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  • ‘5NEWS This Morning’ Anchor Takes The Bottlecap Challenge

    (KFSM) — By now, you’ve probably seen the Bottlecap Challenge. A person puts a bottlecap loosely on a bottle. The idea is to spin it off with a roundhouse kick. Celebrities such as John Mayer and Ellie Goulding have made the attempt, so naturally, 5NEWS’ own Ruben Diaz had to do the same. So how did he do? He shared his results on Thursday’s “5NEWS This Morning,” and, well…. We’ll just let you guys see for yourselves in the video.

  • Kitten Rescued By Troopers On I-49 Gets A New Family — And A New Name

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — It’s official: The kitten rescued on Interstate 49 Tuesday (June 25) by two Arkansas State Police troopers has a name. Meet Freeway. The orange-and-white kitten was found cowering along a barrier on Interstate 49 near U.S. 412 in Springdale. He was rescued by Lt. Matt Toon and Capt. David Cooper. After spending the night at the vet, the kitten was taken to the Troop L headquarters in Springdale on Wednesday, where he’ll spend the day before going […]

  • Winslow Calling For Volunteers To Clean Up Flood Debris In Time For July 4th

    WINSLOW (KFSM) — The city of Winslow is determined to carry on with it’s July 4th celebration plans, but after this week’s flash flooding, it’s going to need some help doing it. The city is calling for volunteers to help clean up the Winslow Ballpark on Saturday (June 29) so the park can be opened for the July 4 celebration. The big incentive? A cookout by the mayor himself. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 8 a.m. with cleaning supplies, […]

  • Fort Smith Police Investigating Early Morning Hit-And-Run On Towson Avenue

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Fort Smith Police are looking for the person involved in a hit-and-run accident early Friday (June 21) that damaged a Towson Avenue business. Police responded to the accident at 3:05 a.m., said Aric Mitchell, public information officer for the Fort Smith Police Department. A Chevrolet S10 pickup left the roadway, went through a utility pole and came to rest in the EZ Thrift store at 4300 Towson Ave. Mitchell said the driver fled the scene, and […]

  • WATCH: Dashcam Video Shows Police Chase That Injured Officer; Man, Woman Arrested

    TONTITOWN, Ark. (KFSM) — Two people were arrested Thursday night after a 30-minute police chase that ended in Washington County just south of Savoy. Capt. Corey Jenison with the Tontitown Police said the pursuit began at 9:53 p.m. Thursday on Arkansas 112 when officers tried to stop a vehicle for traffic violations. The vehicle fled, and Tontitown officers pursued it for more than half an hour through the city, then into Washington County. The pursuit was joined by officers from […]

  • Walmart Talks New Delivery Service, Innovations; Country, Rock Groups Perform At Annual Shareholders Event

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Walmart’s new InHome Delivery service, announced early Friday morning, is expected to be the hot topic at the annual Shareholders and Associates Celebration on Friday (June 7). The annual event, a combination of business talk and celebrity entertainment, took place at the Bud Walton Arena on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville. As with each year, associates flown in from around the world were in attendance, along with the top brass from Walmart corporate. Also, […]

  • A D-Day Vet’s Song About Normandy Is No. 1 On Amazon’s Singles Chart, Ahead Of Ed Sheeran And Justin Bieber

    Jim Radford was only 15 when he served as a ship’s galley boy June 6, 1944, making him the youngest known D-Day veteran. On that fateful day, he helped build the Mulberry harbor at Gold Beach, which allowed the British Royal Navy to get personnel, vehicles and supplies onto the beaches of France. Seventy-five years later, Radford, who has always been into music — folk songs, in particular — has released a new version of a poignant ballad he wrote […]

  • Trump, First Lady Meet With Queen At Buckingham Palace

    LONDON (AP) — President Donald Trump met with Queen Elizabeth II Monday during a three-day visit to Britain meant to strengthen ties between the two nations, although the trip was immediately at risk of being overshadowed by Brexit turmoil and Trump’s feud with London’s mayor. Trump and first lady Melania Trump flew to Buckingham Palace in Marine One, landing on a lawn where they were greeted by Prince Charles and his wife Camilla. They received a royal gun salute as […]

  • 16 Counties Fall Under FEMA Declaration To Alleviate Flooding; Individual Assistance Comes Later

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Sixteen counties in Arkansas have been named under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster declaration, making them eligible for assistance during and after the flood emergency. Daniel Green, external affairs officer for FEMA, said the declaration will allow the agency to work with state and local officials in the “flood fight.” The 16 counties named in the declaration are Arkansas, Chicot, Conway, Crawford, Desha, Faulkner, Franklin, Jefferson, Johnson, Lincoln, Logan, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Sebastian and Yell […]

  • Section Of Crawford County Levee Shifted, Was Reinforced, Is Holding, Officials Say

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) — A section of a levee in Crawford County slipped downward into the bottoms surrounding it, but efforts to reinforce the weak section have been effective. That’s the word from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office. The update on the levee was given during a daily news conference by state, local and federal officials on the flood emergency taking place along the Arkansas River. Col. Bob Dixon with the Little Rock […]

  • Garrison Avenue Bridge To Close For Governor’s Visit; Water, Sewers Systems Doing OK

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The Garrison Avenue Bridge, which has been closed to vehicle traffic but open to pedestrians, will close temporarily today starting at 12 p.m. in anticipation of a visit by the governor. Gov. Asa Hutchinson is scheduled to give a news conference at 2 p.m. today (May 30) at the bridge after a flyover of the area by helicopter to view the flood damage. To prepare, officials announced the bridge will be closed to pedestrians at 1 […]

  • Madison County Cleaning Up Debris Dams At Bridges Along White River

    MADISON COUNTY (KFSM) — Employees of Madison County are working to clean storm debris from bridges along the White River, after flash flooding from the previous day’s storms formed dams of debris next to them. Lori McConnell, emergency manager for Madison County, said the county was taking care of debris at several bridges on Thursday (May 30), a day after severe storms dumped roughly 2-3 inches of rain in the area. McConnell said the bridges would stay open until it […]

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