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  • Deputies Find Escaped LeFlore County Inmate

    LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) — An inmate that escaped from the LeFlore County Detention Center was recaptured at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (July 26). Investigators said inmate Joseph Woodard was behind bars on several theft charges and awaiting a prison sentence when he escaped. “He was taking out trash out behind the kitchen and climbed over the fence, through the barbed wire and took off,” said Leflore County Sheriff Rob Seale. Investigators said they pinged his girlfriend’s cell phone and found […]

  • Fallen Sebastian County Deputy’s Name Added to National Memorial

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (KFSM) — A Sebastian County deputy was among those honored at a candlelight vigil Saturday night (May 14) in the nation’s capitol as part of National Police Week. Slain Sebastian County Sheriff’s Deputy Bill Cooper’s name has now been added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. He was shot and killed in August of 2016 while responding to a domestic disturbance call. Hackett Police Chief Darrell Spells and Greenwood Police K-9 Kina were also shot and wounded by the suspect […]

  • Northwest Arkansas Flash Flooding Road Closures

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Heavy rains overnight on Friday (April 28) have caused several roads to shut down due to flooding. Flash flooding can sweep vehicles off roadways, so use extreme caution if water is covering the road. Do not cross flooded low-water bridges. Check I Drive Arkansas before you hit the road for the latest road closures. Here are the road closures for Northwest Arkansas on Saturday morning (April 29): Benton County: Bourdeaux Road Boyles Road Chamber Springs Road – Limited traffic […]

  • Boil Order Lifted For Pea Ridge Residents

    UPDATE: The boil order has been lifted. PEA RIDGE (KFSM) — Pea Ridge residents were put under a boil order on Thursday (April 27). Lightning struck the control vault on Tuesday (April 25), said Kim Thornhill with the Pea Ridge Water Department. Afterward the vault had a loss of pressure. Thornhill said the control vault has been fixed, but the water is not guaranteed to be safe to drink. Residents are asked to boil their water before using it. The […]

  • About 500 Without Power In Benton County

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Nearly 2,000 Benton County residents were without power on Saturday morning (April 29) following severe storms overnight. However, that number dropped to about 500 later Saturday morning. Carroll Electric Cooperative is currently reporting that about 500 Benton County residents are without power. Severe storms caused several outages throughout the area starting on Friday night (April 28). With more severe weather expected through Saturday, additional power outages could occur.  

  • Overturned Dump Truck Spills Gravel And Rock Across Highway 170 Near Devils Den

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) — A dump truck overturned on Thursday (March 30), spilling gravel and rock across Highway 170 near Devil’s Den state park. The driver of the dump truck passed a cyclist, and then over-corrected after the truck’s tires went into the ditch, said an Arkansas State Police trooper. The truck rolled onto its side, spilling its load of gravel across the roadway. Traffic through the area is down to one lane, and heavy equipment must be brought in to clear […]

  • Director Of Air National Guard Visits The 188th Wing In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A special visitor came to the city of Fort Smith on Friday (March 31). Lieutenant General Scott Rice, the director of the Air National Guard at the Pentagon in Washington D.C., came to tour the 188th Wing. “Impressive, unbelievable,” General Rice said. “That’s where you get the cliche of the whole, ‘greater than the sum of parts.’ That’s what synergy is that’s what’s here at the 188th.” Senator John Boozman and Congressman Steve Womack also visited […]

  • Sebastian County Prosecuting Attorney: Shooting Of Man Threatening Store Employees Justified

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The Sebastian County Prosecuting Attorney’s office determined that a Fort Smith store employee was justified in shooting a man who threatening employees with a rock in March. Michael Woith, 41, of Fort Smith, who is a convicted Level 2 sex offender, was shot in the shoulder by a Fort Smith Blue Print employee after he was running into traffic and throughout businesses along Rogers Avenue on March 1. Woith was shot after he raised a large rock that […]

  • Woman Hospitalized After Mail Truck Collides With Semi In Sebastian County

    SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) — A woman was hospitalized after her mail truck collided with a semi truck on Highway 10 on Tuesday afternoon (April 18). The woman was taken to an area hospital for treatment. However, the semi driver and passenger were not injured in the accident. The Arkansas State Police is investigating the accident.

  • Social Media Threat Places Two Fort Smith Elementary Schools On Lockdown

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Two Fort Smith schools were under a lockdown due to a social media threat, according to police. Albert Pike and Howard Elementary Schools were both placed on lockdown at about 2:30 p.m. on Thursday (April 27.) Fort Smith Police were informed of a social media post of a man holding a handgun inside a vehicle, which was threatening in nature, and the location had tagged Howard Elementary School, said Sgt. Daniel Grubbs with the Fort Smith Police Department. Officers […]

  • Deadly Wreck Shuts Down Highway 59 South Near Crawford-Washington County Line

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) — Two people died following a wreck on Arkansas Highway 59 South near the Crawford-Washington County line on Friday morning (Feb. 17), according to Arkansas State Police. Officers on scene said two pickup trucks collided head-on around 8 a.m. Friday near the city of Evansville. Police said a 2001 Chevrolet truck was traveling southbound on Hwy 59 about one mile from the Washington County line when it crossed the center line and struck a northbound 2013 Chevrolet truck. The […]

  • Man’s Body Found Inside Crawford County Mobile Home After Fire

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) — A man’s body was found inside the rubble of a Crawford County mobile home after it went up in flames Monday morning (Oct. 10). Deputies said a trailer on Ozark Road, which is between Cedarville and Rudy, caught fire between 4 and 5 a.m. When crews arrived, they said the mobile home was fully engulfed.  Multiple cars surrounded the engulfed home, causing them to explode. The individual killed in the fire has yet to be identified by officials. However, deputies said […]

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