. That is, until a quick […]

  • Keep Up To Date On Current Road Conditions

    A band of snow has moved into Northwest Arkansas. Combined with the below-freezing temperatures, the thin layer of snow is expected to cause problems on the roadways this morning for the morning commute. Keep up with the current road conditions using ArDOT’s You can also follow their latest information on Twitter:

  • ‘Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!’ Mardi Gras Parade In Fayetteville Saturday; Streets To Close

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Laissez les bon temps rouler! The good times will roll when Fayetteville holds its annual Mardi Gras Parade of Fools at 2 p.m. on Saturday throughout downtown. The city parking lot at 211 W. Mountain Street will close starting at 9 a.m. for parade staging. The parade starts at 2 p.m. on Mountain Street and moves to East Avenue, then north to Center Street, west to Block Avenue, north to Dickson Street then west to West Avenue. […]

  • Washington Gov. Inslee Joins Democratic Presidential Field

    SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, mixing calls for combating climate change and highlights of his liberal record with an aggressive critique of President Donald Trump. The 68-year-old governor is launching his bid Friday in Seattle, following recent visits to the first primary state of New Hampshire and the early caucus state of Nevada. “We went to the moon and created technologies that have changed the world — our country’s next mission […]

  • VIDEO: Icy Overpasses Cause Wrecks On I-49 In Fayetteville And Springdale

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Arkansas State Police, the Arkansas Department of Transportation and Fayetteville Police are reporting several accidents and road closures due to icy conditions. Light freezing drizzle caused major traffic headaches during the morning commute on Thursday (Feb. 28). With temperatures dipping below 30 degrees, bridges and overpasses quickly froze, and the accidents began long before sunrise. The Arkansas State Police and Fayetteville Police shut down Fulbright Expressway from Gregg Avenue to North College Avenue (U.S. 71 Business) […]

  • PICTURES: Truck Flies Off Slick Overpass in Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM) — Slick roads caused massive traffic problems on Thursday, including for one driver who ended up in a very precarious position. The Rogers Fire Department posted images of a single-vehicle accident near 47th Street on the Olive Street overpass to Interstate 49. A red pickup smashed through a metal fence and over a retaining wall near the Fairfield Inn and Suites and Residence Inn in north Rogers. The accident happened around 8:50 a.m. It is unknown at this […]

  • School District Mourns After Moffett Superintendent Dies At His Home Wednesday

    MOFFETT, Okla. (KFSM) — Students and faculty at Moffett Schools are mourning today (Feb. 14) after the death of their superintendent. Jimmie Owens died Wednesday morning (Feb. 13) in his home, said Melissa Jones, secretary at Moffett Schools. He was 53. “The death is absolutely a shock, and we’re still in disbelief,” she said. Owens had open-heart surgery in October, Jones said. While the surgery itself went well, Owens suffered several complications since. He had been coming in at least […]

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