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  • Local Animal Shelter Asking For Donations For Abandoned Kittens

    POTEAU, Okla. (KFSM) — 3 Girls Animal Rescue is asking for donations for four kittens who were abandoned in a box in their parking lot. According to their Facebook post, they were left in the box with no holes for air. In the video, you can see them cutting the box open to find four kittens. 3 Girls Animal Rescue is asking for donations to vet the kittens. To donate, click here.

  • Mumps Outbreak Reported At University of Arkansas

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Nine cases of the mumps have been reported at the University of Arkansas. The Arkansas Department of Health sent out a report saying there could be other possible cases and they are being investigated. A report from the ADH says students that have never received an MMR vaccine will need to be excluded from class and university activities for at least 26 days. However, they can return to class immediately once they receive a dose of […]

  • Hurts Donut Unexpectedly Closes Location In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Hurts Donut Company in Fayetteville, announced on a Facebook post Saturday (Nov. 24), that they will be permanently closing its doors. The specialty donut chain is known for its large flavored donuts and had been opened in Fayetteville on West 15th street for a few years. This sudden closing has a lot of people shocked, including their employees. Employees who spoke with 5NEWS said they were shocked to hear about the unexpected closing and to find […]

  • Carl Albert State College Crowns Miss CASC 2020

    POTEAU, Okla. (KFSM) — Carl Albert State College (CASC) crowned Miss CASC 2020 Thursday (Nov. 21) evening. A total of eight participants competed for the title in the Hamilton Auditorium. Maci Crandell, a sophomore Allied Health major of Poteau was crowned Miss CASC. She also won Miss Congeniality and was voted Crowd Pleaser. Maci also won the Talent Award for her vocal performance of ‘Rise Up’. Maci’s social impact platform focused on ALICE training (Active Shooter Response Training). Crandell received […]

  • Balloon Release Ceremony Held In Memory Of Fort Smith Teen

    FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — A balloon release ceremony was held today (Nov. 23) in Fort Smith in remembrance of a teen who passed away Wednesday. Jacob Phavixay 17, died after a being hospitalized following a car crash that took place at the corner of Jackson Street Saturday morning. Friends and family of Jacob Phavixay gathered this afternoon at Northside High School for a balloon release ceremony to honor his memory. Northside High School Principal Keri Rathbun wanted to do […]

  • Crews Work To Extract Several People From Vehicle Accident Near XNA

    ROGERS, Ark. (KFSM) — A traffic accident caused an intersection in Benton County to be blocked Sunday night (Nov.17). Crews were called to the intersection of South Rainbow Road and West Wallis Road, according to a Facebook post by the Rogers Fire Department. The accident happened near XNA Airport. While crews worked to extract people from the vehicles, traffic cones were placed around the accident to block parts of the intersection. Two cars were involved in the accident.  Two people […]

  • 5 People, Including 3 Children, Dead After Apparent Murder-Suicide In San Diego

    (CNN) — Five people, including three children, are dead in a case of domestic violence in the Paradise Hills neighborhood of San Diego on Saturday, authorities said. The incident was a “tragic case of domestic violence, murder suicide,” said Lt. Matt Dobbs with San Diego’s homicide unit. One of the victims, a 29-year-old woman, got a restraining order Friday, Dobbs said. Police do not know if the restraining order was served, but Dobbs said the suspected gunman may have been […]

  • Smashing Pumpkins Lead Singer Stops In Van Buren For Instagram Photo

    VAN BUREN, Ark. (KFSM) — The lead singer of Smashing Pumpkins stopped for a photo in Van Buren on Sunday (Nov. 10). Billy Corgan stopped at a mural in Van Buren, got a picture of himself and posted it to Instagram. The picture was captioned: “On the road to Tulsa. In Van Buren, AR, waiting for a train that never comes….” and hashtagged: #ThirtyDaysCotillions The area where the singer took the photo is in Van Buren’s Downtown next to the  […]

  • Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton Speaks Out About Bolivian President’s Resignation

    (ARKANSAS) — After the resignation of Bolivian President Evo Morales, Arkansas Tom Cotton released the following statement: “The Bolivian people resisted Evo Morales‘s attempt to tamper with their constitution, and now they’ve rejected his theft of an election. They have called for an end to Morales’s 14-year assault on Bolivia’s democratic institutions. Now they can chart a future of their own.” Morales stepped down Sunday (Nov. 10) after being accused of election fraud. Demonstrators and the Bolivian opposition accused electoral […]

  • AR Cannabis Clinic Opens In Bentonville

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — AR Cannabis Clinic announces its grand opening in Bentonville. AR Cannabis Clinic was founded in February 2019 by Dr. David Nguyen, MD and his wife Hannah. Dr. Nguyen has years of experience as an ER physician and saw how big the opioid crisis became. “All around Arkansas, I’ve seen the faces of opiate overdose, addiction, and lives being destroyed due to the effect of narcotics and pain medicines.  I wanted to give people an alternative to […]

  • Small Airplane Crashes In Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — A small airplane crashed in a wooded area of Huntsville today (Nov. 9). It was found near Mitchusson Park, according to a Facebook post by the Huntsville Fire Department. The Huntsville Fire Department was on scene when the crash happened. Minor injuries were reported in the crash. We’re working to learn more about what happened. Stay with 5NEWS for more on this developing story.

  • Rock Blasting To Cause Lane Closures On I-49 and Highway 549 In Bentonville

    BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KFSM) — According to officials with the  Arkansas Department of Transportations (ARDOT), there will be a new Bella Vista Bypass interchange with U.S. Highway 71 under construction in Bentonville. This project is part of ARDOT’s Connecting Arkansas Program and includes constructing approximately 2.8 miles of two-lane roadway with bridge structures on U.S. Highway 549. This construction requires rock blasting operations and intermittent lane closures. During the rock blasting, traffic will be stopped for up to 15 minutes […]

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