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  • Fayetteville Police Are Looking For A Couple Of Alleged Credit Card Thieves

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Fayetteville police only have photos of two women who they say used stolen credit and debit cards. One woman, wearing a red shirt, possibly a black wig, has several tattoos such as a crown on her left wrist, heart on her right had and two stars on her chest. The other woman has dirty blond hair pulled in a bun and is wearing a light gray hooded shirt. If you know these women, or have information on […]

  • 2 Pope County Sheriff Staff Members Arrested For Sexual Assault

    RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) —  Two former Pope County Sheriff’s staff employees are in jail accused of having sexual contact with an inmate at the detention facility. On Friday (Aug. 3), Pope County Sheriff, Shane Jones,  said he had been informed of possible inappropriate sexual contact between a member of the sheriff’s staff and a current inmate being housed at the facility.   The sheriff requested for the  Russellville Police Department to open an investigation. Russellville police discovered that a second member of the […]

  • There’s A Cool Anteater At The Phoenix Zoo

    PHOENIX (KFSM) — Beaker is a giant anteater who lives at the Phoenix Zoo.  Each afternoon, for about a minutes, or so, he takes a dip in his pool, but when bubbles were added he stayed in for more than 10 minutes, according to zoo officials. The bubbles used were Johnson & Johnson’s No More Tears, which zoo officials said would not harm him. This past week daytime temperatures in Phoenix ranged between 106 and 105 degrees, according to Accuweather.com

  • Storm Damage Forces Closure Of Buffalo Point Campground

    YELLVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — The Buffalo Point Campground is closed because of a major storm that rolled through the area at approximately 1:30 a.m.  Saturday (July 21), according to the National Park Service (NPS). Several large trees fell and blocked roads, brought down power lines, damaged park facilities, vehicles and RVs.  Only minor injuries were reported and all other areas of the park is open to the public,  said park service personnel. Currently, the campground, cabins and restaurant are closed […]

  • Fayetteville Police Make Several Drug Arrests

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Police in Fayetteville make several arrests, all drug related. The arrests took place at several locations and at different times, but did have methamphetamine as a common connection along with the suspects having had previous run-ins with the law. On Thursday (June 14) police tried to pull over Thomas W. Lightfoot, 33, from Fayetteville, at the intersection of W. Martin Luther King Jr. and S. Hollywood because he was not wearing a seat belt, but instead […]

  • Body Found Inside Truck Recovered From Lake May Be Related To Missing Man

    NORMAN, Okla. (KFSM) — The body of a man found in a truck recovered from Lake Thunderbird may be related to a missing person case, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI). On Saturday (June 9) around 4:45 p.m. a truck was found submerged in the lake off Hog Creek Ramp, with a dead man inside, said authorities. Officials said the man may be Charles French, 75, who was last seen in Norman on May 2, 2018. His son, […]

  • New Highway Overpass Tagged By Gangs?

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — A rare sight on Interstate 49 as graffiti decorated a retaining wall of the new Highway 612 ramp Sunday (June 3). A crew from the City of Springdale worked fast Monday (June 4) morning to remove it. The graffiti read MS-13 which is an international gang that has up to 10,000 members in the United States. The black spray paint is on at least 24 sections of the overpass pre-cast wall. The first phase of the Springdale […]

  • ARDOT: Lanes Are Open On I-49 North Of The Tunnel

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Interstate 49 NB inside the Bobby Hopper Tunnel, and north of the tunnel, was closed because of a series of accidents, according to the Arkansas Department of Transportation’s web page. There was a reported two miles of back up and the Interstate was closed for about an hour.    

  • Beaver Lake Boat Fire; Everyone Safe

    BENTON COUNTY, Ark.  (KFSM) — Eight people were able to escape from a 24-foot boat that caught fire Friday (June 1) evening in Avoca Hollow Point on Beaver Lake, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard Auxiliary (CGA) crew saw smoke from their location at the Prairie Creek Launch Ramp.  They were first to arrive on scene of a vessel that was fully engulfed in fire near the shore. At first, the Coast Guard crew looked for survivors in […]

  • Little Flock Home Destroyed By Fire

    LITTLE FLOCK, Ark. (KFSM) — Six fire engines, one water tanker and other emergency personnel are working to extinguish a house fire at the 11000 block of Clover Lane in Little Flock Sunday (May 6) afternoon. The Benton County Sheriff’s Department, two police vehicles and an ambulance are on scene, too, according to 5NEWS photojournalist Gage Kinzer. Inspectors are still working to determine how the fire started and could not confirm if anyone was injured.   STORY DEVELOPING.

  • Elderly Man Dies In Fiery Car Crash

    UNION COUNTY, Ark. (KFSM) —  An elderly man died when could not get out of his burning car Saturday (May 5) night, Arkansas State Police (ASP) reported. Around 11:15 p.m., A.C. Benton, 88, was eastbound on Lawson Road, in Lawson, driving a 2005 Toyota when the car veered off the road, into a ditch and caught fire, according to ASP. The weather was clear and the road was dry when the crash happened, according to the ASP report. This is […]

  • Springdale Resident Killed In Car Crash At Hwy 265/East Manor Drive

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) —  Shortly after 12 a.m. Saturday (April 28), a Springdale resident was killed when his SUV left the road, went through a yard, and struck two trees, according to Arkansas State Police (ASP). The incident happened at Highway 265 and East Manor Drive.  Adrian Garcia, 22, was killed at the scene, per an ASP preliminary crash report. The report states Garcia was driving south on North Crossover Road near East Manor Drive when his 2002 Ford Explorer veered […]

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