Michael joined 5NEWS as an assignment editor in November 2017. He is an Arkansas native and a proud graduate of the University of Arkansas. Have a story idea, tip or just want to get in touch? Call him at (479) 783-1191 or if you like to email michael.morrison@kfsm.com


Recent Articles
  • Arkansas Poll Releases New Data Ahead Of Upcoming Election

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Less than a week before the midterm election the University of Arkansas has released some new numbers in their Arkansas Poll regarding the upcoming election. In the governor’s race, incumbent Asa Hutchinson (R) polled at 59 percent according to the poll.  Jared Henderson (D) was polling at 35 percent.  All others polled at 6 percent. Regarding ballot measures, Referred Amendment 2, requiring a photo ID to vote, was supported by 73 percent with 24 percent opposing the […]

  • Muldrow Man Hospitalized Following Shooting

    MULDROW (KFSM) — A Muldrow man is in the hospital after being shot early Wednesday morning (Oct. 31). Police said the incident happened on S.W. 9th street in Muldrow. The suspect’s name or the extent of the injuries have not been released, but police say the victim is expected to make a full recovery. Muldrow Police said that a suspect has not yet been named in the shooting.  Police hope to talk with the victim to learn more information. Stay […]

  • Church In Greenwood Damaged After Suspicious Early Morning Fire

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – The Free Range Cowboy Church in Greenwood was damaged in a fire around 4:30 a.m Tuesday (Sep. 18) according to Greenwood Police Chief Will Dawson. Dispatch released the 9-1-1 call made by a panicked passerby that morning. “911 Whats your emergency… Ugh I’m on Stuart lane, there’s a church burning on stuart lane I believe it’s the cowboy church.” As crews were being dispatched the witness continued to describe the scene to the operator, “Nobody’s out here and […]

  • Sebastian County Inmate Death Leads To Investigation

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an inmate’s death after he was found unresponsive. The inmate was found not breathing in the early morning hours on July 24 (Tuesday) during a routine cell check, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies began emergency procedures, and the man was taken to Sparks Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead by medical staff, the sheriff’s office said. The name of the inmate is not being released at […]

  • LeFlore Fatal Wreck Closes Part Of Highway 59

    LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) — A section of Highway 59 between Howe and Heavener closed on Thursday afternoon (June 14) after an accident killed two people. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP), the crash involved a blue pickup and a white work truck. Both drivers were killed — Don Mayes of Gore, Oklahoma, and Walter Fanning of Miami, Oklahoma. There were no passengers, Highway Patrol said. OHP said the crash happened about half-a-mile north of Heavener. Troopers said Mayes was […]

  • Car Fire on Interstate 540 In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- The Arkansas State Police are responding to a car fire on Interstate 540 in Fort Smith. State Police say that the car is on the shoulder of the southbound lane and is causing a slowdown in the southbound lane. Dispatchers say that Arkansas State Police and The Fort Smith Fire Department are working this scene. Stay with 5NEWS for the latest information.

  • Fort Smith Aldi To Close For Remodel

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The Aldi grocery store in Fort Smith is scheduled to close in late April or early May for a remodel, according to Olathe division vice president Mark Bersted. The store located at 8400 Phoenix Avenue is scheduled to reopen early this summer. It is part of a nation-wide $1.6 billion remodel that includes more than 1,300 stores. Aldi opened in Fort Smith March 30th of 2006.  

  • Power Restored To 2,800 In Booneville

    BOONEVILLE (KFSM)– UPDATE The power was restored to customers just after one this afternoon. 2,800 SWEPCO customers in Booneville are without power because of an issue with a substation that serves the area. Peter Main with  SWEPCO said that the power went out at 10:40 a.m. and that the cause of the outage is unknown at this time. Main also said that SWEPCO does not have an estimated timeline at the point on when the power will be restored. According to […]

  • Muldrow Assistant Chief Administratively Cleared In Shooting, OSBI Investigation Continues

    MULDROW (KFSM) – Muldrow Assistant Police Chief Tim Keith was administratively cleared of any police violations in his involvement in a shooting that happened on the 8th of this month according to the police department Facebook page. Keith responded to a call at the Executive Inn at Maine and I-40. Police Chief George Lawson cleared Keith to go back to work Monday (Feb. 12) afternoon after review of the Muldrow Police Department’s policies. A stand-off with negotiations occurred for almost […]

  • Arkansas Department Of Health To Offer Free Flu Shots

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The Arkansas Department of Health announced a program to offer free flu shots at local health units. The Health Department said “there will be no out of pocket cost for patients, regardless of their insurance status”. To see a full list of local health departments, click here. So far, 125 people have died from the flu.

  • Three Men Facing Murder Charges In Johnson County; Victim Identified

    JOHNSON COUNTY (KFSM) — Three men are facing first-degree murder charges, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. Phillip Raible, 29, Brian White, 21, and Isaac Vaughn, 20, were booked into the Johnson County Jail this weekend. Each suspects bond has been set at $750,000. The sheriff’s office said the arrests are the result of an investigation that lasted over three weeks. A body was found on Jan. 22 off of Highway 123, in the northeastern part of the county. […]

  • Vehicle Drives Off Highway 71 Bridge In Sebastian County

    SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) – Arkansas State Police worked an accident that happened on Highway 71 at Vineyard Creek just after 5 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 2). The Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office tells 5NEWS that the vehicle drove off the bridge and started to smoke. State Police said the man driving was the only person in the Toyota 4Runner. He was taken to Sparks in Fort Smith, but police expect him to be OK.  

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