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  • Severe Storms Leave Trees Down, Power Outages Throughout NWA; Pea Ridge Start Delayed 2 Hours

    BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KFSM) — A line of severe storms dropped trees and tree limbs, scattered debris and left thousands without power throughout Northwest Arkansas. Carroll Electric took the hardest hit, with 4,300 without power as of 9:45 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 27), mainly in Bella Vista. Southwest Electric Power (SWEPCO) reported less than 10 without power in Benton and Washington counties as of 9:45 p.m. A spokesperson for Carroll Electric says 51 broken poles have been found. Some have been […]

  • Fire Destroys Home On Beaver Lake; 2 Firefighters Injured

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Two firefighters were injured and a house was destroyed in an intense fire along Beaver Lake on Sunday. Video from a 5NEWS viewer shows the house fully engulfed on the edge of a cliff in the Nob Hill region of Beaver Lake. According to Nob Hill Fire Chief Gary Hull, the fire happened on Beartrap Road and was originally called in at 4:27 p.m. as a brush fire about a mile from the actual site by passers-by […]

  • Overnight Flash Flooding Ravages River Valley, Several Roads Damaged

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) — A second swift-water rescue is underway on Old Graphic Road near Mulberry and Mountainburg is contending with flooded roads and power and water outages as heavy rain caused flash flooding on Friday (Aug. 9). Brad Thomas, Crawford County Emergency Manager, said a second swift-water rescue was underway on Old Graphic Road near Mulberry at 8:30 a.m. It came three hours after another swift-water rescue took place near the same area. The rescue was complete by 9:15 […]

  • ‘We Were Inside, But We Are Okay’: Little Flock Couple Survives Shooting At El Paso Walmart

    LITTLE FLOCK, Ark. (KFSM) — Beverly and David Engle were headed home from working at a Salvation Army at the Mexican border when they decided to make a quick run into Walmart — in El Paso. Beverly Engle even stopped to take a photo of the Walmart. Neither knew they would be walking into a nightmare. The two were in Walmart when a man came in and began shooting. By the time he was finished, 22 people lay dead or dying, […]

  • Man In Critical Condition Recovering From Surgery After Train Rolls Over Him In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — A man was seriously injured and underwent surgery overnight after a train rolled over him while he lay between railroad tracks in Fayetteville on Monday night. Ron Sparks, chief of police with the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad, said a 38-year-old white male was injured when a southbound freight train rolled over him as he lay between the tracks. Sparks said they were trying to notify next of kin and could not release the man’s name. The […]

  • U.S. Marshals Task Force, Fayetteville Police Arrest Fugitive From June Shooting

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — U.S. Marshals and Fayetteville Police arrested a man in connection with a shooting last month at a Fayetteville apartment complex. Cortrail Matthews, 31, of Marianna was arrested Wednesday afternoon by members of the Western Arkansas Fugitive Task Force, part of the U.S. Marshal Service, and the Fayetteville Police. Matthews faces charges of first-degree battery and a terrorist act, both class B felonies. He was also wanted for absconding from Arkansas Community Corrections. The charges stem from a […]

  • Woman And Daughter — Fort Smith Natives — Win Big On ‘Price Is Right’

    (KFSM) — A woman and her daughter, both Fort Smith natives, won big Tuesday on “The Price Is Right.” Jeannette and Zoey Gragg won a trampoline, an 86-inch television, a game console and gaming computer and a new car — about $36,000 worth of prizes — during the show’s “Kid’s Week” event. The show filmed on Sept. 30 and originally ran in April, but today’s rerun generated a big response, said Gragg. “People started calling and saying, ‘Oh, you’re on […]

  • ‘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 […]

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